Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

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Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by hadla » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:49 pm

By reliable I mean disease free and don't die within a week or so... -.- or are they only available in a perfect world where everyone does research on pets before buying them?
Never trust big puffers. The fingers you save may be your own. -RTR

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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by eieio » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:01 pm

hadla wrote:By reliable I mean disease free and don't die within a week or so... -.- or are they only available in a perfect world where everyone does research on pets before buying them?
you might check with these guys, see how you feel about them
I've had great results with them, and would order again.........
http://www.wetspottropicalfish.com/inde ... line-sales
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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by hadla » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:06 pm

I noticed them on Aquabid and eBay but wanted to be reassured :) thanks!
Never trust big puffers. The fingers you save may be your own. -RTR

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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by Hillehaus » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:12 pm

http://www.gunpowderaquatics.net

I bought a beautiful F8 puffer there. Extremely healthy fish. They also sell DPS. Shipping is a little steep but they are well packed.

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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by eieio » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:20 pm

hadla wrote:I noticed them on Aquabid and eBay but wanted to be reassured :) thanks!
when I wanted to get a Congo Puffer ("Olivia"), Anthony helped me with all my questions, very nice & patient person
packing and shipping arrangements were impeccable
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RIP cream puff :-(
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Location: Prescott, Arizona

Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by eieio » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:28 pm

hadla wrote:I noticed them on Aquabid and eBay but wanted to be reassured :) thanks!
really amazing, I just looked at my receipt for "Olivia"
they shipped her from Portland at 4:37 PM and she was delivered to my doorstep (central Arizona) the next morning at 10:45AM!!!!!!!!
S & H at the time was only $40
you can ask them anything you want about the condition of the fish, if they've been de-wormed, quarantined, etc..........
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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by hadla » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:09 pm

Thanks both of you :) yeah I hate to pay shipping, but if I get the best dps, it's worth it!
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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by scpion » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:40 pm

Woah... After reading this thread I think I am so fortunate.. A dp cost just about $0.80usd here... And it's available in abundance....
I am not a Troll, I am just pissed..!

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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by hadla » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:34 am

:/ are they wild caught though? I'd love to find some tank raised ones. The lfs near me have some dps but they never seem healthy.
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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by scpion » Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:31 am

Not to sure... But I believe they are tank bred. My side here have excellent international exporter. Qianhu corporation etc...
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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by Pufftastic » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:05 pm

Exotic Aquarium in Sacramento usually has LOTS of DPs. They had two 40-gallon tanks just swarming with them the last time I was there. The fish aren't always healthy there, but with so many to pick from, hopefully you could select some healthy ones.
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and.......
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RIP cream puff :-(
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Location: Prescott, Arizona

Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by eieio » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:13 pm

Pufftastic wrote:Exotic Aquarium in Sacramento usually has LOTS of DPs. They had two 40-gallon tanks just swarming with them the last time I was there. The fish aren't always healthy there, but with so many to pick from, hopefully you could select some healthy ones.
that's some pretty strange logic :?
you don't think that any of the fish in a tank with unhealthy fish in it will develop whatever the unhealthy ones have? :o
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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by hadla » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:12 pm

Yeah I know they do, but it's kind of a drive and I just don't trust any lfs with them except Aqua life
Never trust big puffers. The fingers you save may be your own. -RTR

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Re: Reliable sources for dps online? Anyone? :)

Post by Dadof4 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:50 pm

eieio wrote:
Pufftastic wrote:Exotic Aquarium in Sacramento usually has LOTS of DPs. They had two 40-gallon tanks just swarming with them the last time I was there. The fish aren't always healthy there, but with so many to pick from, hopefully you could select some healthy ones.
that's some pretty strange logic :?
you don't think that any of the fish in a tank with unhealthy fish in it will develop whatever the unhealthy ones have? :o
Generally illness in places like that are caused by over crowded tanks and when properly cared for and housed they do well.
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