Fish remain one of the most popular pets for families. Today the choices for types and sizes of aquariums and selection of aquatic life are endless. Around the DFW area you’ll find unique venues and a wide variety of supplies to fit your all your fishy needs.
The Aquarium Boutique by Yuki
9035 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
Hours: Mon – 12:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat to Sun – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Taking over the space formerly occupied by the Boutique Pet Shop, Yuki Shinoda’s vision for aqua-scaping is unparalleled. Visit the redesigned store that is sure to inspire new hobbyists and rejuvenate experience ones. From fish and food to tanks and plants, this store has it all. As an added bonus, owner Yuki will make home consultations for those that aren’t quite sure what they need.
The Fish Place
1728 Mall Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The Fish Place has onsite tanks that range from 10 to 200 gallons – ready for home delivery and set-up. With more than 250 varieties of freshwater fish and invertebrates, The Fish Place has one of the largest selections of aquarium life in the metroplex. Weekly, the store receives a selection of saltwater aquatic life that can include unusual invertebrates, reef fish and corals. Beginner and expert aquatic hobbyists will love the wide selection of salt water and fresh fish and supplies available to create a long lasting aquatic environment.
Just For Pets
7989 Belt Line Road, Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75248
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
This small shop is big on service. Just For Pets offers an aquarium maintenance contract with the purchase of aquarium, filters, decorations and livestock. The shop offers a full line of fish supplies including food and aquarium heaters. The shop also carries a selection of freshwater fish and marine corals. Visit the New Arrivals page of the store’s website for a listing of the latest livestock additions.
Related: Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park
The True Percula
4780 Little Road
Arlington, TX 76017
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The True Percula promotes the creation of healthy marine environments. Trained staff members are available to answer aquatic questions and offer educated advice. On-site consultations and emergency calls are available for existing tanks as well as set-up and delivery for new tanks. At The True Percula, you’ll also find exotic marine fish, coral and clams. Ask a staff member for help with securing a particular aquatic variety that you don’t already see in stock.
1313 W. Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75061
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saltwater Paradise is a wonderful place for the saltwater fish enthusiast. The shop’s ever changing selection of saltwater fish is complimented by the experienced staff who strive to design and maintain healthy aquatic systems. Saltwater Paradise offers free consultations for existing aquariums. Join the Reef Club and be the first to know about new products and accessories and in-store sales.
Related: The Dallas World Aquarium
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