-SPONSOR- Lots of new Freshwater at MiniWaters.fish

Discussion in 'MiniWaters' started by MiniWaters, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. MiniWaters

    MiniWaters Junior Member
    TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Duluth, MN
    Fishies collected:
    1,970
    So the irony is that in fact many of these fish have been on hand for weeks or months being conditioned...that...and it actually takes a fair amount of time to photograph and prep a new species listing on the website, and I'm behind!

    This latest slew of fish are pretty much retail only at this time.

    And it bears reminding - regional shipping overnight is generally less than $10. ALL shipments are covered by a live arrival guarantee as well. That's about a good a deal as anyone can offer to you from an "online vendor"!!!

    Here's the newly listed fish!

    Rohan's Barb - rarely offered, and a stunner, and on sale for roughly 20% than it might normally cost if I had purchased them at regular list prices. Only $14 each! -
    http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/dawkinsia-rohani-rohans-barb/

    [​IMG]

    Veilfin Tetras - nothing fresh, they came in months ago and are now well conditioned. And you never see these. Awesome nano tank showpiece. Selling only as a group of 6 fish @ $48 for the group - http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/hyphessobrycon-elachys-veilfin-tetra/

    [​IMG]

    Ruby Tetras - awesome nano tetras - if you buy them fresh, be forewarned you'll likely lose some (I always do). What I offer has always been on hand for weeks and is well-conditioned. Remember...you get what you pay for, and "Cheap Fish" are not necessarily any better value. $3 each, or groups of 10 for $27. Put 2 dozen of these in with the Vielfin Tetra group and stand back, you have the makings of an awesome nano planted tank (now you gotta plant it too...but that's another story) - http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/axelrodia-riesei-ruby-tetra/

    [​IMG]

    Strawberry Rasbora - A nano / micro rasbora through and through - they're barely 0.5" long! Well conditioned, $3 each - http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/boraras-naevus-strawberry-rasbora/

    [​IMG]

    Redspotted Panchax Killifish
    - Now for something completely different, check out this blue/purple Killifish with red spots. Females are more or less tan with subdued red spotting...it's the male who steals the show. A non-annual, which means it's going to live more than just a couple months. Very interesting killifish, not one you see every day. $29 per pair - http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/epiplatys-lamottei-redspotted-panchax-killifish/

    [​IMG]

    Honeycomb Tatia Catfish - aka. "Oil Cats", these small nocturnal catfish basically hide all day, but come out when you feed. Irony of Ironies...they're actually SURFACE FEEDERS! And there's even more interesting things about them too - you have to read to find out - $19 each - http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/centromochlus-perugiae-honeycomb-tatia-catfish/

    [​IMG]

    Red Phantom Tetras - I love Red Phantoms almost as much as I love Black Phantoms. Red Phantoms are not offered as often, and they really require some holding and coddling to start looking good before I offer them for sale. At the moment, the entire group I had was sold out the moment I listed them...but I think I might have some stragglers after I ship out. Get on that waitlist. $3 each for well-conditioned juveniles

    [​IMG]

    Mexican Dwarf Orange Crayfish
    - sorry, can't ship these to Wisconsin...but everyone else here can enjoy 'em! $13 each - http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/cambarellus-patzcuarensis-mexican-dwarf-orange-crayfish/

    [​IMG]

    Red Striped Killifish - Another one I'm sold out of at the moment, but I'm mentioning it because I can get more, and I'd like to see more interest in Killifish, and I'd like to support the breeders that are producing them. These can indeed go into a community tank...not often you get colors like that in freshwater fish. Vote with your wallets, or in this case, vote first by getting on the waitlist. $29 per pair - http://www.miniwaters.fish/product/aphyosemion-striatum-gemhs-00-34-red-striped-killifish/

    [​IMG]
     
  2. capman

    capman I contributed!
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,450
    Likes Received:
    121
    Fishies collected:
    16,652
    Such a nice assortment of fish, and it is particularly fun seeing that you have some killifish (I used to be a big killifish person). And the fact that these are so well settled in an conditioned is great!

    I want to buy ALL these fish you listed above, but alas, I basically have no time for my tanks at home these days.
     
  3. acharpenter

    acharpenter Senior Member
    BOD Lifetime Member Event Committee

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    17,273
    Likes Received:
    339
    Location:
    Coon Rapids, MN, United States
    Fishies collected:
    103,764
    Miniwaters - AKA Mark:

    Can you please post some figures etc on what you offer VS what we can buy here in the Twin Cities? I have heard more than a couple times now that peeps dont hit you up because they are worried about shipping losses and that you are more expensive than our sponsors here in the Twin Cities.

    Word is - we can all get sustainable fish here with the local sponsors......

    As said by Rich Ross lol - please discuss:
     
    #3 acharpenter, Oct 23, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2016
  4. OP
    MiniWaters

    MiniWaters Junior Member
    TCMAS Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Duluth, MN
    Fishies collected:
    1,970
    Ahem...MATT.... ;)


    In 2015, I had 2 DOAs the entire year...and they were bonus fish in a shipment of over 90 fish. So far for 2016, I've lost one Red Cherry Shrimp, a $4 freshwater invert. That's less than 1 out of 1000 animals shipped, or < 0.1% if you like. I am EXTREMELY PROUD of those numbers.


    Well, since I don't have access to every sponsor's LFS price lists, it's hard for me to say one way or another. Of course, long before I added retail, I started MiniWaters as a way to offer exceptional quality fish at the wholesale level to local shops, and I still do that. This means that I won't, by design, ever purposely undercut the margins that a LFS typically needs to make. So in some respects, I SHOULDN'T be cheaper, and I don't want to be cheaper. If you're happy with your LFS, please continue to support them. But if you see things at MiniWaters that your LFS doesn't have, and that you want, ASK your LFS to see if they can get it from us if you like! I am ALL FOR THAT, although not everything I sell at retail can be offered to the stores at a wholesale price.

    But is MiniWaters "More Expensive"? I must admit, that allegation really got me thinking over the weekend, and I set out to investigate.

    My Full Retort is posted here
    , full of wit and snark....and facts. Please give it a read if you like! -> http://www.tcmas.org/v4/forums/showthread.php?63044-Is-MiniWaters-quot-More-Expensive-quot

    Well, "sustainable" is a rather ambiguous word, and I think what you're really getting at is captive-bred. Again, I'm sure you can find captive-bred fish locally. I'm unaware of any retailer locally who specializes in them. I'm also unaware of any retailers who are, say, offering Ultra Lightning Maroons (we're the only source for them...and yes, we DO wholesale them, and YES, a shop can undercut our online retail price too...win win win win for everyone...well..except I technically make less money on the individual fish).
     
    #4 MiniWaters, Oct 24, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016

Share This Page