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Saltwater, specializing in Mini Reefs--Everything you can dream of, everything
your heart desires!!! This place is like Seaworld and it will make your
average fish store look like a tattered, under-stocked cardboard box :)
An amazing day trip, see little sharks still in the egg with their yolk
sacks! A tank full of nurse sharks! Unusual varieties of clown fish! Beautiful
mini reefs and sea horses! The staff is amazing and super knowledgeable.
Rating: Five stars out of four! ***** I met the president/owner, Richard
Perrin, and we spoke for about 40 min. He's super approachable, down-to-earth
and extremely knowledgeable. He started in the early 1970's and has bred
all his creatures from his original stock. He's well published, works in
conservation of species and has the largest place in the tri-state area.
He started small and now his place has something like twelve 15' x 6' x
4' indoor open-top reefs featuring all kinds of corals, anemones, sharks,
plants, clams and more--almost all the reefs have with cypress trees growing
in them! Probably 100 kinds of species tanks including unusual and varied
species and subspecies of fish and inverts. And outside, he's got a great
freshwater pond! All of this along with all your marine needs, incl. live
rock and live coral sand. Prices are great--they ship--and if you're lucky
enough to live nearby, you can pick up a bargain if you want to nurse a
coral back to health! The website hasn't been updated in a year (they will
be updating soon), but the owner says they answer their email promptly.
Date of visit:Feb, 2011
Your rating: Poor
Absolutely deplorable. Flies, young and old, everywhere. This is the most
disgusting, inhumane place I have ever been in my entire life. The pungent
smell of fecal matter, urine, and mold overwhelmed me and my family when
we entered the store one morning to purchase a fish. Every single animal
cage was unkempt- bottom of snake cages covered in old vomit pellets, rat
cages dotted with more fecal matter than bedding, lizard tanks with windows
smeared with fecal matter, dead and decaying frogs rotting in old water,
no one is caring for these animals!!! Each tank I looked into had no fresh
water. None. What was in the bowls was more fecal matter and rotting items.
I am astounded that this place is still in business. The worst and most
heart wrenching thing I witnessed was the rat and small animal containers
(clear plastic tubs, really, with lids) that lined the wall behind the register.
One container that held rats contained one that was contorted in an odd
position and obviously dead for some time because it was rotting with flies!
The other rats in this same container were walking over it to get to the
water supply. I wanted to cry. This place needs to be shut down and soon.
We were not really able to see many of the fish in their tanks because the
many of the tank windows were covered with thick layers of algae. We saw
dead and dried fish and other aquatic life on the floor and in between the
tanks. There are no covers to the tanks which allow for animals to jump
out. One of the most disturbing tanks was I saw carried a number of fish.
However, wrapped around the bottom part of the filter that hangs in the
tank and sucks water up from the tank were easily 15 or more dead, decaying
fish. They looked like they were growing fur or something- obviously they
had been there for a long time. We went to visit the gigantic friendly turtle
who roams the pet store (and who was a treat to see when I was little),
resting in his spot that was covered with urine and feces. His toes and
feet were caked with layers of fecal matter and underneath his resting spot
were places where he urinated and it had dried over and over. It was as
if no one cared to clean this beautiful creature or his resting spot in
a very long time. Please help me shut this place down and save these animals
from any further abuse.
Date of visit:April 2007
Your rating: Excellent
Everytime I have gone in this store I have had nothing but a positive experience.
The people are great and very helpful. Lots of variety in terms of the animals
they stock. The best part about the store is a giant tortoise roams the
Date of visit: 2/21/2008, Constantly.
Your rating: Very Good
Great selection of marine and freshwater fish/plants/inverts.
One warning though they sell "cured" live rock(not the premium live
rock they have in their tanks) I've bought some of this and now fighting
a glass Anemone infestation.