Seeking good fish vendors

Joined
Nov 28, 2017
Messages
985
Reaction score
665
Location
North Oklahoma
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
while I’d prefer to buy locally, there aren’t many fish vendors in my area. So I’ve been looking online. Who here has had good or bad experiences with online vendors? I’m starting to hunt to some nice fish, Addy has inspired me to look at Shubunkins, I’m interested in comets, common, and maybe koi if the price and shipping are right. I’m doing my research before spring gets here, when I’ll be able to add fish.
 
A

Advertising

sissy

sissy
Joined
Jan 17, 2011
Messages
31,389
Reaction score
14,414
Location
Axton virginia
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
Do you have a local garden center near you they are a great source for getting fish and getting rid of fish .I have 2 local garden centers that want my babies and told them as soon as winter is over I will bring them some .Plus I post on their board to give fish away .They sell the ones I bring and in trade I can get things at their garden centers for free or low cost
 
A

Advertising

Joined
Nov 28, 2017
Messages
985
Reaction score
665
Location
North Oklahoma
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
Ha. There is nothing but a Lowe’s, Walmart, and pet supply for fur babies, tractor supply, the closest real pet place is over an hour away. No garden centers unless you count Lowe’s and Walmart. I’m way out in a tiny town that everything closes by 10pm. Including our Walmart. I haven’t seen anything even on Craigslist about pond and garden forums, and I’ve been looking.
 

mrsclem

mrsclem
Joined
Jul 21, 2008
Messages
2,591
Reaction score
2,294
Location
st. mary's county, md.
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
Jamie, are you just looking under forums on Craigslist? I do my searches under koi or fish. We have a local website here with forums but it seems to be the place where people who have nothing better to do but bash others.
 

addy1

water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins
Moderator
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
33,769
Reaction score
18,592
Location
Frederick, Maryland
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
We have a local website here with forums but it seems to be the place where people who have nothing better to do but bash others.
Chest thumping...............I am bigger and better and know more than you!
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2017
Messages
985
Reaction score
665
Location
North Oklahoma
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
I look under fish, pond, and aquarium. I’ve seen fish decorations, guided fishing trips, land with a pond, boats , fish finders, some tropical fish, used aquariums, a couple of big aquariums I’d love to buy. There’s a place in Kansas that sells pond kits, and some plants, but that’s all I’ve found.
 

sissy

sissy
Joined
Jan 17, 2011
Messages
31,389
Reaction score
14,414
Location
Axton virginia
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
Oklahoma City Garden Ponds Unlimited .In Oklahoma city 200 W I -240 service road .Not sure how close that is to you
 
Joined
Nov 28, 2017
Messages
985
Reaction score
665
Location
North Oklahoma
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
About an hour and a half, maybe more. What little I saw of them online was pond kits, not much about fish or plants. So I guess most people here buy local or amazon.
 

sissy

sissy
Joined
Jan 17, 2011
Messages
31,389
Reaction score
14,414
Location
Axton virginia
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
They have a sight on the internet .I know I have driven an hour to go to aquascape in NC and great place to get ideas/Plus bonus the last time I went down some one had free rocks out by the road .Sign said free so my sister and i braved the rain and got rocks
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2016
Messages
2,635
Reaction score
2,523
Hardiness Zone
5b
Country
I've been buying my fish from NextDayKoi for the last 2 yrs and I really like it!
but I did notice that when I used to buy small 4-6" koi not all of them survived, once I started buying larger ones (10" and up) I stopped losing the new fish
 
A

Advertising

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top