1080 Rt. 46 West
Absolutely Fish is the
shop in Northern NJ. In fact, it may well be one of the best shops in the NY-NJ Metro area.
Plant selection is almost always good. The person in charge of plants is a real "plant fan" with good a knowledge about plants. Absolutely Fish always carries the staples, Java Ferns, Hornwort, Crypt wendtii, and also carries some harder to find plants.
Checking out the fish is always an adventure since their fish selection is great. Again, they carry the staples, as well as some harder to find species. They often carry rare species of Plecos and Apistos. They almost always have Amano shrimp, Otos and SAEs.
Dry goods? They have them. Selection is great as well, and the shop is well stocked.
Perfect shop? Well, unfortunately not. The Absolutely in their name could also apply to their prices...Absolutely high! Their fish and plant prices are pretty good. Their dry good prices are the reason most of us purchase equipment online. Enough said.
As I understand it, their saltwater section is one of the best in the Northeast.
All told, Absolutely Fish is a good shop. Lots of fish and plants, as well as a variety of dry goods. Well worth a bit of a drive.