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RetailersMail-Order FishUSCO Rocky Mountain Cichlids
Rocky Mountain Cichlids
City, State: Johnstown, CO
Phone: (303) 250-7771
Web site: Click here
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Stileau has used this retailer 1 time. March 25, 2012
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"Excellent Fish and Service"
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.
steve0199us has used this retailer 1 time. March 17, 2012
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"cool peeps"
Sam Is a standup guy, he held onto my fish for 3 months since i had thinga going on, great communication and folow up, packing was Awesome as well, will be ddealing wwith hhim again
TF Steve has used this retailer 1 time. December 22, 2011
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"Sam is a real pro"
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.
AFD has used this retailer 1 time. January 22, 2011
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From start to finish A+ highly recommended.....
SDTang has used this retailer 1 time. January 21, 2011
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"Very Positive Experience "
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.
dmiller328 has used this retailer 1 time. August 5, 2010
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"140 fish sent and 0 DOA!!!!"
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.
klclayton has used this retailer 1 time. June 9, 2010
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"Top of the chart on-line wholesalers !!!"
They are definitely one of my all-time favorites. They have it all @ tremendously low wholesale pricing along with great customer service. I`ll be back, & soon.

Thanks Sam, Bob & Sandy
cobalt has used this retailer 1 time. March 2, 2010
Overall Rating: 
"Awesome!!! Great to buy from!"
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.
sterlingsilver has used this retailer 1 time. February 22, 2010
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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.
A+I has used this retailer 1 time. February 18, 2010
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"Gnathochromis permaxillaris"
We got super fish from Rocky Mountain. It was a real pleasure to deal with Sam. Everything is awesome. Thank you VERY MUCH !!!!
vstar has used this retailer 1 time. February 3, 2010
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"Excellent Service And Fish"
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.
Phu2009 has used this retailer 1 time. December 20, 2009
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"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++++
brit_abroad has used this retailer 1 time. October 12, 2009
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"Great fish"
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.
tice214 has used this retailer 3-10 times. September 13, 2009
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"great people"
Great people to work with, quick shipment and fish were in great shape. Will use them all the time. Thanks

NewETown has used this retailer 1 time. May 26, 2009
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"Amazing supplier!"
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.
confusius has used this retailer 1 time. June 26, 2008
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"Perfect transaction and beautiful fish"
I ordered a group of gibberosa Kalumba.
First time buying on-line and I'm very pleased with the experience.
Sam was very helpful through the whole process.I definately will be ordring from them again.
Sam est simplement le meilleur merci (Sam is simply the best thank you)
locokinecichlids has used this retailer 2-3 times. May 8, 2008
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"GREAT FISH!!!!!!"
Great fish!!!Fish were excellently packed!Had some minor delays and a few problems at the airport but the fish were fine, all 230 or them!NO DEADS!!Awsome job!!!Always a pleasure doing business!!!
rdknjsr599 has used this retailer 1 time. April 29, 2008
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"Pleasure to do business with!"
I recently ordered some F1 Tembwe Gibberosa from these guys and I couldn't have been more pleased with what I received. I worked with Sam regarding this order and he was always on top of things making sure that I received my invoice etc, and even followed up to make sure everything was fine once the fish had been shipped. The fish were very healthy and had beautiful stripes (i.e. no mooning etc.) With Frontosa/Gibberosa its sometimes a hit or miss as far as the quality one gets when you order then on-line. The fish they sent me were top notch! Thanks again!
archon has used this retailer 1 time. April 8, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Great place to buy cichlids"
The fish that I ordered were not at a shipping size. I was in contact with Sam throughout the month. I was never left hanging on the status of the order. Great communication. When the order finally shipped it was excellently packed. Will buy from again.
jcollette3 has used this retailer 1 time. February 8, 2008
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"Start Here."
It is truly an amazing thing when someone is as courteous, knowledgeable and friendly as Kurt is, but on top of that he actually answers emails!

