Now that I realize there are so many Hawaii members here (i.e. more than a couple), I just wanted to run this thread about any fish or plants of note available in town. Then again, "interesting" is realtive, I suppose, depending on your fish/plant fixations. In any case, I'm always happy to hear about something different that's available, even if I don't raise that type of fish/plant.
I drove over the Pets Unlimited (Kalihi Shopping Center) the other week, to take a look at those "electric blue Jack Dempseys" (or were they just "blue Jack Dempseys" -- I forget), as well as to see what apistos they may have. Well, the Dempseys, whether blue or electric blue were fairly striking, but just not the type of fish that I raise (too aggressive) -- attractive nonetheless. Oh, and they had nice borelliis (why do they call them "umbrella dwarf cichlids"?). BTW, with New City Nissan moving in and tearing down the Kalihi Shopping Center, is this the end of Pets Unlimited, or are they moving the place. I don't know where they could move the place that my little girl called "the stinkiest pet shop" that we visit.
I was ecstatic a month or so ago, with the recent shipments of Scarlet Badis. I'd looked for them for a while, after some stress from a move killed my previous stock. First I picked up 4 of them at Coral Fish, but 2 of them died in the first week. To my surprise, however, they had a nice crop of them at Petland Ala Moana, so I bought 2 more (to my further surprise, they were cheap -- $1.95 at Petland, vs. $4 or $5 at Coral Fish, although with my pleasure at finding them, it really didn't matter).
Although I've purchased fish over the 'net for shipment, I'd much prefer to buy locally, for convenience, as well as to support our LFS. If anyone comes across any Laetacaras (curviceps or dorsigera) or Keyhole cichlids, I'll drive helter skelter across town to buy them.
Any of you looking for anything in particular??? Never hurts to have other members aware of what you might be looking to find.
Aloha all, Honolulufishy
Eheim Pimp #70!
20G long: dwarf cichlids, sparkling gouramis, and a couple of kuhli loaches. 2 x 24W T5, DIY CO2, Eheim 2213.
75G: Cichlids, rainbows, gouramis, loaches, and tetras. 4 x 54W T5s + 2 x 55W PCs, pressurized CO2, Eheim 2213 & 2215