Medusa LA

★★★★☆
Store sells a variety of fish and exotic reptiles, and also installs on-site aquariums for clients.
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310-231-9191

12003 W Pico Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

90064

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Medusa La will come to your home and design a aquarium that suits your space. If you so desire you can pay for a monthly maintenance fee. They did a great job in my home.

4
★★★★☆

Medusa La will come to your home and design a aquarium that suits your space. If you so desire you can pay for a monthly maintenance fee. They did a great job in my home.

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The merchandise is top notch; however the service outside the store is weak. Because of their proximity to my home, I spent three years with their aquarium service. It was about two years too long and I was slow in making a change. My bad. I put up with invoices that charged too much and being charged for products not received. The final straw was when the owner negotiated a price on a reconditioned chiller with a one year warranty. I left Medusa LA while the warranty still had time on it (six months). I called the owner when I had questions but he never called me back. When the chiller broke down and I called the owner about fixing it, he got real pissy and told me that because I switched service firms that he felt that he did not need to honor the warranty. He acted like an entitled brat. If that's what rocks your boat, then be my guest.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The merchandise is top notch; however the service outside the store is weak. Because of their proximity to my home, I spent three years with their aquarium service. It was about two years too long and I was slow in making a change. My bad. I put up with invoices that charged too much and being charged for products not received. The final straw was when the owner negotiated a price on a reconditioned chiller with a one year warranty. I left Medusa LA while the warranty still had time on it (six months). I called the owner when I had questions but he never called me back. When the chiller broke down and I called the owner about fixing it, he got real pissy and told me that because I switched service firms that he felt that he did not need to honor the warranty. He acted like an entitled brat. If that's what rocks your boat, then be my guest.

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I found this store by mistake.. Since then I've purchased several reptiles from them.... They are very helpful and friendly.... I give them 2 thumbs up.. Great selection...They're the best in the west...

5
★★★★★

I found this store by mistake.. Since then I've purchased several reptiles from them.... They are very helpful and friendly.... I give them 2 thumbs up.. Great selection...They're the best in the west...

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I am a semi experienced salt water reef enthusiast and this is my favorite fish store in LA. There is always a great selection of corals for a great price. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful and the store has a great laid back atmosphere. If your looking for rare corals and unique variety you well be pleased with the awesome selection of acans, chalices, ricordeas, rare zoas and so on much more then any other store I have been to in the city!

5
★★★★★

I am a semi experienced salt water reef enthusiast and this is my favorite fish store in LA. There is always a great selection of corals for a great price. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful and the store has a great laid back atmosphere. If your looking for rare corals and unique variety you well be pleased with the awesome selection of acans, chalices, ricordeas, rare zoas and so on much more then any other store I have been to in the city!

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I have been an exotic animal enthusiast since I was a litle kid. I used to drag my father to every pet shop and aquarium shop we would come across.
This particular shop medusa LA is AMAZING!!!!!
I have several aquariums at home as well as some really cool monitor lizards and rare reptiles.
This shop is clean,has an extremely knowledgeable staff, has the best selection across the board I HAVE EVER SEEN, and the people who work there want to be there. They spend real time with you without pushing you to buy right away. They seem to want to educate their customers before they sell them anything.
They have great prices on many items if you pay attention. I used to buy online all of the time. Not so much now that I have found this spot.
They sell rare corals that you rarely see consistently. They dont just sell you a half inch frag for the smokescreen price of 39 bucks.
Rather they will sell you a quality, healthy piece with tons of polyps or animals for a little more.
90 percent of the specimens are large, rare, or have other corals growing on the sides.
I can tell that whoever is buying the livestock is detail orientated and has taken their time to make sure they pass all they can on to their customers.
I am there at least @ weekly.
Parking is open all around this place.
No need for me to go anywhere else.
Once they know you, they hook you up.
They can get almost anything and pride themselves in doing so.
See you there.

5
★★★★★

I have been an exotic animal enthusiast since I was a litle kid. I used to drag my father to every pet shop and aquarium shop we would come across.
This particular shop medusa LA is AMAZING!!!!!
I have several aquariums at home as well as some really cool monitor lizards and rare reptiles.
This shop is clean,has an extremely knowledgeable staff, has the best selection across the board I HAVE EVER SEEN, and the people who work there want to be there. They spend real time with you without pushing you to buy right away. They seem to want to educate their customers before they sell them anything.
They have great prices on many items if you pay attention. I used to buy online all of the time. Not so much now that I have found this spot.
They sell rare corals that you rarely see consistently. They dont just sell you a half inch frag for the smokescreen price of 39 bucks.
Rather they will sell you a quality, healthy piece with tons of polyps or animals for a little more.
90 percent of the specimens are large, rare, or have other corals growing on the sides.
I can tell that whoever is buying the livestock is detail orientated and has taken their time to make sure they pass all they can on to their customers.
I am there at least @ weekly.
Parking is open all around this place.
No need for me to go anywhere else.
Once they know you, they hook you up.
They can get almost anything and pride themselves in doing so.
See you there.

