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RetailersMail-Order FishUSFL Cichlid Express
Cichlid Express
City, State: FL
Phone: (386) 253-0054
Web site: Click here
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TheCichlidKid15 has used this retailer 2-3 times. November 8, 2012
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Love ordering fish from this place! Customer service is excellent, fish are great and prices are good as well!
Steve C has used this retailer 1 time. November 6, 2012
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"Absolutely Great"
First time ever ordering fish online so I was very very scared of doing it since I had never bought fish this way before. But Billy at Cichlid Express/Daytona Aquarium made the entire process a breeze. When you call ask for Billy, super friendly guy, knows his fish inside and out, and he will pick out some perfect fish for you. Mine came today and they were all alive & healthy and seem very happy in their new home. I will use Cichlid Express and Billy for all my future fish purchases without a doubt.
R6RaVeN37 has used this retailer 1 time. November 4, 2012
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"Cichlid Express rocks!!!"
After deciding on which fish I wanted (Mosobos, Rusties, Pearlmutts, and Demasonis) I started looking online for a place to buy. Most of the other online retailers either didnt have all the fish I wanted in stock, or just didnt carry them. Cichlid Express had them all so I decided to go with them. I emailed them with what I was looking for, and Billy promptly replied. After several friendly and prompt emails between Billy and myself, we had worked out the numbers of fish and the shipping. I ended up ordering thirty fish and had them shipped Delta Air Cargo. The price for the fish and the shipping were excellent. The fish were shipped out in the morning, and I had them by that evening. The fish were well packaged and all arrived alive and in good shape. To my suprise, when I opened the box I found that Billy had thrown in two free fish (Demasonis) and a free sample of their home made pellet food. All of the fish are of excellent quality and have very nice coloration. They range in size from 1.25 inches to 2.50 inches and most of them are already starting to color up nicely. Billy made my first online fish buying experince fantastic. For price, quality, and selection of fish Cichlid Express is top notch. Billy's customer service and friendlyness is out of this world. I would reccomend Cichlid Express to anyone looking for exceptional customer service and outstanding fish. Billy and Cichlid Express just earned a new lifelong customer.
adotson85 has used this retailer 1 time. November 1, 2012
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"Great Experience"
After looking at several online options, I decided to give Cichlid Express a go. This was my first time buying fish online and I must say I was more than pleased with my experience. Billy was very knowledgeable and adament about his cichlids. He also provided great communication throughout the whole process. I called and ordered 30 cichlids on Monday and had them set-up to be shipped on Wednesday. He sent me an email Wednesday afternoon stating that the fish had been sent out and should be at my destination in a little over 6 hours, which is pretty good for a 600 mile trip. The fish arrived just as he said and in great condition. They were packaged very well and all the fish were very good quality. Wouldn't hesitate to do business with Cichlid Express again.
ThunderChichlds35 has used this retailer 10 or more times. September 20, 2012
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"best place for large full color cichlids"
just orderd 3 adult peacocks and WOW! THEY WERE ALL FULL COLOR...they will help u find what you need and only give you the best colors..i did buy from livefishdirect but there colors were only par and there fish were not as big cichlid express has more adult male cichlids than any other site i have been to....just call and ask for billy ..he wont let you down
docj7979 has used this retailer 1 time. September 20, 2012
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"Amesome Fish!!!"
I searched for weeks to find one place to order all of the fish on my all male malawi wish list. Not only did they have all of them in stock, they had them in the same size for a quater of the price my LFS wanted. Billy was great and answered all of my questions. He is super friendly and knows his fish. The fish all arrived alive and well. I will definitely use cichlid express again. These guys are AWESOME!!!
Cajen has used this retailer 1 time. July 4, 2012
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"Gorgeous fish! Great service! FAST delivery!"
I struggled for weeks attempting to find a single on-line retailer to purchase stock for my 2 new tanks. I was stocking a Tanganyikan 29g and a Mbuna 55g. It seemed that I was going to be forced to order from 2 suppliers. I live in AZ and there are just no good places to buy African Cichlids of any variety. After reading the reviews for ALL of the Mail Order Fish suppliers, I found CichlidExpress.com They did not seem to have a lot of reviews (15 total, but all positive) so I got on the phone to speak with them. Billy was absolutely totally helpful and we literally talked for quite some time discussing options and the wide selection of fish. It was my first time with mail order fish, but I will gladly state it was a GREAT experience. Billy was
VERY knowledgeable and you could just tell, he loved his fish. I bought 31 fish Monday morning and picked them up at the airport in Phoenix Monday night. Billy had told me what a nice strain he had for the Msobo and especially the Chailosi. The fish are ~2" and already the Msobo show very nice color and great patterns and color on the Chailosi. In all honesty, there was ONE DOA out of 31 fish ordered. I was not really even worried about it, but when Billy followed up to see how I liked my fish I told him how totally stoked I was and how much I appreciated the great service and fantastic fish! When I mentioned the ONE DOA he immediately offered to refund the cost. WHAT? No store credit? No hassle?

