Practical Information About Keeping, Breeding and Buying Dwarf Cichlids
Dwarf Cichlid Internet SourcesApistogrammas and other dwarf cichlids are often offered for sale on the Internet. A number of different web sites offer dwarf cichlids for sale and they can also frequently be found on bulletin boards and auction sites.
Buying fish through the Internet or any other distance transaction always brings uncertainty. There are many factors that are open to interpretation that there can easily be misunderstandings. Sizing, sexing, shipping and identification are the most common areas of difficulty. I recommend that you have clear communications before the purchase is consummated.
Searching the Internet will provide you with a number of options for buying fish. Here are a few sites you can check. Often the stock that a site has listed differs from what they have on hand. I suggest that you send an Email to see if there are additional species available or others that are sold out.
If you know of a site you think should be added to our list please contact us.
Anchor Bay Aquarium I have been buying dwarfs from Anchor Bay Aquarium for the past 25 years. From their store in New Baltimore, Michigan, they have consistently provided a varied stock of wild and tank raised fish. Send them an Email to see if they have fish not listed.
Anubiasdesign is the site of Mark Denaro. The site linked in is one that he seems to maintain only on an infrequently updated basis. That is because his real efforts are found in his Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anubiasdesign/ . Be sure to check this out as it is really his web site. He has daily message postings and seeks advance orders for the many exptic tropical fish he imports. He usually has some dwarfs in stock but, in the appropriate seasons he often has availibility lists that will make your heart race. Check out his site and subscribe to his message digest and you will be pleased.
AquaBid.com This popular aquatic auction site is a dependable place to find dwarf cichlids. Normally you can expect to find several sellers with a number of species available for auction. In fact, dwarf cichlids are so popular that the site has added as special apistos section.. All transactions are handled per the rules of the site and there are good feedback and other tools.
Tedsfishroom.com Ted Judy is an accomplished breeder, photographer and writer about all things dwarf cichlid related. Among other things Ted serves on the BOT of the American Cichlid Association and also has the popular dwarf cichlid site Apistogramma.com. Ted breeds a number of different species, especially the west africans. Check out his personal site linked above to see what he currently has available. Of course, I recommend you drop him an Email as he might have fish that are not listed on his site.
TwoFishGuyz.com These guys are doing a great job of developing a reputation for providing quality dwarf cichlids on the Web. They generally have a wide variety of tank raised and wild dwarfs from both South America and West Africa. NOTE: this recommendation is based on information I have recieved from others. I have no reason to believe that you will have anything less than a great experience shopping with this business but I have never personally gotten fish from them.