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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered Daphnia Magna from Fishgobble.com a few weeks ago and when it arrived I was less than satisfied. I paid $10 for the starter culture and there were about 20 daphnia, at most 10 adult and the others were so tiny, but it wasn't like they died on the way here. They were all alive just not many were in the container. I thought this might be normal but when I ordered from another source. The container was about twice the size of the one from FishGobble and there were about 4x as many daphnia. I paid $15 for this culture and it included green water and spirulina/yeast mix.
I want to complain to Fishgobble but im not sure if maybe their culture was normal and the other source was just fantastic or if I was really jipped.

Any advice?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-2014, 03:42 PM
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Don't be surprised to find a lot of difference in portion size between sites.
Waste of breath to do anything other than just use the better one.
I find these people to be generous, but that was my opinion after I also got a skimpy order from another site.
http://www.lfscultures.com/index.html
They have scuds which only get 1/4 inch. Great size for my fish and not to hurt anything in my tank. I've heard of the larger ones doing harm.

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If it were me, I would do two things.

1. Cross Fishgobble off my list of vendors to buy from.
2. Send Fishgobble an email expressing my dissatisfaction and that they need to do better.

I wouldn't go back to them after being burned once. While you may get a replacement or a freebie out of your complaint, you know it''ll happen again, so save the time and aggravation and just cross them off your list. If the $ involved were more significant I'd sing a different tune. I'd chalk this one up to experience.

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