If you have a passion for fish and indoor aquariums, then you’re in luck. Atlanta has some of the best and most interesting supply stores in the Southeast. From high-end aquarium design and installation to the most fantastic varieties of fresh and saltwater fish, you’ll find everything you need and more when you check out these treasures.

Just one of the many interesting fish at Marine Fish and Reef. (Credit= Jackie Kass)

Marine Fish & Reef
1801 Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 321-8404

Hours: Mon to Fri – 12 p.m.- 7 p.m.,  Sat – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

If fish are your passion, then Marine Fish & Reef is your place. This aquatic super store is filled with a complete selection of saltwater and freshwater fish, plus all those supplies you’ll ever need to keep your aquarium and fish clean, healthy and disease-free. The knowledgeable and highly trained staff can answer any questions you might have and will happily make informed recommendations. This gem of a store has been in business for 17 years and is a great local resource for fish and aquarium supplies.

Atlanta has many great supply stores for salt and freshwater fish (Credit= Jackie Kass)

Optimum Aquarium
840 Ernest Barrett Pkwy NE
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(678) 594-2272

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Owner Greg Housley has been passionate about fish since 1985 and made his dream come true by opening Optimum Aquarium in 2004. Optimum Aquarium offers the ultimate selection of fish and aquarium supplies for salt and freshwater tanks, plus water gardens and ponds. The store also offers money-saving specials, which change weekly. If you’re looking for the best fish and aquarium supplies, a trip to Kennesaw may be in order.

Sea Atlanta Aquariums & Fish
10305 Medlock Bridge Rd.
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(770) 813-3207

Hours: Tue to Sat – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.. Sun – 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sea Atlanta in Johns Creek offers high-end aquarium design and installation for people who want only the best, in addition to great warranties and timely, professional maintenance visits. Their showroom is fully stocked with healthy fish and corals of all sizes and colors. You’ll also discover the latest supplies to maintain the health and cleanliness of your beautiful aquarium. For a healthy and harmonious habitat that exceeds your expectations, be sure to give the pros at Sea Atlanta a call today.

Pure Reef
12900 Highway 9 North
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 754-7971

Hours: Mon to Fri – 11a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pure Reef in Alpharetta is the ultimate high-end fish and aquarium supply store. In fact, owners Jorge and Angela Medina have installed custom aquariums for many of Atlanta’s celebrities and athletes. The gorgeous, modern store specializes in marine fish and evokes a sense of fascination upon walking through its doors. Pure Reef sells premium products from more than fifty high-end suppliers. For fish, corals, aquariums and supplies, Pure Reef is a perfect choice for discerning customers who want only the best.

Atlanta Exotic Pets
4015 Holcomb Bridge Rd.
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 455-4407

Hours: Mon to Thur – 11 a.m.-7p.m.,  Fri to Sat – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

This is one cool store. Not only does Atlanta Exotic Pets sell fresh and saltwater fish and aquarium supplies, but it also offers an interesting variety of reptiles and arachnids, birds and small animals. In the fish department, you’ll discover the coolest lionfish and freshwater blue angelfish. Atlanta Exotic Pets offers a selection to suit every taste and budget. Be sure to check it out.

For the ultimate fish experience, be sure to check out the world’s largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium, located right here in Atlanta.

Jackie Kass is a freelance writer from Atlanta with more than twenty years of writing experience. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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