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Montreal - My current Montreal Stores


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#1 upc239

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:13 AM

Ok, this may help some of you..so here I go:

List Valid as of Feb 28 2009

1) #1 For cheap prices..is... Aquatropicale on Decarie (corner Ferrier) and the other one on the South Shore (Tashereau blvd, Brossard). Fish are usually 2 for 1.
Conditions are usually not good (sorry for being honest guys). Limited selection of Pleco's (currently have Orange Seam, Clown's and your regular others). Had a bunch of Panaque Royals and half of them died in the tank. However, they usually have the best prices in Town. (PS, you can bargain with them also). Make sure you put the fish in a Quarantine tank when you get home. You get what you pay for.


2) Big Al's - Near Sources. Prices are decent for fish. Have a few nice choices of plecos (most of the time). I find they re-order at too slow of a rate. Currently have Gold nuggets, Galaxies, etc... Ive bought 3 Galaxies there recently. they are doing pretty good! No Bargaining with them. Clean conditions. Not as huge as selection as I've seen in the T.O. Wish they had a bigger store
UPDATED: OCT 09 - No Longer called BIG AL's. Same owner though.


3) Nature Pet Store - St Jean blvd, West Island. They get some nice choices of plecos, some times. Currently have a nice Deal of Green phantoms and Blue Diamonds (59 & 69$ for 4-5 inchers!) Biggest choices of fishes Ive seen in Montreal so far. I'd say more on the expensive side, except for the odd specials.


4) Nature Pet Store Lasalle - Newman BLVD. Usually same choices and prices as above. Less tanks & a generally a bit higher prices too (even though they dont want to admit it). Forget about any bargaining with them. Store is clean at least and conditions are good. Catch them when they get their Columbian orders and you're sure to get the more rare plecos.


5) Aquarium du Nord, St Hubert (near St. Zotique). Small store, great service. Make sure to ask for Mathieu. They usually have those more exotic plecos, hiding in those small tanks. You need to look really good to find them. Prices for plecos are average. I've bought some nice size Gold Nugget and king Tiger (L066) from them. Conditions are average and space is very limited in the tank isle (one isle)..small tanks...No Salt Water fish. This store was a precious find.


6) Aquarius store, on Jean-Talon near Iberville. My first visit was today. Medium size store, decent collection of tropical fish (no salt water fish). Currently have an amazing special on L200s Green Phantom -39$. I was tempted to pick him up, but im not too impressed with L200s in general. Clean, conditons are good. Prices are average to higher.


7) Aquarium du Monde, Jean-Talon near Lacordaire. I think the store is closed to public and acts more like a distributor. Call before you go. Mon-Fri 9-5pm - Im planning on paying a visit soon.

I'll post more as I find them, and please do Likewise.

Edited by upc239, 23 October 2009 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:08 PM

Fantastic Post! Thanks and welcome to the forum.

Dont forget Oliver - Belowwater, although I am not sure if he sells to people living in Montreal and surrounding area...

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:30 PM

Fantastic Post! Thanks and welcome to the forum.

Dont forget Oliver - Belowwater, although I am not sure if he sells to people living in Montreal and surrounding area...



He doesn't sell to people in the province of Quebec, at least he didn't a while back.
Does not want to compete with the businesses he sells fish to.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 06:11 AM

He sells wholesale only in QC not retail. If you have a GST number then you are good to go.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:05 PM

Hello,

Since I live near Montreal, here are also my finding and some comments on the ones you allready mentionned :

1) AquaTropical : www.aquatropicale.com
The prices are very good, most of the time they have a promotion of 2 for 1 on every fish. But their fish and tank are not in the best condition.
I bought almost all my drifwood (malaysian) at this place, but they had nothing this week whe I went. Sometime they received more than 100+ pieces of malaysian drifwood and the prices vary between $5-35 (maybe 1-30lbs pieces!).
They also have some good price on new tank, sometime tey also have some used tank for cheap. The one on Ferrier is much better than the one in Brossard. They also have a shop in Laval, but never had the chance to go.

2) Big Al's
They generaly have the best choice of pleco.
They price are good and the fish are in very good condition most of the time.
But since the last year, they don't have many pleco.
They have some Adonis right now and the one mentionned before.
I bought almost all my pleco over there (maybe 60-70%).
And when they received them, it's not only 1-2, but more than 20+, so you have a good selection if you want to breed them for exemple.
They also have a good selection of oddballs most of the time, this year I saw : Datnoide, Ray (Tee Cup & Motoro), Wolffish (red), Piranha (Red, Black & Sanchezi), Wolffish (Red and Bleheri), Bichir (Senegalus & Ornate), Lungfish, Gar, Leaffish.
You won't see those at AquaTropical or Nature !
They also have their weekly special that you can find on their website :
www.bigalscanada.com/Stores/Specials/specials.html

3) Nature : www.naturepet.com
They generaly always have the same selection of pleco : L128, L200, L190, L201, L330. Sometime they have something different, 1-2 times a year they have some 6-8" Royal L190/330. The fish are generaly in good shape, but they are expensive.
Nauture in Lasalle generaly have a better selection.

