All Aquarius Aquarium, Inc. clients are free to purchase fish from any source, including local fish stores and online sources. As part of our service, we can, upon request, furnish recommended fish lists at no charge to make your shopping easier. Before heading out to the store, however, be sure to read our article on the Pitfalls of Buying Fish from Retail Fish Stores.
If you would prefer to have Aquarius Aquarium, Inc. acquire your fish for you and deliver them to your aquarium, we are happy to take requests from our current clients. When we have enough requests to meet a minimum set by our wholesaler, we make an order, subject to availability, of fish and corals on our list. Then, the fish go through a minimum of a two-week quarantine protocol at our office prior to being made available for delivery to our clients. (There is an additional fish transport, delivery and acclimation charge for this added service.) Please contact our office for current rates and further details.
For all fish, especially high-value fish such as saltwater species, experts recommend quarantining new arrivals apart from other fish for at least two weeks to ensure they are disease-free, acclimated to aquarium life and trained to eat prepared foods. We offer this exclusive service to all current clients at a nominal charge and often pick up fish our clients have selected from local fish stores. We also pick up fish from FedEx (Clovis) or UPS (Fresno) service centers that our clients have ordered online in order to keep the fish from riding around in delivery trucks or sitting on someone’s porch all day.
During the quarantine period, we not only feed your fish each day, but we also observe their behavior, medicate them if necessary and provide you with periodic updates by email, phone or text message. Please call for our current rates and to reserve one or more of our quarantine tanks. Think of us as the Spa for Fish!
We recommend that our reef aquarium clients be cautious when stocking their tanks since different corals may have vastly different needs in terms of maintenance, light intensity and water currents. We will, upon request, provide written coral stocking recommendations for our clients.
While local aquarium shops may be okay for sourcing living coral, there have been many instances of pest organisms hitching rides on corals that have not been properly inspected.
Although we cannot make any guarantees about the health or suitability of corals purchased from the various online suppliers, we can, upon request, share with our clients the reputable sources other clients have used successfully over the years.
We hope this explains the options available to you when you are ready for more fish or corals in your aquarium and we look forward to providing the level of service that best suits your needs.
Aquarius Aquarium, Inc.
(559) 224-FISH (3474)