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Post by carpguru on 5/10/2011, 20:43

another shop i have known for a long time Nicola and Paul
are probably the largest stockist of rift Vally and Malawi's
in county Durham i know of there knowledge vast of rifts
and malawi's they also have a good marine section as well
as cold water and koi the shop is only small but it is packed
with all sorts of goodies excellent dry goods selection and excellent
selection of fish and tanks
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Post by dandy cichlids on 4/11/2011, 12:05

Last time i was in chilton aquatics about 6 month ago the cichlids were in a terrible state and some prices out of this world wouldn't buy anything that I seen

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Post by k3vinjam3s on 4/11/2011, 12:29

I agree, I've only been once and wasn't impressed. Never heard anything positive about them.
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Post by dandy cichlids on 4/11/2011, 12:35

Dont know who voted for them in pfk lol

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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 4/11/2011, 13:09

Excellent pond supplies and fish, poor tropicals.
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Post by mrsbiffster on 4/11/2011, 13:31

The goldfish don't look good in there like.

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Post by FrazzleDazzle on 4/11/2011, 13:44

If i remember correctly, we had a tropical tank when i was younger, my dad bought a fighting fish from Chilton and it came with a disease that wiped out the entire tank. He was furious cause his prized pleco snuffed it too!
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Post by k3vinjam3s on 4/11/2011, 14:52

Padlock farm are number 1 in the north now according to pfk mag.
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Post by dandy cichlids on 30/12/2011, 16:14

Just visited chilton aquatics again to day as was in the area collecting fish, must say he did have some nice fish in stock almost bought some demasoni but to pricey for me (must of just got them in as most still looked healthy) still loads of banana fish (under fed hollow bellied fish or fish with worms/disease) if you would risk buying from this shop you would have to be careful and pick your fish carefully and would recommend a quarantine tank to hold them in for a few weeks before adding to your other fish

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Post by Andy W on 30/12/2011, 22:46

I was considering a drive down to Chilton but might not bother now.

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Post by carpguru on 30/12/2011, 23:01

last time i was over mind it was a few month
ago everything looked OK but its only what
you see on the day
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Post by MarcG on 30/12/2011, 23:47

Your right biff its only what you see on the day unless your there regulary
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Post by carpguru on 31/12/2011, 00:08

i used to be there every other day
once over but not been for a while
but last time i was there everthing
looked ok
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Post by Andy W on 18/2/2012, 13:55

I called in yesterday as I was passing by. All the fish looked bright and healthy.

Out of all the tanks I found one dead fish (cory) which compared to most retailers was good.

Prices for community fish was really good with loads of tetras for £1 each.

I couldn't find some of the stock that was listed on aquarist classifieds though. Must remember not to wear a coat when entering the tropical fish room, bloody hell it was hot.

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Post by rosslewisbrown on 18/2/2012, 14:41

I always find Chilton to be good, they got me my green spotted puffers imported and they're really healthy
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Post by Enigma on 1/3/2012, 10:05

I've never had or seen a problem at Chilton and i have bought a good few fish from them. Yes I have had losses but that happens sometimes and I haven't had anything I would consider out of the ordinary happen as a result of buying from there. Having said that I have community tank but when i have looked at the cichlids they have always looked fit and well. I have found some fish prices have jumped up a bit in recent months but thats happening in a lot of places

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Post by Spudley on 9/5/2012, 23:22

We've popped into Chilton a few times (it's just down the road) and it always seemed ok until we visited last week when we counted at least 4 dead fish (1 in each tank), maybe more, can't remember. We decided we weren't going to purchase any fish this time and headed off to Paddock Farm where we bought our newest pleco and we were very impressed with the place (first visit). Oh, and the fruit scones in the cafe were to die for!
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Post by Enigma on 10/5/2012, 23:16

I have to agree. The past month I have seen several dead fish in tanks at Chilton. And not recently dead either in several cases. A definite discouragement when buying fish!

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Post by fint the newbie on 13/5/2012, 19:48

I tend to find no matter where you go there's always dead fish,i mean today me and timmy went to paddock farm and we seen a few dead fish,we also went to Durham and also seen dead fish.i go off if the staff are clued up and apart from dead fish if the tanks look ok,don't care what anybody says you will always find a dead fish in a shop
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Post by NedtheDog on 13/5/2012, 19:58

Your right! A lot of dead fish on the fishcounter at ASDA.
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Post by timmy74 on 13/5/2012, 20:03

You'll always find dead fish in a fish and chip shop too mate. Very Happy

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Post by Enigma on 14/5/2012, 00:51

I agree, you will always find dead fish, and that i can overlook, but dead fish that have obviously been dead for quite some time is a lot more off putting

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Post by NedtheDog on 14/5/2012, 07:24

I would have thought that the first job each day would be to remove all dead fish from the stock tanks before the shop was opened. That may give customers a false sense confidence, and also stop the negative comments.
if owners can't be bothered they must be prepared for customer comments.
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Post by Spudley on 15/5/2012, 12:53

When I was there, one of the staff was taking their time topping each tank up with water, surely it wouldn't take long to scoop out the dead fish
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Post by fint the newbie on 15/5/2012, 19:45

Agreed ned
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