Owning a beautiful variety of fish with an impressive aquarium can be a great option for families that just don’t have the time for messy, needy pets. Finding the right selection of fish and the perfect aquarium for your home requires a bit of skill, but these great Miami stores have everything fish and aquarium covered.
7930 NW 36th St.
Doral, FL 33166
Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Doral Aquarium features a great selection of tanks, rocks, corals, filters, tank cleaning supplies and water test kits. More importantly, Doral’s saltwater fish selection, and the appropriate food and care items for each one, make this a solid bet for fish finding. Its fish tanks vary from plasma tanks that hang on walls to more traditional stand-alone fish tanks.
4600 S.W. 75th Ave. Ste. B
Miami, FL 33155
Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aquarium Art offers four major services to its customers: a vast array of fish, coral, invertebrates and live rock; consultation and financial planning; aquarium design and installation; and 24/7 aquarium maintenance. With more than 25 years in business, this high-end aquarium provider works with each customer to provide a sustainable ecosystem and maintenance plan for every budget.
Neighborhood Fish Farm
12150 S.W. 45 St.
Miami, FL 33175
Hours: Mon to Sun – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Neighborhood Fish Farm offers a variety of freshwater fish imported from across the world. It typically features roughly 200 species of fish at any given time, and offers a variety of aquarium and pond accessories and supplies. Neighborhood actually houses a giant one-acre farm with about 125 ponds of fish to choose from. It also sells a variety of aquatic plants suitable for both large and small aquariums. Neighborhood Fish Farm also has another location in Homestead.
8373 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, FL 33155
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Strictly Fish offers a variety of services for both saltwater and freshwater aquariums and ponds, including maintenance. It sells a variety of fish, livestock and aquariums and all of the important equipment to maintain a luscious aquarium. The store specializes in need-based filtration systems.
Reeftop Aquariums and Pet Boutique
13250 S.W. 87 Ave.
Miami, FL 33176
Hours: Mon to Fri – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Reeftop’s family owned and operated atmosphere is perfect for first-time aquarium owners, or just about anybody who needs a little extra help. With a wide variety of livestock, accessories and custom design and installation, this place really is a great one-stop shop for fish lovers. Staff readily provides advice as well as water tests free of charge.
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