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Tilapia joka for sale

Discussion in 'Classified Ads - Buy or Sell' started by freshwaterfishfan, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. freshwaterfishfan

    freshwaterfishfan Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi, I have young Tilapia joka, about 1+ cm in TL for sale. Good size for shipping. Can't sex (hard to sex even as adults). Very cool and rare Westie.
    $3.50/each or 6 for $18.
    I will ship UPS or USPS and have medical grade styros. $2 for heat 60 hr heat pack and $3 for box/handling.
    My zip is 66209.
    PM me if interested.
  2. ed seeley

    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm gutted you're in the states as I've been looking for these for years over here! :-(
  3. freshwaterfishfan

    freshwaterfishfan Member 5 Year Member

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    Ed,

    I've got a ton of them. Maybe when the weather warms we can risk shipping them over the pond?
    Steve
  4. ed seeley

    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    If you're pretty sure they'll make it safely I'm up for trying! Maybe someone else over here will want them too!
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    firetank New Member 5 Year Member

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    ME!!!! :)

    wanted these for YEARS and never seen any, never seen any on any import lists when I was in the trade......

    as baldrick would say... I have a cunning plan..

    any ideas of shipping cost US to UK???

    Ed??
  6. ed seeley

    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Fantastic!
    I've only had eggs shipped from abroad before not fish so maybe anyone who has shipped stuff from the US to Europe might chip in???

    As there's at least two of us (I bet Ste will want some too at least!!!) then I'm up for getting these in and QTing them before sending them on. Let's go for it!
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    firetank New Member 5 Year Member

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    might be worth bringing a decent size batch in....

    ;)
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    ste12000 Member 5 Year Member

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    Count me in when you decide what to do about the shipping...
  9. freshwaterfishfan

    freshwaterfishfan Member 5 Year Member

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    I should be able to get you guys 30+, maybe close to 50 fish.
    Let me know the details and how you want this done. I've heard of shipping via USPS priority international which takes 4-5 days. With breather bags and good weather, should be doable.
    Steve
  10. ed seeley

    ed seeley Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Excellent! 30ish will be plenty! They can all come to me, I'll QT and recover them and then ship them onto everyone!!!

    Let me know when you're ready to send them and we'll sort out money and address!
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    a.d.wood Member 5 Year Member

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    Fish coming in from the USA will need to land at either Heathrow or Manchester airports so that they can go through the DEFRA controls. As you'll need to declare on the consignment what the package contains I would expect most couriers to refuse the parcel (very few will handle live goods, the only international freight I can think of just now is Benair).

    Maybe better if you can find someone bringing in an order into the UK from Rapps or Conkel and piggy back your box of fish on the back of that order. At least that way the import procedures, licences etc are already established.

    Andrew
  12. freshwaterfishfan

    freshwaterfishfan Member 5 Year Member

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    How are all these plants and shrimps and snails sent from Germany and Singapore to the US (or vice versa)?
    One guy in Norway said he got shipments from the USA via global priority USPS on a regular basis. Does Norway have different import requirements?
    If I declare the fish here in the USA and USPS ships them, then it would be up to the reciever to get them through customs, etc?
    Steve
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    arzerkle New Member 5 Year Member

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    sent pm

    pm sent about the Joka
  14. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Steve,

    Norway is not an EU country. It has its own import requirements.
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    MarkSmith New Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi Freshwaterfishfan:

    I sent you a pm. Might you be able to post a photo or two of your T. joka spawning pair, and or juveniles for sale?

    Thanks in advance!
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    chromis New Member 5 Year Member

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    Count me in guys!! I used to have some of these but never successfully spawned. They used to be available easily at one shop in London but never seem for a number of years now.
  17. MarkSmith

    MarkSmith New Member 5 Year Member

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    Got my Tilapia joka today!

    Just a note to let everyone know that I recieved my T. joka from Steve today. They are in mint condition and very healthy. They even began to eat spirulina flakes within 30 minutes of being released from their shipping bags.

    Thanks again, Steve! Keep up the good work in supplying great, good quality fish for the hobby!
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    Simon Morgan Member 5 Year Member

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    Just wondering if you still planned to ship to the UK?
  19. freshwaterfishfan

    freshwaterfishfan Member 5 Year Member

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    HI, I am not opposed to shipping to the UK, but from people I have talked to, it doesn't sound simple and I don't have time to figure/work it out. If someone can get work out all the details so all I have to do is send the fish, then I am game.
    Steve
  20. Simon Morgan

    Simon Morgan Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi Steve,
    I've managed to find some in the UK. Can you give me some tips on breeding them?
    For starters, how can I tell apart the sexes?
    Thanks,
    Simon