Sam was in the middle of moving his operation to a new shop, so his inventory was low, but he went out of his way to find what I was looking for from his breeders. I am new to the area I am in now, so I didn't know the best way to ship here--Sam researched the options and found the cheapest/fastest way to get me my order.
All the fish I ordered were in excellent shape and were well packed. I used air freight and am very happy with the results.
I will gladly order from RMC again when I get more tanks set up.
Being my first online fish shopping experience and all, I did have some fears for the worst. Sam is a real pro, though. He made the experience as smooth as can be with great communication, care for the fish and customer. I would recommend RMC to everyone. Communication, selection, good prices, packaging, shipping method... These guys really take care of you.
Will order from again. Everything went perfect even with 2 delayed flights due to weather. Fish sat in their package for over 9 hours and two airports later, healthy professionally packed and no doa. Nice size fish and great communication with Sam.
This is the first time I ordered from Rocky Mountain Cichlids and it was a very positive experience.The quality,health,price of the fish can not be beat.Also, Sam's shipping is top notch,no fish lost out of 140 fish and all started eating within minutes in their tanks!! This won't be the last time I order from them.
I just purchased some Cichlids from Rocky Mountain Cichlids and couldn't be happier! I bought from lots of reputable dealers before and RMC is at the top of my list. Sam's service was top notch. He guided me through the whole shipping process and even did some research on the flights and gave me recommendations on saving shipping cost. I also did a lot of research and found out that their price is one of the best on the net. Example, Kilesa from RMC was 18 bucks - most places are selling them for a lot more. Maybe I just got lucky but I hope they don't change their pricing - it's very reasonable for a hobbyist who's looking for quality Fry's. The Cichlids are beautiful and Sam wasn't cheap on the packing either. He could have packed all of them in one box and save the other box but instead he individually double bagged the Kilesa and double bagged the other Cichilds with adequate water- it was still clean when it arrived. Would highly recommend!!! Check them out.
I wasn't sure about mail ordering fish from someone I didn't know...that was until I talked to Sam. He was friendly, knowledgeable and took care in organizing every step from shipping to letting me know when the order would arrive. He then called me 30 minutes after I picked up the shipment to make sure all fish made it alive and well. The fish were well packed and were larger than advertized. He even checked with me a few days later to see if I was satisfied with the order. The quality of the Tang species is phenomenal. Sam and Rocky Mountain are the best!! I'll definately order from Sam again. Give this guy a call..you won't be disappointed.
I have had the best expierence with this place. My hat off to Sam as he put a lot of work and effort in getting my Lake Tang. group together. He always stayed in contact with me and worked with me in getting the fish to me. The quality of the fish was excellent. I could'nt be happier. Will not hesitate to order from Sam at Rocky Mountain Cichlid again. Sam even called to make sure my fish arrived and if everything was OK.
"Awesome Fish, Selection, Communication and people!!!!"
Sam, with Rocky Mountain Cichlids is a great guy to work with. 5 days now since i got 55 fishes from him and all are doing really well. Fishes are much larger then advertise size on their list. Prices are very good and they have a wide selection of Lake Tang cichlids. Will buy from again!!! A++++
Just received a shipment of 25 tangs (cyps, xenos & reganochromis). Best boxed fish out of 4 different suppliers I've used. Fish were active and swimming as soon as I put them in the holding tank. Were eating actively within an hour. Fish arrived as advertized with one exception, the reganochromis were TWICE the advertized size! Only slight knock on them was that they were slow to answer my initial inquiry via email. However, once I'd called they responded promptly from then on.
I was looking for a large group of Cyprichromis to fill out my 75 gallon tank, and I was in a hurry. I came across these guys and they had a large group of Utintas in stock. Not only were they able to ship out the day that I called them (which was a holiday), but the price I got on the fish was unbeatable. The fish are now happily swimming in my tank and getting used to their new environment. I would recommend this retailer to anyone who's looking for fish. Their Tang selection is excellent! You will not be disappointed by these guys.
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