4) Aquarium du Nord
I think I went there one time 3 years ago, nice place, but like upc239 said, you need to find the pleco, but the best choice is to ask where they are.

5) Aquarius : www.aquariusweb.qc.ca
Very nice place, very clean, fair price.
On the seond floor, they have some very nice show tank.

6) Aquarium du Nord
Also know as Worldfish, never went there.
Some pople said that it's quite hard to enter, sometime is open, sometime it's close, like upc239 said, call before making the trip.
I think that they have a account on this forum and they post their price once, but there was some confusion. They had a website, but its is down since a month maybe, but it was still in construction.


7) Subaquatique : www.subaquatique.ca
Nice little place at 30 min from Montreal. Clean tank and fair price.
Not a lot of tank, they had no pleco the last time I went this summer.

8) Safari
I went to 3 of their shop :
- St-Jean Blvd (2 min from Nature) : maybe 10 tank in the back of the store, no pleco the last time I went. look like a local fish store in a village nothing exiting...
- Brossard (Tacherau Blvd) : Similar to Nature, not a very good choice of pleco most of the time. Clean tank and nice & expensive fish. The store setup is very nice, it look like a jungle with a crashed airplane in the middle.
- St-Hubert Dix30 : Similar to the one in Brossard. I went to take a look last summer, they ony had L75 & L200. They were in very good shape, but they were asking $75 ! The store setup is amazing, all the tank (maybe 100+) are in a big pirate boat. When you buy there, I think that you also pay for their expensive store setup !


As for BelowWater, Oliver doesn't sell to people directly in Quebec. But you can ask LFS like Nature and Big Al's to order fish from him if you know what he have in stock (sometime they can order from him if it's a nice order, but they won't for only 1 fish).
If you live between Montreal and Quebec City, one of his friend sell fish form him. The prices are very similar to the prices posted by Rich every month. He deliver directly to your door, you can find some info on his website, but it's not up to date, ask him for a more recent list by email :
www.poissonsquebec.com

Chouin

Edited by Chouin, 01 March 2009 - 06:11 PM.

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:58 AM

Thanks Chouin for the update! I usually visit these stores every couple of weeks. If I see some nice plecos, I will definetly post them somewhere on this site. I'll find the right place to post them or Im sure the moderator will show me the way! PS, NIce blue diamonds and Green Phantoms at Nature St. Jean BLVD. Nice Gold nuggets @ Big Al's - West Island.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:25 AM

BIG AL's no more in Montreal. Owner left the franchise. Store still there under new name. Anyhow, wasn't too impressed with their stock selection in the past year.

Oct 22 09 - Nice Pleco's at Aquarium du Nord on St. Hubert street. Para plecos, Inspector, Sunshine Pleco, Mango/Magnum.

Edited by upc239, 23 October 2009 - 02:28 AM.

L007, L014, L015, L018, L46, L048, L066, L075, L091, L114, L129, L134, L168, L190, L200, L201, L205, L206, L240, L318/401, L330, L333, LDA031

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 06:30 AM

Hello From Montreal,

I went to AquaTropical on Ferrier and they just received a LOT of Malaysian Driftwood !
And they sell them for cheap, the bigger ones (maybe more than15-20 lbs each, more than 50 pieces to chose from of this size) were $70 and for the Boxing Week, they are at 65% discount.

As for pleco, they are quite rare at the moment...

Twit Palace (Boucherville) : 2" L136b (look like L201 inspector)
Nature (Pointe-Claire, 3 weeks ago) : 3" L190, 6" L191
Nature (Lasalle) : 2" L75, 2" L239
Aquatica (old Big Al's, Pointe-Claire) : 2" L340

I may also have some L066 fry in the near future to sell.

Have a Great Day Shopping !
Chouin

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:49 AM

Hey Chouin..just noticed your last post now.

