Black Shark Tropical Fish

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207-784-9218

938 Sabattus St

Lewiston, ME

04240

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Mon. - Fri. 1pm - 7pm;Sat. - Sun. 10am - 5pm

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This pet store would be well suited stopping the sales of puppy mill pups. Documents from the Maine Department of Agriculture show the link between this pet shop and mid western puppy mills. Canterbury Tales is their puppy mill broker that supplies this store with pups raised in large scale dog breeding facilities. The mills are known for the horrific conditions the parents of the pups must live in. Tiny cages, wire bottom floors, filthy environments, no veterinary care, and they are bred every single heat season from 8 months old to their death at around 6 or 7 from being over bred.

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This pet store would be well suited stopping the sales of puppy mill pups. Documents from the Maine Department of Agriculture show the link between this pet shop and mid western puppy mills. Canterbury Tales is their puppy mill broker that supplies this store with pups raised in large scale dog breeding facilities. The mills are known for the horrific conditions the parents of the pups must live in. Tiny cages, wire bottom floors, filthy environments, no veterinary care, and they are bred every single heat season from 8 months old to their death at around 6 or 7 from being over bred.

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I finally made it into the Black Shark today and all i can say is WOW!
Not only because of the beautiful tanks and fish, but the owner actually knows what he's talking about. He didn't try to sell me the most expensive crap he could find; In fact,had I visited him earlier, I wouldn't have bought a lot of the expensive stuff I am currently using in my setup. Before I even attempted to buy anything, he helped me by answering several questions and helping me to determine the correct wattage for the lighting in my tank as well as the amount of filtration I would need and he helped me with no-cost fixes for my algae bloom problem. (Turns out I have too little filtration, and just the right amount of wattage but I was leaving the lights on far too long.)
Someone said he was opinionated and "stuck in his ways". I didn't get that at all. He is very passionate about his hobby and if you are doing something wrong, he isn't afraid to tell you. He doesn't want you to waste your money and he cares about his fish and his reputation. I wish there were more business owners so willing to share and teach.

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I finally made it into the Black Shark today and all i can say is WOW!
Not only because of the beautiful tanks and fish, but the owner actually knows what he's talking about. He didn't try to sell me the most expensive crap he could find; In fact,had I visited him earlier, I wouldn't have bought a lot of the expensive stuff I am currently using in my setup. Before I even attempted to buy anything, he helped me by answering several questions and helping me to determine the correct wattage for the lighting in my tank as well as the amount of filtration I would need and he helped me with no-cost fixes for my algae bloom problem. (Turns out I have too little filtration, and just the right amount of wattage but I was leaving the lights on far too long.)
Someone said he was opinionated and "stuck in his ways". I didn't get that at all. He is very passionate about his hobby and if you are doing something wrong, he isn't afraid to tell you. He doesn't want you to waste your money and he cares about his fish and his reputation. I wish there were more business owners so willing to share and teach.

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Even if you don't have fish, this place is worth checking out. He's got several beautiful display tanks with some impressive large fish.

If you're into fish, you need to visit Black Shark. He's got some of the healthiest fish around. I often see signs of ich and other problems when viewing fish at the "big box" pet stores. But never at Black Shark. I can't remember the last time I saw a dead fish in one of his tanks--a common sight at the other stores.

In my experience, the owner is a pretty honest and ethical guy as well. He seems to truly care about his fish. While other pet stores will pretty much sell you anything with no questions asked, he will often question potential customers about their tank setup to verify that the fish will be housed and cared for appropriately. I've personally seen him refuse to sell fish to a person whose setup was not adequate for the fish they wanted.

Unless you've got the stealth of a ninja, there's no such thing as a short visit when going to Black Shark. The owner loves to talk and share stories. I like this for two reasons. First, I appreciate the personal attention he gives his customers. Second, he knows a LOT about fish, and I learn something almost every time I go there. Yes, he's a bit "old school" as they say, but he's been keeping fish longer than I've been alive. Beginners and amateurs would be wise to listen to his advice.

Great store. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Even if you don't have fish, this place is worth checking out. He's got several beautiful display tanks with some impressive large fish.

If you're into fish, you need to visit Black Shark. He's got some of the healthiest fish around. I often see signs of ich and other problems when viewing fish at the "big box" pet stores. But never at Black Shark. I can't remember the last time I saw a dead fish in one of his tanks--a common sight at the other stores.

In my experience, the owner is a pretty honest and ethical guy as well. He seems to truly care about his fish. While other pet stores will pretty much sell you anything with no questions asked, he will often question potential customers about their tank setup to verify that the fish will be housed and cared for appropriately. I've personally seen him refuse to sell fish to a person whose setup was not adequate for the fish they wanted.

