waltercat

Advanced Reefer
I feel like I post too much about corals at Petco in Union Square, but hey, it's close to work and they get decent corals in sometimes.

Anyways, they have a really light blue/gray chalice for sale for $60. It's probably 4-5 inches in diameter.

They also have a brownish acan with around 30 heads for $75.

I don't really follow these corals like some people on this forum so I can't ID them. I do know that they have lighting that doesn't do the corals justice so it is potential that they are nicer peices after being under good lights for a while.

Just throwing this out there for any of you guys who are interested. I'd be curious if they have potential as these are cheap prices for these corals.
 

dsgray16

Advanced Reefer
I purchased a skunk cleaner shrimp from that store, and he ended up doing fine. I dont think i would buy any coral for fear of bringing bad things into my tank..
 

mr_X

Advanced Reefer
Location
paoli, pa
flatworms and aptasia are no big deal and should not influence your decision on purchasing a piece of coral.
dip all corals before adding them to your tank, no matter how clean the previous tanks look.
aptasia can be killed very easily, with kalkwasser paste, vinegar, bioling water...

also, there aren't very many brown acans. that acan will eventually color up to something else.
 

dsgray16

Advanced Reefer
i was there the other day.. they have some nice fish and i almost want to buy them just to rescue them.. tanks are all over crowded and very small for the types of fish they are stocking.
 

2slo4me

Advanced Reefer
Location
queens
The fish in that place come and go so fast its not even funny... Most fish get accimilated the same day ppl buy em and end up being accimilated 2-3xs within a week and end up dieing it sucks.... I brought a few inverts last night from them horseshoe crab a fiddler crab and a blue linkia... so far so good... but inverts r usually hardy..
 

Cibo

Senior Member
Location
Howell
The fish in that place come and go so fast its not even funny... Most fish get accimilated the same day ppl buy em and end up being accimilated 2-3xs within a week and end up dieing it sucks.... I brought a few inverts last night from them horseshoe crab a fiddler crab and a blue linkia... so far so good... but inverts r usually hardy..


Did you buy a fiddler crab for your reef tank can they go in a reef tank?
 

dagreatbadfinger

Advanced Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
Location
Yonkers
I actually picked up a bubble coral from petco on central ave. It looked like crap in their tank - in mine it blew up to about the size of softball and its gorgeous! and i paid 25 bucks for it!
 

DrCooper

Advanced Reefer
Manhattan Reefs
Location
Miami, FL
just went there to get a choco for my harley and that tank made me wanna cry! it is sad

i told the guy, "give me those mandarins before they die" and he just ignored it.
That tank with the inverts, fish and all is PATHETIC

i am not even going to purchase my chocos anymore from them
 

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