Decent Aquarium Shops - Cape Town

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  1. brentmin

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    Hi Folk,

    Please can you point me to tropical fish stores in Cape Town - I have just moved here from Joburg.

    I am looking for a store that takes the hobby seriously and stocks a decent range of tropicals including the unusual.

    Please do not suggest Pet World - I have been there and I'm not impressed at all.

    I have been to SAMS in Bergvliet.
     
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    RBM Aquatics in Bellville. Welcome to CT

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    Also ,besides Sams and Petworld (N1 City and also Cape Gate, latter is perhaps a bit cleaner and better run although focuses more on Marine):
    - Aquatic Warehouse (Plumstead)
    - Perky Pets (Plumstead)
    - Panorama Pets (Parow)

    They vary in stock and general appeal over time, and I visit all of them from time to time. Probably not on par with the best in JHB though.
     
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    Hi @brentmin and welcome to Cape Town!

    I agree with @Cale24 that our lfs are probably not on par with the best of Jhb, can be very hit and miss. The folks have already listed a few stores, some of which I haven’t visited before.

    In addition there is Shrimp Stop for nano fish, invertebrates, plants, and some products. Think it is an online only store.

    I’ve also couriered in some special plants and livestock I couldn’t find locally.

    When you say you’re looking for tropicals, do you mean freshwater fish or plants or both? Would’ve been great to have had a one-stop store here, but it seems as if one needs to shop around and perhaps ask forum members where you can find specific things. Some members breed etc. some stores are happy to order things for you.

    Would be easier for forum members to point you in the right direction if you ask about specific things.
     
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    Hi Folk, yes I am looking for freshwater tropicals and decent plants. I was at Pet World N1, Somerset West and Gateway. Not impressed with Pet World. They are not serious about the hobby - most of what they do focuses on dogs and cats. I will try the suggestions you folk have given me.
     
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