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Thread: General Information On the Importation of Live Fish

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    Default General Information On the Importation of Live Fish

    Gentle reminder!
    (Unfortunately the people who desperately need to read this will not)
    Hopefully this may help new members to understand the process.

    Fish can ONLY be imported from the following countries:
    Belgium
    China
    Federated States of Micronesia
    Fiji
    French Polynesia
    Germany
    Hong Kong
    Indonesia
    Kenya
    Malaysia
    New Caledonia
    New Zealand
    Philippines
    Saudi Arabia
    Senegal
    Seychelles
    Singapore
    Solomon Islands
    South Africa
    Sri Lanka (excluding Carassius auratus auratus - Goldfish)
    Thailand
    United States of America (USA)

    It is almost impossible to get fish from the USA or Africa because of distance. Usually these fish are sent to Germany and are imported from Glaser.

    Fish CANNOT be shipped directly to a customer via FedEx or Post. It must be imported through a Quarantine Approved Premises.

    The list of allowable species can be found on the AQIS ICON database.
    Some of the names have recently been updated (fantastic, more confusion for the supplier)

    http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex...LogSessionID=0

    Keep this in mind if you visit Pet Link.
    Someone advertising Electric Blue Cichlids as F1 from stock imported from Africa is laughable. And more fool you for believing it.

    You cannot "import" live plants. Do not believe the websites.

    HTH, Jodi-Lea
    Fishchick Aquatics
    Shop 17 Annerley Arcade
    478 Ipswich Road
    Annerley QLD 4103
    www.fishchick.com
    ph: 07 3848 9585
    email: fishchick@gmail.com

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    Thanks for the clarification Jodi-Lea.

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    And you can only import from AQIS approved exporters from those countries.
    Actually YOU can't but can organise it through an Australian importer to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishchick View Post

    It is almost impossible to get fish from the USA or Africa because of distance. Usually these fish are sent to Germany and are imported from Glaser.
    Thanks for this post its very interesting and informative.

    I am just a bit confused as to why the fish go via Germany. Africa and the USA are closer to Australia than Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterman View Post
    I am just a bit confused as to why the fish go via Germany. Africa and the USA are closer to Australia than Germany.
    Because Germans dot their i's and cross their t's better than anyone. Hence quarantine stuff coming through there is deemed safer than some other destinations.
    Cheers,

    Serkan

    Currently breeding 15+ different killifish!

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    This should be a sticky? Great information for people thinking about asking Jodi to import for them.

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    Also you can only get fish from Aquarium Glasser in Germany via Aquarium Industries..
    That is why if you are in Queensland Jodi should be able to get anything for you....

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    I agree worthy of a sticky

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    i have been to this place i forgot which country (Thailand or Philippines) called Puerto Princesa, and i'd have to say some of the rarest species of marine lifeforms are present there. I meet some Nat'l Geographic researchers there, but i doubt importing from there...

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    http://www.environment.gov.au/topics...ve-import-list


    Most up to date list I could find.

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