Unsolicited Customer Comments

Hi Alan and Lynette, 
     Happy new year to you and your family. All the fish made it safe and I'm so happy with my order I could kiss both of you but you're too far... Lol
Thanks again,
Rafe

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Received a shipment of fish last night from Alan Bradley Bliven at Cichlid lovers. This was my first time doing business with him and he completely surpassed my expectations. The fish were big healthy and showing color. If anyone has not yet bought fish from him I would not hesitate. And also a thanks to Tyler Lutsic for the delivery.

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I got my fish this morning.  They all look great and healthy. They even ate after a couple hours of settling in. Thank you for the extra maleri and azures. Im stocking a 150, so Ill likely place another order in a few months after these guys get established and get a bit larger.  By the way, I noticed tube worms in a few of the bags.  I've never heard of shipping fish with food for the ride. Is this something you do often?  Not complaining, just curious.  The albus gobbled them up shortly after being introduced into the tank.
Thanks again for the great fish Allen.

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Picked up the melanogenys yesterday from the airport and all arrived in great condition. All were packaged nicely. They started eating right away and are doing awesome! Looking forward to order from you in the future.



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Thank you for a successful order and delivery of the fish that I ordered. 
They arrived in great shape and I was very happy. 
I hope to have the  privilege of ordering from you again .
Thank you
Mike Coon  

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Good Morning,

I recently placed an order for (5) female Otter Point Cichlids. I received them at DCA yesterday afternoon. They were received on time and the package looked to be in good condition. Once I got home, I unpacked the fish and noticed that they were in good health and the correct size. I acclimated them to the tank and released them per the provided instructions. Having never purchased from you in the past, I was a little nervous. However, I am very impressed with everything from the shipping and packaging to the fish in general. I made an unboxing video and posted it to my YouTube account. I shared it with the Capital Cichlid Association (our local aquarium association), African Cichlids Worldwide (Facebook), and Tank Talk (Facebook). Even though I do not have very many followers, I hope that this brings you good exposure and increased sales. Thanks again for the fish and see my link below for the video if you are interested.

Thanks,

Richard Pitonyak

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jDs1uS_8Ig


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I am originally from California and never had problems with finding the fish I like. But now that I live in Las Cruces New Mexico there is literally nothing around here for hundreds of miles besides Petco and PetSmart and the like. Cichlid lovers is the 1st place I've ever done business with as far as getting them shipped. And I don't feel that I will have any reason to go elsewhere. The preparation and care for the fish we're just as specified. The fish are beautiful and exactly as advertised, if not better. Thank you Alan for all your help. I picked up my order in El Paso yesterday and today they are eating well and have most of their color back. I will be contacting you in about a month or so for another order.    Richard

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Thank you Alan.  The fish arrived in great shape and are very pretty specimens.  i appreciate the extra fish.

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Hello Alan. I received the fish in good condition. Thanks again. Andy


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Alan, 

Thank you for the fish and the extra 2. All arrived alive and well. 
I'll post on Facebook when they are settled and give a shout out to you.
Well done.
Kevin

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Hi Allen I can't thank you for both orders of fish .Thay are all Doing well And they are absolutely Beautiful 10 times better than anything I can get around here You have made A long time dream come true In setting up my Tanganyika tank!!!!!!!! Attached is a photo

PS It was harder getting The authentic Nile crocodile skull Then it was anything else Maybe I should have contacted you and see you if you had any connections.



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Thank you for the quality fish , I bought over a hundred fish and no buyers remorse ! We will do business again . 
 Patrick
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Thanks Alan, the fish arrived today as you told me it would. The 8 menarambo cichlids all came healthy and even bigger than I anticipated. Great service and pricing. Will be ordering more fish in the future. I would recommend that anyone looking to order fish can feel confident ordering from cichlid lovers.

Paul from American Fork Utah

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Thanks!  The fish arrived today and are great.  I have ordered before from Live Fish Direct, Quinn's Finns and Cichlid Shack and I would give you higher grades for quality, price and value overall.  The only place they have a bit of advantage is shipping cost but I am very satisfied and would recommend you to anyone.

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"This is Leon. I just calling to let you know that I picked up my fish and
 they came in in good shape and I appreciate it. I'll give a call when I
get ready get ready to make another order. Thank you. Have a good day." 

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Thank you for the shipment of  fish  they all came alive and plus you have my business  I will  be  ordering  other fish  from you SAMUEL SIMS
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All arrived , on time , fish were great shape , substitutions were in my favor thank you . Very happy  !

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Alan, thanks for the fish. They all look great and are doing well. I know you wrote on the quote 12 plus 1 but it was actually plus 2, so thanks. Also as I'm sure you knew there was a holding female in the group and I have now taken 7 fry from her and have them in a separate 40 gallon tank. 😀 Also the pickup from the airport was easy and quick.  If I ever travel near Tucson do you open up for visits? I would love to see your operation.  
Dave

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The fish arrived in wonderful shape thanks, thanks very much ,Les  

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Hi mr. Bliven we receive all the fish no lost and they are great ! Every body is happy with the order and for sure we going ton re-order in the next week , ( i realy want yellow Calvus) i hope you going to have some in stock.

