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Old 09-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Convict Tang

I have been looking for a convict tang at our many LFS here. But we always miss them.

I'm really hesitant to order one online and have it shipped to my place. Can anyone recommend me a good online store?

And if I were to purchase one online would I need to have a quranteen tank, or would I acclimate it the same as I were to get him at the LFS?

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Liveaquaria.com is a high quality, fair priced online store, and so is bluezooaquatics.com. Both have gotten great reviews. However, with any online store usually if your purchase is under $175 (for liveaquaria it needs to be over $200) then shipping is $30-40! You might want to reserve the next convict tang at your lfs if you're able to, unless you are willing to pay that money. Tangs are more prone to ick than most, so I'd say you should quarantine it so your other fish is not effected, b/c if they were, you'd have to quarantine all of them. Drip acclimation is best..so acclimate them to the QT tank and put them in the QT and moniter/treat if needed for a month.
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Thanks for the websites, and yes looking at them their shipping is expensive. A couple of our LFS have offered to special order for a deposit. So I may go that route. We don't have a QT tank. Which I probably need to start getting together I'm sure.
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No problem and sounds like a plan!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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I've use vividaquariums.com with good success. They are located on the west coast as am I.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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+1 for vividaquariums.com they are very high quality and mrsaltwater did an episode on it. Must be amazing in person...I'm only 2 or more hours away...
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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I looked at the website as well. These look really good. I think I am going to ask one of my LFS to special order, I think. They have to have a signature for delivery and I can never guarantee when me or my boyfriend will be here. But looking at these sites there are so many fish I have never seen at the LFS here and its very tempting!!!
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If you write in the comments "no signature required" I don't think you have to...unless there are exceptions.
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You can also setup for pickup at a FedEx location or Saturday delivery, I did both when I ordered.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:10 PM   #10
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Awesome... I'm also worried about the conditions for shipping I think thats holding me back the most. But I know the LFS deals with this too....
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