I have been for many months checking possible online retailers to see if someone was able or willing to send fishes to a home in Puerto Rico; but the answer was always: NO. Eddie Martin of Bluegrass Cichlids not only found an alternative for the delivery to PR, but also did a fantastic job being friendly, answering my messages with incredible promptness and more than anything, making such a masterpiece of shipment; that all the fishes arrived well next day, at home in this Caribbean island. The cichlids juvies are very good looking and healthy fishes. I will not buy cichlids to anybody else, even in PR !!! Thanks a lot Eddie Martin and Bluegrass Cichlids!
I've done business with this site before & the fish have allways come as said. however if you live in the northern states or in a cooler region, i recomend that you make sure to tell Eddie to put in heat packs in the box otherwise you might lose some of your fish to hypothermia. I lost a couple on the first two orders but no problems on the third. but i made sure to leave a comment to put in heat packs instead of cooling packs as well. overall, This retailer is easy to work with, has healthy fish stock, Reasonable-to-give away prices, & has good communication to boot. so I've been quite satisfied with this store's service.
Eddie is great! He was very helpful and he CARES!!! His fish are high quality. Packing was amazing. I live within the overnight (not guaranteed) ground shipping and I got them overnight and all fish were just find and very healthy. You will not be disappointed getting fish from Bluegrass Aquatics. I look forward to getting many more fish from Eddie. Keep up the great work Ed. He is an asset to the Cichlid community!
I bought from bluegrass before and never received my order , it took two weeks to hear anything from them. I got a refund, and then attempted to order again. This time i actually received some mbuna cichlids that i ordered. But he gave me all males , as well as giving me two wrong fish . I won't buy from here again, buyer beware.
great seller!!!!!!!!!quality fish,found out about this site through cichlid forum and aqua bid.com.first time buying from this site and will definitely use again!!!smooth transaction and fast shipping,all fish but one arrived alive but eddie credited me for the one fish.thanks again eddie!!!
made a roadtrip to eddies shop and was overwhelmed by the quality and selection of central american and african cichlids . eddie is a great person to deal with looking forward to my next purchase thanks
Visited Eddies website and got in contact with him via e-mail and telephone. He was a gentleman and knows Central American Cichlids. Sold me a beautiful pair of Umbees and Motoguense. Very helpful and took his time to help me with all my questions. Awesome stocklist of Central Americans. I can't wait to deal with him again. Thanks Eddie.
after talking back and forth through email and over the phone i was finally able to pry a prized breeding pair of F0 red tiger motas away from eddie. eddie's love of all things cichlid was evident throughout "negotiations". he definitely loves what he does. looking through his website, i saw a great selection of central american cichlids to go along with the africans for which he is known for, and it was tough not to order more. the fish i bought were fairly large size and i was a little concerned about them making it from louisville to seattle without a problem but they arrived packaged as well as i've ever seen. once i had them home and in their new tanks, i was impressed. they were in incredible shape. you never would have guessed that they had travelled cross-country that very day. thanks again for a great transaction eddie, i'm quite sure we'll do business again in the near future.
Just wanted to drop a note saying how great my experices with BGC's have been!
Eddie is fantastic, friendly and VERY prompt! It is obvious from talking with him that he deeply cares about the fish and how he ships them.
On my first shipment back in March, I ordered a couple varieties of cichlids, one of them being very delicate. They didnt make it all the way to MN in the winter unfortuantely, but Eddie was right there giving me credit for the loss and a coupon for me so I could re-order when it was a bit warmer. No hassles at all!
The next time (June) I had the same variety sent out along with some shell-dwellers and all 9 of the fish came beautifully, healthy and happy!
I love Bluegrass Cichlids! More and more cichlids are getting hard to find beyond your run-of-the-mill Malawi's when it comes to local stores (I've been to every non-chain pet store in the Twin Cities Metro area and selection is horrible!) and Eddie's mail-order service allows me to get hard-to-find fish that I enjoy keeping.
Thank you Bluegrass Cichlids - I strongly recommend their service to anyone that cares about keeping high-quality cichlids!
I live in the same city as BC and had never been there before. Eddie took the time to meet me on a saturday and help me pick out some nice fish. He knew what would mix well with my current fish, and his prices are unbeatable. He also gave me some tips to keep my fish happy / healthy. Thanks Eddie.
eddie was great the order was great.packing was great fish where great,every thing was great! the fish food was great the fish loved it,they ate right away.i will buy from eddie again.great job eddie!steve
sheffield has used this retailer 10 or more times.
November 8, 2008
Beautiful fish, this is the real deal if your an african chichlid lover. Very friendly and easy to deal with. Lots of variety and beuatiful specimens. As well as the best food you can buy for your cichlids! I visited Eddy again Bluegrass Cichlids, got an amazing mix of cichlids, one beautiful Jalo that i love. Eddy is extremely helpful and informative about what he has and much more. Love the food for the fish he mixes up. also bought some beautiful blueberry fish form him, my tank is filling fast! Check him out!!!
with so many dealers to choose from today in our passion with cichlids,its not difficult to find what you want,but getting first class service from someone who has been there done that will allow you to have the best chance for a positive experience so that you too can enjoy what so many people are so passionate about.Eddie has the experience to share trust it and enjoy your cichlids.
After hearing all the talk I decided to try out Bluegrass Cichlids for myself. I am glad I did. The website is one of the best I have seen and the selection is amazing. I did the prestige assortment and a couple of the gold nugget plecos. I was amazed of the quality and the packing when the fish arrived. I did overnight and didnâ€™t lose a single fish. They even add a couple of extras. The fish are beautiful and are enjoying the Grow baby Grow food . I would highly recommend Bluegrass Cichlids and will purchase again. This has confirmed my confidence in purchasing online. If you are like me and was fearful to purchase fish over the internet â€œfear notâ€ it is great!! Thank again Bluegrass Cichlids!!!
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