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live brine? League City?

slojim

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Just bought a small sailfin tang when I was up near IAH and dropped into That Aquarium Place. I did see it eat at the shop - looked like frozen brine and mysis. It is in QT, but I haven't seen it eat more than a bite in 2 days. I've tried frozen brine, frozen mysis, frozen spirulina brine, frozen ocean plankton, and a leaf of nori in a clip in small amounts. There is also a 6-line wrasse exiled to the QT where he keeps the bacterial activity going, but there is a divider keeping him from the tang. He's eating well of course. I'm not panicked yet by any means, but if I wanted to try live brine, I need to figure out where to get some or order some to hatch. Anyone know if Aquazoo carries live brine? I'll call them tomorrow. And I've never been in All-About-Fish - they've been closed the 2 times I tried. I often get frozen food at Rainforest, but I don't recall seeing live brine there. Busy week, I so a trip during open hours to the west side or even Pearland would be tough before Saturday.
 

kris4647

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That’s a tough one. As long as I’ve been in the hobby stores have avoided our side of town. I heard Kevin(all about fish) had finally closed down. I usually hit the beltway and goto CityPets for stuff like food and dry goods.


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slojim

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I left work too late for aquazoo, but I did stop by all-about-fish. They are open. No live brine, but had some other foods I'm trying.
 
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slojim

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on the topic of league city fish stores
I have always favored the independents, and that probably isn't going to change anytime soon. And based on some previous experiences in other locations, I've never bothered to go into the LC petco until last week, but I needed something, Rainforest pets was out, and it showed up on Petco's website so I went in. I was surprised - they have a pretty decent fish selection and they look in pretty good health - purple tang, fairy wrasse, pipefish, clowns, frags, live rock, etc. One employee was training a new employee on water changing protocols. I mentioned it to the manager who indicated they'd been taking a lot of pride in that section.
ok, it's not like that area of west houston over here, but the folks at Rainforest are pretty knowledgeable and run a marine maintenance business, they just don't stock much since their store business skews to other pets (but say they will order on request), and Petco has nice fish. Both stores seemed to be in the midst of encouraging good virus protection, with RFP limiting store population, delivering outside if you want, wiping down door handles while I was in there. And if FFX is an option in nearby Santa Fe, with Fishbowl in pearland, maybe its not the marine desert here I thought it was.
I lived in Va Beach for a bit years ago, I could bike to 2 pretty nice places. That was a luxury.
 
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