I've been in Aquarium Adventure today and it's still a joke- plants are all melting/dead and their 50%off pond plants sale is for VERY unhealthy specimens. They didn't even have anything interesting fish-wise. I wanted to pick-up a nice piece of petrified wood, but at $4.79/pound that one piece would cost me over $30. Ridiclous! I promised myself today that I never go there again unless they have 50% fish/plants sale, at leats then they have healthy livestock/plants.
Aquarium Adventure usually isn't worth going if you intend on buying something , unless they have their 50% of fish sale or $1 per Gallon All-Glass tanks , due to the fact their stock/items are overpriced.
...but the fact they're like a mini aquarium (not your standard LFS), with alot of stock and tanks, I sometimes find it worth while just to browse if I happen to be in the area. It's like free admission to a mini-aquarium.
Went by Win's & Pacific again today, Win's & Pacific still have their usuals, however Pacific have Teacup Stingrays, that's something new. I think it was $45 each and 3 for $90, their usual buy 2 get 1 free.
Went to Aquarium Adventure Today. They had Amano Shrimp 3.99 ea. A lot of the plants were either dead or dying. The few that were still alive looked like they were in ok condition.
So nothing changed since I drove there last time. Last year it was much better, even when they didn't have any sale going, at least plants looked good. I recently saw amanos at fishtown usa for $2.99 or 3 for $8.