This site is top-notch, the fish that I received are fantastic - arrived healthy and active, no fatalities - and were eating within 5 minutes of being in the new tank. Will definitely be doing business with Kurt at RMC again!
mclkdb has used this retailer 1 time. December 18, 2007
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"These guys are great!"
I ordered a large (4 boxes) order of fish to be shipped to Toronto Canada. Sam, and Kurt were knowledgeable, prompt, and friendly to deal with. Even though a hiccup occured in which North West Airlines lost my order in Minniapolis, my order finally showed up with only 3 casualties, in which extras were thrown in anyway. This minimal fish loss was due to the proper and professional packaging of the order. I would and will definately deal with Rocky Mountain Cichlids again!!
ACC in NC has used this retailer 1 time. December 7, 2007
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"I’m Impressed!"
Nice website, great communication, great service, quality stock, nice variety, good prices, knowledgeable people, and etc… Just an overall great experience! I had never received fish by air cargo before and Sam handled everything. I ordered some Boulengeri which I had been hunting for more than a year and some Gold Ocellatus which where some of the best I’ve seen in quite a while! The fish were shipped from Colorado to me in North Carolina. I just wish I had more tanks so I could order more fish from them!
LUVSFSH has used this retailer 1 time. November 9, 2007
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alicem has used this retailer 1 time. November 6, 2007
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"Lake Tang Cichlids"
Lively fish, really hardy little guys. I've had them one week and I am pleased with their quality. I would order from RMC again.
SANDMOVER has used this retailer 3-10 times. October 3, 2007
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"kurt and sam you've got the best in cichlids"
everytime i purchase fish from RMC, they have been , are now, and most assurdley will be fantastic in regard to size and quality
Definitely recommend Kurt and the guys at RMC
to everyone
hgman has used this retailer 2-3 times. September 26, 2007
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"Friendly, knowledgeable, professional operation"
I have purchased fish through RMC twice and have found that they exceeded my expectations of an online operation both times. The quality, size and prices of their fish coupled with the excellent communications and service they provide makes me believe they're not making a dime off of their sales but rather doing it for the love of the hobby. These guys are truly an excellent source of African cichlids and I will certainly purchase fish through them again in the future.
phillmc has used this retailer 2-3 times. September 3, 2007
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"The best Frontosa Blues I have seen!"
I recently received 10 frontosa blues from Sam with Rocky Mountain Cichlids. They are bar none the best looking I have found. The price and service was WAY above average. I actually went to Sam's place and he gave me the tour of the kids/parents. In short the best!!!!
oahu808 has used this retailer 1 time. June 18, 2007
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I've never ordered fish from outside the state of Hawaii before this was the first time. Sam walked me though the whole prosess. very very helpful guy. I definately will be ordring from them again.. fish came in healthy and all alive..I am very very happy with my fish.. if anyone is looking for someone to buy good quality cichlids look no further, these are the guys..reliable and very helpful.. the day my fish were due to come in, Sam called me just to check on how my fish were..nice follow up.. Much Mahalos Sam!! thats thank you very much in Hawaiian!!!
Billjr has used this retailer 1 time. June 10, 2007
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"Great guy to do bussiness with!!!!!!!!!!"
Wow!!!!!!!!!The fish are awesome!!!!They are eatting well,and look well!! Kurt gave me the best experence ording fish online i ever had.Thanks again RMC.
mjlevie has used this retailer 1 time. May 5, 2007
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"I had an excellent experience"
I recently order from Rocky Mountain Cichlids and had an excellent experience. I found fish that I wanted that I could find nowhere else and they arrived in great shape. I picked up the fish from the airport took an hour to drive home and after having the fish in my tank for just ten minutes they were already cruising the tank picking through the sand. Very easy to do business with and had very competitive prices. I look forward to doing business with Rocky Mountain Cichlids in the future.
bodhiboy has used this retailer 2-3 times. July 30, 2007
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"Couldn't ask for better!"
This was my second time buying on line and Sam was super helpful again. Everything went smoothly and all fish arrived healthy and happy. I am completely satisfied with service, cost and availability. Give these guys a try, you won't be sorry!
Fischfan13 has used this retailer 1 time. April 7, 2007
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"The Best Of The Best..."
Kurt is absolutely the best. His combination of patience and knowledge makes him a definite gem in the hobby. My order was shipped from Colorado to Philly Airport. The guy at the airport accidentally left the fish out on the tarmac for five hours...and it was 30F degrees outside. When I opened the box every fish was perfect...when I took them home they were all gorgeous!
The packing, the fish and the service are what makes people like Kurt diamonds in the rough!
I will definitely be buying from Rockymountaincichlids again.
Snake1oz has used this retailer 1 time. April 6, 2007
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"Perfect Transaction"
Great seller of excellent quality fish. Great customer service and willing to go out of there way to try and make group orders work. Will definitly buy from them again!!!!
scubadan has used this retailer 1 time. March 11, 2007
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"Very informative and easy to deal with!!"
I ordered 22 fish and Sam was very helpful through the whole process and did an excellent job packing the fish. They all arrived in excellent health and looked amazing! Although this is only my second time ordering fish on the internet, it was very easy and RMC were much better with there packing then the previous retailer I used. I would buy from again. If you are looking for quality fish then look no further!!
shelldwellerone has used this retailer 1 time. March 1, 2007
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SilverSurfer has used this retailer 1 time. February 2, 2007
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"Most Excellent all around service and Quality!"
Recieved my order of fish last nite via Air Cargo. Over 70 fish, everyone arrived well and warm! Even called after they arrived to ensure their good arrival! Will definatly deal with them again soon!
craftyflalady has used this retailer 1 time. January 23, 2007
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"Kurt and RMC ROCKS!"
I was watching an auction for shellies from Kurt, but just when it was about to end, something came up and I missed it. I was very disappointed, but email Kurt and asked if perhaps he had more to sell me. And sure enough he did! Which made my day. A deal was quickly struck and in a matter of days I had the fish at my door! The fish are gorgeous! they where packed expertly, and with care! Once they arrived I then got a phone call, just to touch base and see if I was happy with the fish!

