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Old 04-15-2013, 10:22 PM   #31
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Yeah, ill definetly be checking out the next one. But its funny i look at boston and CT groups and they are alive with non stop posting. looks like we are the 3 amigos
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #32
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I was at the auction last month also it was def a great show with some cool stuff. got some riccia prety cheap and some nice platties. but the scene has totaly died in RI its kind of sad. i never hear about any events anymore and it dosnt help that the web site is crappy.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #33
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AquaLife is hands down the place to go, Period.

RI Aquarium doesn't hold a candle, all of Aqualife's fish are healthy, and plants are great.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #34
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i agree with you aniplanter, but at the same time there is so few that it doesnt leave for a good judge
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #35
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I was just at RI Aquarium (the one in Providence correct?) for the first time in ~5 years and I have to say wow what a dump. I have never seen animals in such poor condition. They had a tank with about 8 resplendent anthias in it and all were on the sand gasping. The freshwater side was possibly worse (both were bad) but they carried alot of big fish and most were suffering from crazy fungal and/or bacterial infections or were not moving.

Also they carry small pets which for me is a warning sign to stay away.

Not even sure they carry plants tbh.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #36
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Thats like this pet paradise place here in North Providence/johnston, dead fish stuck to the filter intakes. Just unsightly and gross. Theres a little pet place right in smith st by golds gym, its a puppy mill. Puppies locked in the cages on the walls like the pound. Its like a pet concentration camp. Awful, there was a mastif puppy there. I asked how much and the guy said $900 but wanted to "move" him quickyl so the price was negiotable.

Again why i like aqualife, clean and ive had no issues on any plants or fish ive bought
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #37
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I know I am tough on aqualife but you can tell they care about their animals enough to keep them healthy. The only other place better than aqualife is coral reef in seekonk but as the name implies it is salt only.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:54 AM   #38
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I hear there is a great place in fall river? I forget the name, but marioman was saying that they were awesome
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:04 AM   #39
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Just thought I'd update an old thread :-P.

I work as a sales rep and have all of RI as my territory so I literally stop into every fish store in RI almost once a week between my work schedule. I would say my top must go places are:

Critter Hut - North Kingstown (By far has the best odd ball fish and good variety of plants with great staff)
Animal Instincts - Fall River (decent selection on plants and fish with great prices and a very knowledgable and friendly staff)
Aqua-Life - Great plant and fish selection with very reasonable prices)
Fish Bowl Aquarium - West Warwick (Good selection of plants and fish with fair prices)
Critter Hut - South Kingstown (Similar to the North Kingstown location and sometimes gets in potted gloss, ricca, etc.
Fish Bowl Aquarium - Fall River (Tons of tanks and decent selection of fish and plants with good deals when buying in bulk)
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Thanks for the info man. Im gonna make a day trip and make the rounds
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I have noticed that ri aquarium has been changing things lately.. Can't say that it's better yet, but it seems like they're in the process of trying to make it better.

I've been meaning to check out critter hut.. I haven't been there in about ten years (they were still in the stop and shop plaza then)
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on north main st olive?
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Yeah, they've been changing things around.. It's still not great, but I've noticed changes for the better.
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I've been to RI Aquarium a few times and have found some decent deals (picked up my Deep Blue 75 Gal for $100 there). I have bought a few plants from there and they're doing good as well. I have personally never bought a fish there though but they definitely have the potential to make that place great. I've noticed a few dead fish the couple times I've went in and the selection could be better.
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im always at ether animal instincts or aqua life cause they are both equal distance from me in bristol haha both my favs. but when it comes to looking for stuff that u never see in a store i love to check critter hut from time to time just to see what they have and almost always drop 20-40$ when ever i go to goo to pass up!

FYI the petco in prov right next to whole foods i just found today they regularly have amano shrimp for less than 2.50per i got their last one today but the girl said they would get more on monday super great deal seeing as most places have em for 3-4$
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