Thank you verry much.

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The package arrived as expected with healthy dwarf shell dwellers. Beautiful fish God Bless ordering soon !

Sincerely: Howie Reda

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Make A Great Day!

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Alan.  I can't begin to tell how incredibly beautiful the haps and peacocks are.  The pick up at the airport was smooth.  The fish were packaged well and getting them in the tank was easy.  Some are easily larger than the 3" you quoted.  I fed them 2 hours in and all took some bites.  I fed them this morning and they all look lively with stunning colors.  I will wait 3-4 weeks as you suggested before I place an order for the other 16 or so.   Please feel free to use this email as a testimonial to your customer service and quality of stock.  Thank you.

Arthur

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Alan! All the fish arrived healthy and happy today! Thanks from Allred Aquatics! They are beautiful!

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Hi Alan, 

I just got the peacocks they look great. I will wait a couple of weeks for my tank to cycle and will order some more. 

Thanks,

James

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Hi Alan, 
The shipment and process has been completed beyond my expectations. Thank you for your time and efforts getting this done. I looked in the tank this morning and they all looked fine. I will try feeding them tomorrow. I appreciate everything and look forward to doing business with you in the future. 
Best Regards, 
Daren 
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Hi Alan! The fish have all arrived and I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am. Even in their stress colors they are all beautiful, the Featherfin is absolutely gorgeous and I am so happy that you were willing to send a male. A few of them have even started eating already. I have nothing but goo things to say. Here's hoping they all live ! 

-Wes

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Hi Alan, 
I wanted to thank you for helping me to pick a good mix of cichlids for my tank. You have such a great selection it is easy to become overwhelmed with the choices. Your cichlids are truly gorgeous and I couldnít be happier! 
Amy

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Alan,
Thanx Alan for my order. I so appreciate the extra calvus and orange cap ventralis. You were absolutely right their blue is already showing. The cylindricus look wonderful especially the big one you sent. He's just awesome! That also worked perfectly to pick up at post office. Thanx again

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Alan,


Got the fish order today - everything arrived alive! This being my first time buying fish online, I think it went rather smoothly, thank you for the great experience. If I ever need more fish (that you sell) or know anybody who does, I will definitely make the recommendation! 

Thanks again,
Josh Porter

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fish arrived safely, eating like little pigs. thank you for the care in packaging and the ease of the transaction. will be back again soon thanks fred

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We all made it and in the 50 gallon grow out by themselves with a couple fire breathing plecos.
Nice size, big,  great buy , Thanks!!  15

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I am impressed!  I ordered 3 Victorian cichlids, zebra oblins.  Victorians are hard to find....but, I am impressed with the large selection you have, and the quality.   They were advertised at 3.5 inches and were every bit.  The fish arrived extremely well packaged, healthy, colorful and vibrant.   They adapted immediately to my large densely populated tank with Malawi peacocks, Mbuna and other Victorians.   I've had a horror story with other online vendors, but I will absolutely do business with you guys again.   I only buy fish from 2 vendors, and I will ONLY buy my Victorians from cichlidlovers.  Great fish, great prices, great packaging and great service.   Thank you, keep up the great work.

Ken G. in San Diego

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Good Morning,
Lynette, Alan, and JR

It was a very long and suspenseful 12 hours waiting on the fishes to possibly arrive sometime yesterday.  As I monitored the final flight they were manifested on, it kept being delayed every 10 minutes to a later departure time.  In the end they didn't even come in on the flight they were supposed to be manifested on in fact it was an hour later at 1:09 AM central time BUT after the sight of my new kids all healthy, it made me immediately forget how long I was waiting and suffering.  
  First of all thank you Lynette for taking time to track and ease my anxiety as I was a rookie for a moment with ordering fishes from you.  Alan and Jr. you packed those kids like they would be stranded in the boxes for a week.  I loved it because it took more time getting the rubber bands off the bags (yes I'm a hoarder, I keep the bags and any serviceable rubber bands) than putting kids to bed.
  The bushy nose pelecos blew my mind.  Right away the males were already establishing dominance over a single spot in their tank.  I always remember when I saw yours Alan when I visited you back in late November 2000.  I saw you Alan Jr. as a young boy and now you're all grown up and filling/shipping my order almost 13 years later...time certainly flies.   
  I have always been highly impressed with your stellar stock and service.  Now, I am beyond grateful to pay for premium professional service and stock...most important it rekindled my passion for the hobby thanks to the awesome Cichlid Lovers Family.
  I retired from the military almost 9 years ago and the funny thing is I was always on the road fighting wars between disruptive countries around the world but managed to maintain 75 tanks and 3 ponds.  The day after I retired from the Air Force, I started working for Boeing Aerospace Company funny thing is although I never travel I significantly reduced my involvement in the hobby.  I am truly excited about getting back into it thanks to you.

Sincerely
Jolly (Jolly Cichlids)

 

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Hi Alan,
 
I received the fish yesterday.
 
All look good and I was so surprised at the packaging.
 
It is perfect.
 
All speciosus look happy in a new tank.
 
Thank you very much and I hope best luck to you !
 