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This store is a hidden treasure in Los Angeles. The store is decorated with graffiti styled art, There are a few really cool murals, basically Pico, just west of Bundy. There is parking in the back, several spots. The staff is really cool, and knowledgeable. I don't really understand why anyone would write a negative review about this place. It's awesome! Hands down the best selection of corals, fish, and reptiles, in L.A. I was helped by a guy with tattooed sleeves, he showed my daughter about 5 different snakes, and a few cool little frogs. She loved it! He wasn't pushy either, just super accommodating, and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!

5
★★★★★

This store is a hidden treasure in Los Angeles. The store is decorated with graffiti styled art, There are a few really cool murals, basically Pico, just west of Bundy. There is parking in the back, several spots. The staff is really cool, and knowledgeable. I don't really understand why anyone would write a negative review about this place. It's awesome! Hands down the best selection of corals, fish, and reptiles, in L.A. I was helped by a guy with tattooed sleeves, he showed my daughter about 5 different snakes, and a few cool little frogs. She loved it! He wasn't pushy either, just super accommodating, and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!

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The guys who work here really know what they are talking about. They are willing to take the time to answer your questions and help you design your system to your budget. Livestock can be a bit pricey, but for the rarer varieties available and the good health of the animals, a little extra is worth it. Little known fact: there is a parking lot in the rear of the store; enter through the alley.

5
★★★★★

The guys who work here really know what they are talking about. They are willing to take the time to answer your questions and help you design your system to your budget. Livestock can be a bit pricey, but for the rarer varieties available and the good health of the animals, a little extra is worth it. Little known fact: there is a parking lot in the rear of the store; enter through the alley.

Pros: knowledgeable staff, terrific selection, parking lot in back

Cons: expensive but worth it

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This pet store is really cool. The fish varieties are spectacular. On more than one occassion, I've found fish that no other pet store ever carry. Medusa has excellent and healthy seahorses, coral, weird little anglers, and hundreds of other unique saltwater aquarium fish. My favorite section is actually the reptiles. They have a lot of Uromastyx, Argentinian tegus, chameleons, kingsnakes, milksnakes, basilisks, and some gecko variety. There is a giant mural on the storefront with Obama holding his lizard. Check it out for yourself. The negative people that write reviews must be those typical Petco type people. Friendly detail oriented small business is the vibe I get from Medusa.

5
★★★★★

This pet store is really cool. The fish varieties are spectacular. On more than one occassion, I've found fish that no other pet store ever carry. Medusa has excellent and healthy seahorses, coral, weird little anglers, and hundreds of other unique saltwater aquarium fish. My favorite section is actually the reptiles. They have a lot of Uromastyx, Argentinian tegus, chameleons, kingsnakes, milksnakes, basilisks, and some gecko variety. There is a giant mural on the storefront with Obama holding his lizard. Check it out for yourself. The negative people that write reviews must be those typical Petco type people. Friendly detail oriented small business is the vibe I get from Medusa.

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This store probably has the best selection of rare, exotic reptiles and reef fish, invertebrates and coral in Los Angeles... This store is definitely for the serious hobbyist and not the amateur. If you want a $19 lizard or $10 fish, then go to PetCo, but if you are a true enthusiast and appreciate a quality selection and knowledgeable staff, this is your store....

4
★★★★☆

This store probably has the best selection of rare, exotic reptiles and reef fish, invertebrates and coral in Los Angeles... This store is definitely for the serious hobbyist and not the amateur. If you want a $19 lizard or $10 fish, then go to PetCo, but if you are a true enthusiast and appreciate a quality selection and knowledgeable staff, this is your store....

Pros: Great Selection and Knowledge

Cons: A little Pricey

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This place was nice. A really nice selection of saltwater fish and reptiles. The staff was really nice and knowledgeable. They helped me figure out exactly what sort of reptile that I was looking for and weren't pushy about selling me something.

My only problem was the parking situation. It's around Pico and Bundy, so there isn't really a parking lot. You have to find a metered space, or hope you don't get a ticket in the permit only parking.

