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  1. #1

    Default Not happy with the current selection of fish at your LFS? Wait until January.

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    I recently stopped by my LFS and was looking at the new arrivals. Their selection was not very big. I mentioned it to the manager and he said that the fish shippers do not ship much this time of year due to the delays from all the Christmas packages. Most stores will wait until the holidays are over before they resume their normal orders. If you are currently stocking a tank and have not been impressed by what you see in your store, you may just want to wait to see what comes in later.

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    That should have no effect on farm raised stock. Those all come weekly in a truck. I can see a shortage on neons, cardinals and other imports, tho.

    I need to place a fish order myself but I won't buy in the winter time.

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    We have the same situation were we live due to the increase shipping volumes during the X-mass holidays.

    Due to were we are, almost all of these shipments are flown in and can easily be delayed a day or two.

    Our LFS and the SW LFS won't even try to order anything in between Dec 15th and Jan 7th. But boy it sure is fun when they try to stock up before that time hits
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    They airfreight the boxes in containers to the wholesalers, land them, await orders and then they ship them in a truck.

    I used to ship in about 50 boxes a week during all months but December. They raise the air argo fees a bit and your stuff gets bumped for mail and priority shipping so I would just stock up for December.

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    I know the past owner of the LFS (when it was good) would stock-up on his fish this time of year because he felt everybody would be buying to make their tanks look good for all the visiters to thier homes over the holidays.
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    One advantage of living in FL where many of the fish farms are. Not so ducky when you live in The Great White North.

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    Over here in Europe it's also the summer season. Hardly any new stock gets in between mid-july and late august.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    One advantage of living in FL where many of the fish farms are. Not so ducky when you live in The Great White North.
    It's not too bad in georgia for pretty much the same reason, too close to florida. Some of the shops will go to atlanta and pick stuff up from the wholesaler. One of them was telling me they more or less get to walk around the tanks and pick the fish they want, sadly not open to the public like that hehe.

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    I know over here our lfs have very little stock a few weeks leading upto and a few weeks after the chinese new year
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    Oddly enough . . . One of my LFS has amazing stock atm I am trying to hold off though :-P. It's not typically this good actually.
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