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11-05-2011 03:11 AM
somewhatshocked Hikes Point has a solid selection most of the time. Downtown location is getting there and always has good livestock. St. Matthews is decent.

The ones in Southern Indiana are also okay.
11-05-2011 02:05 AM
Mannie Bothans
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Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Jacca: Visit any of the Feeders Supply locations? They often out perform Petsmart when it comes to both livestock and plants (which are basically non-existent in Louisville outside of hobbyists).
Which locations have the best selections?

MIDDLETOWN, ST. MATTHEWS, HOLIDAY MANOR, SPRINGHURST, HIKES POINT, DIXIE HIGHWAY, FERN CREEK, PRESTON HIGHWAY?
11-04-2011 10:01 PM
somewhatshocked Jacca: Visit any of the Feeders Supply locations? They often out perform Petsmart when it comes to both livestock and plants (which are basically non-existent in Louisville outside of hobbyists).
11-04-2011 07:44 PM
Mannie Bothans Did you happen to notice if any of the shops had any nice veiltail fancy goldfish?
10-31-2011 06:32 AM
Jacca5 We went to 4 pet stores in Louisville Saturday. We went to Pets Galore wasn't real impressed with their stock. They had alot of cichlids not much else. We also went to Sandy's pet shop picked up a few fish and plants. Then to Noah's Ark pets they had a large selection of fish not many plants. Picked up a real nice Ram, an angel and nice guppie pair. And then we went to Petsmart on Outer Loop. I know it is a chain but I really like their store. The people working the fish department every time we have went have been very helpful and knowledgeable.
09-29-2011 05:16 AM
Bensr20det Pets palace gets most of my business.
09-18-2011 06:37 PM
somewhatshocked This is an ooooooooold thread, I know, but it's time for some updates.

What shops do you folks in Louisville frequent?
01-20-2008 10:56 PM
Caterham East End Aquatics
1920 Stanley Gault Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40223
502-245-3721
info@eastendaquatics.com

Amazing assortment of healthy plants. Riccia, Russian Moss Balls, Madagascar Lace, Swords galore, lots of nice stem plants, dwarf hairgrass and so much more that I cannot even remember.



04-24-2007 03:59 AM
kevbshields Oh, wow--didn't notice Green Tree selling those dyed/tattooed fish. Yikes. I pretty much refuse to deal with folks who encourage that insanity. Have to make a note of it.

I handed off my growing guppy population in total, so I'll have no more for awhile. Heck, I didn't even keep a female around for automatic live food for the Paradise fish, but oh well.

Good luck with curing the ailments in the tank. I'll have to check out the Southside place.
04-23-2007 06:47 PM
LeapingGnome Wow I wish I knew about your guppies kev! If you have more let me know, I'd definitely prefer some locally grown ones than stressed out fish store fish. Probably not the best time for me anyway though, I'm battling some columnaris in my tank right now and want to settle that down before adding more fish.

I did make it to Green Tree yesterday. They had a nice store with a decent overall selection, actually three tanks of guppies, more than the other local shops. I would say less overall selection than Southside though, but not by much. They did have more plant selection with many of their tanks having one or two live plants in them. However I was saddened to see they were selling dyed fish at Green Tree. Personal preference I guess but I prefer not to go to places selling injected fish.

I did pick up some Lace Rock at the Feeder's Supply on Shelbyville Road yesterday for my plants. I was looking for some smooth river stones and I know I saw some somewhere, but couldn't remember where. The lace looks good anyway and is more porous. Got all my new plants tied down with fishing line last night and now just waiting for them to fill out a little.
04-23-2007 05:05 AM
kevbshields If I'd have known you were on the hunt for guppies, I had an "explosion" over the past year in my tank. Unfortunately, I got rid of mine on Friday (thank God). All of mine were pure fancies . . . even my females were brightly colored--yellow/red variations, couple half-blacks, etc . . . oops, guess I should've waited.

Anyhow, I don't know that I've struck any of the ones you mentioned. I did make it to Sandy's (right off Popler Level) and they had a few nice things: beautiful male "Giant"/"indian banded" gouramis. The barbs there always look terrific. Of course, they've got the usual overabundance of Cichlids, but plenty "standards" for those of who prefer pretty fish over large, aggressive stock--LOL.

Happy shopping!
kev.
04-22-2007 04:00 PM
LeapingGnome kev: really just basic stuff in clean tanks with a decent selection. I just have an eclipse 12 gallon right now.

I tried to visit three shops in South Louisville yesterday, apparently one had closed because I didn't see it anywhere around the street address in the phone book, it was a sketchy neighborhood anyway.

The Auburndale Pet Center on New Cut Rd was a little shop with lots of tanks, a bit crowded in the shop but the staff was friendly. They had some really nice looking neons there for only $.99, I might go back to get some in a couple of weeks. They had one tank of guppies, no real special specimens there. Not much in the way of plants, they had a few tanks with some moss, some java fern, a crypt or two. They were the only place I have seen Flourish Excel so I picked up a bottle. The also had a HUGE macaw in the front by the register, biggest I have ever seen. I felt a little bad for it, a bird that big you'd have to have a cage the size of a living room. I hope they let it out sometimes. It's beak was longer than my hand. If you like the big African fish like cichlids you might make a visit, they seemed to have a lot of them.

The third one I drove to was Southside Pet Shop, not too far from Auburndale on Southside Drive. This was a bigger store, smaller than a Petsmart but bigger than most independent pet stores. They had some Koi in a few pond tubs outside and some pretty cute purebred puppies. They also had tons of fish, at least 50 tanks. They had the biggest Panda Corys I've ever seen, but they were priced at $12 each. The Neons were pretty small, especially compared to Auburndale, they were probably a lot younger, priced at $.89. Guppies unremarkable, although they did have a few pretty snakeskin males, I don't really like the snakeskin look though. They had some nice looking Rams, I see why a lot of people pick up a pair as accents to their tank, very pretty fish. They did have a few tanks with plants, some hairgrass that looked pretty good. Other kinds of grass, java ferns, hornwort (of course), some bulbs and crypts. Nothing that looked awesome, but better selection than most places. I did not see much of a supplement section though. They did have a lot of pond supplies if you're keeping a pond.

I still plan to visit Green Tree Pet Shop, maybe later today now that all the crazy fireworks traffic is gone.
04-17-2007 01:58 PM
kevbshields
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Leaping:

What sort of stock are you looking for?

I've never gone to the East side Feeder's. I'm always at downtown, and occasionally on Dixie. I like both of those. Haven't any experience with the one you mentioned as being closed.
04-16-2007 07:31 PM
mistergreen there's also cincinnati if you can't find anything in ky... the only none chain store in cincy. http://www.houseoftropicals.com/
04-16-2007 05:43 PM
funkyfish77 pet paridise should be near u thay have lots of stuff not just plants.
green tree pet center is were i go nice folks.
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