Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Space Coast, Florida
You will want to Visit
5514 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd New Braunfels, TX 78132
one of the coolest shops in the SA area a must see. they have both salt and fresh, but are freshwater oriented.
301 W Nakoma Dr San Antonio, TX 78216
they are very well known in the Saltwater community, they have a 500gallon reef tank that is a must see. their freshwater side is up and comming, they have 22 tanks devoted to freshwater. with very cool fish in them.
saying Aquarium Adventures is a little pricey is an understatement. they sell plants for $15 that go for $4 elsewhere. but that said they have a huge selection of stuff. really a cool place to see. from what i understand their staff gets paid on commission so they can be a little pushy.
is just old school awesome. they stuff everything they can into each tank and have what used to be the largest selection in San Antonio (until Aquarium adventures came around). they also usually have the best prices on most of their fish. they also have 24 or so tank devoted to plants.
there is also Aquarium Designs, i don't recommend them, they have 9 freshwater tanks (maybe 12) its not very well maintained, and really geared toward saltwater.
also Polly's pet store in universal City, which if you are going to check out Darbys, Polly's is on the way. pollys has a very large freshwater selection of basic fish, but they also a ton of reptile and birds and supplies. they also have the largest driftwood selection in the area.
and texas tropical and marine. nothing special unless you are looking for rocks, its the place to go.