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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Are there any good fish stores in CT? The few LFS ive been too are bad in selection and quality compared to Petco or Petsmart for both fish and plants. Any suggestions as to where to go.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-02-2005, 06:21 PM
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WetPets in Vernon (http://www.wetpetsusa.com)

Emmons Pond and Tropical Fish in Simsbury
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 08:50 PM
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A small shop called FINS in Greenwich offers good selection in plants and fish. But like everything else in Greenwich, the price is high.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 09:32 PM
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Where exactly is this store in Greenwich, I'd be interested myself in checking this place out.
I live 5 min from Greenwich and I thought I knew all the good LFS around here.
BTW, while in town you might want to check the Pet Pantry Warehouse, just two - three blocks away from the train station.
Their fish selection is ok but a little expensive IMO.
Their plant selection really sucks though, javas and anubias mostly, all covered in algae btw.
They have a 6 gal, planted tank set up with Carbo plus as the way of injecting CO2 ( this is suppose to show you the wonders of Carbo plus I'd guess ). Man, if you really want to see how big black brush algae can get in a tank, check it out.
OK, that"s enough of mouth trashing my favorite LFS.
If you're ever in the area come and take a look.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 11:20 PM
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Turnpike Pet Center in Fairfield. Awesome People!
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-05-2007, 09:25 PM
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purrfect pets. Milford CT
On the Post Rd.
Nice selection of fish and plants.

No algae, clean tanks, nice folks.

Prices are great.

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Magic Pet Shop is a mom and pop store in Wethersfield on the Silas Deane Hwy. Very small, but very healthy selection of fish, and low prices on tanks/stands/etc. Never had a casualty from them.

One place to avoid is Exotic Fin and Feathers in East Hartford. The place is big, with a nice selection, but they overcharge, and their fish are really not very healthy.
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I have only been there once but it seemed pretty good and they had HUGE selection and it's called Puppy Center in West Hartford.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 08:55 PM
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Anyone know of or have any good experiences in lfs's around the groton, ledyard area?
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2007, 02:59 AM
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WetPets in Vernon (http://www.wetpetsusa.com)

Emmons Pond and Tropical Fish in Simsbury
Wet Pets is excellent...one of the best aquarium stores I have ever been too. Somewhat of a smaller selection but EXCELLENT tanks and fish. Fair prices too.
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I wasn't too impressed by purrfect pets. Petco and petsmart have nice selections, but their fish are usually unhealthy and not properly cared for (I always find tanks with dead fish). Pet pantry warehouse is Ok I guess, I used to shop there quite often.
The place I love to shop at, although it is a little expensive, is Aquatic Wildlife in Manchester. It has an awesome selection of plants and fish, and you can special order anything you want off course.
House of Fins in Greenwich seems like a really nice shop. I'll have to check it out for sure! Another excellent shop there is Greenwich Aquaria. They have mostly saltwater tanks, but do have a large selection of FW plants. Not too many fish, but all in excellent condition.
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www.noreastwetpets.com is the URL for the wetpets retail store. I think wetpetsusa is just for online sales. In particular they have a "new arrivals" page on the link I provided. It's convenient to see what they've got in the last shipment.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-08-2007, 09:52 PM
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I have always like All Pets Club in Wallingford, CT on Route 5.

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Magic Pet Shop is a mom and pop store in Wethersfield on the Silas Deane Hwy. Very small, but very healthy selection of fish, and low prices on tanks/stands/etc. Never had a casualty from them.

One place to avoid is Exotic Fin and Feathers in East Hartford. The place is big, with a nice selection, but they overcharge, and their fish are really not very healthy.
I've been to Magic Pet Shop before and I really didn't like the place at all. They had puppies and birds in the back and there were flies all over them. The price on some fish was pretty decent. I recommend Aquatic Wildlife in Manchester if you're looking for exotic fish.
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Wet Pets in Vernon....deffff for planted tanks
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