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(Fark)   A pet store where Subby buys his pet fish is closing and relocating and won't be back until spring. He might consider ordering and shipping fish to his place. Anybody bought live animals this way and any other advice?   (fark.com) divider line
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57 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 04 Oct 2022 at 1:05 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-04 11:07:55 AM  
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2022-10-04 12:00:51 PM  
I've never done it, but best advice I can give is look at the reviews of customers and how long they've been doing this.
 
2022-10-04 12:10:46 PM  
I haven't done it, but I'm sure it will be find.  You shouldn't be buying your fish from a pet store, anyway.

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2022-10-04 1:11:57 PM  
Why do you need to buy pet fish that often?

I've got a dozen or so. Last time I 'bought' one was 2 to 3 years ago.
Heck the sword tails babies are gonna get 'returned' before they overrun the tank.
 
2022-10-04 1:12:54 PM  
Where do you live?  Summer and Winter can be bad times to ship animals because storage/shipping temperatures are not always maintained the way shippers claim they are.  Even if you live where it is warmer, things often ship through hubs.  I'd also be leery of COVID/holiday based shipping delays.
 
2022-10-04 1:23:37 PM  
Buy a couple male and female guppies. Pretty soon you'll have 50 guppies.
 
2022-10-04 1:31:20 PM  

optikeye: Why do you need to buy pet fish that often?

I've got a dozen or so. Last time I 'bought' one was 2 to 3 years ago.
Heck the sword tails babies are gonna get 'returned' before they overrun the tank.


This. I haven't bought a new fish in a year. Are you buying feeder fish?
 
2022-10-04 1:40:36 PM  
More so than fish. I like the plants.

I built my tank with 2 inches of "Ecomplete' a fresh water deep sand bed. And the idea was and still is not having to vaccum other than the top layer of poop off the sand----which frankly is only every 2 months or so. And I probably need to change the outside filter soon...even tho the water tests are perfect.
I keep thinking 'nope, nope, nope' about changing the bio wheel/filter. Because one thing I've learned.
is "IF IT'S WORKING DON'T FARK WITH IT"

We put the tank up 25 years ago. After all that the stats on the tank are rock solid. Currently, the we only have a bunch of ASSHOLE FARKEN SWORD TAILS...the SO bought a few month ago.
And some Genetically Modified Tetras.
 
2022-10-04 1:42:54 PM  

ReapTheChaos: This. I haven't bought a new fish in a year. Are you buying feeder fish?


Nope the SO, brought back these sword tails like 'here's some magic beans' when I just wanted a fresh can of fish flakes. And they're all birthing babies.
 
2022-10-04 1:44:44 PM  

optikeye: Ecomplete


Here's a bit about substrate.
CaribSea Eco Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate
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2022-10-04 1:44:57 PM  
People with big fish collections and fancy aquariums are all drug dealers. You holding, subby?
 
2022-10-04 2:11:45 PM  
The wife had 2 dogs (jack russells) flown to us from California 3 years ago had to pick them up at the airport cargo terminal, they made it just fine, but they are terrible dogs would not recommend.
 
2022-10-04 6:20:38 PM  
Fish are heavy and expensive to ship because of the water and they have to go overnight express. I got 3 small dragon koi that way once. Not worth the extra expense over getting them locally. They arrived really stressed and died in a few days even though I followed the seller's directions for acclimating them.
 
2022-10-04 9:47:43 PM  
Make sure they travel in a big enough cage otherwise they wont survive the journey.
 
2022-10-05 1:07:42 PM  
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