Yongcheol.
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Alan, got the fish today, nice and healthy. Thanks for everything!


Tom

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The fish came and they are truly phenomenal specimens! The OB is out of this world! How many more do you have left?

Tyou,
Michael

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Alan all arrived alive and well. They look beautiful. Thank you for all your help through out the whole process. I will be ordering from you again.             Shawn P.

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Lynette:
The shipment arrived on time, and all the fish were in good condition.
Thank you very much
George Schnerk

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Lynette,
The fish are here - all of them made it and they are all now swimming happily in their new home. I really appreciate your personal attention to this order and as always everything went perfect. 
 
Great doing business with you, thanks again!
Sincerly,
Roger W

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Hi Lynette,
Every single fish is doing well, hope I'm not speaking too soon. haha. Can't wait for them to color up.
Thank you so much, this was an easy transaction, and I appreciated it. I do hope to buy from you very soon :)
Ramon W.

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Got them.  They are perfect.  Thank you so much.  I have never received fish so professionally packaged beforeÖkudos to you and your staffÖ.I will definitely be doing business with you in the future.    Damien Fallin

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Thank you very much the fish all arrived here last night and are doing great.
Jim Cook

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The fish are doing well and eating good the white knight looks very good will be ordering again
t cotton

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The Eel and plecos arrived in great shape - thanks so much!
I look forward to doing business with you again soon, and especially look forward to getting more eels.     G. Rogers

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Alan and Lynette, the fish arrived and look just fine.
Thank you, Scott Carlson.

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Hi Lynette, the fish arrived just fine. All are doing well, thank you.  Lorraine
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He is loving the fish!    He hasn't had that much variety in a long time!

Thanks so much for your wonderful service!

Michelle

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Lynette,

I just wanted to let you know that the fish arrived in great shape and are doing very well.
Thanks!
Stephanie
Oddball Pets and Aquariums    Pittsburgh  PA

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Lynette, they are super. I'll be checking your feature list.  Thanks a lot.
Chao, Ramon.

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Thank you, The cichlids arrived alive.
Thanks again,
Brad

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Lynette and Allen,
Fish are home and safe, they are doing very well. I just want to tell you guys thank you so much, and for you excellent costumer service! I will be sure to tell my people about your site! Keep up the excellent work, and look forward of doing more business in the future!
Sincerely,
Josh Westfall
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Good Morning Lynette,
The fish arrived in great shape.  Thank you for your recommendations regarding the fish selection and assistance with the shipment.  All of them are beautiful!  They all had regained their color and were feeding in less than an hour after putting them in the tank.  Thanks again to you and your staff.
Jim

James McCabe
Senior Scientist
Amgen Inc.

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Lynette,
I received the fish.  They look good and are enjoying their new home.
Thanks!
Darren

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Hello,
Thanks for the nice specimens!
I love my fish!  The D. Comp. is amazing and I cant wait for the others to mature.
The azureus is huge! They are all getting along really well and have already begun to fill out and become more colorfull.
They arrived safely at the airport despite missing their first flight.
I will buy from you guys again soon,
J F

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Hello Lynette,
Fish received in excellent condition! You pack very well!
thank you,
Udo Rohmann

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Hey Guys,
The fish arrived later then scheduled, but all arrived alive and, or doing well.
Thank you for getting them to me this week.
If you ever have a sale on the black calvus, let me know as a I would like to try some.
Best Regards,
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Hi Lynette,
 
The fish are all settled in their new tanks and look truly amazing. Thanks for doing such a great job with the shipping. All fish came out of the box looking healthy and strong and the demonsi's coloration is just beautiful. My father and I will definitely be back for more fish.
Thanks again
TJ

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Hi Lynette,
Thank you for the shipment. Everything arrived alive and well. It was a late night but we got it all taken care of.
Looking forward to our next order with you.
Rene

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Allen,
I just wanted to say thank-you! My order arrived on time and boy was I excited! Your packaging was outstanding. Everyone was happy and I followed your unpacking instructions word for word. Thirty minutes later my new Shell-Dwellers were swimming about in their new home (20 gal. long) specifically made just for them. The trip and transition was a 100% success!!! No losses. I really didn't notice much stress, none the less I kept everything in and around the tank very quiet for about a day and then started to show my friends and family. I get so many compliments. I feel like a new Dad!
I also appreciated the one on one service that your family provides.
Ill be back, that's a guarantee!

Chris D. -Chenango Forks, N.Y.
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Hello, PM Lovers Tropical Fish
I need to thank you for all your effort in the matter of my recent order; I know it took a lot of your time and much effort on your part to check and connect with a flight to our small airport.
The fish were excellent in color and health, and arrived with very little stress at 1235 pm and were happy and eating by 5pm.
What a first time experience; the fish and your effort are of the highest standards.
A new devoted customer
Kelly - Redmond , Oregon

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Lynette,
Thanks for the fish all are doing well and very nice!
regards, Gil Romano

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Hi Lynette, I would like to apologize for freaking out last Thursday with this whole shipping ordeal. I arrived back home with the fish around 7 PM and almost did not want to open that box. A few of the fish seemed stunned (swimming upside-down) and I thought they would die but it's been a few days now and they ALL seem to be doing fine. I'm amazed. You guys are TRULY PROS. Thanks. Bert.

