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I like how Fish Bowl has been trying to sell a "rare" discus for $100. It's a plain ol' discus and looks extremely sick...tucked in fins, completely dark, etc.

I would never buy their plants. That tank is littered with snails and has water splashing in to it...which kinda makes me think they don't know much about plants.

I picked up a few more rummynose from Greenwich Aquaria on the 23rd, but was informed that the sale would end after x-mas. Back to dreadful Greenwich prices!!!
 

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As mentioned to my previous post, today, I went to Puppy Center (PC) and Aquatic Wildlife (AW) in West Hartford and Manchester (respectively)... All I can say is that, it's really worth driving/going to those LFS eventhough they're 45mins-1hr drive from home (plus few snow showers :))... Though personally, I like PC compare to AW, it is like fish heaven with 100+ tanks (FW + SW), so there's a lot of fish to choose from! :clap2: Plant stock wise, currently there are only few available from both stores and it's mostly swords and crypts species... All in all, my LFS trip is great! Plus, I made a stop to Ted's world famous steamed burger on my way home... :peace:
 

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How are the prices at puppy center and aquatic wildlife? Do you remember the price of some common fish to help get an idea of how they stack up to some shops around my parts (Stamford)?

I'd take a field trip up to those shops if the prices are competitive. I need a good cleanup crew like ottos and maybe some cory's. The standard pleco I got in the tank now craps like crazy and is a bit too aggressive.
 

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How are the prices at puppy center and aquatic wildlife? Do you remember the price of some common fish to help get an idea of how they stack up to some shops around my parts (Stamford)?

I'd take a field trip up to those shops if the prices are competitive. I need a good cleanup crew like ottos and maybe some cory's. The standard pleco I got in the tank now craps like crazy and is a bit too aggressive.
Prices are a lot cheaper in PC compare to AW... As an example, I bought an API phosphate test kit there for $11.+ and it's $15.+ in AW :rolleyes:... Fish prices are reasonable and pretty much the same (some are cheaper/more) if I'm going to comapre to Fish Bowl's price... You won't regret going there because they have more fish selection compare to any other fish stores I've been to (already)... So it's worth the trip... :)
 

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Puppy Center has awesome fish, I will say it again.
They usually have dwarf cichlids, amano shrimp, etc. I got the most amazing Emperor tetras there last year. I brought them home and they proceeded to spawn! I looked in there one day and saw fry, who grew up nicely! (Jared has them now).
Also the staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and friendly. A couple of the guys have been there for years and I like them a lot.

There is also Wet Pets in Vernon. Super nice folks, selling mostly cichlids and salt. They buy plants from me. Their prices are a bit high, but it's a nice little shop and I like the staff there also.
 

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Today, coming from a trip to NY going back home, we (my wife) made a stop to Greenwich Aquaria in Riverside... They're pretty limited on FW fish selection (because they specialize more to SW) but they have pretty decent selection of FW plants... The only disadvantage (especially for people like me) is that they don't have names on the plants which I had trouble IDing them :) (though I ID'd a couple) and couldn't ask the store staff (yep, only 1) because he's already attending to a customer... The price, well what would you expect, today it's on sale (prolly New Year's Sale) ranging from $3-$10, though regular is between $5-$13 for potted/bunch/portion...

Oh also, I went to West Haven yesterday to check out Rubi Aquatics & Pet Supplies and they're shop is no longer in service... :(
 

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Oh that is a pity about Rubi. I think I went there once.

I once went to a very small petshop that mostly did salt water stuff, but it had some freshwater fish and plants. I think it was along either the 84 W or the 91, though I don't remember which one (probably the 84). Its very small and very close to the exit. Does anyone know the place from my crappy description??

I went to Purrfect pets in milford the other day and lo and behold the shop had apisto agassizi fish (only males), I bought 2 of them and one has a very interesting white stripe on its tail which I haven't seen before. Now I just need a female... Anyways, one of the employees working there breeds a few different types of apistos and mentioned that he was part of a larger club, he seemed to know about all the different fish clubs in CT. So perhaps going there and getting to know him would lead to some really nice fish that aren't very common in the hobby.
 
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