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Old 07-17-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Hey all, just ran across this place, I may use them to stock my pond with Florida natives, thought I'd share the site and see if anyone has any experience with them?

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:27 PM   #2
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I have ordered from them multiple times. Great fish. Good guy to deal with.
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Don't know about that one but Johnah's Aquarium has a great reputation with the folks on the North American Native fishes Association (NANFA) forum.

There are 3 other commercial vendors listed on the NANFA site. They wouldn't be listed if there were very many problems. LINK
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:11 AM   #4
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Sachs~great place so I am told. let me know how it goes for you Lauralee if you buy from them. I have thought several times about getting some marine copepods from them.
Here is another place that is local and great people to deal with. They don't have a huge selection online and no natives that I know of, but I bought my corydoras habrosus from them. They were really cheap, and he only charged me $10. to ship.
http://www.flguppiesplus.com/

this place sells Fl flagfish
http://www.floridadriftwood.com/store.asp

here is a place in sarasota that sells Koi
http://sarasota.kijiji.com/c-Pets-Ot...QAdIdZ58665622

this guy is in Miami..he's supposed to be one of the most famous,original Discus breeders
http://www.wattleydiscus.com/

this place is in Miami
http://www.tropicalfishmiami.com/shop/

Hope some of this helps
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I've ordered from Aquaculturestore before. Very good, inexpensive source for natives.
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Of course there's always the option of collecting them yourself IF you can recognize what you're catching, wouldn't want to get anything that get big or is on any watch/endangered list. Fish shouldn't be released after being moved to captivity, even back to where they were collected. I went when the NANFA convention was here so I didn't have to worry about collecting something that wasn't compatable with my situation or was on a watch/endangered list.
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Thanks, everyone.

p3purr- Johnah's looks pretty promising! I've been on NANFA's site a few times but guess I missed their links before...

Carole, I decided a long time ago if I ever put discus in my 90gal I'll go over and pick them out in person from Jack Wattley's farm (I've emailed the farm manager a few times, and I can get a tour that way, too! )

The last place you linked was new to me... looks like you have to go in person to pick them up rather than mail order, but it would be another interesting place to visit.
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