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Hello Alan, Lynette, Cherry Spots doing great. Thank You, John
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Just wanted to let you know I received my fish got them home and everyone is doing very well.  What Great fish you have.
Again Thank you
Greg Simpson

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Hello Lynette,
Everything arrived alive and accounted for.
Thanks,
Pat

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Lynette,
Just want to say thanks. The order came in this morning and the fish looked great. My customer was very happy!
By any chance can you get Blue Jack Dempseys?
Greg

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Everything arrived fantastically well!  You guys are extremely conservative with your sizing, and that is always a pleasant surprise.  We will be ordering again!
Thanks for the great fish (and colorful orange box!), I hope your week is a nice one.
James

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Just wanted to say the demasoni are great, they are already starting to act obnoxious :).Remember to put me on your contact list whenever you are traveling to Phoenix.
Thanks
Stirman

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Picked them up, they all arrived safe and sound.  Thanks!    Jamie

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I receive the shipment, all the fish were alive and look good thank you for the extras.
 
Thank you for everything
Bill Russell

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Hey Lynette and Alan,

            I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to come in and view all your fish.  I donít think Iíll find a deal like that on adult Ventralis ever again.  You had a great selection of quality healthy fish to choose from.  When I get my new tanks setup Iím sure Iíll be asking for some of your stock to fill them up.  Thanks again, take care.

 Daniel

 Mesa, AZ

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Lynette,

Beautiful fish and delivery schedule smooth as silk all the way to the Big Apple! Everyone thriving so far. 
Thanks so much for your detailed attention. Also. many thanks for the additional 2 Brevis!
Talk to you soon.

Frances KIng

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 alan,
 
just wanted to let ya'll know we just pick up the fish from the airport and they are floating like teabags in the tank. they all look fine.
thanks for all your help.
jeff

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Well, I was able to pick up the fishes today at noon and every fish is in great health also thanks for the extra's, and I gotta say them albino flavescents are quite a sight to behold...one of the nicest peacocks around...again thank you so much for such great fish and in the future you guys will get my business again.
          Top Moon Lee

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Hi Lynette and Alan,

I picked up the 21 new dwarf mbuna at Fed Ex on Friday morning at 9AM.  As always, they were in great shape and are doing well in my 180 gal. aquarium.  Once again, you did an excellent job.

            Thank you,     Jack from Ocala, FL

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Just wanted to let you know I picked up the fish Thursday at 6pm CST. Got them home and every one of them seemed in excellent condition with the exception of the Julidochromis marlieri who were alive but extremely sluggish. Got all of the other fish in the tank, and placed the Julidochromis marlieri in an isolation cage for about 20 minutes, they perked up and then they were released into the tank as well. The packing was excellent as well as the communication of shipping times. Thank you very much for your excellent service. If I need any fish in the future, you will be my online source. Thanks again.

Mark Wheeler

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Hi Lynette,
     All the fish arrived fine and they look great can't wait for them to grow and color.
Thank you
Bill Russell
Delta, BC Canada

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Thanks so much for your time. The fish arrived today and are doing fine. 
AND THEY LOOK GREAT....once again you have made a happy customer....and
if you can get any chitaki let me know thanks again  David Pires

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Lynette,
got the fish at 7:15 tonight and they are now in my tank and doing well, thanks for the speed and courtesy in processing this order.  The packing was first rate and the fish came in in great shape. 
steve allred
St. George, Utah

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Hello Lynette & Alan,

We received the shipment of dwarf mbuna and peacocks via Fed Ex on Tuesday.
All were in perfect shape and have blended in nicely with the existing fish in our 180 gal tank.
Thanks for the extras and once again it is a pleasure dealing with with professionals whose quality
is important.  I might add that I have never lost a fish in shipment in all of my dealings with you.

Many thanks.   Jack from Ocala, FL

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Hi' Lynette,  I received the fish  on time, will order more in two weeks
thanks, Prince

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Lynette and Alan

Wow, the fishes you sent me yesterday are exactly what I had requested.  They're all healthy and looking for food.  I appreciate your help through this process.  Oh by the way, thanks for the three pregnant cherry shrimp.

Pastor D Chavez   

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I picked up the bristlenose at the airport in Amarillo today. All are in great shape and exploring their new home. And I really appreciate the two extras. Ordered yesterday and swimming in Texas today. Thanks Mel Kaylor Jr.

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HELLO LYNN AND ALAN,

  THANK YOU FOR THE FINE ORDER OF FISH, ALL RECEIVED ALIVE , WELL AND HEALTHY,( AS ALWAYS IS)

   IT TOOK ME THIS LONG TO EMAIL YOU, BECAUSE THE 50GAL. TANK SETUP AND READY FOR THE PULCHER BRICHARDI STARTED A LEAK.

 IT WAS A NEW TANK SO I HAD TO HURRIEDLY BREAK IT DOWN TO RETURN TO MERCHANT. WHAT A MESS!

