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mommawolf7
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WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« on: April 21, 2011, 01:29:10 AM »

I see soooo many people with such incredible goldfish on this forum. Please tell me where you get them! I am starting a new tank, a 95gal bow front, and I would really like some good quality and beautiful goldfish, to grow large in my new tank.
There are fish stores around me but never can i find fish so colorful and nicely bred as i see in this forum.

are you ordering them from somewhere? or are there specialty stores i am unaware of?


I am in Fort Worth, TX if this helps


thank you for any help!
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nabi
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 02:23:54 AM »

Try these websites. Some of these goldfish are hard to find at the local pet stores.

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fantailer
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 04:53:28 AM »

You should really go to petsmart they have beautiful fish and keep them haelthy.
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goldfishluver12
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 09:25:19 AM »

I have found good colorful and healthy fish at Walmart but be very careful to look at how nice and clean their tanks are. Only get fish out of the clean and non dead fish tanks, but the best place to go is Petsmart. Good luck!
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Bel
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2011, 11:55:52 AM »

Funny you guys mentioned Petsmart.  I had read on a different forum where most of the members say their local Petsmart is terrible with sick fish and all.  Well I finally went to a Petsmart that is the closest to me(hour away) and WOW they had some nice fish.  I was totally surprised since all the lfs goldfish around my town are so sickly looking.  I picked out a gorgeous red and white oranda with red lips, her name is Aeron!  She is completely healthy in her qt tank.  I have not even seen signs of flukes at all, surprised about that also.  All their fish had such bright coloring and NOT ONE looked sick at all, no bottom sitting or clamped fins or spots, NOTHING. 

Also if you have the money and want to spend it then there is Goldfishconnection(auction site) and Raingarden as mentioned.  I would not order from Goldfishnet.com, a lot of fish from there have problems with headstanding and swim bladder issues.  I think he is simply overfeeding and not feeding enough greens, they are huge and pretty but not healthy as far as long term.  Too much food can be a bad thing.
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 02:15:01 PM »

I love my Petsmart for their wide selection of aquarium supplies and food.  Sometimes their goldfish look sickly and lately they look surprisingly healthy. Even when I have gotten a healthy looking one tho, I ended up having to treat it for parasites within 3 wks. But after that, they are healthy. They certainly have better goldfish than the lfs's around here, and I have checked out quite a few near and far, and most only sell feeders.
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fantailer
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 05:17:59 AM »

Petco doesn't have the healhty fish in my area.
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mommawolf7
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 02:30:16 AM »

Sometimes my petsmart will have nice bigger goldfish. You know how they have the little ones, medium, and large. sometimes the large are nice. but its usually only a ryukin or an oranda. I really want to find a place i can get some nice jet black moors, and some very round brightly colored pearl scales. and a ranchu.
sometimes petsmarts goldfish dont look like they are bred very well. Like, the ryukins back isnt high enough etc. nut im picky about how i want their bodies to look

thanks for the links you guys shared! it helps! please post more if you have them!! im so excited!!!!!!
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fantailer
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 05:10:43 AM »

The problem is walmart has the best black moors but theyr'e unhealthy.
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Summer Time
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 06:06:08 AM »

Every time I look at Walmart's fish, they are dead or sick. They shouldn't be allowed to sell fish because they don't take care of them.
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 12:37:49 PM »

i love my store in chinatown ny! they gave my alot off helpfull information!
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mommawolf7
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 03:03:54 AM »

are there anymore good sites to order from?Huh
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Goldiegirl
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2011, 04:34:13 PM »

Privite owned fish stores are the best way to go. They know how to take care of their fish and the fish I get there are usually always healthy.

I got my ranchu from walmart for under $5. They obviously didn't know what they had!  Wink
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2011, 11:32:15 AM »

I'd go crazy if I could buy some fish online from the sites mentioned Wink But I'm just getting lucky with whatever I come across xD
I go to my local pet shops, there are two in the area, and sometimes they've got some real fancy and beautiful fish, sometimes abandoned fish that people have given to the shops, I have one of those, and she looks like an angel!!
I also came across a few pearl scales and orandas in my days Wink But they're really not common, so I cherish them and try to care for all the fish the best I can so they'll be healthy and live long! Cheesy

It's all about waiting for the right fish to arrive to the shops Smiley Remember to post pics when the tank is set up!!! Cheesy
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Littlefishy
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2011, 12:16:48 PM »

try goin to ZOAR'S ARK, or pets at home
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 09:53:05 PM »

I got my new panda goldfish at petsolutions. It was healthy and happy on arrival. It took less than 48 hours to get him. He is absoultly adorable!!! Couldn't be happier!
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Re: WHERE do you guys get your AWESOME goldfish!?!?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2011, 10:39:42 PM »

I get my fish at a little hole in the wall fish and bird store in my town. They get new fish in every Tuesday and let me tell you, by Monday their tanks are empty! They are also very ready to help in any situation. I had a small angel fish get pulled into my filter. By miracle it lived and they gave me all these replacement parts to adjust my filter so it would not happen again. They also will test your water for free whenever you want. All 4 fish 1 goldie, 2 angels, and a pleco) I've gotten from there have lived and grown healthy and big.
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