This is the first time I have used RMC but I will be back. I love their stock list and have my eye on several of their fish! Hands down they ROCK!!!

Thanks Guys!
Kathy :-)
iamnotjackjohnson has used this retailer 1 time. January 21, 2007
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"Kurt is the man, seriously. Great fish & very friendly."
I just got an order from Kurt at RMC and I have nothing but positive things to say about them.

I got some Neolamp. Prochilus, Gnathochromis Permaxillaris, and Lepidiolamprologus Lemairii (which I have been looking for for literally 4 years) and everything was healthy and in great shape after shipping through the harsh Minnesota winter.

Thanks Kurt, we'll talk again soon-

kkbward has used this retailer 3-10 times. March 3, 2007
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I was able to visit Kurt in his fish room and look over all the beautiful fish he raises from solid, often wild stock. Top notch, wonderful fish.
renzfinz has used this retailer 1 time. January 17, 2007
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Sam is a wonderful guy.
I am a first time client of Rocky Mountain Cichlids and my first experience was by far the best. I got all the support and help i needed (being a first time featherfin owner) It was the best support and customer service that i have dealt with. whether it being over the phone or net. I Purchased Featherfins and Gnaths( Everyone knows how featherfins are sensitve fish and hard shippers) and all 12 of the fish were jumbo sized clorful juvies and were all alive and boisterous.
I would recommend that anyone who is interested in tang's to rockymountain cichlids.
In addition, when those tricoti are in, Sam you know who to dial!
sickFish has used this retailer 1 time. January 15, 2007
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awsome people, kick ass fish. he added a few bonus fish with order. thanx again Kurt.
kolopedo has used this retailer 1 time. January 5, 2007
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"RMC Rocks !!!"
I just got my fish from RMC today. The packaging was perfect as was the quality of the fish inside. Denver has been hammered with snow storms the last couple of weeks and was expecting more snow today...So what do you think Sam did? He got my fish order on a 6:20AM flight out of Denver to get my fish out ahead of the storm. Yes I said 6:20AM...God knows what time he got up to bag the fish and make the drive to the airport. Who else has customer service like that???
From my first phone conversation to the last, Sam was a pleasure to work with. You guys have made a loyal customer for life. I belong to the Minnesota Aquarium Society and will most definately pass the word on to everyone I know that RMC is a top notch operation!!!

