Legit International Sites to Purchase fish

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  1. TaahirT

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    Hello everyone

    Hope you are well.

    I am thinking of purchasing fish online(international) , are there any legit sites which you have used or know of people who have used them?

    Thank you in advance!
     
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    Is there any specific reason why you would want to buy from an international site rather than a local one?

    Other than the extremely expensive shipping you would have to pay, you would also need to get an import permit and arrange for customs yourself.
     
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    Let me know if you are aware of any dumbo female stockists in south africa
     
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    Dumbo female bettas
     
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    Thanks will reach out
     
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    International shipping is always going to be a issue for private person. most places that will ship have minimum quantity of 5 boxes. Each box is ruffly R4k with Covid. Each box is probably 200 if not more guppies.
    then you still need import permits
     
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    I guess if you were to make a group, or join a club that collectively wants to import that could work, but geez, this is hectic.
     
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    Agree with everyone above

    Importing as an individual is not really feasible :(
     
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    Agree with @top dog , PLUS... there are so safe sites.. you need someone on that ide to confirm the seller is legit

    I know of two instances where 2 gentleman i know each lost way over R100 000.00
    Thia was about a year and a half ago, the fish have never arrived and the Bank has still not tracked their money
     

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