Ordering Fish Online - Please Help

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  1. Dolphinfriendly

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    Hi,Sad news, the last decent LFS in my area packed up and moved off to the Cape last weekend and I am looking to buy fish online. My problem is that I cannot find anywhere that will allow me to buy fish. I have tried our sponsors and most don't have an online store or, as in the case of one sponsor whom I have tried to order from several times, never have ANY stock. Please could someone point me to somewhere that will ship live fish to Pietermaritzberg KZN. I am looking at buying Malawi cichlids, particularly metriaclima estherae.Thanks.
     
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  3. Pauline

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    @Moolis will ship fish - he shipped fish to PE for me.
     
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  4. brent

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    Hi you could also try @scotty in George western cape. He may ship to you and he specialises in malawis, really knows his stuff regarding these fish compared to any lfs around here I have been to :)
     
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  5. Altum

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    Pls remind what sort of items you were looking for?

    I don't place emphasis regarding online store sales as such, but will ALWAYS welcome online/telephonic orders.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.
    Hi Altum, I am looking for either Metriaclima Estherae or Labeotropheus fuelleborni. Do you have any at the moment?
     
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    Neil at Fish ETC has F1 stock of both and does ship.
    Give him a shout
     
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    Hi Dolphinfriendly, Neil is a great start. Not too sure as to his stock levels at the moment. Spoke with him earlier today as I am looking for them too.
    I have another supplier, both mentioned species, fish quality is excellent and size is fantastic. My biggest problem is getting fish from me to you. We are both sort of off the beaten track. I would think the best option would be for me to try and ship on a direct flight to Durban and for you to fetch when it lands. That way we can be sure that the fish will land in a great condition. I will make some enquiries about flights I could use for this. Have some Labeotropheus , in shop right now and females are carrying in the tank. PM me and we can chat. Ken
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply. I am having trouble PM'ing you, It keeps coming up with an error...
    I am interested in buying a few of those cichlids from you, how much are you offering them for?
    Also, I am not too sure how to pick up the fish from the airport as I have never done this before, do I have to go to baggage claim or is there another place that I need to go to pick them up?

    Thanks,
    Rory
     
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    Hi, @scotty
    Thanks for your reply. I am having trouble PM'ing you, It keeps coming up with an error...
    I am interested in buying a few of those cichlids from you, how much are you offering them for?
    Also, I am not too sure how to pick up the fish from the airport as I have never done this before, do I have to go to baggage claim or is there another place that I need to go to pick them up?

    Thanks,
    Rory
     
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  11. Pauline

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    I've had very good service from @Altum ; and would definitely order from him again.
     
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  12. Moolis

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    Hi

    Try Hettie on onlinepetshop.co.za they are associated to Pet Stop in that I own both and they sell the fish in stock @ Pet Stop OR call Mark direct on 012-329 8965 :)
     

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