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Livefish is my go to shop but i have also used coburgaquarium which is in melbourne i believe and they are reliable but i have experienced fish loss due to bad packing (too many fish in 1 bag) but they will give you store credit if fish die. Also facebook pages are worth checking out.

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1 hour ago, Yodapwnsasmurf said:

Shameless self plug, Arapaima Exotics will be online in a week or so. check out our facebook page.

Going to give forum members a discount?? Shameless penny pincher right here!! Haha

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Depends what fish you are after.

I either look for specialist breeders that ship or specialist LFS.

There are many specialist FB groups for different types of fish.  And many specialist breeders have their own FB pages as well.  

Quite a few specialist breeders also sell on here, so it is possibly worth your while to make a post about what fish you want.

However, if buying online from a website such as Live Fish, factor in shipping costs, and you may find it's just as cheap to buy from a LFS.  

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3 hours ago, Harris. said:

Looking for rainbow fish

The cichlid or native?

I would try Down Stream Aquatics at Annerley Junction in Brisbane.  The owner, Steve Baines is the president of ANGFA (or was last I heard) and is very big in to Australian Rainbows and the store always has several to a dozen tanks of various native Rainbows, as well as many other small natives.  

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For me buying fish online is a last resort.  Reason being I have limited space so want to maximise my space.  I will stand watching a tank for an hour to choose the exact fish I want.  (I am sure I have driven some store owners mad).  There are a couple of staff at stores I know where I ask them to choose me a fish as they have a better eye than me, but they are the exception. 

Buying online means I have to have what I am given. 

I am the same with online groceries.  I am picky about what I want to cook with and do not like the idea of someone else choosing my food. 

There at e a couple of known stores in Brisbane that are specialists in this are, so I would suggest go for the drive up the road. 

Thanks,

Steve

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yet what gingerbeer said and its the same as some people saying that they will meat you somewhere  ( you get what you get on line sick fish or not )

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On 06/08/2017 at 6:49 PM, Harris. said:

Flat out at worl at the moment and cant make it up to brissy for awhile so i thought about online. 

 

@pk333 native. 

One thing I learnt over time.  You don't need to rush in this hobby.  

There's no rush to fill a tank.  I'd prefer to wait until I can visit a store and see the fish in person for myself before buying.   I find I save money doing this, even though I buy good quality, expensive fish.  Better than buying some fish, regretting the purchase due to lower quality, and then buying good quality when you finally have the time.

 

 

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On ‎6‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 5:01 PM, professor_rob said:

Love to find someone selling AUL's for a reasonable price????

 

And datnoids....(that is a pipe-dream i know)

Plenty of Dats around

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