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Old 04-27-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Can I have your secret sources for buying Cichlids? If anybody is in Houston Texas and knows local breeders or you have some fair priced internet suppliers please let me know.

I'll keep it secret

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:03 AM   #2
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I live 15 minutes away from livefishdirect.com

From being in their store, and up at their farm, I would recommend then 100% their prices are fair. And the more you order the more you save. The staff are really good at taking requests. (I.e. Give me the biggest one)
And their fish are kept in primo conditions.

When you get a fish from a dealer, or big box store. It's usually changed hands (tanks) 6-7 times before it gets to you.
With livefishdirect. The fish is breed, moved to the store, and then to you. I wish I could upload some pictures of fish I've gotten from them, but I'm at my limit.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:05 AM   #3
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BTW they are in Utah, and ship all over. They have lots of different receiving options. I've heard if you pick up the fish at your local airport is the cheapest.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:07 AM   #4
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They also do credit if the fish doesn't make it alive.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:05 PM   #5
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I have never bought any fish online but I buy EVERYTHING else online including my underwear so I may try fish.

I think there was a time when we were all afraid of having live critters shipped but it's been done enough that the fear is fading.

The next problem would be that we ALL think we can pick out good ones and nobody would be in this forum if they were the kind of people that let the attendant pick their fish.

That little quirk will be hard to break especially when hunting for a particular sex.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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I know what you mean. I go to their store open to the public on Saturday because I like to pick my own fish. But one time. I did ask then to grab me a specific type and was very happy with what they picked out. They sell a lot of unsexed fish, so I'm not sure how they are about trying to make sure you get males. But you can ask.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:07 AM   #7
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Depending on what kind of fish you're looking for there are a number of places. Livefishdirect.com is obviously one of them but also take a look at wetspot tropical fish as their fish list is always much larger than livefishdirect. Aquabid.com is also a really good place just check the buyer rating but there are tons of reputable people on there. If it's African Cichlids you're looking for I would check out daves rare fish or little african aquatics as they both have fish you wouldn't find at most places and quality is great.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:43 AM   #8
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Good links, especially that aquabid. Not sure what I think about it but it's a lot of fun to look through, especially with the search function.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:58 PM   #9
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I love it. And like I said, you just have to check the seller rating which is easy enough. I love Apistogramma and they are a little bit harder to find than most fish, especially the really cool ones and there is one of the better breeders in the U.S. and if you ask me I'd say one of the best around, Apistodave. He has all kinds of cool fish and great looking very healthy ones at that. For me, aquabid is by far the best. I've also bought some shrimp on there. I've never had a bad transaction. It just depends on what you want.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:12 PM   #10
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My chances of getting good stock just went up, I own a window company and the graphics lady who designs my mailouts brought up in conversation that her sister has been in the business of building and maintaining aquariums in Houston Texas for twenty + years.

She gave me her phone number so that I could call and ask for local sources and breeders of cichlids.

Keeping my fingers crossed
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