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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-31-2020, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know any local breeders? I setup a 110g just for discus.
Any local sources for wild caught cardinal tetras? They seem to be impossible to come by now. O.o

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I'm not aware of any breeders in your area, but you might consider Discus Hans in Baltimore, Ma. who is arguably one of the very best high quality discus importers in all the U.S. Check out his website.

He imports well-known and popular Stendker bred discus from Germany, and has an excellent rep for supplying healthy well-shaped discus of various strains & sizes at reasonable prices, and would readily ship to you in Boston, probably overnite.

After finding out what you'd like by way of strains, colors, and sizes, he would show you pics by email and you could select specifically the exact fish you'd like to have him ship to you.
He may also be able to supply, or provide a reliable source, for getting Cardinals.
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Considering a german variant of red turquoise. I'll check him out thank you.

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Hey stranger,
Uncle Ned has wild cardinals in stock almost every day (we actually sold out last week, first time in ages we had none other than "albino").
I think he orders like 400 at a time lol
New batch should be here any day now if they are not in already.
He also has a bunch of discus coming in shortly (check his Facebook page or the fishfactory website for details of what's available if you want him to order a specific color or pattern)

I'm there every Saturday if you wanna swing by and kibutz

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Cool little story from Project Piaba (buy a fish save a tree).
This is why Ned favors wild Cardinals btw
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New Discus a few hours after they arrived monday:
https://www.facebook.com/unclenedsfi...34543623228062
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Hey stranger,
Uncle Ned has wild cardinals in stock almost every day (we actually sold out last week, first time in ages we had none other than "albino").
I think he orders like 400 at a time lol
New batch should be here any day now if they are not in already.
He also has a bunch of discus coming in shortly (check his Facebook page or the fishfactory website for details of what's available if you want him to order a specific color or pattern)

I'm there every Saturday if you wanna swing by and kibutz

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I wish I had this fish store local to me. _
Excellent stock lists on wild fish.

I ever so often look at the availability lists for Neds-- which I think are just as good as Wetspots-- but, Im in California, so just look.
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I wish I had this fish store local to me. _
Excellent stock lists on wild fish.

I ever so often look at the availability lists for Neds-- which I think are just as good as Wetspots-- but, Im in California, so just look.
They better be -- one of our preferred wholesalers is Wetspot's wholesale sibling (same owner) - we especially love his asian fish stock, great nano fish etc.
But we also have a wholesaler for farmed rift lake fish, one for wild west african fish, and another for wild and farmed new world species.
its a fun place to work

Cryptic used to be one of my regular customers at a store I worked at before Neds, until that store moved (twice), went saltwater only, and then became a tank service company instead of a LFS. when I was running that dept I was trying real hard to remake the fw dept in Neds image lol.
haven't seen him in person in years sadly.

Which was why I found it amusing that he was looking for wild cardinals since I personally end up selling at least a few dozen every Saturday. and that he was looking for Discus right before we got a new shipment in.

we are doubly blessed out here - there are a number of fish clubs in driving distance, and the Boston club has deep ties to the New England Aquarium, and the NEAq has very deep ties to Project Piaba. Back when I was getting to club meetings regularly (and regional conventions annually) I used to get to see a talk on the status of Piaba at least every 2 years.
Buy a fish save a tree !
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I wish I had this fish store local to me. _
Excellent stock lists on wild fish.

I ever so often look at the availability lists for Neds-- which I think are just as good as Wetspots-- but, Im in California, so just look.
Looking at a stock list is one thing, but then seeing the actual fish is a bonus. Living about 10 mins from Uncle Ned's, I've been a customer there for about 17-18 yrs. Well maintained, healthy stock and friendly, helpful staff.

Haven't been there for a few months, so this discussion has spurred me to pop in over the next few days. I've got some room for something, I think
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I got young Santarem discus now for sale .
The parents are Hans discus and nice fish .
These guys are listed in my sig or on aquabid ..
One day I will get to Neds ! I first spoke to SueD about them maybe 7 years ago on another forum
Good fish for a long time is special ..
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I just went to PVAS auction last weekend in Chicopee Mass .

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