THE BEST IN TROPICAL FISH FOR OVER 50 YEARS
WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A FAMILY WEDDING :
FRIDAY 19 TH
SATURDAY 20 TH
SUNDAY 21 ST
(we will be in and out those 3 days, but don't count on us being open for long)
WE WILL BE BACK ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22 nd.
SUMMER HOURS :
PLEASE NOTE OUR SUMMER HOURS BEGIN MONDAY MAY 19TH
MONDAY-SATURDAY 12 NOON TO 7PM
SUNDAY 12 NOON TO 5PM
ARTICLE ON FLOWERHORNS :
A newly emerged "fish spa" is becoming fashionable in many hot spring resorts, and has attracted even more customers, all curious about this peculiar treatment.
At such a spa, many Garra Rufa, a type of small tropical fish, also nicknamed Chinchin Yu, nibble fish or simply doctor fish, are put in hot springs. As they can live and swim freely in at least 43-degree-hot waters, they are naturally used for the treatment of skin diseases in such spas.
When placed in the spa, these fish can feed themselves on the dead cells of the human body, since they only consume such cells, leaving the healthy skin of the human body to grow. The whole process is reportedly free of pain. It won't hurt and the bather might feel a pleasant tingling on his or her skin.
The fish species are often found in the river basins in the Middle East, including Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey, and thus is also called Turkish Fish. It is legally protected from commercial exploitation in Turkey due to concerns over harvesting for export.
In 2006, the first Asian Doctor Fish spa resort opened in Hakone, Japan. These fish are used to clean the feet of the bathers at the spa. Recently, such spas become fashionable in resorts in China and South Korea.
(IN STOCK NOW!!)
CICHLIDS LOOSE IN FLORIDA
A NEW ARTICLE ON THE EXTENT OF CICHLIDS INHABITING FLORIDA'S WATERWAYS IS HERE. INTERESTING TOO, IS HOW MANY OF THE "KILLER" CICHLIDS HAD MOSTLY PLANT MATERIAL AS THE CONTENT OF THEIR STOMACHS.
BIG TANKS? YEAH, WE SELL 'EM!
PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK WHEN THEY SEE A BIG TANK ON OUR RETAIL FLOOR "DO PEOPLE REALLY BUY THOSE THINGS?". WELL, TYLER DINGMAN ABOVE IS LIVING PROOF OF THAT! HOW MANY GUYS YOU KNOW GET TO SWIM IN THEIR DAD'S FISH TANKS? THE TANK ABOVE IS 8 FEET LONG AND OVER 4 FEET DEEP. YOU CAN HAVE ONE OF YOUR OWN FOR $2999 AND FOR A FEW BUCKS MORE, TYLER'S DAD BRION WILL COME OUT AND INSTALL IT FOR YOU. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING ALL THESE YEARS?
WE HAVE BEEN LONG KNOW IN THE HOBBY AS AN IMPORTER OF RARE TROPICAL FISH, BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT WE:
BUILD CUSTOM TANKS OF ALMOST ANY SIZE
DO CUSTOM TANK INSTALLS (IN WALL, ETC)
CARRY HARD TO FIND PARTS FOR MANY OLDER FILTERS
HAVE OVER 260 FISH TANKS ON DISPLAY
BUILD CUSTOM STANDS AND HOODS
CAN ARRANGE DELIVERY OUTSIDE OF GARDEN CITY
HAVE BEEN SELLING "JUST CICHLIDS" FOR 50 YEARS
Due to rising insurance costs, we no longer repair aquariums, sorry about that.
NEVER BEEN TO OUR STORE IN GARDEN CITY?
PLEASE DON'T EMAIL US ASKING FOR A PRICE LIST, AS THINGS CHANGE TOO FAST FOR US TO EVER KEEP UP. WE HAVE TRIED IN THE PAST TO KEEP A CURRENT LIST, BUT IT WAS UNWORKABLE, AND EVERYBODY WAS UNHAPPY. IF WE FIND AN EASY WAY TO DO IT IN THE FUTURE, WE WILL.
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