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04-24-2013 05:58 AM
Exotic Aquarium - Oto's

They are going to use the Roseville one for storage and breeding projects from what I gather. They have talked about shrimp but I don't think they will venture to fresh water really. There dad is always asking me to bring some of mine down to sell, but I think they have the setup for that yet...

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04-22-2013 04:13 PM
elegysanft From what I understand, Aquarium Depot opened up a new branch down here and the original store in Roseville will stay open but is being remodeled.

The Citrus Heights one is also getting custom shrimp racks in soon and will be selling different kinds of shrimp
04-21-2013 05:19 PM
Exotic Aquarium - Oto's

I personally like jojo or aquarium depot now in citrus heights. Formally old town Roseville

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04-18-2013 03:35 AM
fishiefanatic I bought four from there a couple weeks ago. One died, but I'm sure it was stressed from shipping/the drive home. The other three are alive, fat, and content.

I was hesitant because Exotic's plants/corals have gone downhill drastically. I'm sure it's just a phase, and their livestock is still doing well enough so we check in on there from time to time.

I'm glad to hear they're holding up their end for everyone else, too.
04-16-2013 04:20 AM
Smitty06 I live in arden park so it is very close to me as well.
03-03-2013 03:33 PM
Hoppy Aquaworkz is right down the street from me. They are still there, still in business, but rarely very busy. I buy all of my miscellaneous aquarium stuff there because it is so convenient for me.
03-03-2013 08:27 AM
Originally Posted by Smitty06 View Post
The one in the Arden area is called Aqua Workz, it is still here but it could have moved from where it was on belveder.
I dont think they are the same owner. Aquaworkz is the same as o street aquarium.
03-03-2013 03:01 AM
Smitty06 The one in the Arden area is called Aqua Workz, it is still here but it could have moved from where it was on belveder.
03-02-2013 08:24 PM
pweifan Thanks for the info. I'm really sad to hear about Capital.
03-02-2013 04:18 AM
accordztech Lets hope they stay open. I talked to an employee and right now they are hurting and are not ordering that many fish. Ottos, cardinals, and rummies all come from a different supplier because thats all they are selling.

Exotic is old school and used to be on florin road across the street from home depot. They expanded and now are on franklin blvd in a HUGE warehouse.

Unfortunatly capital aquarium closed down.
03-02-2013 01:00 AM
pweifan Hey Hoppy. I lived in Sac 92-99. The only "real" fish stores I ever found was Capitol in mid-town and one that was in the Arden area that I think may have closed down. Where is Exotic?
03-02-2013 12:56 AM
Ashnic05 I work at a LFS and it is common for Otos to perish soon after transport, unfortunately. Kudos to them for also not mixing the new shipment with the old and keeping the quarantines separate! I've known many LFS to not do such a thing, which is a shame. Congrats on healthy Otos!
03-02-2013 12:52 AM
Hoppy Progress report: all 6 of the otos are alive, very active, and eating with enthusiasm. I think this is the first time I have not lost any otos within a day or two of buying a bunch.
02-26-2013 10:51 PM
Exotic Aquarium - Oto's

I just picked up some Otocinclus catfish at Exotic. They had 2 tanks with them in it, one with just a few, and one with maybe 50 of them. When I asked for them the clerk told me the tank with 50 or so had fish that were delivered yesterday -at least 6 dead ones were in there, plus a few who looked distressed. He recommended not getting any of those, but to get the few in the other tank, over a week in the store.

I really appreciated this, because I hadn't even seen the tank with the few in it and was expecting to have to watch carefully so I wouldn't be getting near dead ones. Apparently there is a high mortality rate on Otos when they first arrive at the store, something I have read here before. Three cheers for Exotic!

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