Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Just a summary of where to go for what in San Francisco (blanks will be filled in when I visit):
Aqua Forest Aquarium, 1718 Fillmore - The only place in the city that carries ADA products. Nice show tanks. They do have some uncommon fish, like mosquito rasboras, as well as a larger selection of plants than most other places can offer, but don't expect bargain prices. $15.99 for a "Red Arc" pencilfish, so $89.94 for a school of 6 fish! Prices are similar to Ocean Aquarium's.
Aquatic Central, 1963 Ocean - Haven't been here for a while, but the last time I checked, they had otos and chessboard cichlids, Crenicara filamentosa.
Fairy Lake Discus Palace, 1609 Clement - I know they have discus, and Corydoras trilineatus. I also saw C. adolfoi for $8, tetras, and rams. Good quality.
Lucky Ocean Aquarium, 109 Balboa - Good place for acrylic tanks and supplies.
Nippon Goldfish Co., 3109 Geary (GONE) - A lot of stuff is overpriced, but they did have good deals on SAE's and Amano shrimp, as well as some healthy plants. Good quality.
Ocean Aquarium, 120 Cedar - Expensive, but you'll find rare fish here, such as Dianema catfish, Endler's livebearers, and Corydoras habrosus. Prices are similar to Nippon's. Great quality.
Sixth Avenue Aquarium, 425 Clement - Low prices, but bad quality fish. The guppies I got here had 8% survival rate! Great prices on plants, but not the best quality. If you get fish here, quarantine them for a few weeks before adding to your main tank. Good quality tubifex worms, $1/oz.
Tropical Reef, ? Taraval -
Last edited by Nolan W.; 07-14-2005 at 06:14 AM.
Reason: Updated info