We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave

It looks the Monday the 13th (tomorrow) will be a rare warm day and night here so I can ship out then.  The rest of the week has temps that are below my cut off for shipping door to door. So if you would like some fish sent out message me ASAP and let’s get things lined up tonight for tomorrow ship out.

Winter Shipping Information

Door to door shipping (USPS, etc.) is done for the season. December just has to many packages in transit to safely ship fish. Delays are almost a guarantee and it’s just not worth the risk to the fish to try and ship as the month goes on. I’ve also found that if the temps will be below 20 degrees (and they usually are at least at night through February around here) that door to door shipping just isn’t safe. Usually things don’t warm up enough until March for me to be able to offer door to door shipping again with the possible exception of a warm enough window that normally happens in January or February.

That said, as weather allows, I can still offer air cargo shipping on Southwest airlines for much of the winter.

Arrivals from 2 weeks ago Priced!

Trigonostigma heteromorpha Harlequin Rasbora WC 1 1/4″ $3.50 each 10+ $3.25 20+ $3 each
Trigonostigma espei Red Harlequin Rasbora WC 1″ $3.50 each 10+ $3.25 20+ $3 each
Boraras naevus Strawberry Rasboara WC 1/2″+ $3.50 each 8+ $3.25 each 15+ $3 each
Boraras urophthalmoides Exclimation Mark Rasbora WC 1/2″+ $3 each 8+ $2.75 each 15+ $2.50 each
Boraras maculata Spotted Rasbora WC 3/4″ $3 each 8+ $2.75 each 15+ $2.50 each
Orthochromis stormsii WC 1 1/2″ $15 each 6+ $12 each
Microctenopoma ansorgii ornate Ctenapoma WC 1 1/2″ $12 each 6+ $10 each
Paracheirodon simulans Green neon tetra WC 1/2″-3/4″ $2 each 10+ $1.75 each 20+ $1.50 each
Ancistrus dolichopterus L183 Starry Night Bristlenose WC 2 1/2″ $30 each 6+ $27 each

Tank Raised Goby Cichlids!

Eretmodus cyanostictus Congo
Congo Goby Cichlid from Lake Tanganyika
F1 (offspring from wild caught parents)
2″-2 1/2″+ $30 each

The goby cichlids of Lake Tanganyika are among my favorite fish from the lake. Depending on the exact species (something that is often hard to determine) and the specific population these pair bonding mouth brooders can be bi-parental carriers of the eggs and fry or sometimes just maternal. Intra-specific aggression can be high with these small hoppers as they are used to defending the algae beds they graze in but I’ve had 3-4 pair happily live and spawn in a 75 gallon tank decorated with sand and rock along side some shell dwellers and a large group of Tropheus.

So why order from aquaticclarity.com?

15+ years of shipping fish
35+ years in the hobby
25+ years in the industry
Proper ID’s are a passion
No Turn and Burn, I strive to send out healthy properly quarantined fish
Live Arrival Guarantee with a refund or replacement for DOAs
I’m a fellow hobbiest treating you like I want to be treated.
I got into this because I was frustrated by the limited selection, poor quality, and improper ID and sexing of fish.
Styrofoam shipping boxes WITH heat packs (when needed).

Contact Reminder

Just a reminder that YOU are the only one that can see the comments you post on this web site.  I can’t even see them unless I’m at my desk top computer and logged into the admin side of things which does not happen daily. So PLEASE send you questions and orders to me at:

aquaticclarity @ hotmail.com

Fish Handling Advice

I would highly recommend you don’t drip acclimate. As the fish release waste (ammonia) in the water the pH also drops. That is good as ammonia becomes less toxic the lower the pH. But as you drip acclimate the pH rises and the ammonia becomes more and more toxic. Just allow the bags to warm or cool as needed and then open the bags, pull the fish out (or pour them into a net) tossing the toxic shipping water, and get the fish into the tank/clean water ASAP. Scarry, I know. But that is how I handle all of my fish. MUCH better results this way.