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Online purchasing in Australia

Discussion in 'Hatcheries - fish suppliers - Trout - Perch - Cod ' started by vk3laj, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. vk3laj

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    The main reason i ask,
    I'm in Pakenham Victoria (Australia)

    And i dont think there are any fingerling suppliers close
     
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    hi

    it is pretty easy to source fingerlings in the melbourne area

    trout
    buxton trout farm
    macclesfield trout farm vic 3782

    Glenwaters Native Fish farm vic 3717
    silver perch and other native fish

    you are to late for trout unless you can get yearlings which are more expensive

    give these guys a ring took me about 40 min glenburn and 1 hour buxton from knox city
    macclesfield is probably closest to you

    by the way they are all nice sunday drives
     
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    Thanks for the info!
    So it is not a good idea to buy them via mail? (from suppliers with a DOA policy) ?

    Im not sure which way to go yet,

    Cheers
     
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    I don't think either of last two mentioned have an online presence... and/or an online store...

    And you'd have to check with each supplier as to any DOA policy....
     
  6. vk3laj

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    My main reason is that from what i can see, there is only about a $20-30 delivery fee.
    It would cost more (fuel and tolls) to have a 3 hour round trip drive..
     
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    Might be the case with "livefish"... but Ausyfish would have to air freight from QLD... and you'd still have to collect from the airport...

    "Livefish" aren't known for their benevolence when it comes to pricing... their supply is often very limited.... and often the size of the fingerlings are very small....

    You far better off buying direct from an accredited hatchery... as "live fish" do anyway... :D
     
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    Ah there's the catch - i thought it was delivered.. to my door!
     
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    what tolls to the hills from packenham
    how much do you think the freight will be supplied on line
    fishfood is hard to source in melbourne cbd, at the hatcheries you can pick up pellets at the same time as the fish

    when you speak to the operators at these hatcheries they are a wealth of info about fish care worth the drive alone
     
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    LiveFish might... Ausyfish wont...
     
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    source your fish food from fish suppliers. i pay $75 for 25kg bag of riddleys pellets at all sizes... thats $3/kg delivered.
    if not call up a supplier/ producer and buy in bulk.
     
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    I'm surprised that Ridleys would supply on a bag basis... normally they demand a minimum order of a tonne...
     
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    its through a fish farm in kuranda...north of cairns
     
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    Makes sense...

    The other major brand available in QLD... is Grobest... and it's other line "Lucky Star" (an ISO certified Chinese feed)
     
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    nice to know, i thought it was per pallet i am paying $5 kilo
     
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    I see Ausyfish is up for sale too huh? Wonder what they are asking for it.
     
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    It's been up for sale for a couple of years...
     
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    lot of farms are... hard times are coming, though this is why we are growing our own food !!!!!
     
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    Investors these days want big returns in a short time. Farming should not be regarded that way, but it is fast becoming like that ....unfortunately.
    Our food is too cheap. People do not appreciate what it costs a farmer to make the stuff. Then there are the money hungry supermarket chains that are screwing the farmers to death, and now we see them importing cheap food from third world countries so that they can make even bigger mark ups.
     

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