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This is a discussion on Cichlids in Seattle within the Old World Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater Species category; Hello! Would anyone know any stores in the Seattle/Bellingham area that have African Cichlids that you would recommend? Cheers!...

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    Hello!

    Would anyone know any stores in the Seattle/Bellingham area that have African Cichlids that you would recommend?

    Cheers!

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    I do a lot of cross border/online shopping and am in bellingham often. I checked out a aquarium shop in bellingham and it was ok... stocking your most common africans you can think of. Yellow labs, red/blue zebras ect.

    You need to drive about 3 hours more south and visit wet spot aquatics... probably the best african cichlid shop on the west coast.

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    The petsmart in bellingham has a number of different (and more) varieties of cichlids, compared to the stores up here.
    Mixed africans, 155g bowfront with 50g sump, poret foam, automatic continuous water change system
    Fish room: 700g of breeding africans.

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    I do have some peacock on my list, including some holding female ob peacock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smccleme View Post
    The petsmart in bellingham has a number of different (and more) varieties of cichlids, compared to the stores up here.

    Good to know... gonna check them out.

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    Is it a problem bringing them across the border?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atc View Post
    Is it a problem bringing them across the border?
    I've done it about 5 times and never had a problem. I usually pay the extra 50 cents to get a petsmart branded bag to show to the customs officer that the fish I got were from a major retailer and not from some guy in a back alley. I just say I bought tropical fish.

    I wouldn't buy more than $150 or so at one time, otherwise the risk of having to pay taxes and face more questions goes up. As always, you want to be completely honest.

    Charles has some nice peacocks that I haven't seen available in bellingham.
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    Mixed africans, 155g bowfront with 50g sump, poret foam, automatic continuous water change system
    Fish room: 700g of breeding africans.

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    lol the title sounds like a movie
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    Cheers,
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    I second what others have said about Wet Spot Tropical fish. I've been there a few times to bring back fish... because I have family in the Portland area, I'm always there visiting. There's another place I'd like to check out in Portland some time called The Cichlid Exchange. Here are links to both websites so you can see stock lists.

    The Wet Spot Tropical Fish

    The Cichlid Exchange

    Never had a problem at the border. A couple funny looks when I said I was bringing back tropical fish but that's about it. Just make sure you save your receipt so you can prove you bought them from a store and if asked, make sure you claim them for personal use.. not commercial.

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    The Wet Spot in Portland is a great store to spend a few hours in. African cichlid lovers place for sure. Note that not all the fish that's on their online fish list appear to be at the shop. They must have a warehouse or some other arrangement where they store their stock at.
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    54g Rainbows and Rasboras
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