The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: Visiting Saint Louis! Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
10-24-2012 04:50 AM
BigMOCats I remember going to Vicks a few times, what a great place. We've lost so many fine stores over the years, it's really sad! Thanks for the pic!
10-17-2012 11:43 PM
Davelybob MASI meeting is tomorrow. They auction stuff off cheap at the end.

Sent from my PantechP9070 using Tapatalk 2
10-17-2012 11:59 AM
Option Wow, you people weren't kidding. There ain't nothing in this city! Thank god for places like NYC.
10-16-2012 07:14 PM
tomfromstlouis Aquaworld has a large catfish in a tank with a beautiful arowana, a nice large planted show tank, and a large saltwater eel tank with the meanest looking moray I have ever seen. It does NOT make friends.

I guess that is why I hav not yet been to Malawi; I haven't been sucked into the african chiclid game (yet).

Vick's was the fish store of my youth. What a great place. Nice picture!
10-16-2012 07:05 PM
Davelybob I haven't been there in a year or two, but Malawi's a great shop. I've never bought fish there because I've only recently started keeping fish, but I used to get crickets there for my lizard and have always popped in every once in a while just to look. Mostly Cichlids, mostly from Lake Malawi. Their fish are gorgeous, but I don't keep cichlids so don't take my word for it, go see for yourself. They used to always have alligators too, so make sure to poke your head over on that side of the shop. Let me know if they still have those giant red-tailed catfish, those suckers were like 5 foot long last time I was there, but it's been awhile.
10-15-2012 10:19 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi All,

Too bad, quality local aquarium shops are good for the local hobby and local clubs. During high school and my first year of college I worked at Vick's Aquarium at 7248 Gravois. They were the area's largest fish, plant, and dry goods wholesaler and distributor at the time. Weekly shipments came in from FL, Asia, and SA. They also built their own line of brass anodized (gold colored) aluminum frame aquariums.

Vick's Aquarium (slightly before my day!)
10-15-2012 08:44 PM
tomfromstlouis I have not been to Malawi, but Tropical World and my other fav Aquaworld on Gravois rarely have much in the way of shrimp: red cherries usually, not much else. Aquaworld does have the best plant selection in town though.
10-09-2012 04:54 AM
BigMOCats Not sure how long it's been since you've been back but the St. Louis lfs scene has really gone down hill. Only 2 shops I still visit, Tropical World on Watson and Malawi Aquatics up in north county. Of course, if you put off your trip til Nov. 1, the AGA convention will be here. Have a safe trip and enjoy your stay!
10-07-2012 11:39 PM
Visiting Saint Louis!

Hey STL,

Haven't been back in awhile but I'm visiting my family in Saint Louis next week and I wanted to know where is the best place (local fish stores, pet stores, etc) in the city to get freshwater shrimp and plants? Let me know where the best places are!

Thanks in advance.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome