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herbwin 04-16-2010 01:16 PM

Your fav local fish store
I thought it would be fun to hear about everyone's fav non-chain LFS. There are lots in SA, TX but mine is FINTIQUE, it's been around forever, at least 40 years. It ia a very old building with a large fish room with rows of individual 20, 30 and 55 gallon tanks (I hate central filters), no frills; non-jumping fish don't even have lids. Great prices, basic fish like tetras and such are usually under $1, often 3 for a discounted amount. They also get a changing variety or rarer and exotic fish, you never know what will turn up. They have a smaller marine area, plants and live foods. They sell some birdseed and small animal items, otherwise they are totally fish.

I am devoted to the store, the fish are always healthy, I very seldom buy a fish anywhere else

The downside of the place is they have very screwy hours, closing at 4, 5, 6 and even 2 on different days. The shop is across town from me, and I often seem to stop in at the wrong time :)

Romad 04-17-2010 06:51 AM

Lovely Pets in Quincy MA.

All they have are fish and tanks are always clean with healthy looking fish. They have a huge variety of saltwater and freshwater.

Sadly, I'm moving 1-1/2 hours away from here in the next few months (cry). So I'll be on the hunt for a great fish place in Southern NH. Any suggestions from my fellow New Englanders?

Mikaila31 04-19-2010 01:24 AM

There are lots of good places in the Twin Cities, A world of Fish, Aqualand, Forest lake pets,...ect we have lots of fish only stores. Some stores stick to the common fish, others get the cooler uncommon things like freshwater rays, arrowanna, discus, an what ever else you want.

fryup 04-19-2010 03:50 AM

pets at home England far for you to travel :):):)

Romad 04-19-2010 06:09 AM


Originally Posted by fryup (Post 365436)
pets at home England far for you to travel :):):)

Just a tad :)

But I would love to get there one day.

fryup 04-19-2010 06:34 AM

thats were i got ALL my fish things when i was starting up :):):)

JohnnyD44 04-19-2010 10:40 AM

Captin Nemo's Aquarium outside Philly

fryup 04-19-2010 10:46 AM

jollys pet store england uk lol :):):) again a bit far for ya .....i dont know any in the us :):):)

aunt kymmie 04-19-2010 11:29 AM

Pet Kingdom, San Diego. The one time Ron wasn't working (the manager) I went in to get my weekly supply of black worms. I asked for my usual "three" portions and saw that the normal portion was approx. a tablespoon. It was then that I realized Ron was giving me softball sized portions just "because". Once I was admiring a red turquoise discus (priced at $89.99) and Ron said, "Do you like it? He's eating great and is healthy". I told him I'd take it and he marked the bag as $49.99. I love my LFS, Ron's "the man". :-)

Promelas 04-19-2010 11:56 AM

Of all the ones in Minneapolis I'd have to say Sea Level has the best customer service. Ran by two guys who are there every day, the tanks are always clean and they have the best looking plants out of any store I've been to.

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