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Old 10-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #3706
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I'm setting up a nano, and I'm looking around for some small manzanita and any ADA stones, especially seiryu stones. Im in downtown manhattan, but I'm very willing to travel in search of good prices!

good luck with the stones. I would try to pick some up via the forums here. I've searched long and hard in nyc for "ada stones" and came up short. The only small success I had was going from flower shop to flower shop in chinatown and I found one store that had a shoebox of leftover broken ryouh stones that they used for their bonsai displays. I made a deal with the store owner. I ended up giving him a dollar per stone and he seemed happy with it. If they don't have bonsais in the shop then keep looking. the flower district sometimes has some cool wood pieces, but nothing ada like for stones.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:09 PM   #3707
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@ cokers, I saw a quantity of healthy looking bamboo shrimp at the the petco in union square when I was there the other day. You should check it out!
Hey, thanks man. I'll be sure to check it out this weekend!
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #3708
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Dang it, bought a bamboo shrimp yesterday from petco and found it dead this morning.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #3709
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I had a petco bamboo shrimp for 9 months until it suddenly died. Acclimation and an established environment are key for these guys.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #3710
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Not sure if anyone is familiar but there is a fish shop at Avenue U and East 13th. They have some nicer looking guppies and some interesting fish. Got a bunch of pygmy cories from them. However, please check your fish after buying. The owner apparently switched one of our guppies(that we chose) from the plastic container, and gave us one that had a bad case of fin rot. Came home and isolated right away but already we're seeing damage being done. Other than that, the store seems interesting enough(except for the switch).
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #3711
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Tomco, on bay parkway..not really anything of significance there, they seem to specialize in bigger size- like TSN, a tank full of like 30 of them hah... rtc x tsn I think also. Jardinis, really really nice looking. Did find a catfish i was unfamiliar with, the crystal eyed catfish..gorgeous! also a tank full of pea puffers, were lotttttttttss of them. $5 or so
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #3712
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I think my problem was that I didn't acclimate his slow enough, although I'm sure the 4 hours of being bumped up and down in the bag didn't help.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:38 AM   #3713
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Tomco, on bay parkway..not really anything of significance there, they seem to specialize in bigger size- like TSN, a tank full of like 30 of them hah... rtc x tsn I think also. Jardinis, really really nice looking. Did find a catfish i was unfamiliar with, the crystal eyed catfish..gorgeous! also a tank full of pea puffers, were lotttttttttss of them. $5 or so
Is that the place on 64th and BPwy?
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:52 AM   #3714
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I went there at their old location about 5 or 6 years ago. From what i recall they had all types of custom made tanks and will make tanks to your specs. As far as livestock they had everything from common to rare and everything looked healthy, but the prices were astronomical. I never went back again because i would never pay the prices they had on their fish. Could be different now. If i am in the area i will stop by their new shop and let you know, but from what I saw in the past I would not go out of my way to go there unless your pockets are deep.

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Figures something had to be, it looked really nice. I guess they had high rent. I wouldn't mind making a trip especially if there is other LFS's in the area.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:11 AM   #3715
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House of Fish & Pets - Jamaica has a nice selection of Betta's and also Pygmy Cories for $2.69 healthy and active.

Sidenote: Anyone who has been to Pacific lately know if there are any female Scarlet Badis (Dario Dario) there?
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:14 AM   #3716
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Tomco, on bay parkway..not really anything of significance there, they seem to specialize in bigger size- like TSN, a tank full of like 30 of them hah... rtc x tsn I think also. Jardinis, really really nice looking. Did find a catfish i was unfamiliar with, the crystal eyed catfish..gorgeous! also a tank full of pea puffers, were lotttttttttss of them. $5 or so
Woah, sounds like some serious monster fish. Haven't seen a crystal eyed catfish in years. Hemibagrus wyckii: probably one of the most aggressive catfish out there.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:39 AM   #3717
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Oh and another thing of note:
When I went to the Union Square Petco, they have these massive crabs called Thai Devil Crab. Holy $&*! were they big, easily 5 inches across and with these powerful looking claws. And of course, stupid Petco put them in with these longfinned goldfish...
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:40 AM   #3718
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Pacific usually sells scarlet badis? I'm really close in ordering some from Jinkz but if pacific has it, I might just get it there...
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:46 AM   #3719
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Pacific usually sells scarlet badis? I'm really close in ordering some from Jinkz but if pacific has it, I might just get it there...
I have read a few people saw them there. If you want I have 3 Males.. ( I think.. but if I can find 1 female for sure I can give you a male as a trade. If you're up for it.)
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #3720
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Hi guys, if you see huge fancy goldfish ( Oranda, Ranchu, Lionhead, telescope, pearl scale ) not comet kind goldfish in any pet store please let me know. Huge fan of them. Thanks.
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