Big Als Edmonton Review!

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First of all let me blow the dust off of the Canada Fish Stores section.
Thought many of you would be interested in the Big Als Edmonton. We do have a youtube tour video but that shows you not much. There used to be Big Als in both Calgary & Edmonton but the Calgary location went out of business sadly. They are located beside Petland, Pet Valu and petsmart! And you bet I went to all four on one day. I'm going again soon to get a bunch of fish in October!
Youtube Video:
Things I liked: Big Als Edmonton has some great quality fish and quote " Imported betta fish". I have never seen a dead fish in the past 2 years so far in the store. They feed the fish during the day when you are shopping so its kinda fun to see. They have some very knowledgeable employees who all have fish. The store is big and full of salt water/ fresh water and some reptiles. They sell some nice tanks & products too. They do not sell any feeder fish and have a rescue/surrender tank full of guppys and random fish.

Things I didnt like: There bettas are kept in small bowls while other locations have them in tanks and sororities. The betta price was extremely high last time at $100 for a giant betta! They never called me back on my KoI betta order... Some employees give you bad info and don't tell you about the fish when buying. In the supplies section they have show tanks. One with 8 red cherry shrimp in a 2 gallon that was kinda fine. But then they had bettas in those garbage kids tanks. They also sell those small melted glass on wood bowls. They had 2 giant sharks but have only ever seen 1...Hmmm.

Photos!
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KoI pond!
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front of store
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Order forms!
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Ramen Noodles! ( KuhlI loachs )
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"Imported bettas"
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$100 bettas...
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Plants after a huge sale!
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One shark haveing fun
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Show tanks with bettas and shrimp ]
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Once someone replys I can add another 50... xD
 

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CanadianFishFan said:
First of all let me blow the dust off of the Canada Fish Stores section.
Thought many of you would be interested in the Big Als Edmonton. We do have a youtube tour video but that shows you not much. There used to be Big Als in both Calgary & Edmonton but the Calgary location went out of business sadly. They are located beside Petland, Pet Valu and petsmart! And you bet I went to all four on one day. I'm going again soon to get a bunch of fish in October!
Youtube Video:
Things I liked: Big Als Edmonton has some great quality fish and quote " Imported betta fish". I have never seen a dead fish in the past 2 years so far in the store. They feed the fish during the day when you are shopping so its kinda fun to see. They have some very knowledgeable employees who all have fish. The store is big and full of salt water/ fresh water and some reptiles. They sell some nice tanks & products too. They do not sell any feeder fish and have a rescue/surrender tank full of guppys and random fish.

Things I didnt like: There bettas are kept in small bowls while other locations have them in tanks and sororities. The betta price was extremely high last time at $100 for a giant betta! They never called me back on my KoI betta order... Some employees give you bad info and don't tell you about the fish when buying. In the supplies section they have show tanks. One with 8 red cherry shrimp in a 2 gallon that was kinda fine. But then they had bettas in those garbage kids tanks. They also sell those small melted glass on wood bowls. They had 2 giant sharks but have only ever seen 1...Hmmm.

Photos!
I8dDcfYsRzHiz6LYzWW4UAB3TLJMXdoq4lhAx2jflb0-dfbRRYF2RMrO6til4UKY6lA0ujdGChvaFIRDP1g=w348-h618-no.jpg

KoI pond!
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front of store
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Order forms!
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Ramen Noodles! ( KuhlI loachs )
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"Imported bettas"
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$100 bettas...
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Plants after a huge sale!
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One shark haveing fun
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Show tanks with bettas and shrimp ]
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Once someone replys I can add another 50... xD
Are you giving it a thumbs up or down?
 
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Are you giving it a thumbs up or down?
Over all a 7/10. Kinda the only good larger fish store in the city. ( Other then 23 petsmarts and petlands...) I will add more photos!
 
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Great Selection of Salt Water!
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These giant cat fish and things I'm sure never get sold sadly
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Great Selection of food!
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Some arowoanas for only 2k CAD...
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This tank I knew you guys would love!!
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I have never been to one of their stores but have always had a good experience with them on line. Wish they still sold Marineland filters
 
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I have never been to one of their stores but have always had a good experience with them on line. Wish they still sold Marineland filters
Should have added they do lack on filters. Only 3 sponge filters... and barely any other ones unless you like canisters. Just hope on over across the highway to Petland. They have an entire section dedicated to Aquaclear.
 

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big al's is my favourite aquarium store in canada! there was one where I used to live that was really amazing with stocking, supplies and the employees usually know about the fish or at least know the basics. just wish there were more of them in my area
 
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They told me they are directly imported from Taiwan. I will have to try buy some and see if they really are better quality.
 

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big al's is my favourite aquarium store in canada! there was one where I used to live that was really amazing with stocking, supplies and the employees usually know about the fish or at least know the basics. just wish there were more of them in my area
I wish I had one that wasn’t 20( or more) hours away. ☹ I love “Tomas your aquatics expert with big Al’s.” He cracks me up.
 
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I wish I had one that wasn’t 20( or more) hours away. ☹ I love “Tomas your aquatics expert with big Al’s.” He cracks me up.
Yeah I'm grateful to live in the country but near 2 citys and towns. 23+ petstores with in 30mins of the area is nice.
 

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I wish I had one that wasn’t 20( or more) hours away. ️ I love “Tomas your aquatics expert with big Al’s.” He cracks me up.
Wow that is pretty far! Mine is 1-3hrs away depending on traffic.
 
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Nvm they were sold out
Bettas!
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Giant bettas!
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$20 each guppys...
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Heehee... mixed gender guppys
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Something enjoying a snacc
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Kilifish!
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Giant goldfish! Whos going to buy these monsters...
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Some tanks to make you guys shook
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Aha! Another fellow Edmontonian! Well, I'm out west of Stony, so, pretty close. Anyway, I just thought I'd post some nice pics I got of their stock recently.. I'm a huge fan of BA's..
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albertasfinest said:
Aha! Another fellow Edmontonian! Well, I'm out west of Stony, so, pretty close. Anyway, I just thought I'd post some nice pics I got of their stock recently.. I'm a huge fan of BA's..
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Thanks for sharing! Yep, I'm south of Spruce Grove but just say Edmonton
 

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