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RetailersMail-Order FishUSTX Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish
Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish
Address: 5121 Crestway Dr., Suite 300
City, State: San Antonio, TX
ZIP: 78239
Phone: (210)599-9444
Web site: Click here
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AlienAnchovies has used this retailer 1 time. November 14, 2008
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walked into the shop today and amazed at the variety of fish many of which I've only seen in books and read about online not to mention every fish looked well fed and healthy
ill think i make this my primary lfs due to the selection, prices, and overall health of the stock.
LadyBarbara001 has used this retailer 10 or more times. November 8, 2008
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"As good as it gets"
Dave is a teacher. He never seems impatient to answer questions, and would rather you not buy something that isn't suitable. His store is amazing, and easy to spend hours just looking. Clean, well kept tanks with healthy fish...find that somewhere else!

Thanks Dave!
Joephish has used this retailer 3-10 times. October 9, 2008
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"Lucky to be in San Antonio"
I've been to Dave's a couple of times now, and I have to say his shop is sparkling clean. I've never seen a sick fish, and the selection is second to none. I am lucky enough to have this guy in my backyard, but even if I lived on the other side of the country, I'd want to do business with him. If you need a fish that he doesn't have he can probably order it for you.
redstallion02 has used this retailer 1 time. September 2, 2008
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"No worries with Dave"
My first mail order for fish and after reading horry stories all over I was a little worried about choosing the right place.

Dave's is that place. Great selection of fish. Awesome person to deal with. I wish he was closer to me since shipping to MI is a bit high but he can not control that, it is well worth it. Just had to make my order bigger.

I will be ordering more fish and they will come from Dave.
TeamFOS has used this retailer 2-3 times. July 15, 2008
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"THE Best!"
You will not find a better guy then Dave! He is the nicest and easiest guy to deal with for livestock. Also pricing is high, but quality is worth it. You know what they say "you pay for what you get" Fish I got were awesome! Thanks Dave, and will order again!
cledus has used this retailer 10 or more times. July 2, 2008
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Rare applies in more than one way. Besides the great selection and quality of fish, rare applies to how the store is operated. It's rare to go into any type of store and find someone who knows their stock, knows how that stock interacts in various environments, treats you like a friend, and doesn't try to sell you anything and push you out the door. A great place I'd recommend to anyone.
lucky7jjp has used this retailer 3-10 times. June 16, 2008
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daves is one of the only places i buy fish at.his veriety of fish is awesome...the knowlage is just as good.good prices on fish and rocks....
cichead has used this retailer 3-10 times. June 16, 2008
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"Like doing business with a friend!"
You know that feeling of confidence that you won't get burnt when you make a trade or purchase from a friend? I have that confidence with every order. I never worry about getting hybrids or mis-identified fish and I never worry about having fish shipped to Iowa. His prices are great too. I don't know the exact total but he's shipped me around $2000 in fish. The fish are always properly labeled, double bagged, and have always arrived alive. Not once have I ever lost a fish with Dave. Be it in the freezing cold of an Iowa winter or the middle of the summer I know Dave will get them to me safe and sound.

Dave's selection of stock is one of the best I've seen online. Many rare and hard to find fish frequent his stock lists. The stock list on his website isn't all inclusive either so if you don't see what you're looking for give him a call. If he doesn't have it, he can probably track it down. Just the other day I was placing an order and we got to chatting about fish. Long story short, he had in stock 6 of exactly what I wanted and in a nice M/F ratio to boot. It's worth it to call and he's always been nothing but professional, courteous, and patient on the phone.

I'll be placing an order with him soon and I can't wait to hear him say, "Guess what just came in! Some..." If you do business with Dave often enough you find that what just came in is exactly what you've been looking for!
Mullet has used this retailer 10 or more times. June 6, 2008
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"Meets all my needs"
Dave has a very nice shop. Everytime you walk in you can find some gems. Dave is a hobbyist as well as a store owner. He carries the bread and butter stock and then a whole lot more. How many stores can you walk into and see a tank of Pungu maclareni for sale. In addition, Dave is a friend to the hobbyist. He knows what we are looking for and many times Dave has called up and said, "guess just what came in"?? The fish you had been looking for. His professional demeanor and friendliness has made him a lot of friends and created a lot of connections, which is good for all of us.
x-ingover has used this retailer 10 or more times. May 21, 2008
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"The ONLY place to buy!"
Dave has an awesome selection of top quality fish. His stock changes all the time, so there's always something new & exciting at the store. Outstanding service with really great products at low prices makes for a great company to do business with.
wsa88 has used this retailer 2-3 times. April 22, 2008
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"Great Selection"
Once again I turned to Dave's Rare fish. And again I couldn't be more happier. Awesome selection of fish, great service and a very nice guy. Will continue to order more fish from him when I get some more tanks going. Quality of fish is top notch. Nothing but good things. Thank you once again Dave.
DMWave45 has used this retailer 1 time. March 19, 2008
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Ordered 16 fish from dave's a few weeks ago and the service was first rate. All of my fish arrived alive, healthy, and good quality. I ordered from here even though the shipping costed a little more than some places that are closer to where I live. It's worth it! Highly reccomended.
spideyclone has used this retailer 3-10 times. March 12, 2008
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"This place is the best!!!!!"
I really think that it would be unfair to compare any other mail-order to Dave's. The friendliness is unrivaled...the quality of stock is fantastic...the shipping method is impeccable...and if that wasn't good enough, he has sent me more fish than I have ordered nearly every time. This is a class act establishment and deserves every bit of respect in the cichlid community.
willyt has used this retailer 10 or more times. November 1, 2008
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"" A RARE Medium, well done!" "
Recently moved from Pensacola to San Antonio, having retired fm the Navy. I was anxious to set my 90 back up. I had only been here a day and was not familiar with the area so off to the LFS i went for water treatment. Lucky for me the lady that was in the fish dept was cool and we started speaking of cichlids. She directed me to Dave's. I was extatic. I had seen his add here on CF but forgot he was here in San Antonio.... anyway, I was greeted by a big smile and a friendly, informative presentation of store. I told him I wanted to change from Malawi to Tangs and we enthusiastically commenced to filling plastic bags with some of the most wonderful species available. It was truly a great experience and having met Dave and seeing the quality of his entire stock and just the way I was treated, would whole heartedly recommend Dave's to my friends, without hesitation! Great guy, great fish, great service! Thank you, Dave! All my fish are doing great, thriving.
goose8651 has used this retailer 1 time. January 30, 2008
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"Great Business"
I purchased 12 fish from Dave and he answered all of my questions.
I ordered larger size fish so I could sex them. I was expecting them to be about 2-3" in size, which is what his site said. When I received them, the males were a good 4" in length. I could not believe it. I will defintely be using him again.
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