Originally Posted by ShannonFaas
I actually preferr Blue Reef Aquaria on Baldwin in Jenison...There is a VI Pets right down the street from them too. I have used both. Both are good, but Blue reef really knows their stuff!! And they service tanks.
I agree with this.
It was recommended to me by...an employee at VIPets.
Overall, VIPets is good with pricing and selection, but I cannot agree that the employees are always so knowledgeable about the fish.
I have both SW
. I went to the VIPets that is the main SW
store, and the answers I received to my questions were either partially right or completely wrong in a number of cases.
For example, there was a coris wrasse that looked like a clownfish. I asked if it would change color and how big it would get. The girl with the help of a guy named Dan said that the fish would not change color and would not get much bigger. If I had listened to that advice and bought the fish, then I would eventually be losing some of my fish.
Also, the girl said that I could put two firefish gobies together in the same fish. This is true if they are a pair. I bought two, and being that they are smaller, so far so go in my 120g.
When I went to Blue Reef Aquaria, I was impressed with the selection and the knowledgeable staff. It was very noticeable that these people would not sell fish just to sell fish.
I still would say that VIPets is a good place to go, but you had better do your own research when it comes to SW
fish prior to your visit (which you should do anyhow). Do not let yourself buy a fish that you do not have complete knowledge of. Personally, I would not trust that the staff will know the answers.
As for Curious World, I have never been there.