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RetailersMail-Order FishUSNY Atlantis Tropical Fish Hatchery
Atlantis Tropical Fish Hatchery
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City, State: Gardiner, NY
ZIP: 12525
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Phone: (845) 255-5871
Web site: Click here
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ericseyferth has used this retailer 1 time. June 29, 2017
Overall Rating: 
"They appear to be out of business"
Although the website is active and lists inventory there was no response to email and calling their telephone number resulted in a "this number is no longer in service" message.
michael21esposito has used this retailer 2-3 times. May 21, 2015
Overall Rating: 
"Great Knowledge / Selection"
Sean is the new owner and he has done a great job stocking and keeping a great variety of fish. He has a wealth of knowledge and is very helpful. I found his pricing to be reasonable. I have bought 6 fish from him and am buying 6 more this weekend. Atlantis is the only place to buy Cichlids!
dovetail has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 28, 2013
Overall Rating: 
"Best There Is"
Thank you ATLANTIS and Jon. My special guest arrived from Africa and is doing very well. Will invite more guests when I find more room.You guys ROCK.
BOB from Woodhaven
cichlid-gal has used this retailer 1 time. July 31, 2012
Overall Rating: 
"Great Vendor to Work with"
Just made my first wild purchase through Atlantis. Weather was very hot and I had some concerns about shipping all the way across county. Jon at Atlantis worked with me and we came up with a shipping plan. Fish arrived right on time and in great health. Loving my new wilds and will look to Atlantis again because the fish and the service are spectacular!!!
det_lions87 has used this retailer 1 time. June 12, 2012
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent communication and fish"
Very prompt in responding to all of my email inquiries. Held fish until my tank was fully setup and ready for the fish. Ordered 7 Multi's and recieved 8 that were in excellent shape and extremely healthy. A few days later and all fish are still doing great. Would recommend and will be buying from again in the future.
joeyrm has used this retailer 2-3 times. February 11, 2012
Overall Rating: 
"great resource"
I am lucky enough to be within 1:15 of their NY site. I have been stocking an all male Peacock tank and have found their prices and their fish to be the best. In fact I was at a higher end retailer paying 2.5 times Atlantis's price when their truck rolled in to drop of a dozen boxes of fish (won't make that mistake again). When they say 4"-5" fish, they actually underestimate. Can't beat the price or the quality
brice.phillips has used this retailer 1 time. February 1, 2011
Overall Rating: 
"Great from the start!"
Aside from FedEx doing their best to botch this delivery, Atlantis delivered outstanding specimens that were the promised size, sex and quality. I got a personal call from Jon to set up delivery and he made me comfortable with my first fish shipment ever. Picked up 5 large male Haps from him, and they were all at least the size he promised, some even a bit larger (thanks Jon)! Would certainly recommend to anyone, especially first timers. Came packed very well also (aside from FedEx destroying the box). Had enough heat packs to keep the fish bag water at 70+ degrees, even in 20 degree January Maryland weather. I thought "disaster ahead" when I saw the crushed box, but was then pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and saw a super happy Placidochromis Electra looking at me! 5/5 stars. I will certainly shop again with Atlantis.
slyman17 has used this retailer 1 time. December 22, 2010
Overall Rating: 
"Very happy"
WOW was the first word to come to my mind when I opened the shipping box. The fish were beautiful, especially the NGARA Flame Tail. Jon was great. Great communication throughout. Huge selection and good prices. I will definitely do business with them again.
mcfish has used this retailer 1 time. November 24, 2010
Overall Rating: 
"Tricoti &Cyp order"
I ordered 20 Benthochromis tricoti and 10 Speckleback Cyps. All arrived alive and in great shape. Will order from them again.
frosty1 has used this retailer 1 time. June 28, 2010
Overall Rating: 
"Impressive - purchased at NY Site"
Visited Atlantis NY location and purchased 2 Male Peacocks. Selection was impressive and all fish appeared to be in excellent condition. The facility was clean and organized with several hundred it seemed tanks in operation. Very very knowlegeable staff and made sure I received the best specimen available of each fish. I assure you these fish are kept in tanks not overcrowded and properly. I will make another trip again in a few weeks, now after seeing what they're all about, I'll call to reserve via phone knowing the stock is top notch.
Lawsman has used this retailer 1 time. April 12, 2010
Overall Rating: 
"First time buyer-will definitely buy againl "
I ordered from Atlantis some WC Julidochromis Marlieri last week. The fish arrived well packaged and looked great! This is my first time I have purchased from Atlantis, but it won't be my last. They responded promptly to my emails and was more than happy to discuss options over the phone. Very courteous and professional. Best of all, fish are awesome and settling in new home well!
Thank you Atlantis!
Nemo8840 has used this retailer 1 time. February 4, 2010
Overall Rating: 
"NICE FISH, NICE STAFF"
chase0830 has used this retailer 1 time. December 18, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Phenominal Service, Phenominal Fish!"
Simply put, Atlantis has it all. First off, Peter took his time answering every question I had about anything and everything. I even changed my order 3 times(called him 5 times) and he was a perfect gentleman every step of the way. He never sounded aggravated one bit. His knowledge of the fish he deals with is exceptional as well. I could go on-and-on but I think you get the picture. Now for the fish I received, AMAZING! I am doing an all male Peacock tank and wanted to make sure what I was getting were male. Well, the fish are all about 3-3.5" and have beautiful color already(Ruby Red, Maylandi Sulferhead, Lemon Jake, Red Shoulder). His packing job was excellent. They had to travel in 20 degree weather with heat packs but arrived in perfect condition. If using Atlantis I garantee you will not be disappointed. Can't wait to place my next order. Thanks Peter!
prov356 has used this retailer 1 time. November 23, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Quality stock, quallity service"
I purchased some wild caught triglochromis otostigma along with some parcyprichromis nigripinnis. Very impressed with quality of stock and service and would highly recommmend Atlantis.
areuben has used this retailer 1 time. September 25, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Beautiful stock - great service"
I have ordered many, many times on-line in the last 7-8 years, which is where I get most of my fish. This is the first time I have tried Atlantis and I was really impressed with the quality of the fish I received and the prompt service - from questions being answered to getting the fish shipped - flawless. I was a little reluctant ( as we always are with a new supplier) but with my regular suppliers unable to find me fish for close to a year, I thought I'd give Atlantis a try - they had the fish I was looking for. I ordered some synodontis granulosus, as well as some petricolas and the fish are REALLY NICE specimens - I am over the top with what I received.
Thanks Peter and hope to do business with you again.
CrabbyMatty has used this retailer 2-3 times. December 8, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Deja Vu All Over Again"
Review updated 12/8/2009.

