Rick's Fish & Pet Supply

★★★★☆
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301-694-9664

1003 W Patrick St Ste J

Frederick, MD

21702

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If you are looking for freshwater fish I would really consider going here they have many different types of fish! However, the owner is very rude and is not helpful once so ever. First off the man cannot conduct business professionally cussing and screaming at customers with no respect for the support they give his business. Also, he has a Valpack coupon that he never accepts! Why print it and not accept it? It totally depends on the guys mood which is very unprofessional. Coral there is extremely overpriced for the size of each specimen. Live rock is infested with fire worms and apitasia anemones! Not worth the price and not to mention that they guy tries to say he's the best in the hobby when he runs his skimmers under his tanks in rubbermaid tubs which are all over the floor. Not clean I would never trust this place again. Worst aquarium store in the area!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are looking for freshwater fish I would really consider going here they have many different types of fish! However, the owner is very rude and is not helpful once so ever. First off the man cannot conduct business professionally cussing and screaming at customers with no respect for the support they give his business. Also, he has a Valpack coupon that he never accepts! Why print it and not accept it? It totally depends on the guys mood which is very unprofessional. Coral there is extremely overpriced for the size of each specimen. Live rock is infested with fire worms and apitasia anemones! Not worth the price and not to mention that they guy tries to say he's the best in the hobby when he runs his skimmers under his tanks in rubbermaid tubs which are all over the floor. Not clean I would never trust this place again. Worst aquarium store in the area!

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After several years of shopping at Rick's Fish & Pet Supply, I still believe it is one of the most captivating pet stores in Maryland. The staff are kind and helpful, especially Rick, who is a cheerful businessman. The health and beauty of the discus fish are a testament to the staffs' skill and ability to care for exotic animals; in essence, Rick's is my first choice for answers to aquatic and amphibious queries.

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★★★★★

After several years of shopping at Rick's Fish & Pet Supply, I still believe it is one of the most captivating pet stores in Maryland. The staff are kind and helpful, especially Rick, who is a cheerful businessman. The health and beauty of the discus fish are a testament to the staffs' skill and ability to care for exotic animals; in essence, Rick's is my first choice for answers to aquatic and amphibious queries.

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I have a beardie that had recently been very ill that was purchased a a big box pet store.. well the big box pet store did not sell me the correct UV lighting and minerals that are essential for a healthy pet.. the young lady that helped me at Ricks was very informative.. provided me with a vet contact.. and sold me what I needed to help my pet.. I will be going to Ricks for my pet supplies from now on... yes the store may be a bit overloaded with stuff but they had what I needed ..this is a local guy .. why not support a small business vs. the big box pet store

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★★★★☆

I have a beardie that had recently been very ill that was purchased a a big box pet store.. well the big box pet store did not sell me the correct UV lighting and minerals that are essential for a healthy pet.. the young lady that helped me at Ricks was very informative.. provided me with a vet contact.. and sold me what I needed to help my pet.. I will be going to Ricks for my pet supplies from now on... yes the store may be a bit overloaded with stuff but they had what I needed ..this is a local guy .. why not support a small business vs. the big box pet store

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Rick's is a good store. It is a very full store and not always the cleanest as people mention below, but you do get quality product. They spend more one on one time with the birds than any store I've found. They are knowledgeable, but sometimes they get so busy it takes a while for them get to you. As the posts say below, Rick can be a little grumpy sometimes but he knows his stuff. I don't care for the other guy that always wears the sleeveless shirts and tattoos. He is knowledgeable, but his attitude sucks.

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★★★★☆

Rick's is a good store. It is a very full store and not always the cleanest as people mention below, but you do get quality product. They spend more one on one time with the birds than any store I've found. They are knowledgeable, but sometimes they get so busy it takes a while for them get to you. As the posts say below, Rick can be a little grumpy sometimes but he knows his stuff. I don't care for the other guy that always wears the sleeveless shirts and tattoos. He is knowledgeable, but his attitude sucks.

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It is a nice place to find variety of fish and other animals. His employees are very nice and know how to treat the public.
Rick on the other hand is VERY RUDE. He gives the impression that if you go there, you better know what you want or he will make you feel stupid and making him waste his time. But go for the other people and you'll be fine.

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★★★☆☆

It is a nice place to find variety of fish and other animals. His employees are very nice and know how to treat the public.
Rick on the other hand is VERY RUDE. He gives the impression that if you go there, you better know what you want or he will make you feel stupid and making him waste his time. But go for the other people and you'll be fine.

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The people at Ricks have helped me out every time I have gone there. Ricks even got his friend on the phone 2 different times to try and help me out. I don't see any reason not to go there. You might wait a little bit to get help but that is because they are usually busy.

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★★★★★

The people at Ricks have helped me out every time I have gone there. Ricks even got his friend on the phone 2 different times to try and help me out. I don't see any reason not to go there. You might wait a little bit to get help but that is because they are usually busy.

