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    Fish store recommendations please - end of January

    Coming to L.A. area for a few days at end of January. Looking for recommendations on great fish stores. ( rare plants, crystal shrimp, and SA dwarfs, and Corydoras) Will be flying back home so must be able to transport on plane.

    Last visit was about 3 years ago and only got to see 2 stores, carved out a little more time to hit a few more.

    Thanks in advance.

    ****Interested in Private sellers of Crystal or Tiger shrimp, pink crypts, rare plants.*****

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    Well that depends what part of LA your headed to, Tongs tropical fish store in Santa Ana is a great all around store, Ck fish world in West Covina is a great all around store and Deep blue aquarium is a small store packed full of corals of all variety’s , pet supreme and rainbow fish are my closest LFS and are great stores but not sure worth the drive for “rareness”
    And lastly if your coming off LAX there a LAX fish store about 1 mile off the landing strip so that’s a obvious stop by haha
    But like I said it depends on where your headed, keep in mind most of these LFS have some sort of algae issue

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    Just realized this was scape and not my reefing club, nonetheless these are still great stores!

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    Will be in West Covina area, flying into LAX with rental car pick up. I live in Houston, so everything is “1hour away”, no matter what it is. Don’t mind the driving as I will have some free time. Just wanted to see what the locals recommended! Have been to CK Fish world and put it on my list of must see as I will be just a few minutes away. Will map out the others! Thanks

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    For rare plants, crystal shrimp, and SA dwarfs, and Corydoras, I don't think you need to go anywhere but CK fish world. If you stop by OC for some good eats, I like Nolans aquarium as well. There is not as much selection, but all of his livestock is well cared for and he is very kind.

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    Happy Fish in Brea...check if they are open. he has some erratic vacation hours

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    I can add 2 more not mentioned. Marks Tropical Fish in North Hollywood is a very nice store. I was there recently. Tanks are pristine and fish are active and healthy looking. It is not a big store but they have some nice varieties. Total Fish and Pets in Alhambra is one the way from LAX to West Covina with a slight detour off the I10. I have not stopped in there for awhile but I know others that still recommend it. If you look at Ben Ochart YouTube channel. He does walk throughs on a lot of LFS in the SoCal area that you can check out to see what they are like ahead of time.

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    Thanks for all the updates!

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    Travel possibly on hold due the sickness travel restrictions 🤷🏼*♂️

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