Frequently Asked Questions
How do I place an order?
Please sign up for an account on the website by clicking on “My Account” and then click “Address” and fill out your information. Then click “Shop” and add livestock to your cart. If a livestock is missing or not mentioned please mention it in the additional information section at checkout and we will add it in. Simply submit the order after everything is in the cart. No payment is required at this time. We do not charge till fish are healthy and ready to ship. A payment link will be sent a day or 2 before shipping.
Are all fish on your website in stock?
Most all fast selling fish or common fish like some verities of clownfish, tangs, gobies, blennies are in stock. While some may need to be requested, acquired and qted before selling. If you like to know exact time line of your livestock feel free to contact us at 918-964-3333.
There are no sizes mentioned. What size are the fish?
Normally all fish are going to be medium size. If different size is required, please mention that in “additional info” section of the checkout page or simply contact us and we can adjust the sizes. Unless there is a drastic difference in cost between small medium and large, We keep our price the same. If there is significant increase in cost for size requested, we will get in touch with you before hand.
Order Status, What does each step mean
1st Step: Order Received
This means your order is in and we are reserving (in your name) livestock that we already have and trying to acquire ones we dont have.
2nd Step: Livestock Acquired & Being QT’ed
This means all your livestock in in qt and being treated.
3rd Step: Getting ready to ship
This means fish are near finishing qt and we are trying to coordinate a shipping date for following week.
4th Step: Scheduled to Ship
This means payment has been received and we have set a shipping date.
5th Step: Shipped/Completed
This means your order was shipped and we have closed the order.
How do I pay?
We send out invoices via PayPal just a day or two prior to shipping.
Deposit? What if fish dies in qt?
We only require deposit on very expensive fish or rare fish that we may not be able to sell if client was to back out. If deposit is required, Please understand that it will be lost if the fish doesnt make it through qt. Normally we order double to triple the fish requested as a back up and assurance policy. If all make it through qt, back up fish go to sale on our website.
How long before I get my fish?
If we already have your fish in stock then not so long; but if we have to find it and qt it then 30-45 days.
We guarantee live arrival and 7 days stay alive (Only on qt’ed livestock) Expert only and Conditioned livestock remains alive arrival only.
We cant guarantee our qt protocol fully as no procedure is 100% safe. Also we treat for very major common diseases. There could be many variables that are at play which can effect health of your livestock. Prime example we have seen, clients added chaeto or frags or rocks from a non qted/cured source and brought some nasty into their tank.
In case of DOA, We can do one of the following:
1. Issue refund for the DOA.
2. Issue Store Credit.
3. Send (one time) free replacement alone if you pay shipping.
What do you feed your fish?
We feed frozen mysis and brine mix 50/50
What salinity do you ship at?
All Fish are shipped at 1.023-24 range while Inverts are more closer to 1.024-26.
How do you recommend to acclimate?
Please see http://drreefsquarantinedfish.com/acclimation-procedure/
Difference between Qt’ed Fish vs Conditioned?
Fully qt’ed fish have gone through all the procedures and treatments mentioned above and are safe to go into clients tanks. While conditioned fish are for people that dont want fully qt’ed fish or they have their own qt or simply dont qt at all and they can take advantage of cheaper cost livestock. On conditioned fish we can beat any online retailers price pretty much.
How do we qt our inverts?
We place them in sterile tanks for 76 days. These invert tanks are completely fish-less and only carry snails and shrimp.
When do you ship?
We ship primarily on Tuesdays (99% of the time). Fedex and Ups only insure our shipments if shipped on Tues or Wed.
What is shipping cost?
Check out shipping section in footer below.