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08-17-2012 02:46 AM
Mikezilla @Finsnfur - yeah, I'm there on Sundays and an occasional Saturday, I've been on vacation and have had to take a few weekends off so I haven't been in the store lately. I'll be there the Sunday after next if you want to stop in and say hi

@Tfish5 - we've been fairly low on plants lately, we have a few anubias and crypts at the moment. We should be making a big plant order in the next few weeks though. Plus I bring in my overflow of plants every so often. Last week I brought in a bunch of glossostigma that I grew immersed and some American Vals. I have some hygrophila compacta cuttings and nymphaea rubra I'd be willing to part with as well.

We also do special orders for anyone who wants something we don't have in stock
08-06-2012 12:08 PM
finsNfur It was nice to meet you, too! Good luck with your java fern. Funny coincidence that I saw your post just before you dropped by, and you'll find me on Aquariacentral and Koko's goldfish forums, too.
08-05-2012 06:15 PM
chibikaie Hehe, yup, it was nice to meet you!
08-05-2012 04:23 PM
finsNfur There is nothing worth visiting in Monroe and Trumbull. There's a Choice Pets in Monroe, but most of the fish there have parasites. Their supplies are so expensive it's a joke, considering they just changed their name with Discount added to it.

I have had some luck at Trumbull Pets and Aquarium, but have also bought fish with parasites there, too. Both stores have a small selection of fish.

LOL, I just read your previous posts, you said you were picking up some java fern. I'm selling some to someone today at 1, you wouldn't be meeting someone at 1 to buy the java fern, would you?
08-04-2012 07:36 PM
chibikaie I'm going up to Monroe/Trumbull tomorrow - anything good there?
07-31-2012 04:36 PM
Apl Well last weekend I checked out Waterbury Aquarium. Lots of salt tanks and fresh also they had a decent amount of live plants which i bought. I will be going back owner was helpful store seemed very nice.
Tony L.
07-26-2012 11:08 PM
Bruce_S Just a small and probably incomplete report & review from the southwest corner . . .

I live in Norwalk, where there are no true LFS, only PetCo, PetSmart and a couple of "choice" chainstores that aren't anything I'd choose.

Exotic Aquatic is gone.

There's a place in Ridgefield (Ridgefield Pet) that I visit from time to time - he's got a half-decent assortment of community fish including things like emperor tets and kuhli loaches, along with occasionally decent Africans and goldfish.... For plants, just the basics - swords, bananas, Java ferns & like that. Prices range from decent to pretty good, but do be aware of BBA infesting his system.

Last time I was at Fish Bowl in Stamford, I didn't get to enter - he's closed Sundays & Mondays 'til October or so.

And then, there's Greenwich.

Greenwich Aquaria is like an art gallery - you should visit, even if you don't buy. Freshwater is in a smaller room in the back, and though he doesn't devote a lot of space to sweet water, what's there is a cut above! It's the only place I've seen things like Danio choprae, Corydoras sterbai, ember tetras, drapefin barbs, black emperor tets (this was a black fish with blue eyes!) and algae-eating gobies offered locally. He's got one plant tank, and not a lot of great labeling, but a fun selection of everything from Anubias "petite" to dwarf Valisneria to Cryptocoryne "Tropica" and "balansae" and some real monster ozelot & lotus. Look for a female guppy in that tank that's easily as big as most platties offered in pet shops! (And if you get _really_ lucky, you'll happen in during one of his seasonal weekend sales.....) Prices are higher, but not completely outta line.

The same can't always be said for the House of Fins on the other side of town. Two shops, one for fish & basic dry goods, one for stunning systems, HoF is a beautiful place with helpful staff, but their prices are as stunning as some of their animals. (Like Greenwich Aquaria, they lean heavily to the salty side.) They've got two primary plant tanks, and all the plants are well labeled & lit. They're also the only place where I've seen peacock gudgeons and celestial pearl danios offered, but at prices I can only dream of affording. As well, they're the only shop I've been in which regularly offers red cherry shrimp - but at $9.99 each. Still, if you're the kind of hobbyist who enjoys black ruby barbs or elephant-nosed mormyrids, or viewing _BIG_ reef systems, this is definitely a shop to visit - and to patronize. Really, the only complaint I can find about the place would be the pricing. Still, I can't help but think that if folks had continued to patronize shops like Life Gallery, Norwalk Aquarium and Purrfect Pets instead of spending all their bucks at PetSmart & PetCo, those shops or their descendants might still be here...

Does anyone know of any local shops which still offer live food, particularly tubifex or black worms, which I wouldn't mind having colonies of in my tanks?

07-26-2012 10:25 PM
Originally Posted by Perryboat View Post
@ Tfish5 - there were a few plants there when i visited their store, not sure of exact specie cuz im a noob in aquarium plants.
Haha :P Thanks for the info, I can't wait to go there for the first time this weekend.
07-26-2012 04:25 AM
Perryboat @ finsNfur - good to hear that your angelfish is doing well. If you're into angels, you might also want to check Al in northford, he breeds different types of fish, primarily discus but he has his own line of angels. He owns the discus forum,Simplydiscus.

@ Tfish5 - there were a few plants there when i visited their store, not sure of exact specie cuz im a noob in aquarium plants.
07-25-2012 10:56 PM
TFish5 Do you guys know what types of plants Slither and Swim has?
07-25-2012 12:43 PM
Originally Posted by Perryboat View Post
I was there myself earlier today, was looking for a fluval 405 hose but they didnt have it. It is a nice store, has plenty of fishes. I wasnt sure if it was Mikezilla who was there today, i was too shy to ask. lol I wonder if they are willing to buy my flowerhorn or maybe exchange for store
I was actually brave enough to ask the day I went in, they told me he only works on Sundays.

I was also considering buying 2 angelfish instead of just one, and I said what if they ultimately don't get along, will you take one back? I didn't even ask for money if I were to do so. The guy was very reluctant to give me a response, I don't think they are over-eager to buy or give store credit to people. So that was why I just bought the one angel. And I might add that he is still super healthy and growing.
07-25-2012 03:07 AM
metallicanick78 dont know if you guys found your moss, but I have some flame/xmass/fissidens I could sell. Round pelia and crypt wendtii "red" also. If anyone is interested let me know through PM and Ill figure out going rates and beat them. especially if you want to meet. Also plenty of assasins!
07-15-2012 04:28 AM
Perryboat I think it would help their store if it was right on the Post Rd, i dont think it gets too much exposure in that shopping plaza.
07-15-2012 04:24 AM
Perryboat I was there myself earlier today, was looking for a fluval 405 hose but they didnt have it. It is a nice store, has plenty of fishes. I wasnt sure if it was Mikezilla who was there today, i was too shy to ask. lol I wonder if they are willing to buy my flowerhorn or maybe exchange for store
07-15-2012 01:18 AM
Originally Posted by Perryboat View Post
@ Mike - does slither and swim have any moss for sale? flame or xmass moss? where in west haven is it? Im in Hamden. Thanks
Yes they did have moss for sale, but I don't know what type (I bought some today). They are at 38 Saw Mill Road #16 near the corner of Elm Street. It's in a small shopping plaza with a few other store.
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