The second opportunity to visit an aquarium shop in Japan was Ceppo in Aichi prefecture. Aichi prefecture is just middle of between Tokyo and Osaka, so it takes 100 minutes from Tokyo station by Shinkansen (Bullet train). Unfortunately many of aquarium shops in Aichi are far from the train station, but Ceppo is the one you can walk to the shop from the train station.
It looks Ceppo’s main focus is selling marine fish, but not corals except zoa frgs. I talked to the owner of Ceppo by phone to get a permission to take pictures in the shop. He gave me the permission nicely and explained the current stocks.
One tank has very nice rare fish selection. There are a pair of Centropyge interruptus, Plectranthias pelicieri and Liopropoma fasciatum. The size of Centropyge interruptus is around 4 inch and 3 inch. They have nice orange coloration with blue spots and nice size. Since the living space in Japan is limited, the main tank of Japanese reefers are not big size like in the U.S.. Therefore, Japanese reefers tend to prefer small size fish. This pair of Japanese pygmy angelfish is perfect size for Japanese reefers. The rainbow basslet in this tank is huge! He is around 6 inch, very fat and active! Also there is Plectranthias pelicieri that is hiding in the live rock, but sometime he came out and swam with other tank mates. He is very red and beautiful!
The tank below is marine plant tanks with Scorpaenopsis cirrosa tank mate which may not be able to see in the U.S.
There are nice NPS for sale such as Rhizotrochus typus, Aussie Spider Sponge (Trikentrion flabelliforme) and Scleronephthya sp..
The pictures below are the fish tank for sale. Each tanks are very clean and nicely display illuminated with LED lights.