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Exotic Aquatics Closing

Discussion in 'General Fish Talk' started by FormulatedFire, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. FormulatedFire

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    Exotic Aquatics in Parkville announced on Facebook today that they will be closing it's doors in the near future.

    They are currently running a 50% off all livestock sale and 75% off if you buy $400 or more. I haven't gotten a chance to see what they have available but hope to get out there tomorrow to grab up a couple fish.


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    I hope it isn't true. There were rumors of their demise previously that were false.

    Ugh!


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    Well this came straight from their facebook page so unless some one hacked it and made up this sale it's true.


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    It's true, i've been there already but must say at this point its slim pickens on live stock, well at least for african cichlids.

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    Yeah there tanks are going for a wopping 15 to 30 dollars for 40's,20's,and some others
     
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    So sad another lfs is closing.
     
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    Its true, I have been there over the weekend
    Its sad, This is not the first time they closed/relocate I really hope that they find another spot and re-open.
     
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    This is sad news.
     
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    Terrible news. I had only been a few times as the store was a good ways from my house but they always had good stock with reasonable prices.
     
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    Awe d@mn! Another one bites the dust :(
    Bummer.... :sad:


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    Saying this is sad is an understatement. I truly hope we dont end up with just PetSmart and PetCo to feed our additction.. Oh wait there is always the internet... saved by technology!!!!
     
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    Really bad news...

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    Sad news. It was a nice store
     
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    Quel bummer

    Pity that - easily the best LFS in the region in my estimation.
     
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    It's very sad... through the grape vine I have heard they are going to try and open a smaller store. So lets hope so!

    I was the one who originally posted... I hoped it wasn't true but the owners of hot are friends with the owners of EA. They worked together a lot :(

    I have also heard there are great deals on fish right now as well...
     
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    That's the problem - stores that cater to freshwater fishkeepers of greater than noob level of experience...are a dying breed.

    The real wake up call for me was hearing about Capitol Aquarium in Sacramento closing after 52 years. It was an institution. And (both because it was a quick bike ride from my house and because you never knew what you would find in stock there), I probably went there 5 times per week. I bought Teleocichla monogramma there (they gave me a discount for buying a group). I bought Paretroplus maculatus there. I bought an African lungfish there. I bought Pelmatochromis there (they had them labeled as "Tilapia" ;)). I bought goodeids there... This was a real deal fish store. And it's gone.

    http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/52952/Capitol_Aquarium_closes_after_52_years

    At some level, there's a fundamental incompatability of LFS and advanced hobbyists. None of the hundreds of people at last weekend's PVAS auction was willing to pay more than $80(!) for a (new or something near it) 55g set-up on a nice oak stand. Someone was complaining about the fish prices at the auction (much higher than last year!) when a bag of 6 super rare cories went for like $45. You mean like less than $8 each???? Highway robbery :rolleyes:

    Retail establishments simply can't stay open at those prices. Without selling all manner of dog and other animal stuff. Which turns an LFS into something else entirely.

    The question is: What is the future of our hobby without the LFS?

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    Shoot the auctioneer!
     
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    okay I will :p

    HOT is doing just fine... but guys we need to support our local stores. Yes, some stuff is more expensive... but some stuff that I have asked them to bring in was cheaper than online prices! You have to go in though!!!
     
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    Swell... we just asked the same question at the same time... JINX!!!
    http://www.capitalcichlids.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12844

     

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