Great retailer!!!
fmkeylock has used this retailer 2-3 times. December 1, 2011
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talked to Billy was very friendly took time explained everything including all my "newbie questions. Set up and shipped my order exactly as agreed, all fish were healthy and looked fantastic, and were size we talked about. i am ordering again no hesitations.
DJW_Florida has used this retailer 2-3 times. October 8, 2011
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Not only did Billy give invaluable assistance and advice in setting up my all male peacock & hap show tank, he also took the time to select 20 of the most stunning cichlid varieties. All fish arrived happy & healthy and are showing incredible show quality colors! Having researched a number of online options, you will not find a better, friendlier, or more professional service than Cichlid Express, whether online, or in person, and the service does not stop once you've ordered. Thanks to your passion Billy & Gary - Cichlid Express Rocks..!!!
mrLscichlids has used this retailer 10 or more times. October 4, 2011
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"Awesome, friendly, knowledgable service."
I have been buying all of my African Cichlids from Gary for a few years. I have NEVER had a bad experience with the livestock or the service. Gary and Billy always take the time to answer any questions my wife or I have and have always made our experience at the store enjoyable. Their extensive knowledge of the many cichlid species has been extremely helpful when stocking new tanks we have set up. I would recommend this a visit to this shop to anyone interested in visiting, you will not be disappointed. Thanks to Gary and Billy for the outstanding service you have always given to us.

Bill Linane
Kissimmee, FL
DennisDesp has used this retailer 10 or more times. September 30, 2011
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"Gary and Billy at cichildexpress.com are Top Notch"
I have been dealing with Gary and Billy for a couple of years now. It started off visiting their store in Daytona Beach. I have to say they have one of the cleanest cichlid stores I have been to. Their knowledge is unsurpassed. they create a friendly environment for the beginners,and have no problem answering any question you may have.
When I moved from Florida to NY they held my cichlids for 2 weeks (for a very reasonable price)then shipped them to me when I was set up again. I will not use anyone but them!

Dennis D'Esposito
ZACKV29 has used this retailer 2-3 times. June 28, 2011
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I have ordered from several online places before. None were more friendly than cichlidexpress.com. Billy and Gary are the best. There selection of african cichlids is the best I have ever seen and I have seen dozens across the usa from CA,AZ,TX and FL. You WILL NOT be disappointed with the quality of fish you receive. There shipping and prices are fair compared to other retailers but again no one else can match there selection and quality of hard to find fish. Also the fish arrived quickly and in excellent health. They were showing great color right away! Whether you are brand new or been doing it for years you can't beat cichlidexpress.com for great fish. Thank you Billy and Gary!!!
nicksdsm has used this retailer 1 time. June 25, 2011
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"Awesome Friendly Service"
I emailed them about my first shellie tank. Billy responded to my email the next day. We wrote back and forth for about 3 weeks before I was able to make my purchase. Billy helped me choose my first shellie's. He helped me choose a very fun species, Multi's. I bought them late in the afternoon on a Wednesday and they arrived the next day. All the Multi's were healthy and looked great. Billy was extremely helpful and a appreciate his friendly service. Thank you!!!
Swamplander has used this retailer 1 time. June 11, 2011
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"Fantastic in-store experience!"
I'm about an hour north of the store. Gary spent a ton of time with my son & I as we came in to get 10 fish to stock a new-ish 120g. He took a lot of time explaining each option for what we were looking for. Amazing breeding operation too out back. I'll certainly return... very impressed with the Gary and his stock!
AlphaWild has used this retailer 1 time. May 26, 2011
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"Satisfied Customer"
They were the only source I could find for a particular Victorian species. Never having ordered fish online, I was a little nervous, but Billy was excellent with communications and details about the fish and transaction. The price seemed steep at first, but only because I'd never had to pay retail before. Considering how hard it was to find, it was worth the price. Great guys!
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