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    Morning every one,

    Went for a walk today with my wife around town. Any way long story short a chain shop has opened a pet supply and pet shop in town.

    Went in to take a look around. Most things are average in price! Kinda boarder line mail order or shop local, which is a odd nz thing. At least the chain is giving us even rates to say our larger north island cities unlike most shops here.

    Now the mind blowing part! Hold onto your seats.

    They have fish tanks! A nice looking system. For me i would love it. But not the way it is set up. To little qt abilty. Its made to allow disease to spread through the entire system.

    Secondly only 6 species. Which according to staff is vast! VAST VAST VAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So far my mind struggerling to understand this
    6 species and thats vast.

    Luckily we have a small lfs who order in for me!

    Mac needs a new country to live in.
    Three years and my wife a legal nz citizen. Theb shift time i think.
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    Well, it's more "vast" than what was there before, right?
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    That's exciting your fish - type options have expanded, but too bad their stock doesn't sound trustworthy. They will find out a closed filter system is not ideal. I hope they already have a reputible source for fish they can trust. I know it can take a few experiences to find out who that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    That's exciting your fish - type options have expanded, but too bad their stock doesn't sound trustworthy. They will find out a closed filter system is not ideal. I hope they already have a reputible source for fish they can trust. I know it can take a few experiences to find out who that is.
    Its actually ultra depressing.

    Hence the reasons building to leave nz for good.

    After futher enquiring they are not interested in ordering stock in.
    Apparently 6 species at a time is a massive amount. And they have a decent variety in store .
    For me to only offer six spcies makes me feel like nearly leaving tue hobby to go car racing for a hobby

    Harliquins, one cory, gold fish one type only, white clouds, golden barbs, guppies. That all they have.

    The fish supply is actually really good in nz from the whole sale side as in health wise. Any disease in the fish that are imported in nz get virtually get a death sentence due to bio security.
    So we have some of the best stock health wise.
    Since only the best generally stay alive.

    Its something like if you have 10 neons and one looks sick thats 10 percent disease rate which means it is classed as dangerous. That means if it can't be fixed with in a short time the entire order must die. Everything sanitised 100 percent. All water disposed of in a way no microbe is alive. Including foods the lot. Including filters. So bacteia and cycled tanks isn't aloud in the qt when importing fish.

    What makes it worse the proper meds need a vets license to get them. I mean the basic meds you guys use from your lfs or lps need a vet license to purchase or use.

    With only a hand full of importers aloud to import into nz we have limited stock cause they are quite lazy, Staying to same old same old. Luckily a old importer is starting up soon. So a full list import will be done once again.

    Mac is so frustrated in nz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Well, it's more "vast" than what was there before, right?
    "Vast" like a car yard which specializes in selling every type of car in the world, but only ends up selling a nissan micra

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