Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-26-2021, 12:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Ohio
Posts: 15
Purchase Fish Online?!

I saw you can buy fish online and have them shipped to you?! Is this recommended or crazy? Something like https://www.liveaquaria.com/ or saw this article https://www.buildyouraquarium.com/be...ne-fish-store/

__________________
HicksFam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2021, 01:03 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Calikenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Fresno
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by HicksFam View Post
I saw you can buy fish online and have them shipped to you?! Is this recommended or crazy? Something like https://www.liveaquaria.com/ or saw this article https://www.buildyouraquarium.com/be...ne-fish-store/
I have considered it. But I somehow got maxed out buying local..
__________________
Calikenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2021, 10:25 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
coralbandit's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Saratoga,NY
Posts: 6,943
Look on AquaBid to find quality fish from breeders and sellers .
__________________
Mr.bandit is my YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcS...zPAhmB9QK0UvMA
https://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...er&Coralbandit
^^These are my weekly sales^^ GOT RAMS ???
coralbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2021, 06:33 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
FishOwner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Southern Colorado
Posts: 103
I wouldn't recommend unless it is a reputable seller (check for reviews).

If you do end up ordering online, see if they have any dead on arrival (DOA) guarantees. That really helps with losses during shipping.
__________________
____________________________________________
FishOwner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2021, 11:32 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
rlederer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northern California
Posts: 753
I've ordered lots of fish online and have had little problem. Try the WetSpot in Portland, Oregon for a reputable shipper. It's pricey but you have incredible choices of fish. By the way, when I was a kid 50 years ago I got fish shipped by mail.
__________________
Roger (always pH) Lederer
rlederer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2021, 11:21 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ADsnail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 357
I have ordered from ebay and had good results. Just read their cautions and disclaimers - the more, the better, as it means they care and try to have their live cargo arrive that way. Most say they only ship Mon-Tues, as shipping later in the week could get the package hung up over the weekend.

Pick a seller as close to you as possible (click on their name and there should be some info about where generally they're located) so the distance won't take too long and the fish won't be as stressed. This is especially important in the middle of summer or winter; they pack accordingly but time is of the essence.

Sometimes they throw in freebies, an extra youngster of the same type you ordered. This has happened to me a few times; I didn't necessarily want someone extra but when it turned out that the original fellow I ordered died a few days later (the only time that ever happened), well, there I was with his replacement already. This freebie guy is still doing fine a year later.
__________________
ADsnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish, line, online

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
purchase fish online? Harlow Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 12-27-2013 12:28 AM
Online Fish Purchase? RB9450 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 03-23-2010 05:47 AM
online fish purchase jim532 Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 2 03-19-2006 12:53 AM
online fish purchase jim532 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 03-17-2006 05:32 PM
Best Place to purchase Acrylic Tank Online? pdade General Retailers 9 11-15-2003 08:14 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.