 I BROUGHT HOME A NICE 60 GAL. OCEANIC, EVEN TRADE, (ANOTHER NICE PLACE TO BUY)

 MY CHALLENGE WAS TO SET IT UP AND CYCLE WATER IN TIME FOR MY NEW FISH.

 USING OLD WATER AND SAME BIO FILTER AND SAND PLUS MY STAND BY (PRIME) ALL WENT WELL.

 I JUST WANT TO SAY LYNN , THAT IF IT WEREN'T FOR YOUR EXPERTISE WAY OF PACKING I MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SO FORTUNATE.

 THEY LASTED ALL DAY TODAY, LAST FISH CYCLED ABOUT 5:00 PM

  I ALSO LIKE THE WAY YOU EQUALLY DIVIDED MY MULTIFASCIATUS, SAVED ME TIME.

AND THE WAY YOU TIE YOUR BAGS, PLUS LOTS OF OXYGEN.

 THANK YOU FOR ALL THE EXTRA WORK YOU DID FOR ME OVER THE WEEKEND.

 IM JUST SITTING HERE WATCHING MY NEW FRISKY SHELL DWELLERS

 TAKE CARE

  WE B DOIN BUSINESS AGAIN ONE DAY!!

 YOUR FRIEND        BOB MEARS

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Fish have arrived, and all is well. Thanks for the fish, they all look great !  Anthony  PS- keep me posted on new arrivals.

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Alan,

 Just wanted to let you know the fish arrived in great shape and everything went smooth with the pickup.  The fish are absolutely beautiful and made a great addition to my tank.  Ordering the fish from your company was a great experience and I will look forward to doing business with you in the future. 

 Thanks

Ryan Ward

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Hi:

Arrived on time and have been released into their new home.  Look fine so far.

Thanks,

Rick Hackett

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DEAR LYNETTE AND ALLEN

THANK YOU FOR THE PHONE CALL AND THE EMAIL.

MY FISH ALL ARRIVED JUST FINE AND VERY NICE., BUT, EACH ORDER I RECEIVE FROM YOU IS ALWAYS THAT WAY!

YOU GAVE ME TWO EXTRA LITTLE PLECOS, THANK YOU.

  I'LL BET YOU THOUGHT I MIGHT LOOSE ONE BECAUSE OF THEIR SIZE.   NOT SO. WERE  GOING TO GIVE THEM SPECIAL  LOVING CARE BECAUSE YOU SENT THEM.

ALSO KNOW MY NEW SUNSHINE CONGO BRICHARDI WILL BE TREATED WITH MORE RESPECT. THEY ARE NOW IN MY 50 GAL. WITH THE GOLD OCELLATUS, (ONLY) AND DOING VERY WELL. THEY SEEM TO COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER. MY SUB-STRAIGHT IS ARAGONITE, (WHITE). WITH ESCARGOT SHELLS SCATTERED, COMPLIMENTED WITH A COUPLE SMALL GREEN PLASTIC PLANTS.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SPECIAL CARE AND CONSIDERATION.

ONLY THING LEFT TO SAY .        YOUR BOTH VERY NICE PEOPLE         ITS AN HONOR TO KNOW YOU.

BEST REGARDS

BOB MEARS                          P.S. ALLEN SEE? MY LAST NAME IS REALLY NOT (FROM BAKERSFIELD) HA HA

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Good morning,
 I just wanted to let you know my ordered arrived, I was at the FedEx shortly after they opened.
 The fish look fine, except for the Calvus which unfortunately was DOA.
 Thanks again,
 
Theresa

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All the fish have arrived safely and appear happy in their new home. Thanks again for your help and timely shipment. I look forward to seeing the Albinos grow up, they are really neat fish. Thanks again and I look forward to making future orders!

John M. Fitzpatrick

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Hello Lynette,

 
Thank you very much for your service.  My fish arrived safe and sound. All was a pleasure.  I was very happy to see that good care was taken to keep the fish warm during their flight to Minnesota.  It was cold here and I was a little worried, I needn't have been.
 
Thanks again,  Chet.

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Just wanted to let you know that our "orange backs" and "ruby reds" were shipped today and are in excellent condition!! Thank you very much. I will be ordering more from you in the future.
 
  Thanks again,  Dave Gazaway

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HELLO,

 LYNN AND ALAN

          MY FISH ALL ARRIVED TODAY ALIVE AND HEALTHY. THEY ARE BEAUTIES!!!

YOU REALLY DO CARRY NICE SPECIMENS. I MUST ADD AGAIN, YOU REALLY TAKE THE EXTRA STEP TO PACK THEM

FOR SAFE TRAVEL. I DOUBT IF ANY OF YOUR BAGS WOULD LEAK, BUT EVEN IF ONE WERE TO?

YOU  EVEN HAVE A LARGER BAG AS A SAFETY NET,

            LYNN , THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EXTRA HELP, FRIDAY NIGHT.

YOUR SCHEDULE IS MORE BUSY THAN MINE, (WITH CHILDREN)    I DONíT KNOW HOW YOU DO IT!!

DONíT FORGET ME,   I'LL BE BACK FOR MORE FISH.

BEST REGARDS

 BOB MEARS

BAKERSFIELD CA.                          P.S. JUST WAIT TILL I GET MY 500GAL. TANK!!!

