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RetailersLocal Fish StoresUSOR The Wet Spot Tropical Fish
The Wet Spot Tropical Fish
Address: 4310 NE Hancock St.
City, State: Portland, OR
ZIP: 97213
Map: Click here
Phone: (503) 287-3339
Web site: Click here
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PDX Fishhead has used this retailer 10 or more times. February 1, 2017
Overall Rating: 
"Best LFS I have visited"
I travel a fair amount for work and make a point of visiting tropical fish stores when I do. Wet Spot is by far the best store I have visited. Fortunately for me, it is in the area where I live. Best selection I have seen anywhere and generally the best prices I have seen anywhere. Occasionally I will find a single species at a better price somewhere else but that is rare. Fish are always healthy and staff knows their stuff. They even play cool tunes on the musak.
rooster120 has used this retailer 1 time. September 18, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"Great Mail-Order Experience"
I recently ordered from Wet Spot. It was my first mail order fish attempt.

Everything about the experience was positive. The quality of fish was better than expected (I ordered C. Moorii Blue Dolphins and Rustys). The person I dealt with was very friendly. The price seemed to be in line with what I have seen around the country. The shipping was perfect--all fish alive and in great shape. Overnight shipping was $40.

The next time I order fish on-line, it will definitely be from Wet Spot Tropical Fish.
Schticky Schnauzer has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 24, 2014
Overall Rating: 
"Good quality, Very Reasonable shipping"
I have never been inside the retail location, this review is based on online sales. I have ordered from Wet Spot multiple times. Bought Hueseri, Saulosi, Moori Blue Dolphins, among others. No complaints with fish quality, And always arrives next day before noon. Shipping is cheaper than I've gotten anywhere else, and faster too. I will continue doing business with them.
cichlid-gal has used this retailer 1 time. June 12, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Absolutely the best LFS we have ever visited"
We just had our 1st "in person" visit yesterday to the Wetspot (have also mail ordered and had excellent results). The store was amazing. It has lots of display tanks (both fish and planted) and clean sales tanks full of a wide variety of fish from cichlids to tropicals, many rare. Aquascaping items abound from beautiful plant selections, woods of different shapes and sizes, and huge variety of stone is also available. A great stock of supplies including filters, heaters, nets, etc. etc. are also available. Tanks for sale can be found in a great variety of sizes and shapes many with full setups available for purchase. I have no doubt we will return to the store whenever we are in the Portland area and we will probably plan a trip just for a reason to visit there again.
Pseudeotropheus BB has used this retailer 2-3 times. June 2, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Spectacular experience"
I could only wish we had a LFS like this in my area (I certainly miss the Aquarium Center)and I only wish I could visit this shop. I would be hard pressed to find a finer selection of fish in the entire country. If you are looking for rare fish look no further, I ordered some Danio jaintianensis and at the time believe they were the only shop in the country carrying them and who knows maybe they still are. Yep I mail ordered and could not be happier. Fish arrived nicely packaged and in perfect condition. Fish are currently thriving and believe there has been some spawning.
Lupine has used this retailer 1 time. April 26, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Great Experience"
I ordered online. The communication was prompt and helpful, the livestock is beautiful, all healthy. I will be doing business with them again, tho shipping was a bit high.
Storiwyr has used this retailer 3-10 times. July 19, 2012
Overall Rating: 
"Great selection, but be careful who you trust"
My husband and I have gone there multiple times for stock, food and other fish supplies. Most of the time our experience has been really good, but definitely make sure you already know what you want before you arrive and make sure you quiz the person who helps you a bit to make sure that they know what they're talking about. There's at least one employee who thinks he's an expert on cichlids but clearly does not know his stuff. We ran into him on several occasions, and every time we spoke to him, he told us something else that was 100% wrong (for example, that L. similis and L. multifasciatus are the same species, and that P. demasoni is not an herbivore).
Dawg2012 has used this retailer 2-3 times. May 21, 2012
Overall Rating: 
"Yeah... Great place for fish, especially Cichlids"
Looks like this place hasn't been reviewed in a while. Here's a current state...

Awesome 500g African display tank - now the top of my to-do list!

Very large selection.

Quality fish - both Cichlids and community fish.

Clean and healthy appearing tanks.

Prices were reasonable, but not rock bottom.

Staff was knowledgeable - though they told me the Exochochromis Anagenys would only reach 5" lol.

Detailed receipt with scientific names.

Detailed release instructions.

They can be very busy on the weekends - I recommend a weekday visit.

Overall very pleased. Unless something drastic happens - I will now do all my aquarium related shopping here.
fishwolfe has used this retailer 10 or more times. July 26, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"guess i went on a bad day"
recently my experience hasn't been so great.they do have nice stock and you can find a deal if you look.but the staff recently has been lacking in promptness.the wife and i waited close to 20mins before i had to ask them again for help.i have been going to this shop for years and i will continue because there is really no alternative.but the customer service really has fallen through the floor the last few times i've been there.
brucifer has used this retailer 10 or more times. November 5, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"The Wet Spot is Cichlid Heaven!!!"
This is the best store in the NW for African Cichlids. The staff is helpful and very knowledgable about the fish. The owner has a passion for A. Cichlids and it shows with the incredible stock and the best variety you can find. I highly recommend that all Cichlid lovers buy their fish at the Wet Spot.
Gopherboy128 has used this retailer 1 time. October 20, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"-THE- place to go for Cichlids. Period."
I was referred to The Wet Spot by forum-member Pam Chin, and I am very thankful that she told me about it. The store is easy to find, with parking right up the street. I walked in and immediately felt like a country-boy in the big-city. Fish, fish and more FISH! Fish I didnt even know existed. They had tanks from 500g all the way down to 5g. And I was afraid that with such a big store, I would be lost in the shuffle. But in less than 5 minutes, 3 of the 5 employees came and talked to me all the way in the back corner of the store to see if I needed help. The salesperson I spoke with helped me identify and select the best of the available species I wanted. They even printed out lots of material for me to read, explained the policies and even took time to hear about my tank and my interests in the hobby. Also their prices were great! They had numerous sizes available too. From fry all the way to adults, which made it nice to incorporate my new fish with my existing, so that I dont have small juveniles mixing in with large adults, etc. If you are near Portland, Oregon and need Cichlids, The Wet Spot is the place to go, they also have tetras and other fish, but I didnt take time to look at them, I spent probably 20 minutes looking at their cichlid tanks, and I didnt even see all of them. I've never been treated that well at any store, kind of wished they sold more than fish! :-)
cruton1715 has used this retailer 3-10 times. June 2, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"The ONLY place"
This is the only place I get any of my Africans. HUGE store, HUGE selection. Quality Fish. This is by far the largest fish store in the Portland area.
ShoNuff has used this retailer 10 or more times. May 3, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Best Fish Store in Portland"
I buy all my fish there. Simply the best place to buy cichlids in Portland.
bstuver has used this retailer 1 time. April 11, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Wow great fish!!"
I am from Utah and while visiting Oregon I had to find a fish store that had cichlids just to look at their selection. All I can say is WOW! They have some beautiful fish and if I wasn't flying Southwest when I returned home I would have bought a few and brought them back. There aren't any fish stores in my area that even compare to this. They also had a great selection of other fish as well and they all looked extremely healthy!
phamf has used this retailer 3-10 times. March 7, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Friendly service, quality fish"
Huge fish selection. It is the biggest freshwater pet store in Oregon. Friendly, knowledgable staff and good quality fish. Check out the show tanks. Awesome place. It's like the Cichlid's 'R' US
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