Well I made it to house of Tropicals. Driving up I was tickled that it was next to a Blockbuster video. After browsing the 5 DVDs for 20 bucks Rack I ventured into the House.
The store has anything you could be wishing for. The staff was easily recognizable by their shirts and they were helpful but a little busy too. The prices were competitive.
It wasn't stuffy or stanky like toms. They had the reptiles/rodents in the back.
Tons of fish. I definitely want to get into cichlids at some point. I saw a couple new types of fish but the majority was what most of us would expect to find.-- except for the monster gourami which greets you
The only thing that irks me about the lfs
-- toms, house of t, Exotics-- Is their difficult to read/ sometimes inaccurate labeling of stock and poor lighting conditions which do not always showcase the fish. The mega mart pet stores definitely outdo the lfs
in the area of clarity and presentation.
I'm almost ashamed to Admit this but afterward I went to the petco near golden ring/rt 40 and found the aqueon 29 gal
kit I wanted for 76$. It was $120 at the house Also the Charlie mansonish teen that helped me at petco knew his fish as good as anyone at the lfs
As much as I want to support the lfs
how can you deny the simple economics of this.
Tomorrow I'm Going to exotics with family in tow to try to nab a stand, some Groundcover, Some water sprite, and those cute panda Cories if there's anything left