butterfly fish
Butterfly fish live near the coral reefs which serve as hiding place from predators and as the source of food. Due to climate changes and ocean pollution in the last couple of decades, number of coral reefs and the number of butterfly fish decreased drastically.
Butterfly fish vary in size from 3 to 6 inches in length.
Certain species may grow up to 8 inches.
Butterfly fish is an omnivore (eats both meat and plants). It eats different types of algae and seaweed, worms, small crustaceans and zooplankton.

Average lifespan of the butterfly fish in the wild is 7 years. They live between 8 and 10 years in the captivity.
Did you know the reef growth is extremely slow; an individual colony grows inch to 7 inches (1 cm to 18 cm) a year, depending on the species. Stony corals are the major reef architects in the ocean.
Clownfish are native to warmer waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Red Sea.
Clownfish primarily feed on small zooplankton from the water column, such as copepods and tunicate larvae, with a small portion of their diet coming from algae.
Majestic Angelfish

Diet: Omnivore
Average life span in captivity: 21 years
Minimum tank size:130 gallons
Size: Up to 12 in (45 cm)
Volitan Lionfish
They grow pretty large up to 15". They will consume small fish and shrimp (whatever it can fit in its mouth).
The spines contain a powerful toxin which can cause a very painful (or even fatal if you are allergic) sting.
Feather Star Invertebrates
The large majority of living comatulids (Feather Stars) can be found on deep water shelves in tropical Indo-West Pacific waters, which is the richest region.

They are passive suspension feeders that live on a variety of microscopic organisms (i.e. diatoms and other unicellular algae, foraminiferans and actinopods), invertebrate larvae, small crustaceans, and detrital particles.

They rely on ambient water movement to bring food to them where they use their featherlike arms to collect suspended particles drifting by, envelope it in a mucus coating and then transport the captured food to their mouth by means of cilitray tracts.
The Coral Reef



and Reef Aquarium Store


We Carry a wide variety of freshwater fish to keep your aquarium interesting. From community Tetra fish to aggressive African Cichlids. With weekly shipments there is always something for everyone. We also carry live plants for freshwater aquariums too.


We take pride in our saltwater fish, 90% of our livestock we have imported from Indonesia weekly. So these fish have not been in any other aquariums. We find these to be healthier. Our acclimation time on these is 3 hours to make sure they adjust well to their new environment.


All of our corals are imported on a weekly basis, sometimes more. We carry SPS, LPS, and soft corals. We also carry the best live rock in the area. Our live rock has Coraline on it three years before it's brought out of the ocean, so you are guaranteed nice purple Coraline and sometimes even starter corals.


We carry a full line of aquatic supplies for freshwater, saltwater and reef aquariums. Everything to get you started from start to finish.

Freshwater Fish:

Tiger Datnoid
Datnoids are carnivores. A healthy tiger will eat any prey that will fit in it’s mouth. But this may not be so with juveniles. They are docile & usually non-aggressive towards other fishes. They are also among the most stubborn of fishes in terms of being picky eaters. Most piscivorous fish are trainable to non-live and non-fish diets though.

Come visit and see what other fish we have. We can get all sorts of different fish, so if we don't have it, just ask we do special orders weekly.


In General, Africans tend to be some of the easiest fish to keep. They are extremely hardy and are not prone to catching diseases that bread and butter fish get such as Ich. They can outlive most aquarium fish, lasting of 5-8 years on average. They require a very high ph (around 8.0 to 8.6). Placing or mixing crushed coral as or with substrate (gravel) will achieve and maintain this level.
African Cichlids include some of the most colorful fish. They are native to three lakes in Africa; Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Victoria.

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