aquaaddict has used this retailer 1 time. January 5, 2007
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You won't find better quality in fish or people to deal with. Sam and his crew did a fantastic job! Packaging was exceptional. Shipping was reasonablly priced and quick. Fish are outstanding. We order around $600 in fish and all were very healthy and active. These guys know the fish business. Sam even called to make sure everything was good! How many internet retailers are going to that trouble? We will be ordering again next month guaranteed!!! Thanks again RMC. Class organization throughout!
spqrzilla has used this retailer 1 time. December 20, 2006
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"Friendly and flexible"
Although their stocking list stated they were out of stock on the multis I wanted, they were able to supply me with five. I live near one of their breeders and so I picked up. Very friendly and flexible.
narmos has used this retailer 1 time. November 30, 2006
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These guys are awesome, superb professionals. They processed my order in an efficient and personal way. Their fish are fantastic, mine came to me extremely healthy and packaged well enough to survive an awful 24 hour lay-over (which they stayed in constant contact with me through out). I couldn't be happier. The fish I received were healthier and of far better quality than one could ever expect from a local fish store. Keep it up guys, you can bet you'll hear from me again.
Muellersfish has used this retailer 1 time. October 26, 2006
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"good stuff!"
I have used many different on-line fish services and Rocky Mountain Cichlids is at the top of the list. I received my fish on Tuesday, healthy and appropriately packaged. Thanks again Kurt for all the help and I look forward to ordering again from you.
kevlarturtle has used this retailer 1 time. October 18, 2006
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"Great looking fish, outstanding customer service!"
This was my first experience with mail-ordering fish. I dealt with Sam, who gave me detailed and prompt answers to all of my questions. The fish shipped exactly as promised, but we had a miserable experience with the overnight carrier (they were 3 days late making delivery!). Sam stuck with me through the whole ordeal, checking often on their progress and checking with the carrier to find out where they were. He was very comforting to me, and deeply concerned about the well-being of the fish. When they finally arrived after being in a box for four days, all but one were still alive, and were still robust and active! A testament, I believe, to the quality of their stock and the care with which they were packed. I would absolutely buy from them again and highly recommend them to anyone!
UNMC2010 has used this retailer 2-3 times. November 30, 2007
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Once again, great fish, great service, and great shipping. I will definitely do business with RMC again!!
jcrezach has used this retailer 1 time. October 6, 2006
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"Great Shipping Experience - First Timer!"
First, they have great prices!

I ordered Some Cyp Utinta and Some Enant. Kilesa. They kept me informed the whole way and even held them until I was ready to have them shipped for my convenience at work! I even received an extra fish!