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Hello, 

I just wanted to say thank you. My husband and I ordered some fish from you last week. It was our first time ordering anything alive off the Internet so we were a little nervous. You were VERY friendly over the phone and answered all of my questions. We received the fish last Saturday night and they were BEAUTIFUL!!!! It was such a neat experience for us. We just wanted to thank you for the excellent service and the gorgeous fish. We will definitely order more in the future and have already began referring you to our friends! 

Thanks Again, 

John and Jessica Hernandez  Castro Valley, CA

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Hi  Lynette and Alan,

We received 25 Peacock and Dwarf Mbuna and, as usual, all were in great shape.

We added them to our existing Dwarf Mbuna aquarium without incident.

Your expert knowledge, concern and professionalism is evident, once again.
 
                                                Thanks again,

                                                     Joan & Jack
                                                       Ocala, Florida

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Hi Lynette,
 
I'm just sending you a quick response to let you know I received my fish and all are doing great.  I really like those Bemba Orange Flames and the Parancistrus Tiger.  Thank you for holding the tiger for me.  I appreciate it.
 
Thanks again,
 
Cecil

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Dear Sirs, I got my order.

They are all alive and look good . Thank you.

  Sincerely, Rick Kowalski

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HELLO,

    ALLEN AND LYNN,

     (IF I MAY?)

             WE  WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW, HOW PLEASED WE ARE OF OUR FISH, WE RECEIVED FROM YOU YESTERDAY. JERRY WOOD'S ORDER INCLUDED 30 MULTIPUNCTATUS CATFISH,  15 OF THESE WERE MINE.

             THEY ARE VERY STRIKING IN PATTERNS, VERY HEALTHY AND A VERY NICE SIZE.

       I MUST ALSO COMPLIMENT YOU ON YOUR VERY IMPRESSIVE WEBSITE. SHOWING ALL THE FISH IN THEIR VIBRANT COLOR. I WOULD EVEN SAY ITíS THE BEST AFRICAN CICHLID WEBSITE OUT THERE!

              THANK YOU AGAIN

           FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS,

          BOB MEARS

          JERRY WOOD

     BAKERSFIELD CA.

                                             P.S.  PLACED MY SECOND ORDER TODAY

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All 10 Tropheus moorii received at airport, floated for 45 minutes, and netted into tank. They all looked perfect, not even a shredded fin, and began foraging for algae immediately.  No rapid breathing, nothing.  They look like they've been there for years!

 
This makes my second order, and second success story. I'm going to get more tanks just to order again!  Thanks!
 
Darren R. Gold

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Lynette,

The shipment of Dwarf Mbuna arrived in Ocala, FL on time and was picked up by me at 9 AM this morning.

All of the fish are healthy and doing well in my 125 gal aquarium.

Again, I am impressed by your professionalism and look forward to continuing my business with you.

                                      Sincerely,       Jack Rough

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Hey Alan ,

Thanks again for showing Charlie and I around the other night.  He really enjoyed the puppies, parrots and pigeons!  You have a lot of very cool fish Ė I canít believe how many I have never see before.  All the feather-fins and such looked very cool!

  The peacocks are all happy and swimming in their new home now! I appreciate the deals you swung my way!

  Let me get through this week (have to take a buddy out for his 40th birthday) and If all goes well Iíll be calling for that Tricoti maleÖ.

  Thanks again for letting us come down and check things out!

  Chris

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Alan and Lynette,  

Just wanted to so thanks for everything; the Fish arrived this afternoon alive and well. Thanks for the extra Ngara Flametail I did not expect that. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Thank you,  

Michael Kase

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I would wholeheartedly endorse Cichlid Lovers as one of the top wholesale suppliers.  I have been a hobbyist for 20 years, surfed many a supplier website and visited every cichlid retailer in the Metro Phoenix area.  I believe the combination of selection and pricing that Cichlid Lovers provides is among the best in the industry.  Just as importantly, I believe Alan is a straight shooter and very knowledgeable about cichlids.  I will continue to utilize Cichlid Lovers as one of my first choices in African Cichlids !

Jeff Adams

Tempe, Arizona

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Allen:

 
The order went well.  All the fish was picked up at 3pm Saturday.  The water was a bit cold but all the fish was alive except one DOA emerald fire.  I did not expect to get extra on the Lwanda, Flametail, and boops.  Thank you so much.
 
I am doing another order soon with the other fellow.  The person who came a long way to pick up the fish this time was very happy.  Let me tell you this, he drove 3 hours to catch a ferry, 2 hours on the ferry ride, then 30 minutes to my house, then same way to go back.  We had to add a couple more heat pack after we picked up the fish for the 5.5 hours ride back home for him.  But you should see his face when he received your fish.
 
thanks a lot again.
 
Charles

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Lynette

I just wanted to thank you for the fish and let you know that everything
arrived and looked great.

Thanks Again

Noah Eschenbauch

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Lynette,

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that everything arrived in great shape and all of the cichlids are doing well.

Thanks for everything (the guidance on the phone with regard to selecting compatible cichlids, the top notch packing job to protect the fish and quality of the fish)! I am pleased with the entire experience and look forward to doing further business with you.


