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Old 03-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
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Recommendation for acquiring well bred fish


Hey guys, I'm not looking for any show winning, crazy breed of fish. I'm a simple guy whole enjoys a nice danio or an eye catching guppy but my LFS doesn't seem to get very well bred fish in very often. Any recommendations on where to find some well bred, good colored, healthy guppies/danios/rasboras? I picked up about 5 long finned gold danios and they just look a bit pale with see through fins rather than the vivid black and gold striped I've seen.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Update:
Thanks to everyone who replied, I managed to luck out and get a PM from a fellow forum member (Artbystef) and it turned out that she had bred some fantastic guppies. Her strains resulted in large fanning tails and high dorsals, pretty much almost a betta minus the satanic behavior! :P Well she was generous enough to RAOK me a few and test out shipping methods and all of the fish showed up in great shape.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:29 AM   #2
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Aquabid is always an option but not sure if I am allowed to endorse it here. Otherwise try the WTB forum and maybe some breeders can get in contact with you
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Aquabid is always an option but not sure if I am allowed to endorse it here. Otherwise try the WTB forum and maybe some breeders can get in contact with you
Awesome! I always forget about the WTS/WTB forums, doh!
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Local free online classified! lots of hobbyist advertise fish they raise from their own tanks and most likely cheaper than the LFS. It's much like craigslist I guess. I heavily planted my 45gal bow for only $30 and fully stock for $20 this way. The fish are healthy and I find that those hobbyist are more knowledgeable about their stock.
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Well bred. So you want fish that are not inbred. Get some F1 babies of whatever fish you want. Fish that are mixed with wild are going to be better quality. Or look for wild caught fish they are harder to breed but worth it if you can.
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You have some great fish clubs in your area (well, your state). Here is one that is a cichlid club, but many members breed much more than cichlids. I would really recommend checking out a club, if possible, and networking that way if you are unhappy wiht local quality. Otherwise, there are many of us that pride themselves on quality, but keep in mind, any new fish will need to settle in, fatten up, mature and adjust to your tank before exhibiting its best coloration.
http://rmcichlid.org/
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Aquabid is always an option but not sure if I am allowed to endorse it here. Otherwise try the WTB forum and maybe some breeders can get in contact with you
Look closely into a sellers rep. (beyond feedback (imo)).
How they handle entry and exit quarantines is where I start and ask questions, lots of questions. Many fish hide pathogens very well and once in you're left dealing with it. Find someone who is skilled or do the purges yourself to avoid problem.

There is to much tank raised crap out there for me to buy blind anymore.


Your thread asks a great question
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You have some great fish clubs in your area (well, your state). Here is one that is a cichlid club, but many members breed much more than cichlids. I would really recommend checking out a club, if possible, and networking that way if you are unhappy wiht local quality. Otherwise, there are many of us that pride themselves on quality, but keep in mind, any new fish will need to settle in, fatten up, mature and adjust to your tank before exhibiting its best coloration.
http://rmcichlid.org/
Thank you, I'll be looking into the area!
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