Good Job Rocky Mountain Cichlids!
tang2236 has used this retailer 2-3 times. September 17, 2006
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"great fish and service"
They have great quality fish and good prices.First purchase didn't go too well because I want the foais shipped overnight instead of air cargo. Bought 10 kilesas and 12 cyprichromis kitumba on second purchase. Got credit from last purchase and had them shipped air cargo this time. one doa kilesa but he sent one extra each so ended up with one extra kitumba.10 days later one kilesa was already starting to color. Highly recommanded.
Severumx has used this retailer 1 time. July 12, 2006
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"Great fish and service."
Very pleased with my recent order from RMC. Bought C. leptosoma "utinta", L. ocellatus "gold", A. calvus "congo black", J. transcriptus "bemba kissi", and some bristlenose plecos, 32 fish total and a couple free extras were included. My order was held until I was ready for the fish. Communication was excellent via email/phone before and after the order, prices were great. Sam shipped them out early in the morning so they could get to my small airport despite it's limited cargo options, all were fine on arrival and packed very well. The fish are all healthy, active, and eating well. Definitely recommend RMC for anyone looking to get some Tanganyikans or Malawis.
Kuettle has used this retailer 1 time. June 19, 2006
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"Great Healthy Fish"
First time buying on-line and I'm very pleased with the experience. Sam held my fish for several weeks while I got my tank up an running. Fish were packed really well, and acclimated to my tank almost immediately. Really healthy and beautiful. Good communication with follow-up to check on shipment and fish condition. Pretty good selection of fish (especially Tangs) with some rare and unusual species at fair prices. Was able to get one of my selections even though not listed. I would definetly buy from them again.
Namor has used this retailer 1 time. May 24, 2006
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"These guys will be around for awhile."
Great fish, fair prices,and excellant communication/service.
RMC is the real deal and here to stay.This is how everyone should do business.
I will be doing buying from them again.
sterd has used this retailer 1 time. May 15, 2006
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"Silver Bullet"
Hey, these guys are awesome! I had been looking for someone who was selling Placidochromis sp. "Jalo" for some time but to no avail, until I found Rocky Mtn Cichlids! They not only had the one fish that everyone else seemed not to have, but the also had some other breeds that we're equally rare. You can tell when a company not only cares about what they sell, but the “whole enchilada”. By that I mean, they were very honest on pricing, communication was excellent throughout the purchase process and the fish we’re quality fish. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this place to anyone!
cathyhill86 has used this retailer 1 time. April 13, 2006
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"Very Pleasant Experience!"
I had the privilege of working with Kurt on my latest purchase of fish. He is very pleasant to work with. My fish got lost overnight (airlines fault) but were waiting for me the next morning at the airport. They all were delicate fish to ship and all made it due to the excellent packing they receive. The paracyps were eating by the end of the day and the cyprichromis "Utinta" are doing great in their new tank.

I recommend Kurt to anyone looking to buy fish over the Internet. He has a great selection, very knowledgeable, and returns email very quickly. He even called me to see how the fish were doing the next day...how's that for great service?

