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Shipping Weather

Discussion in 'Aquatic Clarity' started by aquaticclarity, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Shipping season is finally here (if you don't count the snow/freezing rain/sleet/hale that came down yesterday :rolleyes: ) So if you would like to ge ay of the fish I have in stock shot me an email or PM along with what you are interested in, how many of each type, and your zip and I'll get you a shipping quote.

    LOT'S of new fish in over the past several weeks and a few more to post on the fish list at www.aquaticclarity.com like:

    Ivanacara adoketa 1 1/4"-2" $30 each or 5/$125

    Mikrogeophagus altispinosa "butterfly ram" 2" $6 each

    Sphaerichthys osphromenoides dwarf chocolate gourami wild 2" $8 each 6/$40 (I've had these for several months and haven't lost a single one!)

    And check out the orange and tiger otos! I'll try to get pictures up in the next day or two of these guys.
  2. bussardnr

    bussardnr Member 5 Year Member

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    How well to the gouramis ship? I've had a hell of a time finding 'live' ones locally
  3. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    :biggrin: I haven't shipped any of them yet myself but over the years I've found you get one of three types of chocolate gouramies...live ones, live ones that die soon, and dead ones! I got 12 of them in this time (hedging by bets) and all 12 are alive and doing well after several months now.
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    Hmoobthor New Member

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    ya ted plz update use on those tiger oto
  5. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    A few quick shots of some of the new stock:

    orange otos Nannoptopoma sp. “Peru Orange” (sorry for the bad pics)
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    Tiger oto Otocinclus coccama
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    Coral Red Pencilfish Nannostomus mortenthaleri
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    male on the move
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    Thanks for looking,
    Jeff
  6. Hmoobthor

    Hmoobthor New Member

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    now..is the tiger oto same as zebra oto?
  7. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes, same fish (latin name) just a different common name.
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    Hmoobthor New Member

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    ahhh..i see! why are they so expensive?

    would i be able to say special order this at local petco/petsmart?
  9. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Hmmm, not sure what you mean. Expensive compared to "regular" Otocinclus or to someone else selling tiger/zebra otos?

    Maybe, it doesn't hurt to ask. I'm guessing that the suppliers that petco/petsmart are buying fish from don't offer tiger/zebra otos but you never know!
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    bussardnr Member 5 Year Member

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    damn, those gouramis are so tempting
  11. ste12000

    ste12000 Member 5 Year Member

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    Fish like these are expensive as they are often found in remote locations and are only ever collected in small amounts. Traders like aquaticclarity take huge financial risks in bringing in select specimens from the wild and also need to make a living! They are not that expensive if you know what your looking at! these are rare fish in the trade, no one is mass producing them commercially so the only option is to buy wilds.

    Your local petco/petsmart will never get fish like these in, these stores are aimed at beginners to the hobby and not advanced hobbiests, most stock a range of fish sourced from Commercial breeders, these are mainly farms in Asia which turn out industrial quantities of the 'easy' to breed fish like the common tetras, gouramis and livebearers..The Asians dont waste time or tank space on breeding trickier fish such as Otocinclus.

    The Petsmart stores would not know specialist fish like these if they turned round and bit them, plus the young staff employed at such places would kill wild fish like these before they even left the store!!

    Just my view on the situation.
  12. Hmoobthor

    Hmoobthor New Member

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    crazy good!

    I agree with you on the special order on them. I try getting some apisto and I guess they never have them on their list.

    I "might" try asking Robin here in wausau to see if he has it on his list.. ^_^
  13. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Only 6 or 7 of the Otocinclus coccama (Tiger/Zebra Oto) left for sale. The rest are going out the door next week.