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Old 03-07-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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Waiting almost a month for fish. Should I reconsider?

I really wanted 2 black clown fish. Everyone has the regular nemo ones. BUT I've been searching high and low and finding none. Been calling around and no one is getting any in that they are willing to sell. Either picasso ones which they keep or they dont look good according to the stores.

I guess my thought is, should I keep waiting? I know it's a personal decision but I have a fishless tank with just cuc and corals and would like some movement.

I do intend on putting in a blenny and/or a goby, maybe I should look for these first?

I'm bored, and frustrated so any thoughts would be great.

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Old 03-07-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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I would go and get maybe some inverts and other fish you planned on putting in there...but never give up! I've been search for a butis butis for what seems like an eternity. Granted I don't already have a tank set up for him...
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My thought on this subject is I think you wouldnt be happy if you settled for the fish you dont want. Have you tried Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums they usually have the black percs. Altough I have not ordered anything from them i have heard nothing but good things about them.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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My thought on this subject is I think you wouldnt be happy if you settled for the fish you dont want. Have you tried Aquarium Fish: Tropical Freshwater Fish and Saltwater Fish for Home Aquariums they usually have the black percs. Altough I have not ordered anything from them i have heard nothing but good things about them.

Just looked there and they are out of stock too!

I have never ordered fish online, is it really safe?
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I ordered two bichirs online and they seemed a little under fed but other than that there was no issues at all! Still happily swimming along to this day.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:29 PM   #6
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Has anyone used thatfishplace.com for live specimens? They have the black clowns I want and they also have a cool looking black clarkii clown.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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If you order online you need to make sure you QT the fish, many fish don't ship well and you never know what is in the water. It's always important to QT but when you have no idea where they came from it becomes that much more important.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:44 PM   #8
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Darn, another issue to deal with then. My qt is setup for a sick cichlid right now and a 2nd qt isnt viable right now.

never thought about that end of it. Thanks so much. Guess I will continue to search locally and somewhat locally.
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No problem, good luck finding them, I don't know what the market is like up there but they are all over the Tampa area, your lfs should be able to order them for you. I don't know how much they are there, but I haven't seen them for more than 25 here.
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I know the lfs here has them all the time if you are any where near fort wayne indiana maybe he could ship them to you or something I dunno he calls them the obamas cause they come as pairs..
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