Thanks,
Jeff Blair

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Hi!

     I went to the cargo office and pick up the fish this morning. All of them are doing fine (those Nigriventris are so awesome). Thanks for everything and when you have more Nigriventris, please let me know :)

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Just a note to let you know I picked up my order today and it was great.  The pickup at the airport was much faster and easier than I anticipated.  The fish were still in good color when they arrived and did not seem to be stressed.  They had an easy transition to my tank and were even eating with the rest of my motley crew only two hours after being transferred.  This was my first online shipped order and it was a good experience.  I'll be back for more.

 
Thanks.
 
Leslie Soper

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Neatest fish I've seen in a long time, if they don't sell well let me know and I will gladly take another dozen.  I really like the color of the little ones and can't imagine how good they will look as they get older, especially the blue marmalade ones.  Thanks and keep me in mind.

 
Lynn Cain

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Lynette,

 
Thank you for the quick response.  Everything came in today just like you said.  All the supplies are great.  Thank you again.
 
Angela

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Lynette,
    
    This was my first time ordering cichlids over the internet. While I was a little skeptical at first, I was definitely pleased once I received them.  It was a
pleasure doing business with you.  My Taiwan Reefs arrived on time and in good condition.  They were already accepting food just an hour or so after I put
them into their new tank!

Thanks again,

Steve - Maryland

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Lynette - the fish arrived in great shape.  The packing was great.  Thanks for some nice looking fish.  Matt

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Hey,

This is Scott Crawford in Jacksonville Florida.

I recently purchased 20 fish from your store "3 weeks ago" and were shipped across country. Even with SWA being 20 hours late and all the fish were alive and I just wanted to let you know that even 3 weeks later ALL the fish are doing great and have not had one pass away! I write this letter to say thanks.

Scott

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Lynette,

All of the fish arrived happy and healthy. Thank you sooooo much. This was such a pleasurable buying experience for me. You truly run a first rate operation and I look forward to doing business again in the future. I have already sung praises via email to all the cichlid nerds in my fish club...

Thanks again,

John Sinkus 

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Alan, the fish did not arrive until after 11PM, about 33 hours after drop-off, but much to my amazement, they were all ALIVE!  The fish are somewhat stressed out and donít have much color, but I think that theyíll be fine since they have now been in the tank for about 12 hours. Ė Speaking of ďfineĒ, those daffodils are awesome, and I really do appreciate your selling them to me.  I give you my word that we will take great care of all of the fish....

Thanks again!

Brad

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Hi Guys,

 
How are you?  I hope well.  The fish arrived in great shape - completely not stressed.  In a short time they were bouncing around the bag just dying to get out and get acquainted with their new home.  Thx for the extra cheweres, too - what a bonus.  The males of all types are already coloring.  I'll keep an eye on your list for more buys later:)
 
Bob

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Thank you for the delivery and making my order on short notice. The cichlids are doing great, the Flavus and Demasoni tank looks great. All the fish I purchased are very nice and I am very happy with them. Thanks again.

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Hi Again
 
    Just wanted to say that all the fish made it just fine. Thanks for doing such a fine job on the  packaging. Within 15 minutes in the tank the Lepidos were already starting to display at each other. You have earned another customer.
 
Thanks Again
Casey

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Hello Lynette

        I received the fish yesterday and everything was ok and I will be ordering from you again.

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Alan, I was trying to call you to see if the eels were sent out on Friday, and to my surprise the call came from the airport that the package is here!  By 3:30 they were in the big tank. I never check the condition of the fish at the airport, but when I opened the box at home they were all swimming quite actively and you could tell the two which were elpsifers buy there saying together   I have one question if you could answer ASAP, are these eels able to feed after the lights are totally off because all my fish eat so fast there may not be enough left for them to get there share and build up strength.  Thanks for the fast action and the way you packed them, first class all the way. I feel fortune to do business with you! Bob Bailey Rapid City, SD

Just a quick note to let you know how pleased I am with my new fish. This was my first time ordering fish through the mail. The experience could not have been better. Thank you very much..........  Jack.

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hello

        just wanted to let you know they all made it and they look great.
        thank you and have a good holiday.

         thanks again,

         john

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This is Brian from Richmond Virginia.  I wanted to thank you for the order that you sent a few weeks ago.  All the fish shipped very well and are doing fine.  Shipping them on the same day as they arrived worked out very well.  All the Calvus made it!  Just wanted to say thanks and good job.


 
Brian H. Anantatmula
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Alan,

 
I just wanted to say THANKS for the nice fish you sent me.  Each fish was just as you described, and the packaging
was professionally done.  I will know where to turn when I need more fish.
 
Dean Moody
Waycross GA

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Lynette and Alan,
Just wanted to let you know all the fish arrived in top shape as always, everybody is very happy. My friend wants to
make another order already. Alan, thanks for giving up one of your male Furcifers (Kigoma) to me, he is an awesome
sight to watch. We'll be getting back to you soon.
Thanks again
Aloha,
Rennie

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Hello all,
 
I just wanted to say that my transaction with Cichlid Lovers (www.cichlidlovers.com) worked out extremely well.  The fish I have received (aside from some shipping stress in two of the six leleupis, awaiting outcome) are of excellent size and color and show no signs of fin deterioration or any other malady.  Most of the fish are larger than advertised, and there was not a single hitch in the transaction.
 