Be sure to Aquarium du Nord on St. Hubert... Have some nice Pleco selections available.
L007, L014, L015, L018, L46, L048, L066, L075, L091, L114, L129, L134, L168, L190, L200, L201, L205, L206, L240, L318/401, L330, L333, LDA031

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:16 AM

Can you tell us what they have ?
Thanks, Chouin

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:01 AM

No Prob:
L91
L201
L129
L200
L37
L52
L34
L244

thx
L007, L014, L015, L018, L46, L048, L066, L075, L091, L114, L129, L134, L168, L190, L200, L201, L205, L206, L240, L318/401, L330, L333, LDA031

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:19 AM

Hello,
I went to Nature in Lasalle today and here is what they have :
- 3-4" Triactis L91
- 3" Vampire L241
- 2" L235
- 1.5" Clown Pleco

And I came back home with a sweet 3" Royal L27 Tocantin !

Also, two weeks ago Twit Palace (Boucherville) had 6" L124.

Chouin

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:29 AM

Hello,
I went to AquaTropical on Ferrier Street today and here is what they have :
- 3-4" Triactis L91 @ $80
- 3" Vampire L241 @ $80
- 3" Royal L190 @60 (only 1x)
- 1" L129 @ $30
- Commun, Clown, Ancistrus, ...

All fish are in Special 2 for 1.
I bought 1x L91 & 1x L241.

Have a Great Weekend

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 05:53 PM

As an FYI, I'm selling the same size L91 for a quarter the price. PM me if you're interested.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:06 AM

Hi Chouin. Im going to subscribe to this thread..i didnt see your post from March 5th until today!

A month ago I bought 8 L129 @ 10$ EACH (THEY WERE 20$ each but 2 for 1)
L007, L014, L015, L018, L46, L048, L066, L075, L091, L114, L129, L134, L168, L190, L200, L201, L205, L206, L240, L318/401, L330, L333, LDA031

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 12:50 AM

Hello Everyone,

Here are some LFS location in the Montreal Region :

http://www.canadaple...66&d=1273106981

A - Nature Pointe-Claire
6361 Route Transcan. #119
Complexe Pointe-Claire
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R5A5

B - Aquatica (old Big Al's)
2315G Autoroute Transcanadienne
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R5Z5

C - Nature St-Dorothee
960 Chemin Dessertes
Mega Center Ste-Dorothée
Ste-Dorothée, QC H7X3S9

D - Nature St-Martin
1791 Boul. St Martin
Laval, QC H7S1N2

E - Aquatropical Montreal
5335, rue Ferrier
Montreal, QC H4P 1M1

F - Nature Lasalle
8350 Newman Boulevard
Lasalle, QC, H8N1X9

G - Nature Anjou
6200 Bld. L.H.Lafontaine
Anjou, QC H1M1S9

H - Twit Palace
1200-A Place Nobel
Boucherville, QC, J4B 5L2

I - Safari DIX30
9750 boulevard Leduc
Brossard, QC J4Y 0B3

J - Aquarius
2347 Rue Jean Talon Est
Montreal, QC H2E 1V8

K - Aquarium du Nord
6366 St-Hubert
Montreal, QC H2S 2M2

L - Aquatropical Brossard
8245, boul. Taschereau Ouest
Brossard, QC J4Y 1A4

M - Nature Alexis Nihon
1500 Atwater
Plaza Alexis Nihon F09
Westmount, QC H3Z1X5

N - Nature Brossard
6633A Boul. Taschereau
Brossard, QC J4Z 1A7

O - Aquatropical Laval
398 Cure-Labelle
Chomedey, Laval, QC H7V 2S3

P - Aquatropical St-Leonard
5977 Belanger Est
St-Leonard, Qc H1T 1G8

Q - Chouin House !

Please let me know if you want me to add some more, I may be able to edit the map !

Chouin

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)


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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:22 AM

You forgot the best one, Below Water! I am sure Oliver would not appreciate his address posted here though ;)

Map looks awesome!

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 01:50 PM

Chouin....thanks buddy for the map.... I hope to be able to visit a few of these places you suggested :)

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:42 PM

Hi,
Aquatropical on Ferrier have :

3-4" L91 @ $80
3-4" L241 (or L24) @ $80 (only 1)
3" L128 @ $80
3" L200 @ $80
3-4" L235 @ ? (only 1)
2" LDA33 (I think) @ $80

All fish are in Special 2 for 1.
I was not able to resist (again :P), I went home with 2x L91...

Thank You
Chouin

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:54 AM

AquaTropical (E on the map) change location ;
6900, boul.Decarie
Cote St.Luc, Quebec
H3X 2T8
It is 2 min. from their old place :P

125g: L007, 3x L24, 3x L114, 2x L160, L190, 2x Adonis

125g : 3x L25, L81, 2x L114, 2x L160, L200

125g : Mega Barrae, 3x L24, L106, L177, 2x L273 Yellow, 3x L273 red, L425, L600

75g: 
50g: 2x L160, L257, 4x LDA33
Montreal (Quebec)





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