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I have been going to ricks since I was a little kid, 18 years has passed and I still go there regularly. I always go in the morning and just check out their fish selection and talk to Andrew who helps me with my water chemistry questions, fish questions ro just to have a good laugh. Yeah, they don't come searching for you to make a sell, they would rather wait, and allow you to take your time. The fish section is glamouros, the salt water section has even grown in the past few years. I love this place. Very knowledgeable, well the veterans are, but the young women will be too one day. No where else would I rather go to buy fish than ricks fish and pet supply.

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★★★★★

I have been going to ricks since I was a little kid, 18 years has passed and I still go there regularly. I always go in the morning and just check out their fish selection and talk to Andrew who helps me with my water chemistry questions, fish questions ro just to have a good laugh. Yeah, they don't come searching for you to make a sell, they would rather wait, and allow you to take your time. The fish section is glamouros, the salt water section has even grown in the past few years. I love this place. Very knowledgeable, well the veterans are, but the young women will be too one day. No where else would I rather go to buy fish than ricks fish and pet supply.

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I've been shopping at Ricks for years. Let's face it folks, this is a small business! It's NOT some giant conglomerate that can buy for pennies and sell for dollars! Give the guy a break. He stocks wonderful stuff for birds and small animals. His tanks are amazing. His birds are healthy and happy. If the cost is a few cents more, pay it and stop being such a baby. The staff is generally knowledgeable, although some of the younger kids are clearly on a learning curve. And just as an incidental, I'm a bird person. His prices on healthy, hand fed birds are CONSISTENTLY lower than what you find in the big stores. If you want Walmart-go to Walmart!This a a single owner doing his best to keep things healthy and afloat.

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★★★★★

I've been shopping at Ricks for years. Let's face it folks, this is a small business! It's NOT some giant conglomerate that can buy for pennies and sell for dollars! Give the guy a break. He stocks wonderful stuff for birds and small animals. His tanks are amazing. His birds are healthy and happy. If the cost is a few cents more, pay it and stop being such a baby. The staff is generally knowledgeable, although some of the younger kids are clearly on a learning curve. And just as an incidental, I'm a bird person. His prices on healthy, hand fed birds are CONSISTENTLY lower than what you find in the big stores. If you want Walmart-go to Walmart!This a a single owner doing his best to keep things healthy and afloat.

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Without a doubt, driving down the Golden Mile, this small, slightly hidden shop may disappear from view. Not until within the past few years did I even know it existed!
But boy am I glad I do!
Rick's is a large pet store located off the Golden Mile right near 7/11 and K-mart. Although decievingly vaque from the outside, this cozy store is delicately beauitful from the inside, including an indoor fish pond and many exvciting tanks and knick-knacks as soon as you walk in! You will also pass an interesting display of reptiles.
But you haven't even gotten started yet! Just meander to the back of the store and prepare to be amazed! The fish selection is outrageous (good) and the quality of the tanks is superb. If Wal-Mart's fish in a 3/10, these fish earn a 9/10 (What do I say, Premium Fish, Medium range price!) Thank god you don't have to worry about diseases here!
Rick's IS the premium fish supply!

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★★★★★

Without a doubt, driving down the Golden Mile, this small, slightly hidden shop may disappear from view. Not until within the past few years did I even know it existed!
But boy am I glad I do!
Rick's is a large pet store located off the Golden Mile right near 7/11 and K-mart. Although decievingly vaque from the outside, this cozy store is delicately beauitful from the inside, including an indoor fish pond and many exvciting tanks and knick-knacks as soon as you walk in! You will also pass an interesting display of reptiles.
But you haven't even gotten started yet! Just meander to the back of the store and prepare to be amazed! The fish selection is outrageous (good) and the quality of the tanks is superb. If Wal-Mart's fish in a 3/10, these fish earn a 9/10 (What do I say, Premium Fish, Medium range price!) Thank god you don't have to worry about diseases here!
Rick's IS the premium fish supply!

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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I've been shopping at Ricks for a very long time. From 55 gallon saltwater tanks to very small 5 gallon guppy breeder tanks.

Rick stocks the very best fish. If they're genuinely at fault for a death, they will work with you for a replacement. Buyer beware though, if you're irresponsible with your tanks (buying a bowl, food, and a goldfish all at once) they probably will not refund your purchase.

Many people say Rick and his staff are rude. I've spoken with Rick many times when I was setting up my first Saltwater Aquarium and he was very helpful. He showed me what I needed and even recommended a book for young fish keepers. Even if the staff come off as somewhat harsh, Rick knows exactly what he is doing and I would not buy from anyone else in Frederick.

Many people complain about his prices but I think he would agree with me when I say, "Do you want a cheap fish that will die in a week or a healthy fish that will thrive in a healthy aquarium?"

If you're looking to get into fish, go with Rick's! They stock everything imaginable and being nice to the staff goes a very long way. I can say I've never had an unpleasant experience.

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★★★★★

I've been shopping at Ricks for a very long time. From 55 gallon saltwater tanks to very small 5 gallon guppy breeder tanks.

Rick stocks the very best fish. If they're genuinely at fault for a death, they will work with you for a replacement. Buyer beware though, if you're irresponsible with your tanks (buying a bowl, food, and a goldfish all at once) they probably will not refund your purchase.

