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Old 09-19-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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about no guarantee fish online

i want to buy a blue/regal/hippo tang from a saltwaterfish.com but they dont guarantee that fish?? why is that?? is it really common for these fish to arrive dead or to die in the fist couple of days????????

what other sites would you recomend me for live fish??

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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I've heard good things about liveaquaria.com, but I have never ordered on line.
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:37 PM   #4
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I would be leary of buying any fish online that does not come with a guarentee. To many things can happen in shipping...stress to fish, lost or delayed packages.
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I have ordered from liveaquaria.com twice. They have a 14 day guarantee. No questions asked.
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has anyone ordered a regal tang online???

has anyone ordered a regal tang online???
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I ordered a regal from liveaquaria 3 weeks ago. It is in QT and doing fine, no signs of ich etc.
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It is labeled as an advanced fish on their website. It is very common for online retailers not to guarentee a fish that they consider for the advanced aquarist. Even LiveAquaria does this. SWF has three regals on their site. The small & medium are no guarentee but the (more expensive) larger one is covered.

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This item is Not Guaranteed (NG), because either its behavior is irregular during acclimation, or because it is packed in a non-traditional way; in either case the hobbyist may not be familiar with the animals's true actual health and vitality because they are not familiar with its behavior. One can have every confidence when ordering this item, but it will not be covered under the guarantee because its natural behavior or how it is shipped differs from other items.
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If you want a blue/regal tang just wait until a LFS has one.
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they are known to be fragile shippers, smaller ones are rarely guaranteed anywhere.
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