Wanted: Flowerhorn fish

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  1. B@kkies

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    Hi all. I want to stock a flowerhorn in my tank.. i found a add on olx of flowerhorn in cpt. The guy can courier it to me. He asks R500 for a 6cm fish. It is he cheapest i can find around. The local fish shop charges almost R2k for a 10cm fish. Here is his add
    My question is. Has anybody dealt with this Guy? Is he reputable?9f9413007c7b0969d3d2884769076fc8.jpg

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    Be CAREFULL!!

    Im almost 100% sure its a scam

    Been there, done that... NO WAY is he selling Arowana and stingrays.... so that alone tells a story
    Those number usually lead to overseas people that you have never heard of

    Your call ... just be careful
     
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    It's a scam. The wording of his add is the same as another one a while back for asian arowana that they apparently breed top quality of. The pics he posted of his fish was random google stuff. And yes he can apparently ship all over the world. Be careful.
     
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    Just like to also add. The scale at which he clames he operates. A place breeding and selling at that scale would not place an add like this. A multimillion rand facility would have a website and not advertise with a cell number as the only contact.
     
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    I have and he has sent me photos and a video. I ask because i was told if something is to good to be true is usually is. I have the same suspicion but i hope someone on the forum has worked with this chap ans it was a good transaction

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    if you would like @BEARZ knows a lady that imports flowerhorns and a few other things. might be a safer option. where about are you based?
     
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    Yes lets see if anyone turns up.
     
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    This is exactly the same as the one that tried the forum too a little while ago
    I tried to catch him by showing interest, the pictures he sent me as his own were from a Reputable Stingray website overseas.. he just didn't know I knew that
    When he saw I knew more than he liked.. he vanished
     
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    Exactly what I did, with the same results. Found him on gumtree.
     
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    @tronix. Im based 300km from jhb. Newcastle

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    We have a LFS in PE that selling for R1200 or R1500, not 100% sure on price as was there on Sunday. Not 100's on the size either, could be about 10cm or so.
     
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    Einaaa. We are definitely being ripped off in RSA. Joe of diu fishkeeper walkes into a fish store in New York and they sell top quality flowerhorns for 25$.

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    i just saw now that Rebel pets in Kempton park are selling 4cm flowerhorns for R250. might be worth having a look there.
     
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    Thanks
    Do you have their number?

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    I checked it out on their website. The quality seems a bit low

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    haven't been there before so i cant tell you for sure. think they are relatively new. might try go past there sometime just to have a look.
     
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    Thanks

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    The one in the rebel ad is not going to turn into any thing shown in the pictures in your original (scam) post. Guys at wazeers, fish for Africa, get nice one in from time to time contact them to let you know with photo's fw hat they get.
     
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    That is good advice. Hopefully their prices will me acceptable


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    agree with JwH , you get "flowerhorns"
    and you get FLOWERHORNS , the one in the 1st you posted most likely looks like a Red Dragon , like any other fish - you pay for the breed , R1200-1500 are known pricing for them...

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