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Old 04-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Boxlotfish.com Review.


I'd like to post my recent experience with Boxlotfish.com. Initially I was skeptical due to the low prices on the site and my inability to find any reviews. I decided to bite the bullet and order 30 cardinal tetras.

I talked to Loren who is the owner/operator of the business and he was very prompt and thorough in answering questions.

Boxlotfish.com's price on cardinals was .87 cents each. Luckily I live in Florida and was able to use DHL ground shipping for next day delivery. Grand total, was $38.10. Running the math, that brings each fish to $1.27 delivered. Now best I can count, Loren actually shipped ~40 fish and I had only one DOA, which will bring the price per fish to under $1. Much more cost effective, especially when ordering a large number of fish, where my LFS charges $3.80 each and a discount on volume purchases will be minimal.

Anyway, the fish arrived in good shape and as I mentioned, there was only one DOA. So far they seem to be adapting well to their new home and are even eating eagerly.

I will update this thread at some point.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:46 PM   #2
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Oh please do!

I've seriously been looking at this place due to the large # of Cardinals and Rummies I plan to stock in my 90gal, and they've been beating the pants off of every place else I've checked in terms of price, and I also have been wondering if it's too good to be true...

Anyone else with experience?
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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I would wait a week before celebrating.
Cardinals may need a week to show how
well they have acclimated, so you could
lose more fish over the next few days.

Franksaquarium offers a similar
same State DHL Ground service
(which essentially is next day)
and passes the saving on to his
NY State customers. of course
he does charge more per fish
than Boxlot, so I'm happy to hear
you got the discount from them.
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I have wondered about box lot fish....mainly if they are quality fish and not junk from mass producing commercial breeding operations that produce weak fish
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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I would wait a week before celebrating.
As I indicated in the OP, I will update in the coming weeks. I am simply celebrating the initial purchase. As long as I don't lose more than 10 or so, I'm still on top.



EDIT: Here is the tank they are in for anyone who is interested. Apologize for the glare.
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That tank would look awesome without the rim. Nice one!
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Sweet tank! What are the dimensions?
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Is that a 33 gal long? ditto about taking the rim off.
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Ditto on the rim. Unfortunately it's not coming off And yes it is a 33 long. Even though it's not a fancy aquascape, I do enjoy the simplicity quite a bit. I really think this tank would appreciate a wide angle lens.
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Please keep this updated. I'm interested in this place
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Update: The mass die off has begun. So far I have lost ~12 cardinals leaving me with 34 or so at this point. Ich came in with a vengeance which I am currently treating but several fish have another issue which seems to be the root of the deaths. See picture above.

Unfortunately, I have lost a few of the original 7 cardinals which were in the tank. This is especially annoying because they were about 2 years old and quite large.

We can assume the fish had these diseases when I acquired them because I haven't had any diseases in my tanks in years. What this says about Boxlotfish is up to you.

Personally, and I'm sure most know this already, a quarantine tank is always a good idea and in this case would have been greatly beneficial.
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ouch sorry to hear that
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Old 05-03-2008, 05:54 PM   #13
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Truly sad, sorry to hear about this. I hope your treatment's halt your die -off.

Regards, Orlando
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:28 PM   #14
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I just wanted to chime in to say I love 33L's!! Your tank is beautiful, by the way. Sorry about the fish...
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:50 PM   #15
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9 more cardinals down. Visible signs of Ich are scarcely to be found at this point. A few fish have the white patches and surely to be found dead in the coming days.

The other fish in the tank, 5 tiger barbs, 2 SAE, and a male bristlenose seem unaffected by the diseases which are ravaging the cardinals.
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