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05-10-2015 06:42 PM
Qckwzrd Has anyone seen any Goodeids?
05-05-2015 12:50 AM
RWaters
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Originally Posted by Mr. Limpet View Post
Yep. They sold me both for $23.00. My best score in years. Awesome fish. Very alert & inquisitive & not at all shy. One of the most pleasurable aspects of fishkeeping is walking into an LFS & never knowing what you'll find, as opposed to big box stores, where you ALWAYS know what you'll find.
That is so true! Several years ago I bought two small Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus). One died about a week after I bought them. The other lived for about two years. I loved that little fish and wish I could have found him a mate.
05-04-2015 10:51 PM
Mr. Limpet
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Nice! Are those the $13 Dicrossus maculatus from JC Aquarium?
Yep. They sold me both for $23.00. My best score in years. Awesome fish. Very alert & inquisitive & not at all shy. One of the most pleasurable aspects of fishkeeping is walking into an LFS & never knowing what you'll find, as opposed to big box stores, where you ALWAYS know what you'll find.
05-04-2015 09:16 PM
frrok It's a very small shop with limited staff. I wouldn't be so quick to judge. I've always received great customer service even when the shop was packed with people. Patience goes a long way.
05-04-2015 09:11 PM
DavidZ Its all about customer service and not being lazy, Monster looks nice, but only one guy working the rest just hang out, and I think they sell or buy online, that is why they are always by the computer.
05-04-2015 07:15 PM
jimmytruong87 Today, I went to monster aquarium store and saw many fishes, shrimps, plants die off. The guy always keeps his eyes on computer, and very means to customer when someone takes a look at his stuffs or asks question about it.
I like the Chinese girl that she can answer all questions from customer.
In my opinion, Pacific is better than monster aquarium. At least, they know how to take care their fish and happy to answer question.
05-04-2015 05:12 PM
RWaters Nice! Are those the $13 Dicrossus maculatus from JC Aquarium?
05-02-2015 02:49 AM
Mr. Limpet At one point in the 70s there were 2 LFS almost catercorner from each other on Merrick Rd. in Rockville Center. The shop on the south side had a SEA TURTLE in a big glass tub!

Picked up these guys at a hole-in-the-wall LFS in Chinatown a few weeks ago. Dicrossus friggin' maculatus! The male has colored up nicely since I brought him home & they've recovered from the Ich that came with them. BTW, they were labeled as checkerboard barbs!
05-02-2015 01:43 AM
RWaters
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Definitly curviceps. Petco Union Square & Petland Nassau St. recently had dorsigera mislabeled as curviceps, but the ones at the Highway store are the real deal.

It's a shame about AG. Although they carried mostly bread-and-butter type fish they occasionally had some really cool rarities. Another LFS bites the dust.
It's sad that we're losing the smaller local stores. On Long Island, I've seen so many close in my life time (that's a really long time too). Like you said, mostly the usual fish but occasionally they would have something unusual or a display tank that was inspiring. I can still remember the first tank I saw with a pair of clown fish and an anemone. I came very close to asking if I could buy it complete and take it home with me! Another had a tank with a breeding pair of Discus. Seeing all those eggs and the care these fish took with those eggs held me spellbound for longer than I care to admit. One of the larger stores had a separate fish room and a display out front where they always had exotic animals - porcupines, sloths, all kinds of unusual things. Then there was a place that had a big selection of African Cichlids and could get unusual fish (Honduran Red point Cichlids, Apistos, Butis Butis a.k.a. Crazy Fish, etc). And the very first LFS I can remember going to as a child, The Golden Guppy. Bread-and-butter fish now, but it was the '60s, I was a kid, and angelfish, platies, swordtails and neon tetras amazed me! This was even before Ed's Aquarium in the Roosevelt Field mall. Heck, I think it was even before the Roosevelt Field mall. Unfortunately, these are among the many LFS that have closed.

And for those of you who are older like me and live on LI, the stores I'm referring to were on Jerusalem Avenue in Bellmore (I don't remember the name of the place), Sunrise Highway in Massapequa, Hempstead Tpke in Bethpage (I think it was just called Pets) and Broadway in Massapequa (I believe that it was called S&K or S&T Aquarium). The Golden Guppy was on Nassau Road in Roosevelt, not too far from Uniondale Avenue.

Sorry for the long post, but I enjoyed my little trip down memory lane!
05-01-2015 11:04 PM
Mr. Limpet
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True curviceps or dorsigeras? Havent actually seen true curviceps sold in nyc. Sources tell me AG is closing down soon so everything should *theoretically* be on sale.
Definitly curviceps. Petco Union Square & Petland Nassau St. recently had dorsigera mislabeled as curviceps, but the ones at the Highway store are the real deal.

It's a shame about AG. Although they carried mostly bread-and-butter type fish they occasionally had some really cool rarities. Another LFS bites the dust.
05-01-2015 04:27 PM
frrok Anyone see any chili rasboras or boraras?
05-01-2015 03:23 AM
Decker
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The Kings Highway has curviceps in 2 tanks. In one are 2 or 3 fairly large specimens & are marked $6.99 each. In the other tank, which they're sharing with some 4" tinfoil barbs, are a bunch of smaller ones. There's no price sticker but one of the workers said I could have them for $5.00 each.
Aquarium Gallery has a big sign on the window that says 20% off, but I wasn't able to stop in & find out 20% off what.
True curviceps or dorsigeras? Havent actually seen true curviceps sold in nyc. Sources tell me AG is closing down soon so everything should *theoretically* be on sale.
04-30-2015 10:09 PM
Mr. Limpet The Kings Highway has curviceps in 2 tanks. In one are 2 or 3 fairly large specimens & are marked $6.99 each. In the other tank, which they're sharing with some 4" tinfoil barbs, are a bunch of smaller ones. There's no price sticker but one of the workers said I could have them for $5.00 each.
Aquarium Gallery has a big sign on the window that says 20% off, but I wasn't able to stop in & find out 20% off what.
04-28-2015 09:00 PM
arbai89 25 a pair.

most of them are standard cockatoo

a few were semi double red.
04-28-2015 06:46 PM
jerzguy
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Went to monster to pick up the apisto cockatoo last night

great looking fish

what kind & how much are they?
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