03-28-2006, 03:09 PM
Join Date: May 2005
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Couple in the Los Angeles area:
7318 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(Little west of La Brea in Trader Joe's parking lot, south side of SMBlvd.)
Decent selection of plants -- often have glosso, myriophyllum sp, r. rotundifolia, etc. Carries Flourish Excel, >$15 for 500mL. Pricey fish but will stock psuedomugil sp (blue eyed rainbowfish), rose line barbs, etc. Always have amano shrimp. Some hardscape for sale but nothing special. Never gives freebies but prices are negotiable after hardballing. Clean store.
5846 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(West of VanNess in the AutoZone parking lot. Only entry is south side of SMBlvd as its a one-way parking lot.)
Only plants are anubias sp, crypts, bannana plants, etc. Often have decent quality fish for cheap - roseline barbs, hillstream loaches, discus, cherry shrimp, sometimes bumblebee shrimp, etc. Smelly store. Like Oranda in terms of hardscape. Easily negotiated prices and will throw in a freebie for regulars.