The store in Chester is Adam's Pet Safari, it's my LFS. Adam knows his stuff, but can be a bit stand offish. The store is pretty jam packed and he has a lot of freshwater tanks, and a fair amount of plants for sale. His prices are very reasonable too. I just bought some jungle val from Adam's that was easily 3ft long. I got three of them for 21 bucks. Not the neatest store in the world, but it's worth a look for sure.
Am I reading that correctly......cory habrosus $3 for 4? Holy crap......I work right up the road from this place (live near the Lincoln Tunnel)!!! I might have to stop by after work today....
Edit: just reread your post. 3 or 4 dollars each. Woof.....almost freaked out there for a second. I might have to check it out anyway.
yea sorry, they are each about 3 or 4. Most of them are in one of their show tanks, so I'm not sure if they are even for sale. But there were 2 in one of the sale tanks. Probably give them a call and ask.
They do have other nice fish, but stuff that Pacific and other local ny shops have as well.
I should subscribe to the NJ forum so I can catch questions when they come in. You could always join our NJ forum over at www.njagc.net (New Jersey Aquatic Gardeners Club) and discuss some of these questions there as well. Some of our members do not frequent this site and stay local to our forum.
Anyway.... I see you are in NYC. There are a number of stores that you can try just across most of the crossings. If you come across the GWB and head up the Route 4 corridor, there are a number of good stores you could hit up. Some can be seasonally better than others and it can really matter when some of the major auctions are in the area on whether their stock is good.
Yes thank you. I was aware of most of those but not all. I don't have a car and the area i mentioned in my first post is where a relative lives. And he can drive me to places within a reasonable distance from his house. I probably will join the NJ forum as well.
None close to GWB by bike. Just to add one to the list, there is Fish Hut on Rt. 46 in Saddle Brook. They have a pretty big selection and good prices. And Rt. 4 Aquarium has gotten waaaaaaay better, and it keeps getting better every time I go. If you are looking for something specific, just ask Mike there to get it for you. He's hooked me up a couple of times. His name on this site is F22. Mention this site to him, and he gives a discount! Really good peeps in that place.
That place is good (Absolutely Fish), but it IS pricey. You can haggle with them so long as the word "net" isn't next to the price. They also have a pretty good plant selection there. But again, expensive. For plants, I go to Fishtown in Ramsey. They give NICE moss portions for cheap. I picked up Riccia, Fissidens, and a few others for 2, 3 and 4 bucks each......close to tennis ball size. Can't beat that. He also has lots of different shrimp.
If I go to Absolutely Fish by Bike. It should take me 5 hours. I've ridden a 7 hour ride 70+ miles from my house up to NJ palisades by bike and back. I do not mind biking to any fish store in NJ as long as it doesnt reach 100+ miles.