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Interested in some of the fish you see on the list but live too far to come to the store?

Our Online Sales Manager and Sales Representatives would love to set up an order for you! You can contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or by telephone at (503)-719-7003.


Online Sales Department Telephone: (503) 719-7003

Online Sales Department Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Sales Department Hours: M-F 8-5 PST

If you leave a message over the weekend or after hours we will happily return your call or email
as soon as possible on our next business day.


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Anthony Perry

Online Sales Manager


Jessica Supalla

Online Sales Manager 

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Chelsea Walery

Online Sales Representative

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Gabe Skutt

Online Sales Associate



Handling time for livestock is one day for orders placed Sunday through Wednesday. Orders placed Thursday through Saturday will be shipped the following Monday.

We pack all livestock double bagged in insulated boxes with compressed oxygen and filter cubes.  Heat packs are provided as needed.

Combined Shipping Rates available for multiple items.

  • UPS Next Day Air costs vary based on distance, box size and box weight.  Rates start at $35. 
    Livestock is shipped out via UPS Next Day Air Monday through Thursday for next day arrival, typically guaranteed by 10:30 am local time.  
    Shipping will be delayed if overnight low temperatures are below 20°F at either departure point, shipping hub, or arrival destinations.  Shipments delayed due to inclement weather will be shipped as soon as weather improves.
  • UPS Ground available to most Washington and Oregon Customers for $15.
    UPS Ground Option is only available when 24 hour lows are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and highs are below 90 degrees Fahrenheit at both departure and arrival locations.  It is only available if next day delivery is guaranteed by UPS.  Please contact us to inquire on and arrange this shipping method.
  • USPS Priority Shipping begins at $15 per shipment.  Cost varies based on quantity and species of fish.
    Priority shipping is available only when 24 hour lows are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 24 hour highs are below 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  These temperature parameters must be met over the entire transit route for the fish as well as departure and arrival points.  
    Priority shipping is not available for larger fish (3” and up for full bodied fish, 4” and up for slender fish).  High priced fish or species known to be sensitive during shipping will not be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.  The Wet Spot Tropical Fish reserves the right to decline USPS Priority Shipping.
    Priority shipments are sent Monday through Wednesday only.  Priority shipping does not have a guaranteed arrival date.  Priority Shipping does not include a Live Arrival Guarantee.  

  • Pick-up is available at our Portland Oregon storefront during regular store hours.  Please contact us to schedule a pick-up time and date.  

  • Please contact us for more detailed shipping costs and questions.

Live Arrival Guarantee Policy:

We guarantee live arrival on all same day and overnight shipments as long as they are delivered within the time frame guaranteed by the shipping carrier.  

DOA claims will be replaced by the same fish on the next order. No refunds will be given for DOA livestock.

Two clear photos of the DOA livestock in unopened shipping bags are required to receive credit.  These images must be received within four hours of package delivery.  Opening the shipping bags ends the 'arrival' period and, without photographs, indicates that the fish are acceptable in the condition they arrived. 

Shipping charges are not covered by the DOA Policy.


Shipping refund requirements:

If a package shipped via UPS arrives later than the guaranteed arrival time, you may contact us to claim a shipping refund. 

As UPS is billed to our company account, only we can request and receive a refund.  We will then credit the refund to you when it is granted. 

Please allow two to three weeks for processing.  UPS refunds are not available if delays are due to inclement weather.

USPS Shipping Fee 

Payment Policies:

We accept payment via PayPal and all major credit cards.  Payments made via Credit card will be processed on the ship day.

We accept payment via cash or debit only if the fish are being picked up by the buyer at our retail storefront.  Online prices will only be honored if pick-up is prearranged.

Payment must be received in full before fish are bagged and shipped.  Fish must be shipped within two business days of receipt of payment.  Fish cannot be held with or without payment.  Availability of fish is not guaranteed outside of 48 hours after order receipt.

Terms of Sale:

All sales are final.

We do not guarantee the sex of any fish.

Fish are not guaranteed past arrival. Releasing the fish from the bag ends the 'arrival' period. 

Buyer is responsible for observing all laws regarding animal importation for their home state and for acquiring any required permits for possession or importation prior to completing transaction.  Buyer is responsible for knowing their home state’s laws for importation of aquatic livestock, including lists of conditional, restricted, and prohibited species.

We do not offer cash or card refunds.  All refunds will be issued as store credit towards your next order.  Credit cannot be used to pay shipping costs.  Fish and items paid with credit count towards the $24 minimum order.  

If your fish arrived and you are not pleased with how they arrived, please take a picture of the fish in the sealed bag and let us know as soon as possible.  Please do release the fish after photographing it or them if you intend to keep the fish as we want them to be safe and comfortable.  Releasing the fish from the bag without communication and photographs of the fish ends the "arrival" period and indicates that the fish are acceptable in the condition they arrived. 


The Wet Spot Tropical Fish

4310 NE Hancock St.

Portland, OR. 97213

Online Sales Department Telephone: (503) 719-7003

Online Sales Department Hours: M-F 8-5 PST

If you leave a message over the weekend or after hours we will happily return your call as soon as possible.

