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02-13-2015 03:08 PM
Dr Fishbait Went to the Aquarium Store about 3 weeks ago and was surprised to see the transformation from my past visit last year. They had at least 20 different species of healthy plants available. Hopefully they are going to get enough support from planted tank enthusiasts to keep this variety of plants available.
BTW. We Cajuns see plenty of LARGE crawfish every year! But the medium size taste the best!!
02-13-2015 02:20 PM
Raymond S. I used to live in NOLA. If you ask around for places that sell them(when in season of course) and ask to see if they sell "Belle River" crawfish.
Go to one you find does and ask people who get sacks to see them.
Telll them your looking for an extra large one for your tank and at least a couple of them wiil help you to find one just because they are amused that you want it for a tank.
I suggest the Belle River type because I've gotten sacks of those before and in them there is always a couple that are way out of proportion larger than the rest.
Or if they open the spillway in the spring, the people crawfishing in there will be helpful to you for that extra large one.
I love it where I moved to in order to reestablish after Katrina...
But just talking about the Spillway...you know what I mean...



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Oh okay cool! I'll go check it out maybe Saturday.

Went by Petsmart on Siegen today and I gotta say, despite some of the dirty tanks, they had A MASSIVE CRAWFISH WHICH WAS SO COOL!!!!!! I'm not sure on the species, but the thing was a beast. His claws alone were about 4 inches each.

I asked the worker lady "How much you want for him?" and she said he wasn't for sale. I asked her about 3 more times throughout the course of the conversation and she was adamant about keeping him there. She said the manager really likes him, it's like their store mascot or something. I'm kind of considering going back when there is some younger looking kid working there, who may not know that the big guy is not for sale, on a really busy day and getting him to sell it to me. I know that would be kind of mean, but I WANT THAT CRAWFISH SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!



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02-13-2015 01:30 PM
Maddie The Aquarium Store was bought by one of the former employees and they now have a whole wall of awesome nano-fish! They also carry interesting inverts like CPOs and will special order anything you want that their supplier has. Pretty good selection of plants, too, though I haven't bought any yet. I've had decent service there, but it can get pretty busy on the weekends.
07-03-2013 05:22 PM
20galpal
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So yesterday, I passed by Reef Coral again yesterday, and their store was empty and cleared out. Anyone know if they have moved or went out of business?
They moved down the street from their old location into a bigger store.
05-31-2013 11:19 PM
Hippocampus So yesterday, I passed by Reef Coral again yesterday, and their store was empty and cleared out. Anyone know if they have moved or went out of business?
05-10-2013 01:09 AM
Hippocampus I pass by Reef Coral twice a day on my way to and from work. Anyone have any info about the big "FOR LEASE" sign outside? Hopefully they are just moving to a different location.

There is a SW LFS off Airline in Prairieville. I've only stopped in there a few times about a year ago. I've forgotten the name though.

I've also come across a few LPSs in the Galvez area, but holy hell...I would NEVER purchase anything from any of them. If a store reeks of animal filth, there is a problem. Animals of any species do have a certain smell, but when it smells like things are dead and rotting or it stinks like nothing has been cleaned in a long time, somebody needs to get up and clean or reduce how many animals they cram into the store.
03-22-2013 01:46 PM
jester56 Might just put it up for the SELA social auction, for the be benefit of the group. Not much, but every little bit helps, I'd guess... ;-)

I'd consider using it. But I'm 45 mins from BR and for five bucks its a stretch. I knew you were in BR. That's why I offered it. No biggie. They're up there on the suck scale, but sometimes ya just gotta "suck it up!" Lol!
03-21-2013 02:30 PM
DarkCobra Sadly, seems like a trend all over.

Thirty years ago, as a young computer geek, I looked forward to a time when computers would help make everything run more like clockwork. Now I just wonder, how the heck did it all go so horribly wrong...

And $5 for all that, sheesh.

If you're determined never to set foot in Petco again, I'll gladly buy that gift card from you. Otherwise, it seems wrong to profit off your misfortune.
03-21-2013 01:54 PM
jester56 Seems like a trend with PETCO. When I ordered my SeaClear 50 acrylic from them, I did my best to coordinate the purchase and deliveries of plants, substrates, accessories etc. They failed miserably on delivery time and I lost more plants than I care to discuss. I complained and wrote them. They pulled up some ridiculous fine print about delivery times being up to two weeks, despite paying extra for expedited freight. I called "shenanigans" and they were awesome... Sent me a $5 gift card. All things considered, they suck... You're in BR, Cobra. Want me to send it to you?
03-07-2013 05:29 AM
DarkCobra Nice crawfish! Didn't see it last time I went, will have to keep an eye out for it.

Last time there was this scaleless goldfish that seemed like the store mascot. The employees had named it. Looked more like a catfish than a goldfish. Wish I'd gotten a picture.
03-07-2013 05:02 AM
Craw Chief Oh okay cool! I'll go check it out maybe Saturday.

Went by Petsmart on Siegen today and I gotta say, despite some of the dirty tanks, they had A MASSIVE CRAWFISH WHICH WAS SO COOL!!!!!! I'm not sure on the species, but the thing was a beast. His claws alone were about 4 inches each.

I asked the worker lady "How much you want for him?" and she said he wasn't for sale. I asked her about 3 more times throughout the course of the conversation and she was adamant about keeping him there. She said the manager really likes him, it's like their store mascot or something. I'm kind of considering going back when there is some younger looking kid working there, who may not know that the big guy is not for sale, on a really busy day and getting him to sell it to me. I know that would be kind of mean, but I WANT THAT CRAWFISH SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!



My finger for scale:

03-07-2013 12:37 AM
DarkCobra Yes, that's it, I flubbed the name.
03-07-2013 12:26 AM
Craw Chief Where's that at? Is that the reef coral place? I went there a couple years ago, but I don't have saltwater so never went back. I'd like to go check it out again though.
03-06-2013 04:05 PM
DarkCobra That was what they concluded from the smell and suds. They don't know who did it, exactly what was put in the tanks, or why. A kid who didn't know better or was trying to be "helpful"? A bad joke? Disgruntled customer or employee? Sabotage from one of the other two chain LFS that were within a mile at the time? Nobody knows. Nasty thing to do at any rate.

I recently also visited The Reef Store for the first time. Largest stock of equipment, chemicals, and medications I've seen in BR. Not much freshwater fish, as expected, but they did have some nice bettas from Sunpet. They also had a plant tank. Half was occupied with a ginormous mass of clado, the other half with hair algae. They really ought to fix that since one of their advertised services is on-site planted tank setup and maintenance, LOL! I bought some Flourite Dark, my new favorite substrate, no one else in BR had it in stock. And also braved a purchase of Parrot's Feather from the hair algae side of their plant tank. Still working on getting it algae-free and converted to submersed growth.
03-06-2013 03:25 PM
Craw Chief
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A few years back, someone emptied a bottle of insecticidal dog shampoo into the freshwater tanks.
....Why?? That's an unusual thing to do haha

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Beggars can't be choosers in BR.
Unfortunately true
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