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Importing Goldfish Food into Australia


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Have any Aussies ever bought GF food off U.S eBay (or from Japan) before? Was there any problems coming through customs?

 

I'd like to get some different types of SAKI HIKARI

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i bought Hikari lionhead off of ebay once and it got through fine, but I bought some Hikari and some Prime from another website and they were seized and destroyed by customs :( Think it depends who inspects it when it gets to customs. I wrote to them to ask why it was seized while it was allowed before but they just said it's not allowed.

 

That said other Aussie members have got things through multiple times with no problems  I think :S

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I honestly don't know how our customs work sometimes. You'd think it would be fairly straightforward, but there seems to be a lot of discretionary power with customs officers.

Up until Chris at TastyWorms stopped selling it, people routinely got Repashy Soilent Green into the country without a problem. For the most part we have a lot of good foods readily available (the big one being the wide range of NLS foods) and I don't thinking sourcing overseas is as important as it once was.

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What is NLS foods? Is it a brand?

Sorry, yes, NLS stands for New Life Spectrum. :) If you cannot find their foods locally, these two websites stock them. Thera A+ 1mm pellets are what a lot of people on here feed (and they can be fed to a lot of other fish). The Tech Den sells NLS Algae Gel, which is basically a similar food to Repashy Super Green (full of algae and aquatic plants).

http://www.guppysaquariumproducts.com.au

http://www.thetechden.com.au

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Nope 

you aren't allowed to import any pet food from overseas. 

 

if u want to , you have to fill out forms from the Department of Agriculture , which will list all the ingredients and where they are sourced from etc. then you will get a import permit allowing you to bring it in.

 

their reasoning is that they dont know if the animal or plants ingredients have been properly farmed - disease free etc 

 

even if its hikari or some other known brand that is available locally, it is still not allowed with out the correct permit.

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