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Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish
Address: 5121 Crestway Dr., Suite 300
City, State: San Antonio, TX
ZIP: 78239
Phone: (210)599-9444
Web site: Click here
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Xenoterranos has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 18, 2007
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"Dave's great, Awsome Store."
Seriously, well over a hundred tanks when we has them all up and running. If you're ever in San Antonio, you won't regret stopping by. Went in with a list of fish AND questions, and he took care of everything. He asked a lot of questions about my tank, almost like he wanted to make sure my tank was going to be a healthy place for his fish :)
Overall, a top notch store with an insane selection.
dwschacht has used this retailer 3-10 times. March 16, 2007
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"He loves his fish"
If I had not seen the care that Dave takes with each and every fish, I would not believe it myself. Every fish in his store is treated as his personal pet. The care that he gives them is better than what I have seen in any other store in my lifetime. I will buy my Cichlids from him in the future.

When I entered the store, he asked me what setup I had and what I wanted to do, he made sugestions and even told me not to buy a bristlenose pleco because it was too small. (I have a crayfish and he said that the pleco would not be safe enough until it was larger.)
shelload has used this retailer 3-10 times. March 15, 2007
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"Dave's is a 11 in my book"
On a scale of 1 to 10 Dave's has to be an 11. Dave has lots of fantastic Cichlids, Synodontis catfish and plecos. The selection is just unbelievable. He has from fry to adult breeders of most Africans and if he is out of something it doesn't take long to get in what you need.
His selection of Holey Rock is like no other along with his driftwood.
Dave is the most knowledgable person as far as fish go that I have ever met. I am constantly asking questions and he is happy to answer any questions or identify any fish that I may send a pic of.
As far as Africans, South Americans, Central Americans and New world Cichlids I would have to say that he ranks up on top, especially in San Antonio. There is no one that compares.
Plus Dave is just a great young man that has been working hard at his retail and online business.
RAPAHOLIK_210 has used this retailer 3-10 times. March 15, 2007
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"great fish great guy a+++"
dave is a great guy and full of fish knowledge. very very informative and has an awsome selection of the best quality fish from africans to s/a and c/a cichlids and even rare cats and plecos.hands down best LFS in the TEXAS region. will do business again and again!!!
even if i didnt live in san antonio i would still do business.
frschul has used this retailer 1 time. February 22, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great Guy, Great Fish, Knowledgeable dealer"
Dave is an easy person to work with, Fish were nice and I would deal with him again... Fish came in "A OK".
clark4makk has used this retailer 1 time. February 6, 2007
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"Great place to get quailty fish!!!"
Dave enjoys what he does and it shows in his knowledge and willingness to share it with his customers. He has a great selection of fish with great pricing. I will be getting all my fish from Dave in the future.
aania777 has used this retailer 3-10 times. January 31, 2007
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"Dave's Rare Fish is the best..Look no further"
I have ordered from Dave at least 5 times and will not order from anyone else. The selection is second to none and Dave is always willing to take time out to discuss the hobby and make recommendations. I have learned that when Dave tells you something, or gives a recommendation you can take his words to the bank. If you have not ordered from Dave, what are you waiting for? If you have ordered in the past, but not recently, do yourself and your tank a favor, drop what you are doing and place an order right now. I can't say enough good about Dave and do him and his business justice. In the rare occasion that Dave does not have a specimen that you are looking for, he will make every effort to obtain the fish and will drop you an email when he finds it. Dave's brand of service blows all other out of the water. I wish every business dealing in my life was as enjoyable as the dealings that I have, and will continue to have with Dave!
jeffmo78 has used this retailer 1 time. December 18, 2006
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"Thanks Dave!"
Great guy! Great fish! Very professional and a honest business man as well. Will be a repeat buyer no doubt about it. If you're new in the hobby or are tired of getting ripped off give this guy a call he will treat you right!
bigvisk has used this retailer 1 time. October 27, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Great fish Great service"
Dave was a pleasure to do business with. he has the largest stock list i have seen. he shipped promptly and the fish were in excellent shape upon arrival. i would recommend looking over the stock list and calling him, email is ok, but so much slower, just call and talk to him. he was very helpful and provided plenty of information, answered all my questions and i will definetly buy from him when setting up my next tank. the price is fair, its no discount, but its fair. thanks dave, you have one more satisfied customer to add to your list, and ill be back.
has used this retailer 1 time. October 3, 2006
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"Exquisite fish and great businessman"
Dave was great. Answered all my questions. Ordered 6 S.multipunctatus, all arrived alive and healthy with brilliant markings. Will definetely shop with Dave again. Thanks Dave
netman1969 has used this retailer 1 time. August 18, 2006
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"Absolutely Outstanding!"
Just met Dave for the first time today at his new store. I was absolutely shocked by the quantity and quality of his selection of fish, it is... in a word... amazing! I spent well over an hour there just visiting with Dave, asking questions, and admiring the fish. As a longtime customer of another local store, I believe I have found a new supplier, hangout, and friend. If you're looking for a knowledgable, professional hobbyist who also happens to own a fish store, this is him.
BigRed has used this retailer 1 time. September 5, 2006
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"The absolute best!"
Daves Rare aquirum fish is a top notch facility. I have bought fish from sevral different sources and Dave ranks up there with the best!
The communication with Dave is excellent. I know I called him over 10 times regarding my order and everytime he was pleasent and professional. When you see the "rare" in Daves rare Aquarium fish, it is just that! He was able to obtain a fish for me that most people would not even believe existed. So if you are looking for the truly "rare" stuff and want to deal with a gentleman that will accept nothing less than the highest quality fish and products I stongly recomend using Dave. If there is a fish you want and it's not on his website...shoot him an email. Dave is connected. Dave is honest and Dave will only send you the highest quailty. The packaging that my fish came in was extrodinary! I think my fish would have survived a week in transit. I will certainly buy from Dave again and recomend him as one of the best in the United States. Within the next 1-3 years I see Daves buisness growing and if you have been into cichlids for a long time then you understand that reputation is everything! I have a degree in Biology myself and Dave also holds a degree I think it may be Biology as well. He knows what he's talking about and from an academic stand point, he's right on! He is far from the guy trying to hustle quanity out of a basement. Botttom line-He Knows and Cares greatly about the integrity of this hobby!
Intermingl has used this retailer 10 or more times. March 15, 2007
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If you like cichlids....Dave's is the place to be.....

Huge numbers of fish and tanks....lots of rock....unbelievable selection....orders regularly....

Dave was very knowledgeable, and willing to answer questions and jus shoot the breeze about fish......awesome.....this is also a local store for me......lucky me....i will be in there regularly and so should everyone else

also has online ordering and ships to your door, for all of you that don't live in Texas
Intermingl has used this retailer 2-3 times. July 30, 2006
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Finally found Dave's place. took me a couple times. But now that there is a sign on the door it was a sinch..

Huge numbers of fish and tanks....lots of rock....unbelievable selection....orders regularly....

Dave was very knowledgeable, and willing to answer questions and jus shoot the #%$& about fish......awesome.....this is also a local store for me......lucky me....i will be in there regularly and so should everyone else
Absolut101 has used this retailer 1 time. July 17, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Great selection, huge store"
More tanks than you can count, endless selection. Dave was very knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. Local store for me, so no shipping required (lucky I guess!!). Fish are healthy, happy, and look great in my tank. Thanks again Dave.
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