Well since there is nothing here, yet it is a sticky, maybe i should add something. I live in montpelier, VT and have experience with two LFS
. The first is where I have bought all of our fish and plants so far, called The Pet Advantage in South Burlington. Very large selection of both fresh and salt water tanks. They also have three large tanks dedicated to FW
plants. in the front of the store is a gorgeous indoor Koi pond built with local rock from Grand Isle. If you go to this store and need information, Jason is the guy to talk to about all things aquarium.
The second is a store I have yet to purchase any livestock from yet, but they are a bit more local (for me). They are in montpelier, called the Pet Deli. They have a bunch of freshwater tanks, and also a turtle tank and an amphibian tank. The also have 4 nice big tanks for FW
plants, though the last time I visited they were quite empty (I'm assuming they were waiting for a shipment, but not positive.) They have a nice selection of aquarium supplies, decorations, and driftwood. Prices seem to be reasonable. Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, I have spoke to them about wanting certain species of fish, and they told me they can order just about anything that I want and it will come in with their next shipment.
I definitely recommend shopping at either of these stores for your livestock. They have a much better selection and take better care of their livestock than any of the box stores around.