David Hale began Something Fishy in 1991. Dave has been involved with tropical fish and the pet industry for over 38 years and specializes in the breeding of award-winning African Rift Lake Cichlids and other tropical fish. We expanded into our own building in 2002. Housing our retail store and fish hatchery all under one roof. In 2014, we purchased a second building and expanded our fish breeding.
In 2020, we completely moved the retail store to our second building. This new retail location offers a large increase in gallons maintained for retail stock. That means more fish and bigger selection!
Between our two buildings, we run over 500 tanks and about 33,000 gallons of fresh water. We are serious about what we do!
about the store
Something Fishy Inc provides the largest, healthiest, and most diverse selection of African Cichlids in Northeastern Ohio! Our fish are showcased in our range of custom acrylic aquariums, including 450 gallon, 375 gallon, and bi-level 165 gallon tank.
If you have not kept African cichlids, you are in for a treat! Our tanks contain some of the most beautiful freshwater fish you will ever see. People new to the hobby often confuse our aquariums for saltwater tanks. However, African cichlids also provide much greater “action” and the ability to keep higher stocking levels than saltwater fish. Plus, African cichlids are kept in freshwater setups, which means they are a good introduction for new hobbyists and are affordable to keep. While cichlids are our specialty, we offer a large selection of freshwater fish, plants, and aquarium supplies for every hobbyist!
Our Mission is Superior Customer Service. Before you go to the fish “superstores”, visit our showroom or give us a call for the most up-to-date stock list.