4
★★★★☆

This place was nice. A really nice selection of saltwater fish and reptiles. The staff was really nice and knowledgeable. They helped me figure out exactly what sort of reptile that I was looking for and weren't pushy about selling me something.

My only problem was the parking situation. It's around Pico and Bundy, so there isn't really a parking lot. You have to find a metered space, or hope you don't get a ticket in the permit only parking.

Pros: Great selection, great customer service

Cons: bad parking

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it was overpriced
$30 per polyp for Duncans
$210 for a mystery wrasse
$300 for a Flame wrasse
WTH I would rather go to another store

1
★☆☆☆☆

it was overpriced
$30 per polyp for Duncans
$210 for a mystery wrasse
$300 for a Flame wrasse
WTH I would rather go to another store

Pros: ok selection

Cons: bad prices

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Hard to find parking around the store. There's tons of street parking on the side streets, but they are reserved for residents.

2
★★☆☆☆

Hard to find parking around the store. There's tons of street parking on the side streets, but they are reserved for residents.

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the best store in town!! the owner is knowledgeable,helpful and actually cares about his clients. I would highly rec. the store, it's clean, has interesting fish and animals and overall tucker rules!!

5
★★★★★

the best store in town!! the owner is knowledgeable,helpful and actually cares about his clients. I would highly rec. the store, it's clean, has interesting fish and animals and overall tucker rules!!

Pros: clean, friendly, knowledgeable

Cons: none

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If they assume you don't know any better they will jack up the price. The store is clean and they have a nice selection of fish and coral.

2
★★☆☆☆

If they assume you don't know any better they will jack up the price. The store is clean and they have a nice selection of fish and coral.

Pros: nice selection

Cons: don't trust them

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Amazing and beautiful marine specimens! It can be a bit pricy but this is generally because they carry high quality and sometimes rare livestock. The reptiles are clean and well cared for and the staff is helpful and has encyclopedic knowledge. I would say this is the best store on the west side right now.

5
★★★★★

Amazing and beautiful marine specimens! It can be a bit pricy but this is generally because they carry high quality and sometimes rare livestock. The reptiles are clean and well cared for and the staff is helpful and has encyclopedic knowledge. I would say this is the best store on the west side right now.

Pros: Rare specimens in stock

Cons: Can be expensive

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i was sold a thermostat for 80 dollars and when i looked up the product on the internet i saw that it was only 30 dollars EVERYWHERE ELSE I LOOKED. even the vibe in the store felt like i was getting ripped off. younger guys paying more attention to the cute girls of course could not care less about me or my animal. if you have the time i highly recommend going elsewhere.

2
★★☆☆☆

i was sold a thermostat for 80 dollars and when i looked up the product on the internet i saw that it was only 30 dollars EVERYWHERE ELSE I LOOKED. even the vibe in the store felt like i was getting ripped off. younger guys paying more attention to the cute girls of course could not care less about me or my animal. if you have the time i highly recommend going elsewhere.

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I usually don't like stores that mix their specialties like reptiles and fish but this one does it well. I have worked in a few large aquarium and pet supply stores and have a very wide knowledge of both reptiles and fish (especially reefs) so I know when I see quality animals. The reptiles for the most part are healthy though they only carry the more common species. The saltwater fish are also fairly healthy and the tanks are well established despite the store only being open for less than a year. The owner is really nice and very knowledgeable to the point that he actually knew most of the very rare saltwater fish I was looking for. He is quite proud of his store and seems to have the same passion for coral as I do. He also says that he will be expanding soon and plans to have more of the now empty tanks filled with fish and coral. If they don't have what you like just ask to speak with the owner and he can get it for you.

5
★★★★★

I usually don't like stores that mix their specialties like reptiles and fish but this one does it well. I have worked in a few large aquarium and pet supply stores and have a very wide knowledge of both reptiles and fish (especially reefs) so I know when I see quality animals. The reptiles for the most part are healthy though they only carry the more common species. The saltwater fish are also fairly healthy and the tanks are well established despite the store only being open for less than a year. The owner is really nice and very knowledgeable to the point that he actually knew most of the very rare saltwater fish I was looking for. He is quite proud of his store and seems to have the same passion for coral as I do. He also says that he will be expanding soon and plans to have more of the now empty tanks filled with fish and coral. If they don't have what you like just ask to speak with the owner and he can get it for you.

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Store sells a variety of fish and exotic reptiles, and also installs on-site aquariums for clients.

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