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Old 08-26-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
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Mr. Fish - Covington, LA
Exit 63 off I-12
(985) 893-4464
4465 Highway 190, Covington, LA 70433

I've only been to this shop once but was VERY impressed. Huge fish selection, all fish seemed to be in perfect health. Very helpful staff eager to help, but content to allow you to browse. I browsed for almost a half hour before racking up $20 in plant purchases including some gorgeous Rotala Indica, some nice Crypts and a very healthy Anubias. I've still got those plants today. They also had a huge pond section and excellent saltwater fish and corals.
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:17 AM   #2
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Do they have hard to find plants that aren't in most lfs(R. Macrandra, E. Stellata, things like that)? How's about shrimp? All that I can find down here are glass, and bamboo shrimp. I got directions for the place and work maybe 15 minutes from there, and was thinking of stopping there after work one day because I live across the lake.
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:21 PM   #3
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It comes and goes. I've only been there twice (live about 70 minutes away) and one time I picked up some gorgeous Rotala Indica and the other time I found Hemianthus micranthemoides.
Since you're right across the lake, stop by and let me know! If they've got shrimp, I am going to stop by! My wife and I are going to be in New Orleans on Saturday for my birthday so maybe I can convince her to swing by across the lake on our way back. It's been a while since I've been there.
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:41 AM   #4
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I'm probably going to stop there tomorrow depending on how tired I am after work. Will definitely let you know if I do. And Happy Birthday!
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Thanks man! It would be nice to pick up a couple shrimp!
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Sorry G. Coast, but no go on the shrimp. They didn't have any. I asked an employee and he said sometime they get some but he hasn't seen any on order for a long time. Very big store, but I though for that size it would have a better selection(hardly and plants). Which way are you taking to come down here, through Slidell or the Causeway? Causeway Pets is no more than 10 minutes from the bridge just over both overpasses, and past a couple of red lights on the right hand side(Yellow Sign) They usually get fish and plant shipments on Fridays. It's a nice little shop.
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:23 PM   #7
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Mr. Fish is really just a toy to the owner which is why the stock is so light. I am not saying that he does not care about his store, as you have seen it is on a corporate worthy size scale and VERY clean. Its point though is not so much to make money as just to be able to make some people happy and generate enough flow to keep it open.

I have never seen much rare anything there because of it, but sometimes they do and also if you shop long enough may talk them into ordering if available. I used to buy most of my animals from there when I lived in Mandeville so I recommend it, I actually replicated their pond on a slightly smaller scale at my parents because I was so impressed with it.
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This place still around? Anyone have an update?
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:00 AM   #9
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This place still around? Anyone have an update?

Mr. Fish closed down in july of 2006...I used to work there, and it was a sad day :'(
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Mr. Fish closed down in july of 2006...I used to work there, and it was a sad day :'(
This is probably a shot in the dark because this thread is so old, but can you say why they closed? I loved going to that place as a kid....
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Hey Craw Chief, I don't know what happened to Mr. Fish, but I just wanted to say hey and glad to see you here.
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Hey Cobra! Thanks! Yeah I couldn't believe when that place closed. My in-laws live in Mandeville, so I pass by the old building all the time and always reminisce.
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Yeah louisiana people's!!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:59 AM   #14
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FWIW, there is now a Catholic Church where Mr. Fish was. I wish there was a well stocked and equipped aquaria store in the Mandeville-Covington area. While Petsmart has bits and pieces, they fall far short on ferts and plants. I won't even mention livestock. I've travelled up to Albany and Hammond on the promise of well stocked stores. But no such luck. So there's Amazon...
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On the Northshore, it's just tough. I'm from Slidell and have always appreciated the service at Pets Plus and Delta Pet. I can't speak for the stocking as I'm only interested in one type of creature.

But as far as southeast Louisiana goes, it seems like if you want a good selection of stock, you need to go south of the lake. You won't find good service in Baton Rouge, that's for sure.
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