Livestock to Order
Many of our Customers ask if we are able to obtain specific species for their collections, and we do do our best to accommodate these requests, but success varies dramatically between species, particularly in freshwater varieties.
Marine stock is ordered on a weekly basis, but this is usually 1 - 2 weeks in advance. On arrival they go into quarantine for a further 2 weeks so please be patient, assuming the fish is available the minimum waiting time for marine orders is typically 3 weeks.
The only exception to this is some of the more exotic specimens which may require special conditions or feeding and MUST be collected the day following their arrival, but we would discuss this with you at the time of order.
Plants are also ordered on a weekly basis and we are happy to include your specific requests to the supplier. Latest orders are Sunday afternoon, with the plants arriving in Lisburn the following Wednesday, but please note, not all species are available every week, some are seasonal.
Freshwater Fish are however a different story, and some species can be very difficult to source. This may be because they are difficult to transport and acclimatise, or simply because there is no demand for them in the UK.
To obtain such fish we must take a minimum order, which could be a single specimem, but more likely tens, or even hundreds of fish.
In such cases the reality is simple, although you may want some, unless we can be sure of selling the rest of the shipment its not going to happen..!
However, all is not doom and gloom. We do have many specimen fish in our quarantine facility. You can reserve these for collection when they have completed their acclimatisation