Best Store Experiences

Discussion in 'Reviews - Equipment, Products, etc.' started by Pukkafish, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Pukkafish

    PukkafishValued MemberMember

    Since a lot of cool threads about best/worst store experiences are getting closed, here’s one for just best store experiences.
    I’ll start

    There’s a local family owned shop in my area known as Freind-Lee pets, which has an amazing fish department and actually a resident aquatic specialist that works there. They’re always delightful and take great care of their fish and informing heir customers of the requirements, and have a 270 (I think) gallon koi pond in the fish department which is home to some beautiful young koi and two adult common plecos, which are both very happy.
    My favorite part is going to see their African butterfly fish. They haven’t sold him in the year he’s been there, so the just decided to keep him. He makes a lot of new customers think he’s dead when he naps. His name is squash, I think. Very pleasant people who take amazing care of their animals
     
  2. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    My favorite experience was when I saw leopoldi angelfish, a fish that is rarely seen at the hobby, at my lfs!
     
  3. RyanC14

    RyanC14Valued MemberMember

    I don't have a specific experience that is better than others, but some stores I've had consistently good experiences at are Sea Level, A World of Fish, and the Petco in Hopkins. They're all in Minnesota btw.
     
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    Pukkafish

    PukkafishValued MemberMember

    Leopoldis are beautiful! I wish I had been there to snatch them up lol
     
  5. NC122606

    NC122606Well Known MemberMember

    Oh, this thread is back up again? Yippie.
    Well, I want to my LFS and they have music playing in the background. They also have this bird, we look over and see this bird dancing to the song on the radio. It was so funny! It would have been better if they were playing "I like to move it".
     
  6. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    They really are beautiful! It's such a shame that many people don't considered this fish to be beautiful compared to their cousins.
     
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    Pukkafish

    PukkafishValued MemberMember

    The only ones in my area are striped and common/plain ones. Petsmart near me had a gold and blue one that was like 30$ cuz everyone wanted it lol.
     
  8. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    I'm hoping that the owner at my lfs will special order me some Rio Manacapuru angels.
     
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    Pukkafish

    PukkafishValued MemberMember

    Rio’s are absolutely gorgeous! My local lfs doesn’t usually do special orders like that, but they’re really good with their animals. I do hope you get them though!
     
  10. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    I was also surprised that my lfs has Santa Isabels. Not only that, but they're still there.
     
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    Pukkafish

    PukkafishValued MemberMember

    There’s a much smaller store in my area that deals primarily holistic pet foods that had those! There’s four little ones, in a tank with a young pleco. They’re beautiful!
    I don’t know what prices they are but they also have these massive black ones, bigger than my hands. At least 11 inches including dorsal fin. 55$ a pop, but beautiful fish
     
  12. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    $55 for Santa Isabels?!
     
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