I will be placing another order with him in the near future. Thanks Kurt!
Cyclone has used this retailer 1 time. March 20, 2006
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"RMC is impressive"
I went to visit two different RMC fishrooms and let me tell you they were amazing. Both were very clean, and all the fish are healthy. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend ordering through RMC. I know I will be going through them again especially since I've seen the fish in person. I was very impressed and mostly F0-F1. One of the best cichlid assortments around
denverfish has used this retailer 1 time. March 20, 2006
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"Kurt backs his word with his actions"
I met Kurt to see some of his inventory and not only left with some amazing fish, but increased knowledge of this fish I have come to love. He is honest and works hard to exceed your expectations. Kudos to his dedication and I will definately buy from him whenever I get the chance! Thanks Kurt.
Calvus King has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 10, 2006
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"RMC's Hobbiest are #1 in Mail Order Fish!!!!!"
Beautiful, Healthy Fish again from RMC. I have Just had another Great Order with Kurt. Kurt's #1 thing is Customer satisfaction. He makes you feel like a good friend, instead of just a customer. I had a Large Order, with some Delicate species, with no loses, and its Winter Time. Everything was done with Great Detail.
I will Order Again & Again.
Thank You Kurt, RMC is the BEST!!!!
cwurzler has used this retailer 1 time. March 8, 2006
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"A++ Store and Customer Service!!!"
Rocky Mountain Cichlids is the place for all of your cichlid shopping needs. Customer service is incredible as well as the follow up. I spoke with Kurt minutes after picking up my order and his attention to detail and his concern for the fish was top notch!! I spoke to Kurt during that conversation about a wild caught order that I would like to place very soon. Although this was my first purchase with RMC, it is definitely not my last!! If you don't see the fish you're looking for, just ask Kurt, most likely he'll be able to fulfill your request.
Thank you Kurt and RMC for making this an enjoyable experience!! I look forward to my next purchase with RMC!!!
steve6003 has used this retailer 1 time. March 3, 2006
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"Great Fish"
Kurt is a great guy to do business with. Excellent customer service, promt delivery, and great follow up on his shipments. The package arrived in Toronto in great shape, and all fish were in excellent condition. I would recommend doing business with Kurt to anyone in Canada looking for that different species of fish, I will definetly be doing more business down the road. Keep up the good work Kurt, also thanks to Sam the shipper for a great job, and follow up on the shipment also..Steve
wandj has used this retailer 1 time. February 15, 2006
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"RMC rules!"
I ordered some fish that were going to be shipped via air and I was a bit worried about the box being cold and the fish dead, as I have rarely received a "good" order through the "mail". Kurt mostly handled my order and he was very friendly and maintained supurb communication throughout the whole deal. He was very caring in that he wanted to know how the fish were when I got them. When I opened the box, the first thing I did was feel the side hoping it was still warm. IT WAS! I knew then that I was unlikely to greet a disaster. They secured the heat pack in a place where it could not get wet. The fish were all alive! When I finally got them home and in their tanks, I marvelled at what great shape they were in and how gorgeous they were. No torn fins, no chunks missing, no disease, no nothing. The fish were in perfect condition and high quality. I would not hesitate to deal with RMC again. I got the feeling that they are true hobbyists and care about the animals. I never lost a single fish and when I fed them the next day, they ate like they had never travelled a thousand miles through the air.
Ioan has used this retailer 1 time. February 7, 2006
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"Great experience,great fhish,great prices"
We just received our fish order from RMC,and we were verry pleased with the quality of the fish and the way the order was handeled.Sam is aiming to please and we all realy apreciate that.This was a great experience,the fish are great and the prices are great too.We will do bussiness again for sure and I recomended to everybody that wants a worry free transaction.Thanx again.IOAN
fishinmind has used this retailer 1 time. February 7, 2006
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"Great fishes and excellent service!"
Kurt and Sam were very patient with our group as we changed our minds as often as we changed our socks. In the two boxes not one fatality. Even the cyps were happy and active on arrival which was well over 12 hours in their bags. Thanks again Sam and we will be in touch for more of your stock.
[email protected]
PedroPSK has used this retailer 1 time. January 31, 2006
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"Great Service...Great Prices...Great Fish."
I have recently completed an order with Kurt at Rocky Mountain Cichlids and I must say it was probably one of the best overall online purchases I have ever made. The service and super quick replies from Kurt were great, very helpful and very knowledgeable. The whole process went great. All 12 fish arrived nice and healthy and have been going strong for 4 days now. On top of it all, their prices are very good too. I look forward to my next order from them and I fully recommend them for anyone else too.


