Italy’s Oceanlife debuts hi-tech, automated fish display system

We saw the line of Oceanlife food at Interzoo 2012 and now have some intriguing information on the new concept the company is exploring — hi-tech aquarium display systems for retailers. These smart systems come loaded with features from automatic light adjustments, top off…

Reef Raft USA plans to set the coral market on fire with some super hot corals.

On Friday in Southern California, Reef Raft USA is having its grand opening. In Orange County California, the local fish store market is very competitive.   This area has the highest concentration of aquarium stores in the entire country. In…

Buffalo LFS robbed — thieves grab cash, dry goods and corals

A Reef Creation, a local fish store in Buffalo, NY, was robbed earlier this week with the thieves getting away with a reported $20,000 in cash, dry goods and live corals. The two burglars, described as white males in their…

Pure Reef in Alpharetta, Georgia is a well executed aquarium store

Atlanta has seen its share of local fish stores – some have succeeded, and many have failed. One veteran LFS owner in the Atlanta area is Jorge Medina who is credited with the creation of three well-known reef stores prior…

Underwater World inspired by letter and industry after devastating vandalism

When a vandal dumped bleach in several aquariums at Underwater World in Helena, Montana, owner Bob Kavajecz was left with over $8,000 of damage and the loss of many rare fish and corals but most of all was left with…

Local Fish Store migrating 1,300 miles

To most of you, the twin cites of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., are on the outskirts of civilization.  Not surprising given our location, being less than three hours from the coldest spot in the US (International Falls, Minn.) and…

Coral thief hits local Utah fish store

[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB83zvvu1Yc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] We always hate to see theft within our own community and it looks like another dubious coral thief hit a local fish store snagging around $4,000 worth of coral from Marine Aquatics, a local fish store in Midvale,…

Japanese aquarium stores suffer heavy damage from the earthquake

The massive 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan on Friday caused extensive damage to human life and property and unfortunately, the aquariums and stores of many of our Japanese comrades were not spared. Aquarium stores located in Northeast Japan were especially…

Aquarium bursts in Iowa flushing 1,500 gallons of water into store

If you ever want to see what its like for a sudden, catastrophic failure of a large aquarium a fish store in Des Moines, Iowa had a 1,500 gallon display tank suddenly bursts. Caught on a video security camera, the…

Local Fish Stores: Separating the great from the mediocre

I tend to travel a lot and I’ve also moved quite a bit. In every town I called home, I’ve had my favorite local fish store (LFS) and I tended to be loyal to my favorites. Whenever travelling abroad, I…