Office Hours

Mon through Saturday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Sun: Closed

(NOTE: Closed Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and during Cichlid Club of York (CCY) and CCA (Capital Cichlid Club Meetings) when attending.

The fasest way to get a response is to email me at support@cichlidsarespecial.com

 

Testimonials

hey folks just got my new cichlids from jay an jay did it again the fish look great an are adapting well to the others in my tank . Jay look forward to seeing you soon for the fish i ordered

- Tim (Penn)



What a great guy with great fish. Jay has been stocking my mbuna tank, and he has really been a great help to me. He is very responsive to questions, special orders and filling your orders. He is my go to guy for African cichlids. His website has a lot of very good information, like the compatibilit....

- Bill (Pennsylvania)



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Welcome to Cichlids Are Special

CAS is your #1 source for high-quality African Cichlid fish at low prices. We not only sell these fish, we try to advise our customers on which fish work best together and how best to keep these fish. We take pride in our customer service and do everything we can to make your fish purchase from us enjoyable. Check us out on facebook as well. Please like our facebook page. Spreed the word about our fish to your friends.

Welcome to the Colorful   world of African Cichlid Fish. African Rift Lake Cichlid Fish For Sale are located on our Livestock pages. Rare Afrcian Cichlids For Sale as well. Our fish are for Sale Online or by Local Pick-up by appointment. We carry Peacock Cichlids, Lake Malawi Haplochromis, and Lake Victorian Cichlids. We accept credit card payments through Pay Pal. You do not need a Pay Pal Account to process a credit card payment through them. We also accept cash on local pick ups or deliveries to the CCA and the CCY (Fish Clubs)

Our fish are carefully packed for shipping in indivually tagged bags. Shipping boxes have either strofoam or foil inserts. Newspaper is used for additional packing. Heat packs are added in cold weather. 

Cihlids are Special is now a proud dealer of Paradigm Fish Foods. You can find what we have in stock on our Paradigm Fish Food Page

Holiday Hours 2014

Week of Thanksgiving: Second day shipping if weather is 45 F or higher Monday November 24th only. Next day shipping including Fed EX One Day ground areas Monday & Tuesday November 24 & 25 Only. SWA Cargo shipping Monday November 24th afternoon for Tuesday November 25 delivery only. Closed Thanksgiving Day.

Special hours for local picks by appointment on December 20th : 10:00 am. To 1:00 pm. only.

Week of Christmas: No second day shipping. Next day shipping Monday December 22 only. SWA Cargo shipping, Monday December 22 for delivery Tuesday December 23 only. Closed Christmas Day

Week of New Years: No second day shipping. Next day shipping Monday December 29 only. SWA Cargo shipping, Monday December 29 for delivery Tuesday December 30 only. Closed New Year's Day

Shipping returns to normal January 5, 2015.  

Low priced Ground One Day Shipping by Fed Ex is available for customers in PA, NJ, New York City, Maryland, DE, southern NY and CT, Eastern OH,  northern VA,  and northern WV. Use this service to get your live cichlid fish shpped direct to your home. No second day shipping until the weather stays above 45F for my area, in transit areas, and delivery areas overnight and during the day. No shipping below 32 F, heat packs can freeze and fail. Expect delays in shipping the week of November 17 to 20 due to extreme cold. The weather looks better for the earlhy part of the week of November 24. With Thanksgiving on Thursday November 27, you need to get your orders in for Monday or Tuesday shipment. Orders will be processed in the order they are received. 

Support small family owned business and local pet stores if you want these fish to remain avialable. See Article: Where has my Fish Store Gone

Christmas Gift Certicate and Customer of the Year Contest: Every customer that purchases at least $100 worth of fish from Cichlids Are Special duing this contest will receive a Christmas Bonus Gift Certicate for 5% of their yearly total rounded to the cloest dollar. The person who purchases the most fish for the year during this contest will have an extra $25 added to their Christmas Gift Certificate and have their name announced in our Newsletter and on our Facebook page. Complete rules are on our Terms and Conditions Page.

CAS is the best place to buy your African Cichlids and get free advice. We carry primarily community tank African Cichlids that can be mixed together to produce an extremely colorful tank. Please visit our compatibility chart for more information about mixing these type fish in a community tank and out Suggested Show Tank Page for a list of how to mix most of our fish to get great color. If you are looking to breed these fish, check out my breeding recommenadtions page. Unlike some retailers, I offer this advice so that both you and your fish will be happy, in hope that you will return for more fish later.

GOAL: To carry, maintain, and sell high-quality African Cichlid Community Tank fish stock available in the Mid-Atlantic Region at low affordable prices, and to provide information through my advice and other information pages to help my customers choose the fish that will work best for their set up.

MISSION: To provide quality African Cichlid Fish, and Syndontis Catfish to the hobbyist at a fair price and with excellent customer service, promoting the fish keeping hobby so that these fish, particularity those in the C.A.R.E.S. program, can be enjoyed for generations to come.

We are closed on Sundays. Emails and internet orders received on Sundays or other days that we are closed will be processed the next business day. Our phone is only monitored during business hours. Please take note of those hours on the top right hand corner of this page. Closed for most CCA and some CCY meetings (see club meetings page). Next CCA fish Club meeting Saturday November 8, 2014. I will not be attending this meeting. Next CCY meeting is Saturday November 8. I will be attending this meeting. 

email address is: Support@CichlidsAreSpecial.com  The best way to contact me for Customer Service  is by email.

Live fish arrival guarantee. Gift certificates are given for fish that die during shipment. Refunds are given for fish not available at time of shipment including over charge for shipping. It is very important that your email address in your account is correct and does not contain any spelling or typing error which can cause gift certificates and refunds not to go through. Please see or terms and conditions page for more information.

We ship to the Continental U.S by Fed Ex or SWA Cargo. Honolulu Hawaii is now available through SWA/ Hawaiian Airlines Cargo. All shipments to Hawaii  require a customer import permit. San Juan, PR is also now available through SWA Cargo.  We do not ship outside of the US,  to Alaska or by USPS. 

Christmas Gift Certicate and Customer of the Year Contest: Every customer that purchases at least $100 worth of fish from Cichlids Are Special duing this contest will receive a Christmas Bonus Gift Certicate for 5% of their yearly total rounded to the cloest dollar. The person who purchases the most fish for the year during this contest will have an extra $25 added to their Christmas Gift Certificate and have their name announced in our Newsletter and on our Facebook page. Complete rules are on our Terms and Conditions Page.

Most of our fish are grown at our facility. A few of our fish still come from wholesale sources. Home grown fish are priced lower than fish from a wholesaler source fish due to their difference in cost.

Minimum Fish Order using Pay Pal is $25.00 unless a gift coupon is used for part of the payment. This amount does not include any shipping fee.

Second Day Shipping is limited to areas where the temperatures do not drop below 45F durng transist.

Local pick ups by appointment, we are primiarly an intenet store due to township rules.

The lowest price listed for a fish, other than a sale price, is for the smallst size (1" Sex Uncertain), for additional sizes and prices, including sexed males, use the drop down located in each fish's profile. 

More information is available on my FAQ (Frequently asked Questions), Terms and Conditions Page, Advice pages, Ways to Keep African Cichlids, Policy Pages and our About US page. Please feel free to check these pages out.

 

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