Pedro S.
RustyNut has used this retailer 3-10 times. February 12, 2007
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"Best Online service I have dealt with"
RMC is excellent! The responsiveness, excellent prices, and good selection are all among the best on the web. I wouldn't hesitate doing business with Kurt again. I have dealt with over a dozen online mail-order suppliers and RMC is tops among them! Received extra fish as well!
TorontoRaptorsFan has used this retailer 2-3 times. December 5, 2007
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"Awesome service!"
After doing quite a bit of research I decided to place an order with RMC. I decided to purchase some Cyprichromis Kitumba, Lamp.Melagris, and some Bristlenose plecos. I was very impressed with Kurt's excellent service. He was quick to respond to any email inquiries and questions I had. I was also impressed by the vast selection of Tanganyikan and Malawi cichlids that he had for sale and the excellent layout of his website.
Because of Delta Airlines screwup I didn't get to receive my fish until 36 hours after they were packed. Because Sam had done an excellent job of packing my fish I only lost one Cyprichromis! Keep in mind how delicate these fish are and to survive that long while being shipped is a testament to how many packing provisions were put in place to ensure their survival. Within hours of being put in their tanks all of my fish were eager to eat and were already showing their colors. If you are interested in purchasing very high quality Malawi and Tanganyikan cichlids I would strongly recommend RMC. I have a business trip to make to Denver later this year and Kurt and Sam said they would be more than happy to give me a tour of their facilities. I will definitely do business with RMC again.
I should also note that with my order I had some extra fish thrown in for free and my plecos were upgraded to albino bristlenose free of charge. This company promises and overdelivers! Highly recommended! Just received another shipment - Benga/Cobue Peacocks, O.Ventr
bbrinega has used this retailer 1 time. December 18, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"good site that delivers quality fish"
i got my shippment in the coldest time of the year during the christmas rush. was packaged very well. no loses what so ever. will buy from again. kurt is a very nice guy and true to his word. thanks brad
ajw9356 has used this retailer 1 time. December 15, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Top Quality and Service"
I was impressed by the size and colors of my Tanganikans. Some were by far the largest I've ever recieved and still classified as jouveniles. 2 Cyprichromis were starting to color, several of the meleagris were well over an inch, not one of the calvus was under an inch and the transcriptus were all 1-1.5 inches. The melagris were fighting over the best shells and all showed great color an hour after introductions to their new homes. Didn't loose one fish out of 57 Tanganyikans in the middle of December. All were profesionally packed. Service and communication were top notch.
captainamerica1977 has used this retailer 1 time. December 15, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Great selection.....Friendly Service"
Purchased some Plecos from Kurt. He was very pleasant to deal with, the fish look great too! In the future I plan on getting some more of his fish!!!!! His selection is great and his prices are very reasonable!!!
has used this retailer 1 time. December 11, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent person to deal with. "
Kurt is an excellent person to deal with. He was the only dealer to have the fish that I had been looking for the longest time. Even after shipping the fish (which arrived in great shape), Kurt followed up to make sure the order was as expected. This is the type of service that others can't compete with, and should model after. What more can you ask for, great price and service. I would not hesitate to deal with Kurt again. Thanks again!
tangfish23 has used this retailer 1 time. November 8, 2005
Overall Rating: 
Kurt keep up the good work. we'll order from again.
gmitchell has used this retailer 1 time. November 5, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Fast, Low Cost, and Excellent Quality!"
Rocky Mountain Cichlids and Kurt Rinne came through with some of the best stock around.

His packaging methods are exceptional, not one fish of the 14 Cyprichromis I purchased had a single problem. That is quite the feat considering how hard cyps. usually are to ship.

He was also very easy to work with, and very gracious, even though I asked 20 million questions.

All in all a great experience.
Chris A has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 21, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent… best I've found online"
I am very pleased with RMC. This is the second time getting fish from these guys in six months and that’s because I have limited tank space. What an amazing assortment of fish and most are very rare and hard to find species.
I asked Sam to fine me a Foai karilani male to go with my four females and sure enough he found one.. and a WC at that. Keep up the great work guys...I’ll be back!!!
Dadekster has used this retailer 1 time. October 5, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Outstanding service along with top notch cichlids!"
I am a 1st time online purchaser and my experience with Kurt was superb. He exemplifies what every online vender should strive for. His stock, service, packaging, promptness and concern are outstanding. He made sure I knew everything I needed to and answered any and all questions honestly to include a follow up phone call. I couldn't be happier with my experience and fish (including the free F1 ones) and will definitly go back as a repeat customer when the time comes. I highly suggest you give him a go, you will NOT be disappointed!
btboettcher has used this retailer 1 time. August 27, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"AWESOME!!! cant wait to business with again"
cant begin to describe how awesome of an experence this was. top quality fish, and awesome prices. communication was very good, kurt cares more about customer satisfaction than anything else. dont know what else to say, but try him out yourself to see how great of a experence it is.
wcazian has used this retailer 1 time. August 26, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"great service, great prices, great person"
bought a group of cyprichromis from kurt and was very happy with the purchase. his prices have got to be the best I was able to find on the internet and these were big adult fish, no one even came close to kurt's prices! he was very prompt in responding to emails and answering quetions. all fish arrived safe and healthy even after the airline lost them for several hours, due to great packaging of course. definintely recommend him to everyone. for sure I will be a repeat customer. thanks kurt and Rocky Mountain Cichlids!