Common Name & Category Scientific Name Lighting
Congensis Pot Anubias afzelii Moderate
Barteri (Round Leaf) Anubias barteri Low
Bonsai Anubias barteri var. bonsai Low
Nana 'Petite' LG Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite' Low
Narrow Leaf Nana Pot Anubias barteri var. nana Low
Nana 'Gold' Anubias barteri var. nana gold Low
Hastifolia Pot Anubias hastifolia Low to Moderate
Nana on Drift Wood Anubias nana Low
Amazon Sword SM, MD,LRG Echinodorus bleheri Moderate
Vesuvius MD Echinodorus angustifolia Moderate
Amazon Compacta Sword MD Echinodorus bleheri 'Compacta' Moderate
Red Melon Sword MD Echinodorus barthii Moderate
Narrow Leaf Chain Sword Echinodorus tenellus Moderate
Red Rubin Sword SM, MD Echinodorus 'Rubin' High
Stem Plants
Lemon bacopa Bacopa caroliniana Moderate
Moneywort Bacopa monnieri Moderate to High
Green Cabomba Cabomba caroliniana High
Red Cabomba Cabomba furcata High
Cardamine Cardamine lyrata Moderate
Hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum Moderate to High
Brazilian Pennywort Hydrocotyle leucocep Moderate
Willow Hygrophila Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia' Moderate
Water Wisteria Hygrophila difformis Moderate
Broad Leaf Ludwigia Ludwigia repens Moderate
Golden Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia Moderate
Pogostemon Erectus Pogostemon erectus Moderate to High
Potamogeton Gayi Potamogeton gayi Moderate
Rotala Wallichii Rotala wallichii Moderate
Rotala Nanjenshan Rotala nanjenshan Moderate to High
Rotala Indica Rotala roundifolia Moderate to High
Jungle Vallisneria (corkscrew) Vallisneria americana Low
Italian Vallisneria Vallisneria spiralis Moderate
Jungle Vallisneria 'Red' Vallisneria americana Moderate
Potted Plants
Water Sprite Pot Ceratopteris thalictroides Low to Moderate
Pygmy Chain Sword Pot Echinodorus tenellus Moderate
Dwarf Hairgrass Pot Eleocharis acicularis Moderate
Giant Hairgrass Pot Eleocharis montevidensis Moderate
Dwarf Baby Tears Pot Hemianthus callitrichoides High
Hygrophila 'Compact' Pot Hygrophila corymbosa Moderate
Brazilian Micro Sword Pot Lilaeopsis brasiliensis Moderate
Narrow Micro Sword Pot Lilaeopsis mauritiana Moderate
Pogostemon Erectus Pot Pogostemon erectus Moderate to High
Dwarf Sagittaria Pot Sagittaria subulata Moderate
Cryptocoryne Lutea Pot Cryptocoryne lutea Moderate
Cryptocoryne Parva Pot Cryptocoryne parva Moderate
Cryptocoryne Spiralis Pot Cryptocoryne spiralis Moderate
Cryptocoryne Undulata Pot Cryptocoryne undulata Moderate
Crypt Wendtii 'Bronze' Pot Cryptocoryne wendtii var. 'Bronze' Moderate
Crypt Wendtii 'Red' Pot Cryptocoryne wendtii var. 'Red' Low to Moderate
Crypt Wendtii 'Green' Pot Cryptocoryne wendtii var. 'Green' Moderate
Bare-Root Crypts
Cyptocoryne pontederifolia Cryptocoryne pontederifolia Moderate
Cryptocoryne spiralis Cryptocoryne spiralis Low to Moderate
Cryptocoryne blassii Cryptocoryne blassii Low to Moderate
African Water Fern MD Bolbitis heudelotii Low
Broad-leaf Water Fern Bolbitis heteroclita Low
Water Sprite Indian Fern LRG Ceratopteris cornuta Moderate
Water Sprite Lace Leaf Fern LRG Ceratopteris siliquosa Moderate to High
Taiwanese Water Fern 'true' Crepidomanes auriculatum Moderate
Java Fern Microsorum pteropus Very Low
Lace Java Fern Microsorium pteropus 'Windelov' Low
Apongeton Crispus MD Aponogeton crispus Moderate
Apongeton Undulatus Aponogeton undulatus Moderate
Aponogeton Boivinianus MD Aponogeton boivinianus Moderate
Madagascar Lace MD Aponogeton madagascariensis High
Ulvaceus SM, MD Aponogeton ulvaceus Moderate
Blyxa Aubertii Blyxa aubertii Moderate to High
Crinum Calamistratum Crinum calamistratum High
Moss Balls/Marimo Balls Cladophora aegagropila Moderate
Cyperus Helferi MD Cyperus helferi Moderate
Red Tiger Lotus SM Nymphaea zenkeri High
Green Tiger Lotus SM Nymphaea zenkeri Moderate
Red Indian Dwarf Lily Nymphaea rubra Moderate to High
Banana Plant Nymphoides aquatica Moderate
Downoi Portion Pogostemon helferi Moderate
Staurogyne Portion Staurogyne repens High
Flame Moss Taxihyllum sp. Low to High
South American Mini Christmas Moss Taxihyllum sp. Low to High
Java Moss Vesicularia dudyana Low to High
Christmas Moss Vesicularia montagnei Low to High
Mat Form
Dwarf Pennywort on MAT Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides Moderate
Java Fern 1/2 MAT Microsorum pteropus Very Low
Java Fern MAT Microsorum pteropus Very Low
Crystalwort on MAT Riccia fluitans High
Water Lettuce Pistia stratoides Low to High
Water Velvet Salvinia rotundifolia minima Low to High
Fairy Moss Azolla caroliniana Low to High