Many people say Rick and his staff are rude. I've spoken with Rick many times when I was setting up my first Saltwater Aquarium and he was very helpful. He showed me what I needed and even recommended a book for young fish keepers. Even if the staff come off as somewhat harsh, Rick knows exactly what he is doing and I would not buy from anyone else in Frederick.

Many people complain about his prices but I think he would agree with me when I say, "Do you want a cheap fish that will die in a week or a healthy fish that will thrive in a healthy aquarium?"

If you're looking to get into fish, go with Rick's! They stock everything imaginable and being nice to the staff goes a very long way. I can say I've never had an unpleasant experience.

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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I've been going to Rick's for several weeks now. I go early because the store gets packed full of people. They have a huge supply of pets and supplies. It is the most popular store around.The pet store IS cramped, because they have a HUGE supply. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.Mon-Sat 10-9 Sun 11-6 (Since I always forget, and just looked on the door on my way out today)

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Rick's for several weeks now. I go early because the store gets packed full of people. They have a huge supply of pets and supplies. It is the most popular store around.The pet store IS cramped, because they have a HUGE supply. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.Mon-Sat 10-9 Sun 11-6 (Since I always forget, and just looked on the door on my way out today)

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I live in Cumberland Md & have 2 salt water tanks. When I get the chance I travel to Fredrick just to go to Rick's Fish & Pet Supply. I have to say I haven't had any problems with the store. Compared to Cumberland- the prices are fair, the variety is great, and the fish are healthy. But I will say that if you have any questions ask Rick or Andrew, the rest of the staff have no idea. Andrew has been a great help to me and answered a lot of my questions. He actually talked me out of buying something becuase it was hard to care for and you had to have the right conditions. So I don't think it's all about sell sell sell. And I will continue to go there whenever I get the chance. :-)

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★★★★☆

I live in Cumberland Md & have 2 salt water tanks. When I get the chance I travel to Fredrick just to go to Rick's Fish & Pet Supply. I have to say I haven't had any problems with the store. Compared to Cumberland- the prices are fair, the variety is great, and the fish are healthy. But I will say that if you have any questions ask Rick or Andrew, the rest of the staff have no idea. Andrew has been a great help to me and answered a lot of my questions. He actually talked me out of buying something becuase it was hard to care for and you had to have the right conditions. So I don't think it's all about sell sell sell. And I will continue to go there whenever I get the chance. :-)

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Ricks is a very good place to go for fish and reptiles. The staff know what they are doing and they offer good advice. The store is very cramped (tiny aisles and floor-to-ceiling merchandise), and the merchandise is slightly higher-priced than elsewhere, but you can feel confident about the quality of the pets. I bought my son a turtle there who was very well-adjusted and has become a wonderful family pet. Rick's publishes coupons in every issue of Mother Martins.

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★★★★☆

Ricks is a very good place to go for fish and reptiles. The staff know what they are doing and they offer good advice. The store is very cramped (tiny aisles and floor-to-ceiling merchandise), and the merchandise is slightly higher-priced than elsewhere, but you can feel confident about the quality of the pets. I bought my son a turtle there who was very well-adjusted and has become a wonderful family pet. Rick's publishes coupons in every issue of Mother Martins.

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Rick's Fish & Pet Supply is a wonderful establishment. All the employees are friendly and willing to help in anyway. They are very knowledgeable about all the pets in the store, and welcome any questions. The store has a well rounded supply for different pets, foods, and toys. The have a nice library of pet information books also. If they don't have it, they are willing to special order also. If your thinking about getting a pet, this is the place to start. They can give you all the important information so you can make an educated decision about what kind of pet will suite your family. Rick's in my only stop for my pets supplies!

PROS: Friendly,willing to help, knowledgeable staff.
CONS: No dogs or cats.

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★★★★☆

Rick's Fish & Pet Supply is a wonderful establishment. All the employees are friendly and willing to help in anyway. They are very knowledgeable about all the pets in the store, and welcome any questions. The store has a well rounded supply for different pets, foods, and toys. The have a nice library of pet information books also. If they don't have it, they are willing to special order also. If your thinking about getting a pet, this is the place to start. They can give you all the important information so you can make an educated decision about what kind of pet will suite your family. Rick's in my only stop for my pets supplies!

PROS: Friendly,willing to help, knowledgeable staff.
CONS: No dogs or cats.

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When you shop at Rick's Fish and Pets, you can feel confident that the employees are knowledgeable and care about what they're doing. They have freshwater fish, salt water fish, exotic birds, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, turtles, rabbits, etc. They take good care of their animals. If a fish dies, in order to get a refund, you must bring a water sample in to be tested.

PROS: Good selection; knowledgeable staff; coupons available
CONS: none that I can think of

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★★★★☆

When you shop at Rick's Fish and Pets, you can feel confident that the employees are knowledgeable and care about what they're doing. They have freshwater fish, salt water fish, exotic birds, guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, turtles, rabbits, etc. They take good care of their animals. If a fish dies, in order to get a refund, you must bring a water sample in to be tested.

PROS: Good selection; knowledgeable staff; coupons available
CONS: none that I can think of

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