"The place to go for cichlids. Period." Do
not be fooled by the bigger flashier stores in the area. Something
Fishy is the place to go to get the best selection of cichlids
in Northern Ohio. Period. Great selection at a great price. Did
I mention how great the fish look or how healthy they are? Along
with the fish, you can get great deals on tanks, accessories, and
food. It's a relaxed atmosphere that encourages stopping in and
relaxing. If your'e lucky, you will get to see the hatchery in
"WOW! What a store!" Beautiful, healthy
fish and the cleanest tanks you'll find at a fish store.
The basement hatchery has several hundred tanks and each one is
spotless. Something you expect of display tanks but not breeding
tanks that most people won't get to see!
Dave and his staff are top notch! Look for the
aquarium in the floor.
"very good experience-recommended!" I
highly recommend this retailer. He had the best price on Saulosi
fry that I could find. He responded promptly to my inquries and
was very helpful overall. He shipped via DHL from his shop in
Cleveland to my home in Philadelphia...the packaging was good
and the merchandise arrived alive and looking great. Prices are
good...fry were 3/$10 and he gave me one extra for free. Syno
petricola listed at $15/each, and Dave charged me only $20 for
2. I got 15 healthy fish, good customer service, overnight shipping,
and I paid $110 total. Highly recommended!
"Good Customer service" I managed to
convince Dave to ship me some custom glass tanks after hearing
about them on this website. He was happy to help despite not being
in the business of selling breakables through the mail. I'll definitely
be keeping an eye on his website for future deals.
"Great place!!!" If you like Africans,
Dave has a great selection and knows his stuff. Clean tanks, high
quality stock and a great selection. A+++ Highly Recommend!!! Great
Can't wait to visit my in-laws again so I can go back to Something
Stars for this awesome place " All I can say is WOW! From
the outside it looks very tiny. But inside it is full of variety
and good looking fish. I bought 4 of the best Demasoni I have seen
anywhere (to add to my existing 9).
Dave, the owner, took time to talk with myself
and my co-worker about his history in the fish business. Dave also
gave us a tour of his facility, even his breeding tanks and showroom
to be. His prices are very good. I will be back. Check it out if
you are in the area.
"Great store!!!!" This is a very nice
store, clean and well stocked with a knowledgeable, courteous staff.
Best cichlid store I've found so far in the Cleveland area.
"Best Retailer In The Area" This retailer
is without a dought the best I have been to. The quality of their
fish is second to none. Dave and his staff are always helpful,
friendly and very knowledgeable. I would recommend this store to
anyone, It is a definite 10 in my book
- Big Bob
"Awesome fish and a great guy to deal with" I
picked up a dozen Zaire Blue Kitumbas from Dave at the ACA convention
in Chicago. The fish are awesome and Dave was very helpful and
easy to deal with. I will most definately do business with him
again and encourage everyone to give him a try...You won't be
Dave, the owner, is a hobbyist and breeds his cichlids in the basement
of the store. He has great quality cichlids as well as some community
fish. His show tanks are amazing! Great prices, too.
"Something Fishy is the best in Northern Ohio" Dave
and his whole staff are helpful and friendly every time I am there.
If you have any questions about cichlids this is the place to go.
Dave the owner is very enthusiastic about his fish business and
knowledgeable about cichlids. Very clean tanks and store. On a
scale of 1 to 10 this place is a 10!
"Best shop in NE Ohio" Been to the store
many times and they always have a nice selection of quality fish.
Very dependable and knowledgable, I feel very confident when buying
cichlids from Something Fishy.
"Awesome fish, Great Prices, Great Service.
"Proffesional Operation"...enough said
"Great shop. Great Owner" Something Fishy
is a wonderful fish shop with a nice selection of quality stock.
The owner is Dave, who is friendly and courteous. Not much more
you could ask for.
"Best freshwater fish store in cleveland area" I
stopped in to SomethingFishy today to discuss setting up a new
tank. The help was friendly and pointed me to the owner (Dave)
when he couldn't answer my questions. Dave was extremely friendly
and patient. He took the time to answer all my questions even though
the store was extremely busy and never made me feel rushed.
As for the fish quality, they are certainly the best looking fish
I've seen in NE Ohio. If you are looking for Cichlids, this is
the place to go.
"Healthiest Fish in Cleveland" It is
a wondeful thing when someone takes their business seriously. Something
Fishy Inc. has, by far, the healthiest fish of any pet store I've
seen in the Cleveland area. There are larger "supersize" pet
stores, but SF Inc's selection is much superior. The owner is
an honest salesman who has your best interest in mind. Very highly
recommended, with fish from all three Rift Lakes.
"Class A shop" Something fishy is worht
more than the 4 hour drive I made. Very nice selection of fish,stock
is not only grade A but priced to suite.When the Geo's spawn Dave
I will bring some your way. Thanks for everything Dave... Coffee
and fishshop made a rainy day full of sunshine...
Give Something fishy a visit when you are ready for a First class
petshop and you will not regret it.
THANKS AGAIN DAVE!!!!!!!
"Wonderful shop!!" I stopped into Something
Fishy a few weeks ago to gather some information before starting
my next project. They did everything they could to help me get
answers to my questions. All of their fish were top-notch - way
above the quality of any other LFS I've visited in NE Ohio. I'll
gladly purchase from them when I'm ready to start my Tanganyikan
"WOW!" If you want fish you need not
go to somethingfishy because Dave Hale has specimens. Superior
quality, selection, customer service is what you will find there.
I give Dave all my business because he is heads and shoulders above
"Good friend and better shop!" When you
drive up to the store on State Rd, you wonder just how much of
a shop can be here! But step inside and you are immediately struck
by the huge show tanks. Add to that the coffee and comfy couch
to sit and watch the fish from and you wonder how long you can
I stocked my entire tank by emailing Dave and asking for the various
species I wanted in my tank. He got everything and they are great.
I have some beautiful N. Beucheri Gombe, well-colored white Calvus,
and fun-to-watch Pearly Ocellatus. As Dave puts it, he only will
accept fish that are well colored with some F0's to boot.
"The best fish store in NE Ohio! " This
store is run by an enthusiastic hobbyist (Dave Hale) - and you
can see it as soon as you enter. The whole place is spick & span
and the tanks simply look awesome with the best quality fish
I have ever seen in a shop. Only fresh water and specializing
in cichlids, but you will be able to pick up first quality cichlids
of species that nobody else in the area stocks! It would be worth
quite a trip simply to see the 3 big show tanks - Malawi, Tanganyikan & South
American. Dave is very friendly & knowledgable and you can
get a good coffee at his shop too. Store hours are somewhat irregular,
so call ahead if you have a long trip to the store.