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Buy Discus Online?

Postby samth » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:12 pm

Does anyone know where I can buy good, decently priced Discus online? Hopefully from a breeder who can post to my door?
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby 2OFUS » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:22 pm

Try aquaristic
They have some stunning discus
4foot high grade crs tank with yellows and juvi chocolates/2x 45cm cubes red cherries and red rilis/16Lnano blue cherries/3foot albino longfins and guppy tank plus some L numbers
++millions of tbs :)
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby samth » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:11 pm

Doesn't look like they sell their livestock online....http://www.aquaristiconline.com.au/c/44 ... hrimp.html
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby t3v0r0 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:37 pm

Personally, I would prefer to go see the fish rather than buying online.
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby Neo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:20 pm

Its very difficult to post fish unless its same day shipping. Not many courier companies will do same day shipping. Discus are pretty delicate and expensive fish so I would highly recommend you purchase them from a LFS. I have had discus shipped to me same day from interstate through AAE but you need to organise pickup from the airport.
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby t3v0r0 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:36 am

samth, how about this one?
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4416
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby samth » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:30 am

Good thinking, but probably a bad idea for me to buy a fish that's already unhealthy even BEFORE the shock of moving tanks.
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby samth » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:32 am

Neo wrote:Its very difficult to post fish unless its same day shipping. Not many courier companies will do same day shipping. Discus are pretty delicate and expensive fish so I would highly recommend you purchase them from a LFS. I have had discus shipped to me same day from interstate through AAE but you need to organise pickup from the airport.



Hmm, you've got a good point there. I was hoping, however, to save some money on what I would pay at a LFS. Perhaps buy a few more as a safety net? Or do you think that this won't pay off in the end run?
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby Neo » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:48 pm

If you looking to save money on discus, I would try to buy off some trust worthy discus breeders. Discus are very prone to disease and it helps to buy off a breeder that keeps their discus in good water condition and regularly de-worm their fish.

The advantage with buying discus from a shop is that you can see if the discus is healthy and not sick and that its not stunted. In all cases when you buying discus, I would highly recommend you quarantine it before placing it in the main tank.

If you buying discus online and/or getting it shipped to you, I highly recommend you get same day shipping. If you going to pay money for shipping then its more economical to get a few ;)
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Re: Buy Discus Online?

Postby samth » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:08 pm

Do you know any good local breeders Neo? I live in Sydney so don't want to travel too far - would be great if they delivered.
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