Fins & Friends
6052 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
05/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I've been shopping @ fins &Friends since they were on 16th and Glendale.
Mark and Lisa are the most helpful and easiest to get along with of any shop owners I know.
I've had reef tanks, salt swim tanks, freshwater and a pond. These two have given me the best advice and the best fish of anyone. They do free water tests to ensure that their hand caught fish live, and they do.
I bought an Emperator Angel before it matured. It grew to be an amazing show fish when I finally broke down my tank and gave it back to Fins n Friends. It out grew my tank.
It is true that this is not a good shop for fools. If you are disagreeable and like to argue, there are better stores for you.
03/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
After being in the hobby for 3 years I was searching online for a new fish store to call home. Reading the great reviews I tried this shop & WOW, the reviews were right. Great Selection, Incredibly low prices compared to what I have been paying at the 3 stores I have used for years & friendly people with alot of know how. I'm HOOKED!!!
12/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Mark & Lisa run the best shop in town. Their shop is clean, their fish are fed daily, by the way they only sell handcaught saltwater fish which are always in great health & condition. If you are having problems it's probadly shopping all over town, bringing disease into your tank from another source, I'm sure it's not here. Also, Mark & Lisa are wonderful people with unbelievable ethics, so if you are so misrable that you find this charming store unlikable, I'm glad I'm not a fish at your house!!!!
10/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This store is pretty lame. I needed a true nitrifying bacteria and actually was offered one of the silliest, most overpriced gimmiks available on the market. If you need expertise and a broader knowledge base than just scooping fish out of a tank, go anywhere else. If they don't know biology then I can't see how they stay in business. The woman there is especially rude ...
11/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
AWESOME PEOPLE own Fins and Friends.
We had a Hair algae epidemic that just would not let go of my reef aquarium and they helped me.
It took 3 weeks with Lisa's regimen to see any changes but still no new growth after a month. Thanks Fins
Michael & Rebecca 2008 and FOREVER
I visited this store not to long ago, and it felt friendly and quaint. The small store made it difficult for them to have lots of merchandise, but they seemed to have a variety of freshwater and saltwater fish. They carried a few dozen tanks, and looked like they carried some deco for them as well. Their prices seemed low compared to some other local fish stores I've been to. I haven't bought fish from them yet, but the tanks looked well maintained and the fish looked healthy. I will be returning to this store, and intend to do more business with them.
11/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have found this shop to be extremely clean. It isn't the largest shop in town, but it has a wide variety of marine creatures. The owners are very conversational and helpful. I have been provided as much information as I wanted regardless of whether I was even going to make a purchase that day or not. I now do all of my fish shopping there, even though I pass several other shops on the way. The service is just that much better. It is very easy to see that they love their work and the fish they sell.