I truly appreciate your continued support. Your orders make a huge difference to my business, to me, and to my family. Aquaticclarity is a small company run by a hobbiest supplying fish and a select number of drygoods to other hobbyists.
The aquarium industry as a whole has been going through some big changes again. Manufacturers have cut out the wholesalers and retail portion of the supply chain. You can often now go purchase a filter, heater, etc. on-line for less then I can buy the same item for wholesale.
The fish side of things is also experiencing change. LOTS of new sellers have come onto the market recently. They offer extremely low prices which is great for you but they don’t have much experience in treating and caring for newly imported fish or in safely shipping. That lack of knowledge, experience, and even more an unsustainable margin because of the low prices has most of those sellers dropping out of the market within 6 months or so. Unfortunately, two more new sellers pop up to replace that one.
I’m posting this because I’m hearing more and more rumbling from customers who have had bad experiences and are now gun shy to order fish from on-line sources. There ARE good on-line retailers out there! But do your homework. Ask around and find out what other people’s experiences have been with a place before you spend your hard earned money on a misidentified (over priced) fish or fish that just plain die right away.
I’ve been keeping fish for 35+ years now and in the retail side of the business for 25+ years. I started shipping fish about 15 years ago. No, I’m not perfect. But I take care of my customers when the occasional problem occurs. And I’d like to have the chance to provide you with good customer service, quality fish, and proper shipping techniques.
LOTS of pictures of the new stock are up on my facebook page and I’ll be taking more shots and posting them tonight.
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).
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
Don’t forget to like and follow my aquaticclarity facebook page! It’s often where I post quick turn around time special offers as well as pictures of available fish.
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.
Discus breeding cones and pleco breeding bells (spawning caves) now in stock.
Breeding Cones $18 each 3 or more $15 each
Unglazed Pleco Bells $7 each 3 or more $6 each
Glazed Pleco Bells $9 each 3 or more $8 each