What a wonderful guy Dave is!! couldn't ask for better customer service. I recently just got back into the "fish game" and Dave advised me (through multiple emails and a few phone convos) on what/how to house Tanganyikan Fish. His patience with me was highly valued as he held the fish (1 eel and 2 calvus) for almost a month while I awaited my tank to cycle through. When the fish arrived at my doorstep, all fish were alive and well. The eel (Mastacembelus sp. "Intermediate) was in excellent condition along with the Calvus. Can't wait to do business with Dave again SOOO HAPPY!!!
I placed my order with Dave,great service...he answered all my questions;and had great advice.All 33 fish I ordered arrived alive and had lots of color.I would definitely recommend Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish to everyone.
I recently purchased a little over $600 worth of haps & peacocks total 13 fish from this provider. All larger males. I have to say I am completely amazed at the quality of fish they have sent! Daves Rare Fish will definitely be getting all of my business for now on!
Ordered 6 fish (Travew and a Rusty). Packaging was absolutely great! The bags were tagged with their name. When I called he was busy,wrote my number and called back like he said. Accepts paypal also. Provided tracking info and I am def. going to use him again. Great selection!!
This is the second time I have ordered from Dave and I received my new shipment of Mbuna Friday 15 and all were in great health and looked awesome. Dave as always was very helpful and patient and I will continue to do business with him.
I have never ordered fish online. My selection of Malawi cichlids locally is limited. I did much research on mail order providers and decided to try Dave's. Ordered 10 fish total. They arrived exactly when promised. Although 1 did not survive, Dave handled it to my satisfaction. Most importantly to me as a consumer, was Dave's knowledge and friendliness. He walked me through a process that was new to me. I was getting ready to drop $100+ and was nervous. Overall experience was great. I'll call him again next time I need fish.
I bought 160$ worth of cichlids from Dave. This guy has the best mbuna on the market. His cobalts are one of a kind and you wont find coloring like that from other companies. I'm actually in the process of ordering from him again.
I called Dave's on Wednesday night to order mbunas for my new tank. This is my first go at mbunas, and Dave took the time to work with me on species selection and general advice. The fish arrived on Friday morning, extremely well packed and active in the bags. They were curious and checking out their new home within 30 minutes after acclimating and adding them to the tank, and eating like little hogs a few hours later. They're still too young to say that they're coloring up fully or anything, but it's easy to see that they're very healthy. I'll use Dave's again, the next time I need fish.
Placed my very 1st mail-order though Dave's. Still have those beautiful fish and now have placed two other orders through Dave. Each order has been packaged with care, arrived the next day, and all fish have survived the trip and acclimation. Dave has excellent stock and is a wonderful retailer..often taking the time to answer questions and reply with great information. I would not hesitate to recommend Dave and his fish
I ordered 6 Ectodus descampsii through Dave. The fish arrived on the date scheduled and were double bagged with metal clamps to prevent them from opening. All 6 are healthy and happy in there new home and look to be quality stock. Will definitely look to Dave first for future fish.
"Great fish, great shipping, great customer service"
Dave was very helpful on the phone helping me narrow down my 5 species of mbuna (I had done a lot of homework). He hadn't done many orders outside of the US, so he stayed on the phone the entire time it took to establish that it was possible to ship to Toronto. Have was fastidious in making sure both the shipping and the fish had worked out as planned.
I was aprehensive about buying fish on-line for the first time. I'm glad I went with Dave. I got into Victorian Cichlids recently and they are nearly impossible to find locally. When you do find them at local fish stores, they are usually mis-identified or un recognizeable hybrids. I went with Dave because of the high ratings here at CF.com. I decided on the Kyoga Flamebacks for a species only tank. When I contacted Dave, he was friendly and explained the process well for me. It was easy to order by phone. I called on monday. My fish shipped tuesday. I had them at 10 am wednesday morning. I got a fed-ex email letting me know the shipping status so I could track. When the fish arrived, they were in great shape, the water was clean, and the fish acclimated to my cycled tank right away. The males colored up within a month and looked exactly as they should. They are beautiful. The fish began breeding at about 6 weeks and as I write, I got 2 females holding. Overall a great experience and when I start another tank, Dave will be the only retailer I deal with.
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