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Old 04-20-2013, 11:03 PM   #11 
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Your fish are absolutely gorgeous by the way!!
Thanks! But I am real hard on them and pretty picky.. lol
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #12 
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No idea. I know there is the Calgary aquarium society but not sure what they do. Then there is betta breeders Canada, I haven't heard of anything else. But I know Matt, shea and CJ just had a bad experience shipping the other day.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #13 
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We CAN technically import fish from Thailand, but we have one transshipper who serves the entire country and charges 5X what the Americans do. Shipping itsself is more pricy as well. There is one ibc chapter for the whole country but we never get shows. We have local fish clubs. The reason shipping is risky is because:

A) It's to cold for eight months of the year
B) Our main postal service is useless.

Yea. I am a bit bias on the whole shipping thing because I had 6 doa yesterday from a Canadian breeder because the post messed up, damaging the package, breaking a bag, which got the box wet and pretty much killed the heating pack.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #14 
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Yah I think we have two trans shippers.
No issues just Canada Post does a crappy job delivering fish lost like two packages in a row all fish died...
Most of us can't afford to ship fish to shows in the U.S.
There is a few fish clubs just not well recognized. Anywho I would love to talk to the person you met from up here. Do you have a name?
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #15 
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Are shippers like FedEx or UPS an option?

A few more transshippers would give a more competitive market. If you are close to an international airport you can get a license and build a little side business.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:04 AM   #16 
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I am not close to an airport D:
We are working on being able to send fish to the shows though.. Maybe start some shows in a bigger city... I would totally buy from you BB if you were a,e to ship across the border. I love the marble one, I have a big thing for blue marbles XD
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #17 
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Fed Ex is an option but cost an arm and leg in shipping, although it would be okay if the fish arrived safely but a member on here near us said her package was held and she had to drive 45 min to get it so I don't know if they are much better.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:15 AM   #18 
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WOW.. super crud.! Good packaging and heat packs should be able to offset the cold issues. But transshipper without competition and sucky mail delivery are kinda big hurdles. Can they deliver regular mail ok?
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:35 AM   #19 
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Ummm... Sometimes....
First time they held the fish for an extra day and left them to extreme weather conditions. This time the box was damaged bad and was soaking wet, it was then stuffed in a plastic bag that said they were sorry for the mail being damaged and our mail I is important to them. Yeah right! You know why? Because they crammed a quite large box in the mail box and did not notify Matt it was there. They sat there for hours and they were most likely dead already.
The snails managed to make it and are now in their new homes until I can finish getting my snail farm set up :p
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:31 AM   #20 
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Yea I would totally buy from you. If we want show quality here in Canada, it's either pay an arm and a leg or make them yourself. Don't even get me started on last night's package.

Hey, we could live in austrailia.
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