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Best Places To Buy An Aquarium In Metro Detroit

If you're thinking about buying some pet fish, or perhaps you need a new aquarium, check out these local places in the metro area for all your aquarium needs.
Fantastic Fins
38131 Ann Arbor Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 464-3523

Fantastic Fins is located near the intersection of Ann Arbor Rd. and Ann Arbor Trail, and its current management has been around since 2003. The store has many rare and unusual fish, including freshwater, and also sells aquariums; the store has its own hatchery, as well. Fantastic Fins is owned by Dale Ernst II, and is open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Monday through Friday), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Tropical Treasures
54190 S. Gratiot Dr.
Clinton Township, MI
(586) 791-6595

You can find Tropical Treasures on Gratiot near 15 Mile. The store sells freshwater, salt water, and pond fish, as well as over 200 fresh and salt water tanks. Follow the store on its Facebook page to learn about deals and specials that it is currently running.

Lou's Pet Shop
20779 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
(313) 885-1560

Lou's Pet Shop has been around since 1970, and has a Zoological license, so it is "qualified to produce and sell exotic species." It also has a Kids Klub, for ages 6 through 12, that meets on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m; the club does science projects, arts and crafts, and games, and has up-close animal experiences. The store has a large selection of aquariums, and if you sign up for its e-club, you can also receive discounts via email.

Related:  Best Fish and Aquarium Supply Stores in Detroit

Moby Dick Pet Store, Inc. 
3700 Sashabaw Rd.
Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 673-2520

Moby Dick Pet Store, Inc. is located in Waterford, and has a varied selection of aquarium tanks; you can also have a tank custom-made. The store also provides service, maintenance, and setup for each tank that is purchased. Moby Dick sells freshwater fish, salt water fish, and reptiles and other small animals, as well.

Atlantis Fish Shoppe
610 W. 14 Mile Rd.
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 280-6900

Atlantis Fish Shoppe started in 2003, and is located near downtown Clawson. The store has 4,000 gallons of fish, and a big selection of aquariums, as well as fish accessories (food, dry goods, etc.). Atlantis has freshwater and salt water fish, as well as corals and pond fish, for purchase. The store is known for its great customer service as well as its large amount of inventory.

Related: Best Detroit Reptile Pet Shops

Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at and

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