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I find buying online can be a really good deal or a disaster. But then much depends on both the buyer and the seller. If the seller is experienced and knowledgable, it will likely work quite well. But that requires the buyer to also do some things to help. My disaster came about due to my lack of thought. I bought at the totally wrong time. Christmas rush season is not the good time to order fish! A two day priority shipment took six days. The dealer did replace them but it was still dissappointing. Both buyer and seller should have known better!
Buying at other times, paying for the best shipping and the seller doing a good job will make it all come out very nice. I find Aquabid is often a good place to find good bargains.
 

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If the seller has experience then you should be okay. Sometimes no matter how experienced the seller is, fish die in transit. I've had those puffers before, they are mean as hell, they would even give my biggest and toughest ciclids a run for their money.
 

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Well I just placed the order. I red all the Canada customs stuff and I don't see anything about that species not being allowed. So we'll see come Thursday.
I've done a ton of reading on them. He's gonna be solo in a 150g planted tank. 48" x 24". I know it's a hair on the small side. Only thing I hope he doesn't mind is I have fluorite topped with larger gravel.
 

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He made it without issues and customs was very understanding. I did my homework and had proof of it so hes was pretty nice to me.
 

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Deaner - did you have to go and pick it up from customs or was it delivered to your house? That's pretty quick if you ordered Monday and already got it.
 

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I placed the order Monday but requested Thursday delivery so he shipped wendsday. One day shipping. They don't ship to canada but I live right by the border so I got it shipped to one of those parcel places, ship happens. Was off work early. Waited for the tracking number to say delivered then went and walked across the border. Picked him up and walked back across the border. Done. All said and done he was in the bag for about 20 hours. Tough little guy but he was double bagged in a cooler full of peanuts and a heat pack.
 
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