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Old 11-05-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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LFS All Oddball Aquatics, Pgh PA


www.alloddballaquatics.com

if you're in the the Pittsburgh area check out All Oddball Aquatics. He specializes in cories, cichlids and dwarf cichlids but has expanded the "brick and mortar" store so it's open 7 days a week and also stocks the "usual" fish as well - neons, rainbows, rasboras, etc. and some equipment stock.

More importantly, he's started up a planted section as well, even has some E. stellata from time to time I've gotten some riccia from him as well although I don't know if this is a usual stock.

Eric is the owner operator, and Tim is his buddy that is into planted tanks. Both are great guys and helpful.

He's located a few minutes South east of the South Side, so you can pick up a Primanti's and a beer on the way then drop by!

By far my favorite place in the Pittsburgh/ East of Pittsburgh area to "window shop".
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:47 AM   #2
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I came to the Pennsylvania forum on here to start a thread for All Oddball, but I'll just chime in on this one, because I LOVE THIS STORE!

At least once a year my fiance and I make the drive out to Pittsburgh to visit his family and friends, but we always find time to stop by Eric's place on the way out of town to grab some fish and catch up on gossip. He's got an AWESOME selection; the standard, bread-and-butter fish, as well as a wide assortment of rarer stock. I really like being able to cherry pick some of the nicest tank-bred fish I've seen in stores, especially while talking to someone as informative and energetic as Eric is.

As far as the plant selection goes, I consider it right up there with the fish. Tim does a good job of picking and choosing which species to carry with the space he has and I really love his setup. The tanks are well-maintained and growing like crazy every time I drop by. I really love the two display tanks I've seen so far and can't wait to get back there next spring to see how they've grown in.

The only thing that really lets me down is the lack of space I have at home for more species. The freshwater tanks at home are all, except one, filled with fish from All Oddball... looks like I'll have some tank buying to do very soon!

Thanks, Eric, for having such a cool store... hope you can get up to visit my store again soon!

-Sarah (and Kirby)
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Old 10-28-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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AoA is definitely an enthusiast's store. Eric and Tim are both very involved in the the Pittsburgh area fish club, and Tim is a key member of the plant club. Doug (another worker at AoA) is another member of the the plant club here in Pittsburgh, they are both very knowledgeable with regards to plants. AoA is the only place I know of in the Pittsburgh area that carries freshwater nerites for planted tanks. They always have cherries and often have other types of dwarf shrimp.

The inside scoop is they are also planning in the near future to have high-tech setups to sell more of the rarer plants. If you're a plant geek in the Pittsburgh area you should definitely check them out! Let them know about your interests and they're more than happy to talk "shop" with you.
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:02 AM   #4
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I got over to AOA for the first time earlier this evening. I liked it. They seemed to have a very good selection of fish, and the livestock they had was in good shape. Prices seemed pretty fair. Their discus were just incredible. Also worth seeing is the planted display tank that Tim has set up. It's gorgeous. I'll be making my way back there again sometime.
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Eric and Tim are A#1! I purchased fish and tanks from Eric, plus met him at the OCA. Top notch guy. Alloddball has staff that knows what they are doing, and they carry fish you just won't find anywhere else..
May I recommend, if you go, you check out the pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi? Awesome fish. Males are spectacular when they color up in a home aquarium. Related to the egyptian mouthbrooder, Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor, that was once popular in the hobby and is now hard to find.
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Eric and Tim are A#1! I purchased fish and tanks from Eric, plus met him at the OCA. Top notch guy. Alloddball has staff that knows what they are doing, and they carry fish you just won't find anywhere else..
May I recommend, if you go, you check out the pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi? Awesome fish. Males are spectacular when they color up in a home aquarium. Related to the egyptian mouthbrooder, Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor, that was once popular in the hobby and is now hard to find.


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