1238 N. 5th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Monday - Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday\Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Neptune Aquatics has been around since
2003 1999 (thanks for the correction, Darrell! ) and has been serving the freshwater cichlid hobbyist community with rare and high-quality livestock from Lake Taganyika, Malawi, Victoria, and other various areas. What begin as a store specializing in shell-dwellers, we have since expanded our selections to include specimens from the Great Rift Lake of Africa ranging from Altolamprologous to Xenotilapia and everything else in between!
We are also now proud to say that we are one of the premier shop in the area to offer top-notch dang good-looking corals! We're probably one of the fewer stores that still actually cherry-pick our corals... Seriously, we literally drive down to our suppliers on a 16 hours round-trip every month to pick out our stuff! All our frags are fully encrusted, healed, and ready to rock on in your tank!
Beginning in late 2010, we have begun slowly adding freshwater aquatic plants to our systems. With it, we have expanded our drygoods selection to include equipments and supplements for those hobbyist including ADA products and CO2 equipments. A lot of cool and compatible fishes and inverts have been added to our freshwater selection to accommodate a planted aquarium environment.
Our vision is to provide the best and friendliest service around and to empower and spread our collective knowledge with fellow hobbyists. We are very passionate hobbyist just like you so we understand how difficult it is when trying to select specimens that goes together and especially when purchasing them, so we try our best to provide high quality and sustainable livestocks as well as competitive prices. We're constantly on the look out for unique corals to add to the "Neptune's Collection". We'll make sure you are informed about the animals and goods that you purchased and not simply sell you something just to make a quick buck.
We like to think of our store's progression as an evolution as such: Crack in the wall (Cichlids) --> Hole in the wall (+Corals) --> Freakin' Black Hole, baby (+Online Store) --> Super Dimensional Space Fortress (+Aquatics Plants)!!
We have an endless strive (addiction?!) for fresh ideas and innovations. Currently, we are
finishing up renovation of our saltwater section and will begin propagating our own corals and carrying even more cool stuff in our 3000+ gallon systems slowly converting tanks for aquatics plants and its inhabitant and adding additional coral capacity! We now have a great selection of drygoods that you actually need/want, which is constantly expanding daily. We can also do special orders for you if we don't have that item in-store! This now includes custom tank setup, too!
What you will often find when you are in our shop are a bunch of
nutcases aquatics professionals that are constantly working on upgrading and improving our little nook and you'll probably catch us doing some sort of construction work (we're almost done remodeling our showroom area!), so stop by often to see why we are the best and fastest growing LFS in the bay area, yo!