For sale BLA Aquatic's Potential Order

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  1. R.C.
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    How's the ones doing you got from Danja?
     
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    Yes you have no guarantee on stock quality, its a blind buy. Shipping twice in a week might be much for most fish even more so for known sensitive fish like CPD's. Maybe we should also inquire what they are fed on the suppliers end. This is the way all the fish comes into the country so one just need to learn what is the best way to handle it. Do not think BLA can be blamed for any losses as everybody knew what was happening all the time and had the option to object did they feel it should have been handled differently. How many of you have bought 30 cardinals at a LFS not to have one left a week later?
     
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    My apistos are doing very well. The 2 males have paired with there females and chosen opposite sides of the tank. They actually come to the front of the tank when I approach. They are eating like champs!
    I received the fish in the same bag that they arrived in. I would also recommend that the fish are kept for at least a week before shipping them off again.
     
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    I am really sorry for everyone's losses. It's always a sad situation.

    That said, I bought 5 Galaxies to replenish my stock a while back from one of the most prestigious stores in Pretoria. 1 Died. That's a 20% loss just like that.

    I for one will continue to support BLA.

    For the first time we have someone that cares about what stock WE would like and that delivers on their promises. We get personalized service from people that cares and aim to please their clients. Then of course there's the affordability aspect. My fish came in at 27% of what I would've paid getting it through any of our local stores. I can now actually afford that exotic little fish I've been dreaming about.

    From regular discussions with stores in my area, I have learned the following:
    • Orders don't always arrive - something may have been ordered but doesn't show up. It happens to the best of stores.
    • The time of year does have an influence. Our local breeder of Galaxies for instance refuse to supply at this stage maintaining that if the fish are too young / small they will die in bunches. Gotta love his integrity.
    • Losses are inevitable. Unfortunately the people handling the fish on the way here don't give a hoot.
    Let's all hold thumbs for the next shipment. I'm eagerly expecting to get my Otocinclus cocama this year!
     
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    I definitely think it was bad stock in terms of the green neons, in the sense that they were all infected with something, probably a bacterium. The apistos are GREAT stock, good colour and already showing courtship behaviour. @R.C. I agree that in aquatics (as in war!) there really should be no such thing as "acceptable losses", but I would be really sad if @BLA Aquatics were to give up now because of this.
     
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    Lookit, I didn't buy in this shipment but I am more than happy to accept the risk for another shipment if it means that I'll get what I want. I think that the lessons have been learnt here and the next shipment will be a greater success. It just sucks having fish die, no matter what the circumstances. Especially when it's something rare like green neons etc. Nevermind the cost. Please post pics of your fishes if they are managing. :)
     
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    Now the question is, did all the green neons die or only some peoples?
     
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    Well as the single biggest buyer of Neons in that order it would be good to see how many of the 200 didn't make it, BLA still has them all that would give a pretty good idea of the knock-off ratio if they are still all in one tank.
    I lost 40/40 of the galaxies within 7 days. The king tiger plec is 100% ok.
     
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    Galaxies have never been cheap, I mean LPS sells them for R35 bucks each, maybe it has always been to cover the cost of deaths?
     
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    Those in Gauteng wanting more galaxies...pm me for a LFS in Centurion stocking them at R25
     
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    Hi @JAX Where in centurion did you buy the Dapnia and Liquifry?
     
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    @Henk Marais ...Daphnia (R49) at Dorry's and Liquifry (R150) at Exclusive Pets
     
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    Thanks @JAX - Ek sal vanmidag sommer bietjie kry. Ek moet hulle emmer terug vat.
     
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    Danja?

    I only ordered these green neons from BLA.

    I want to write a full post on my weekend, was very stressful watching them die one by one, will do once I have a proper moment to sit down and explain it all. I lost all my neons in the end, last 4 died this morning. Maybe you guys can help me figure out where I went wrong.

    I know there was a risk, didn't expect it like this though. I have no issues with BLA at all. Just very depressing.
     
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    @Coldcat I have lost all my Green Neons too
     
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    Seems like everyone did
     
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    Like to hear from more people about this. I mean 960 green neons were ordered if I recall correctly.
     
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    Sorry, meant the the Celestial Pearl Danio from Fish Lady.
     
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    oh yeah, they all fine.
     

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