Reasons to Buy Online from Angels Plus
Disease-free fish: It is virtually impossible to buy an
angelfish, or most any other fish, without
bringing in a disease organism or two (or ten). Sometimes
it's a virulent pathogen that attacks many of your fish at
once. Most often, it's a parasite that only attacks weakened
fish, one or two at a time, but always there and always
waiting for a stressed fish to attack.
Our hatcheries are
quarantined unlike any
other in this country. No fish, plant or other aquatic
directly into our hatchery - not even our breeding pairs.
The pairs are in their own quarantined hatchery and only the
eggs are transferred to the main hatchery after going through a
unique sterilization process. In this way we can offer
pathogen-free fish with confidence. This assures that you receive
young fish that have never been exposed to any virulent
pathogen or fish parasite. We are unlike any other hatchery in the world in
Until you've kept and raised fish that come from a completely
disease-free hatchery, you don't know what you're missing!
The difference is spectacular. Our fish grow faster than any others, they eat more
vigorously than fish that have been exposed to pathogens and are always
active. The results are fish with better color,
straighter, longer fins and breeders that produce greater
numbers of fry.
Our hatchery has no flagellates (hexamita, spironeucleus and
many others), no lip fibroma, no parasitic worms, no
virulent bacteria or devastating
viruses. Some (many whose fish carry diseases) think
that you should expose your fish to these various pathogens
so your fish can develop immunity. We say, good luck
with that. Most of these diseases will either kill,
stunt or deform your fish while they're supposedly
developing immunity. The object is to keep these
deadly critters away as long as humanly possible. You
want them eating and growing to their maximum without these
problems to contend with.
The Best Quarantine Procedures: With any incoming future breeding stock, we check for
parasites, flagellates or virulent bacteria. This testing
and treatment process takes anywhere from 3-6 months. Only
after going through this with no evidence of pathogens, do
we bring the stock into our quarantine breeding room. Even after all
this, none of these fish ever enter the main hatchery.
Healthy stock can make all the difference in the world
between success and failure when keeping and breeding fish.
It's not uncommon for a hobbyist or even a large breeding operation to be wiped out
overnight by a virulent pathogen. We've gone to great effort
to make sure you can be absolutely
certain that no pathogens will be introduced with our
The Best Selection Process: Our fish are better looking and they are
also genetically more vigorous. It takes a fairly large hatchery
to make sure fish are not only beautiful, but that they
carry the other important traits like fast growth, prolific
breeding, strong immune systems and proper fish behavior. We
usually have over 100 tanks devoted to a single strain to accomplish
this. With our Koi, it's closer to 200 tanks. It's not too difficult to pick out the 12 best looking
fish and breed them. However, what are the odds that those
12 contain the greatest breeding potential,
the most suitable temperaments and the strongest immune
systems? About zero! That is why we grow up
hundreds of our best looking fish to adult size and then
select for all the other extremely important traits.
The Most Experienced: We've shipped
well over 100,000 bags of fish all over the country with an
extraordinarily high rate of live delivery and customer satisfaction. Shipping
live animals is very risky and requires specialized
knowledge. We not only have this knowledge, but we assume
responsibility if the fish die in transit, due to no fault
of the customer, when shipped by an Overnight service. How much is peace-of-mind worth?