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. – jvkocian
Beautiful, healthy fish and the cleanest tanks you’ll find at a fish store. Dave and his staff are top notch! – Joea
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. I got 15 healthy fish, good customer service. Highly recommended! – panopticon
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 Place!!! Can’t wait to visit my in-laws again so I can go back to Something Fishy…
– WVfish 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. I will be back. Check it out if you are in the area.
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.
This retailer is without a doubt 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
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 disappointed!
– kolopedo 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.
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!
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. Thanks
Professional Operation…enough said
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.
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.
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.
Something fishy is worth 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!!!!!!!
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 setup!!!!
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 the competition.
Step inside and you are immediately struck by the huge show tanks. 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.
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 show tanks. Dave is very friendly & knowledgable.
We drove up to check it out and were blown away by Dave’s hospitality and passion for fish keeping. They have really healthy and meticulously clean tanks. Personally, I’m not into cichlids and came for some healthy plecos and community tank fish. It was awesome. Also, best selection and prices on driftwood and foods.
- M. Wade
Quality fish quality service very friendly and knowledgeable I absolutely love this store and the staff
- T. Taylor
Awesome place...the owner Dave is super helpful! Healthy fish and a large variety. I would definitely recommend checking this place out.
- A. Lehlbach
Amazing, helpful, hardworking, great service, great product, great variety of fish, have gone to for three years and still have the first fish we bought .
- K. Anne
Everyone has been super knowledgeable and helpful. We've dealt with Adam the most, and he pretty much built our cichlid tank with his recommendations and advice in general. Being new to the hobby, he was a ton of help.
- M. Ruic
This store is amazing as are the workers there. They are so patient with someone like myself and my fiance who are just starting out with having a tank and got so much misinformation that nearly killed all of our fish. If we hadn't gone to them I know every single one of them would have died. They answer my plethora of questions in a timely manner. I definitely recommend going to them instead of a pet supply chain for your fish as a lot of those fish will come to you sick and they will not tell you how to properly care for your fish and push their product. 1,000% recommend.
- K. Perry
This is the place to go if you love fish, especially cichlids. Staff is always helpful, knowledgeable, and eager to help. Their fish stock is healthy and well taken care of. I live a good distance away, and I won't go anywhere else for fish.
- K. Grubar
If you love fish, this is a great shop. if you love cichlids, it's a must. if you love Tangynikans, it's a pilgrimage. my eyes couldnt move fast enough to keep up with what I was seeing. Dave, and staff do a great job. Their love for the hobby shows.
- G. Atkins
Great store and beautiful fish! Dave was great with all of our group answering questions and helping us out! We are from Midland, Ontario, Canada and we will be back for sure!
- L. Mountjoy
I’ve had the pleasure to get some great fish and decor from Dave. Him and his staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The store is great and very hard not to spend all your money there. Keep up the great work!
- M. Staten
The owner and employees are SO knowledgeable about all different breeds of fish. They are more than willing to help you with any advice! They always have amazing fish and amazing prices too! Highly recommend.
- C. Schwan
Dave hooked me up with some great frontosa’s. Wow. What a guy, and an unbelievable experience. I’m almost 65 yrs. old, and I felt like a kid in a candy story. Thanks Dave. PS- I drove 5 hrs each way to this store.
- D. Hagerich
I love Dave he is a great guy and always has taken care of us in the last decade. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with! I would recommend anyone who wants cichlids to go here. Thank you Something Fishy!
- K. Thomas
I have been doing business with the owner Dave for nearly a decade now and he really cares about his business and his fish unlike many other breeders and pet stores who only want to sell their fish and do not care for them. Dave will take the time to educate you and he will respond to e-mails faster than lightening and work with you to get rare fish he breeds. I recently bought a couple Blue Zaire Frontosa cichlids that I have been waiting on the fry to grow into juveniles and he emailed me back promptly giving me his schedule for the week...very professional and takes pride in his fish/business.
- L. Vencius