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Old 01-31-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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When to get live stock from LFS???

I know my LFS gets its stock into their sale tanks on Wednesdays and I was wondering if i should get the live stock on the same day or wait a day or 2 for the fish to be settled in after the long transport
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Try to look on Wednesday and see if they will hold it for a couple of days. My LFS gets shipments on Thursday, but won't release the fish until that Tuesday to ensure the fish eat and are good.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Yep, my LFS won't let me take fish right after delivery and for the following week. I do have to pay for the fish upfront for them to hold it for me but that fine by me.
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My lfs gets their shipment in on thursday morning and by the afternoon/evening, the fish are in the front sale tanks ....This particular store has the most veriety and hard to find/get fish. Its not like a petco or petsmart

So my question is that if i should wait till next week to go buy the fish?? or getting them on thursdays are fine??
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I would see if they can hold it for you. If its gonna die let it die in the LFS 's tank and not yours. I have them hold mine for at least a week, sometimes longer.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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gotcha. I shall ask. I wonder if they will look at me like i have 10 heads
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My store will hold fish as well. It isn't a crazy request. Especially if you show up on shipment day
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