A group of six Cyprichromis leptosoma "Bulu Point" appears to be one male and 5 females, but what a happy male he shall be, eh?
 
Darren R. Gold

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Hello,

This is Gabor and I have ordered some Tropheus and other fishes from you that have arrived on Friday. All were alive, the tropheus sp. black orange flames colored up immediately after placing them in the tank - it was a heartwarming feeling to watch them. This was the birthday gift for my 32nd birthday - thanks. Since then all the fish have been doing well. I will order from you in the future again.

Best regards,

Gabor

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Sorry for the late message, but my shipment of helianthus, similis, furcifers, and demasoni arrived in good condition Friday afternoon - about 3 hours earlier than expected.  I was expecting them around 4:40 and they arrived around 1:30 - which was great since I had them home before the Friday rush hour started.  All are still doing fine and eating well.

Thanks,
Jim Lancaster

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Alan,
   I am enjoying the four Kapampa Frontosas you sent me with my last order.  However, when I looked on your website, you were all out of the small $40 size.  When will you be getting more of these fish?  If you could e-mail me when you get them in and start acclimatizing them, I'd be glad to put in another order.  The Hydrocynus vittatus (Tiger Fish) is growing larger by the day and devouring whole krill like they're going out of style.  I am very pleased with the deep purple color these Kapampas are already showing.  I just bought a digital camera and am compiling a photo gallery of my fish which I hope to publish on the internet as part of my website which is still in the works.  My e-mail address is cichlidophile619@aol.com. Please feel free to keep me informed of any small Kapampas coming your way as they seem to sell out quickly.
Scott in San Diego

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Lynette and Alan,

                          I am very pleased you have started posting testimonials about your valuable service to myself and many others.  If you may and would like to I also would like to add my sincere praise to your successful well known business.  Please tailor as you see fit.
 
Cichlid Lovers is heads and shoulders above the rest in customer concern and most important satisfaction.  Although a busy and tired member of Air Force Special Operations, my hobby is always supplemented with the outstanding and rare cichlids from Alan and Lynette as soon as I am home from my long overseas trips.  Over the last 9 years, Cichlid Lovers has always been my first choice.  Their rare and hard to find African Cichlids are always healthy and professionally packed to guarantee even the most delicate Enatiopus, Cyprichromis and Xenotilapia arrive "alive" to their final destination.  Although their operation has grown significantly over the last 3 years, Alan continues to take time out of his busy schedule to respond and give me updates on his new additions/projects or answers to my questions regarding selections.  Due to my extremely world wide mobile posture, I have had to depend heavily on Lynette to quickly process my orders and she has always responded on-time--every time with 100 percent success.  In fact even when I was deep in the fight during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, I still would bug Alan to update his specials for each new month.  Back in February while I was gone he offered Opthalmotilapia "boops" neon streak Kipili on the specials but I wasn't going to be home till June or July so I asked him if he could honor my request to hold some for me.  The end result is a colony of 16 resides in an 80 gallon in my master bedroom.  My only problem is it is next to my wife view so I have to prop my pillows higher than hers.  Alan and Lynette are a "class act" bar none.  If you haven't considered ordering from them you are missing out.  I didn't write this because I was asked to, nor expect anything in return.  I did it because I am a very SATISFIED customer and that can be very elusive when in the business of ordering expensive cichlids you haven't seen in person.
Jolly
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Lynette and Alan,
 
I made it home with my fish ok, they are all doing very good and look beautiful in my tank. I am so happy with all of them!
 
My friend was so happy with her new fish she can't wait to get moved and set up her tank in her new home and come down to Tucson with me to pick out some more fish.
 
Thank you so much for your patience and help picking out my fish.
 
Marilyn Williams

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The fish arrived this morning and look phenomenal. Thank you so much, will be ordering again soon.
Kevin

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Lynette:

Thank you - the Mpimbwes arrived safe & sound.  I never ordered fish through the mail before!  They look great and are doing really well in my 150.

Thanks again,
Brian Reese

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Good Morning,
I finally received the package at 5:00 last night, there was a flight delay. Anyway I had one Sunspot DOA, looks like the other Sunspots beat him up pretty bad. Not a big deal.  The other fish look great, and I mean great. Sunspots were still hiding out this am but the Leptosoma were eating and investigating their new home. One of the Sunspots you sent is huge! Anyway thank you for the great fish and packing them so well.  I will look forward to doing business with you in the future and I will be sure to recommend your company.

Thanks Again,
Scott Foltz

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Hello Lynette,

Just wanted to let you know the Copadichromis Midnight Maraís arrived in GREAT condition and are happily swimming around in their new home. Thank you very much for the extra one! My shopping experience with you was wonderful, and I appreciate your professionalism and promptness in shipping. I look forward to continued business with you. What healthy, robust fish. I wish I lived closer to Arizona.

Have a wonderful day,

Monika

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