Grun has used this retailer 1 time. August 22, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent Fish"
Kurt has excellent fish at an excellent price. His fish room is very well maintained and his prices can't be beat. Will definately be visiting with him again.
rage780 has used this retailer 2-3 times. August 22, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"great seller"
kurt is very friendly seller and his prices are very fair.
sirdrault has used this retailer 1 time. August 18, 2005
Overall Rating: 
Excellent cichlids, great service. Will definetly buy from Kurt again.
CichlidsinOH has used this retailer 1 time. June 16, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Great, Excellent, And Superb"
Kurt is great to work with. A great communicator and will never let you down. Always is prompt and polite, A real business man. Thanks a bunch.
iceblue56 has used this retailer 2-3 times. June 15, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"awsome "
This is the second time getting fish from kurt and every time i have gotten them they all got home in perfect shape and are stunning.
i would never hesitate doing buisness with him again.
and i have seen his fish room and it is so nice and clean and the tanks are kept so clean.
terrydover has used this retailer 3-10 times. June 5, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"((((THE BEST))))"
try his and u will see ((y))
gkornerj has used this retailer 1 time. May 2, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Awsome Fish"
If you see somthing at Rocky Mountain Cichlids you think you might like dont hesitate to buy. These are the highest quality fish I have ever bought and the friendly service is unmatched anywere.
Picklefish has used this retailer 1 time. March 28, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Outstanding guy with outstanding fish."
It all started with $15 aucton win on Aquabid. I ended up ordering over $300 worth of fish and couldnt be more pleased. All the fish arrived alive and healthy. Kurt called not 10 minutes after I had finished settling them all into their new tanks. Very friendly and personable. I wil be purchasing from Kurt again and I cannot recommend him high enough. You will be satisfied.
sic_lic1o1 has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 8, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Best I've found online,Absolutely Superb!""
Always top notch quality fish at very reasonable prices.The thing I like most about the whole thing was that he was very professional and he was willing to work with me. I know there are many quality on-line sellers, but I have to say that they should all try to give the service that Kurt does. His quality, A+,his promtness A+,his prices A+, all is what we hope for. But there is one more thing, he cares! He wants to see his customers not only happy, but he assures that you know you can come back to him, with any question.
fishloco has used this retailer 1 time. February 14, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Great coummunication and nice fish!!"
I purchased some fish off Kurt on aquabid and had an overall great experience!! He called to check on the fish twice (once while I was still at the airport) to make sure that everything had gone o.k. The fish I received were very nice; and there was a nice variety to choose from. He seems to have a lot of smaller F1 stock right now, but the prices cannot be beat! I would not hesitate using Kurt again in the future!!
mbunakeith has used this retailer 3-10 times. February 14, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"great service, great fish!"
Kurt has an amazing assortment of fish. most are very rare and hard to find species. his prices cant be beat. i have bought many, many fish from him. it also helps that i live 15 minutes from his place. he is very active in local cichlid clubs and his knowledge is amazing.
fishrick has used this retailer 1 time. February 14, 2005
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent Quality and Knowledge of Fish and Hobby."
Kurt knows his stuff.The Fish were Top of the line. All the fish arrived alive and Healthy. Kurt has great info.
and loves to talk Fish.
I will Order again.
Thank You Kurt for a Excellent Transaction.
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