Unless you've got the stealth of a ninja, there's no such thing as a short visit when going to Black Shark. The owner loves to talk and share stories. I like this for two reasons. First, I appreciate the personal attention he gives his customers. Second, he knows a LOT about fish, and I learn something almost every time I go there. Yes, he's a bit "old school" as they say, but he's been keeping fish longer than I've been alive. Beginners and amateurs would be wise to listen to his advice.

Great store. Highly recommended.

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This store has the best selection of the healthiest tropical fish in the state of Maine, he is a very nice older man with around 50 years of experience in the care of freshwater tropical fish. He LOVES to talk and socialize, so if you go here, be prepared to stay a tad longer than you hope. He answers all questions on fish care and will teach you everything you need to know about keeping your freshwater aquarium clean clear and healthy for your fish!

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This store has the best selection of the healthiest tropical fish in the state of Maine, he is a very nice older man with around 50 years of experience in the care of freshwater tropical fish. He LOVES to talk and socialize, so if you go here, be prepared to stay a tad longer than you hope. He answers all questions on fish care and will teach you everything you need to know about keeping your freshwater aquarium clean clear and healthy for your fish!

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The fish at this store are very high quality. Our cherry barbs have lasted a very long time. The guy who runs the place however is very opinionated and stuck in his ways. If your going there, it's worth it for the healthy fish, but be prepared to stay there for a while talking. Very nice man, just talks a lot, and I wouldn't want to try to start a fish arguement with him.

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The fish at this store are very high quality. Our cherry barbs have lasted a very long time. The guy who runs the place however is very opinionated and stuck in his ways. If your going there, it's worth it for the healthy fish, but be prepared to stay there for a while talking. Very nice man, just talks a lot, and I wouldn't want to try to start a fish arguement with him.

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Wonderful store . my daughter insisted on getting fish . I figured we would spend all kinds of money ,and end up flushing the whole works down the toilet . He spent lots of time with her instructing on how to care for the fish ,test the water ,and how much to feed them . she has had them for two years now ,and they are doing great.

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Wonderful store . my daughter insisted on getting fish . I figured we would spend all kinds of money ,and end up flushing the whole works down the toilet . He spent lots of time with her instructing on how to care for the fish ,test the water ,and how much to feed them . she has had them for two years now ,and they are doing great.

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Dont be fooled, by the black shark will tell you how bad every other pet store is BUT i buy from all over, and his fish are the only ones that i have problems with. they die just a few days later after buying. The man, will sure try to tell you that every place else has bad and sick fish, and that they are over priced. well ive seen some of the items he sells, for sale at places like petland and petco, and they are 3-4 dollars less. As far as variety goes, he does have a ton of tanks with alot of fish, but he doesnt sell fish like mollies, or platys, common popular fish that are hardy. His fish, do look good, but after buying them, it wont be long before they die. And if you tell him your problems... he will sure tell you that YOU did something wrong. no matter how long you have been taking care of fish.

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Dont be fooled, by the black shark will tell you how bad every other pet store is BUT i buy from all over, and his fish are the only ones that i have problems with. they die just a few days later after buying. The man, will sure try to tell you that every place else has bad and sick fish, and that they are over priced. well ive seen some of the items he sells, for sale at places like petland and petco, and they are 3-4 dollars less. As far as variety goes, he does have a ton of tanks with alot of fish, but he doesnt sell fish like mollies, or platys, common popular fish that are hardy. His fish, do look good, but after buying them, it wont be long before they die. And if you tell him your problems... he will sure tell you that YOU did something wrong. no matter how long you have been taking care of fish.

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I can honestly say black shark is the best fish store ever very healthy fish always guarantees his fish tells u every thing about the fish before u buy him i don't care what anyone says about the black shark because i know that there ain't no better fish shop in Maine.

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I can honestly say black shark is the best fish store ever very healthy fish always guarantees his fish tells u every thing about the fish before u buy him i don't care what anyone says about the black shark because i know that there ain't no better fish shop in Maine.

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the black shark is mostly a tropical fish shop with over 40 years of experience and 120 tanks and there setting up about 65 more tanks they specialize in hard to find tropical fish and Africans it is mostly a hobbyist shop with the best selection in Maine they keep all new tropical fish for a week before selling there fish!!!! ANYONE ELSE DO THIS????

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the black shark is mostly a tropical fish shop with over 40 years of experience and 120 tanks and there setting up about 65 more tanks they specialize in hard to find tropical fish and Africans it is mostly a hobbyist shop with the best selection in Maine they keep all new tropical fish for a week before selling there fish!!!! ANYONE ELSE DO THIS????

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I don't even think these people sell animals anymore but when they did we kept getting sick birds because we bought 2 of them from THE BLACK SHARK and they both died from 3 months after purchasing them. Something was really wong with them, they wouldn't give us a refund for the dead bird either.

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I don't even think these people sell animals anymore but when they did we kept getting sick birds because we bought 2 of them from THE BLACK SHARK and they both died from 3 months after purchasing them. Something was really wong with them, they wouldn't give us a refund for the dead bird either.

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