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Old 06-03-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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My name is Jim and I just joined this forum yesterday. I'm from the great and beautiful state of Wyoming. I set up a small tank a couple weeks ago, but still need to buy some fish for the tank. I'm still trying to decide what I want to put in it. Right now I'm leaning toward guppies. It might be a while until I can get to a town that has a pet shop. The closest big(?) city is about 2 hours away. I could get some from one of the places on the internet, but I'm reluctant to have fish sent through the mail. Anyone have some experience with a internet store? Can someone recommend a good place.

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:20 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA. as someone who buys and sells on the net take the step and order online. AquaBid.com - Sell or buy aquarium related equipment and fish in an auction format! is a good place to start. you will end up with a lot better stock than almost any lfs.
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I buy almost all drygoods on the Internet and some livestock too. It makes a difference with salt water due the high price of each specimen. Not sure it makes sense for common freshwater species though.

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Welcome to AA Jim!

Having fish shipped isn't as difficult or risky as many people think. We've sent and received fish all over the country with only very rare issues. Afterall, your LFS has their fish shipped to them for resale.
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Welcome! Check with HN1 as he's got quite the selection, but id also check out liveaquaria.com
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I've used aquabid.com as well with good results.
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Afterall, your LFS has their fish shipped to them for resale.
exactly..... when people are worried about shipping my first answer is how do you think lfs get their fish lol
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