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lopez_316us 03-21-2009 01:19 AM

LFS New York City update... BETA 1.0
 
Hello New Yorkers,

This thread would be dedicated to let every one know what's going on with LFS (Local Fish Store). Some members of this forum started to post some updates from some of the LFS and I thought that I would be a good idea to make one specific thread that every one can look constantly.

I work near by Win Tropical and Pacific World and I would keep you guys update on their stocks. Feel free to PM is you have any particular question because I won't post every single thing that they have, but I would happy to check for you.

Please feel free to review and recommended any other store.


PD. If you find any grammar mistake or want to add more please PM me!!!

Cheers,

Jose:fish::fish:

lopez_316us 03-21-2009 01:32 AM

03-20-09
 
So here is the first update...

Win Tropical

In my opinion, they have the best prices on fish and inverts in the city. They have some plants, but they are not in very good condition.

They have:

Cardinals Tetra for $1
Cherry Shrimp for $1.50
Algae Shrimp for $1.50
GBR for $6.50

Note: I bought some Algae shrimp, but they turn out to be Pale blue shrimp. If you ask the guys he would said that they are algae shrimp, but they are pale blue. I got two females carrying eggs and a couple juveniles.

smoq 03-21-2009 02:22 AM

I am looking forward to this thread, good idea:)

smoq 03-21-2009 02:37 AM

OK, first one from me: Fishtown USA
19633 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY‎ - (718) 539-5396‎
http://www.fishtown-usa.com/

This is the best store I know in city limits. It's not perfect, but:
- they have a lot of healthy freshwater fish, sometimes rare finds
-tanks are clean and fish that I bought from there were all in good shape
-livestock prices are in resonable level, plants, well, I've never found anything special or well priced
-that store is on a large side so it is a good place to just look around:)
-large saltwater section
Now cons:
-People working there are generally rude and don't care about you at all
-location of this store- if you don't have a car it will be PITA to get there, since there isn't any subway station nearby, only bus stops along the northern blvd
-equipment prices are generally high and they don't have good selection. What pisses me off is that they have a lot of equipment behind the desk so you have to ask the staff to take a look (and they wouldn't be happy to help you:))

Hope this helps

leviathan0 03-21-2009 02:59 AM

Hi Marc,

Good review, but I think you misunderstood a little. This thread is for updates to store stock, and not reviews on the stores themselves.

I think we should only post updates for three things - sales, rare finds and highly-desired finds... because I just don't care if your local Petland just bought in Mollies this week. :icon_lol:

FrostyNYC 03-21-2009 03:24 AM

Unless they're some new kind of super-hard to find Mollie (something like koi swordtails or high-fin platies, for example)!

Speaking of livebearers, New World Aquarium has endlers livebearers for $3.99 this week. This is the first time I've ever seen endlers in a pet store. You can get them for cheaper from hobbyists on here, though, of course.

leviathan0 03-21-2009 03:36 AM

Well, I think Koi Swordtails should count in the "rare finds" category.. I've seen Endlers at Pacific before, but they kept them with Guppies!

smoq 03-21-2009 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leviathan0 (Post 812404)
Hi Marc,

Good review, but I think you misunderstood a little. This thread is for updates to store stock, and not reviews on the stores themselves.

I think we should only post updates for three things - sales, rare finds and highly-desired finds... because I just don't care if your local Petland just bought in Mollies this week. :icon_lol:

Oh yes, you're right, I'm sorry for that people. Maybe we should start new thread with NYC LFS's reviews?

Axelrodi202 03-21-2009 11:34 AM

Well last time I went to Royal Aqua World (in Brooklyn), they had $1.75 Amano shrimp and $1 dollar cardinal tetras. They had many green crypt. wendtiis and some nesea, all in good condition.

Qckwzrd 03-24-2009 07:47 PM

Went to New World Aquarium this past Sat all they had that caught my attention was Endlers (only males :( ), they had one balloon ram and a few regular rams, and some lamp eye killie fish. So overall nothing interesting for the most part. I hop as the weather gets nice/warmer some exciting new fish will start to pop up.

lopez_316us 03-24-2009 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Qckwzrd (Post 814817)
Went to New World Aquarium this past Sat all they had that caught my attention was Endlers (only males :( ), they had one balloon ram and a few regular rams, and some lamp eye killie fish. So overall nothing interesting for the most part. I hop as the weather gets nice/warmer some exciting new fish will start to pop up.


Hey I was there last Monday and they had cool stuff, from what i remember they had:

Galaxy Rasboras
Gold Nuggets
Apistos
Normal GBR

Did you see any of this stuff??

smoq 03-24-2009 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lopez_316us (Post 814871)
Hey I was there last Monday and they had cool stuff, from what i remember they had:

Galaxy Rasboras
Gold Nuggets
Apistos
Normal GBR

Did you see any of this stuff??

What about prices?

lopez_316us 03-24-2009 09:41 PM

As you can guess they were ridiculous...

From what I remember Galaxy were $4 or $4.50. The female apistos around $10 and males were $25 and $35 depend on the species. They had some vagita, cacutois and something else....

Qckwzrd 03-25-2009 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lopez_316us (Post 814871)
Hey I was there last Monday and they had cool stuff, from what i remember they had:

Galaxy Rasboras
Gold Nuggets
Apistos
Normal GBR

Did you see any of this stuff??

I seen it, Galaxy rasboras were nice looking, Gold nuggets I've seen before at a few lfs stores, Apistos they always have, Rams I've seen before. They always have a nice variety...well the best variety in plecos. They are the only place I've ever seen Lungfish also. I need to check out some of the places in Brooklyn since I do live there :)

nazspeed 03-25-2009 01:35 AM

on 3-23-09 in pacific on delancy st. they had lampeye killies and silvertip tetras, soon to be for sale christmas moss and enlder livebearers (SOON TO BE SOLD) will update when there available adn yes win tropicals has the best price hands down. He said he will get another shipment next monday with soem more cool finds and BTW one of the cherry shrimp i got has a long yellow stripe on its back and one of my so called amanos from him has got some dark hue to him almost blue looking maybe i got 2 1 offs or a tottaly different species.... gotta love new york....


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