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Southwest San Francisco, Ingleside Terraces
Aquariums & Aquarium Supplies, Tropical Fish, Aquariums & Aquarium Supplies-Leasing & Maintenance, Pet Stores
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Specialties: Fresh Water Fish, Marine Fish, Salt Water Fish, Fish & Invertebrates, Tropical Fish

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Aquatic Central , not the biggest sure one of the best

Great store !!

I have to contradict the previous review, owner knows his business and just because he does not stock a fish unusual or rare, it does not take credit from him.
I spend quite sometime there always looking for something unusual, corals mainly. All fish are acclimated up to what I've seen, fresh or saltwater. most if not all of his customersreturn for the same reason, service and quality. He mightn not be a Marine Biologist but he keeps the place good. It's a small store so space is limited but if you ask for a Deltec or Tunze brand he will get it for you at a competitive price even that of mail order. I travel a lot in the San Francisco Bay area working for the local cable company and normally I stop at every single aquarium that crosses my way, from Aquarium Concepts (highly overpriced but good selection) in Dublin to the Lucky goldfish in SJ (low wholesale prices... no more to say)
Have an issue or question? Starting the hobby? Jumping from freshwater to a full blown reef aquarium?
Just talk to him, he will help you in any way possible; Chris along with the folks at Lucky Ocean aquarium have to be some of the best aquarists in the San Francisco Bay Area


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Decent but not exciting

This is a decent store. All of the typical varieties of freshwater fish were present and healthy, and the tanks looked clean. There were also marine aquaria. For the experienced freshwater fishkeeper, however, this store will offer nothing new. The shopkeeper, Chris, had never heard of ""dario dario"" (scarlet badis) and did not think hardness was an important water paramater!! There were no unusual species of tetra, and the guppies were of the basic ""fancy"" variety only. When I called him on not properly acclimating new fish to his tanks (while I was there, he just floated the bags and then dumped them in, no dripping or adding water slowly), he was very defensive. First he told me that 99.5% of his new fish survive acclimation, and then realizing that I wouldn't possibly believe that, he went on to explain at length how every single fishkeeper will have fish die sometimes no matter what. (True, but less often, in my experience, if the fish are properly acclimated.) Anyway, despite his not making a very cogent argument about why not to acclimate fish, I enjoyed my visit and would recommend the shop to anyone looking for basic fish or supplies. For others, I would recommend Ocean Aquarium on Cedar St. and AquaForest on Fillmore.

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Aquatic Central

1963 Ocean AveSan FranciscoCA 94127

(415) 584-1888

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