First look inside Aquatic Pets: quite possibly Wichita’s largest fish store

Aquatic Pets

Aquatic Pets

Three years ago, I started my journey as a fish owner through Exotic Pets, so I was beyond excited when they opened their new store, Aquatic Pets.

The new fish store, which could be the largest store in town dedicated to all things fish, can be found at 601 N. West Street in the former space that used to be Pet World. It’s also the southwest corner of Central and West Street, across the street from the Dillons grocery store.

This place has everything, including supplies, food, tanks, plants, lighting, and more fish than I’ve ever seen in one area.

The grand opening day for Aquatic Pets was Monday, June 10 and there was a little line already for people waiting to check the place out.

Walking inside was like seeing the city’s closest thing to a full-blown Aquarium.

Aquatic Pets

This isn’t your typical fish store either. While they sell some basic fish staples like guppies, mollies, and betas, they also carry various species that I couldn’t even name. Some I have never seen before.

Seeing is truly believing once you step inside. It’s a great place for first time fish owners or long-time owners who are looking to diversify what they have at home.

Aquatic Pets

I tried to count how many types of fish they had on hand, but getting past the number twenty was getting tough. So I spent the rest of my time browsing around, which was fun in itself.

I bet I’ll be at this store probably once a month.

Aquatic Pets is located at 601 N. West Street Suite 130 and can be reached at 316-440-4040. Their store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day of the week.

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