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A warning for Petlink users


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I just wanted to share this here in case anyone regularly trawls pet link like i do, it has become apparent that a few fraudsters are stinging shrimp keepers across the country. I don't want to cross any legal lines here, but if you are thinking of buying or trading shrimp with anyone who uses an email address eric.taylor4 @ Bigpond.com without the spaces do not start to deal with this guy. seems intent on bringing the rep of all shrimp keepers in the country down, so be wary.

if this is against any rules of SFK i'm sorry, pull it down or modify, but i thought the warning should be passed around.

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no, nothing happened to me unless you count developing some some exceptional detective skills!

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thanks for the heads up mate, please feel free to post any info about dodgy people as long as it remains civil :)

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Recently had a fellow shrimpkeeper in Perth who bought some benibachi breeding liquid via Petlink querying of its effectiveness with me. Mentioned that he had to use half a bottle of the breeding liquid to get some frenziness in his 100lt, whereas I use 9 drops in my 125 lt. He came over and we compared our solution, and figured out his was diluted....if it doesnt look right (light tea colour instead of being dark brown), doesn't smell right (watered down smell), well it probably isn't right ! Really disappointing that people resort to these actions to hobbyist/anyone ....

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Recently had a fellow shrimpkeeper in Perth who bought some benibachi breeding liquid via Petlink querying of its effectiveness with me. Mentioned that he had to use half a bottle of the breeding liquid to get some frenziness in his 100lt' date=' whereas I use 9 drops in my 125 lt. He came over and we compared our solution, and figured out his was diluted....if it doesnt look right (light tea colour instead of being dark brown), doesn't smell right (watered down smell), well it probably isn't right ! Really disappointing that people resort to these actions to hobbyist/anyone ....[/quote']

What a [email protected]@rd. Really is nasty that people can do that to another. Especially in such as scabby lowlife way :(

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I'm (one of) the victims that foxpuppet mentioned in this case , so i briefly drop few line in here to let everyone beware .

the guy with above email post a FS /FT threat in some pet forum and pet link for Orange rilli / blue cherry shrimp.

he email a decent photo for those shrimps and want to trade some CBS with me ,

after we agreed the quantity and quality of shrimp , posted to his address and few days later received his shrimp ,

i found that he only sent me few normal cherry and darwin algae shrimp.

try to contact him of course no luck .

i preparing report this to police , although i think police might be won't handle this ,

but really want everyone beware as there might be scam even for hobby

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That's absolutely disgusting.....glad I didn't trade with him ! Grrrr ... Makes me mad and sad !

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Unfortunately these mongrels are about, i am very sorry that you got stung Nolin that's why i make it a policy to pick up my shrimp personally, and i only deal with very trustworthy people when buying. having said that I would be very happy to trade with people on THIS FORUM as I know the people who vet this forum check or know the members very well.

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this boils my blood that there are people like this around only chasing a quick buck$$$.

on another not regarding the benibachi products.

i have had numerous complaints from people about some of the benibachi products not doing what they are meant to and doing strange things to there water parameters.

when i asked where these products were purchased EVERY TIME it was through someone importing them illegally and not an official distributor of the products.

people trying to save a few dollars buying from these people selling on forums and petlink etc do not buy the products from Benibachi Australia and as you have just read do water down products and

tamper with them.

i have also been told that certain people are deliberately tampering with the products to try and ruin the benibachi brand just to spite me.

so in short if your buying something that is not from a genuine distributor/reseller which can all be found here http://www.benibachi.com.au/index.php/where-to-buy

you run the serious risk of having problems.

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people trying to save a few dollars buying from these people selling on forums and petlink etc do not buy the products from Benibachi Australia and as you have just read do water down products and

tamper with them.

That's pure evil and benefits no one but greedy unsavoury losers. It's like those who tamper with medicine and food at shops, total bane of society let alone in a hobby!

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Let's just say I'd send my scientology buddies to their homes, strap them down and give them an overdose of electrotherapy! :mad:

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