Well I made my second trip, a 3-hour drive one way to see Peter and the fish. I knew what I was heading up there for. I had chatted with Peter several times in advance of the drive, so I knew I'd be picking up some great fish. I never mind paying shipping for online fish. I feel it's one of those things one must do to obtain quality and selection. Atlantis is driving distance and to be able to hand pick my beauties is a real treat. Driving home with a box full of fish that you picked out makes you forget about the 350 mile roundtrip.

Of course I will return again. He already knows a couple more varieties that I have my sights set on. When they show up on his list I will be making the drive again.

Thanks again to Peter and John for making my last visit another memorable one.
jucaben has used this retailer 1 time. June 23, 2009
Overall Rating: 
""A TRIP WELL WORTH IT""
Just made my first trip to Atlantis on June 20th. I had been hoping to make a trip to Atlantis for awhile, so when my wife said she was taking me there for Fathers Day I was pretty excited. When I got there the five words that best describe Atlantis are, WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW. This place is just amazing. Everywhere you look you see some amazing fish. The QUALITY and SELECTION of fish is just unbelievable. I would like to give a BIG Thank You to Jenn for all her help and patience (we were there for 2 hours) with my indecision on what fish to get. If you live close enough to make the trip I would definitely recommend it.
Elwoodscichlids has used this retailer 1 time. June 5, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Great experience with Atlantis"
Just wanted to drop a note to let you all know that I had a very good/great experience with John & Peter at Atlantis. Looking for some Calvus & Compressicepts earlier this year. Had about 7 guys in with me on this relatively large & sometimes confusing order. Before the order was placed, several changes had to be made as me & my friends were constantly wanting to change their order. We all finally made up our minds as to what we all wanted & John was VERY accomodating throughout this process & when the fish arrived, they were packaged neatly and all organized with separate bags for each customer. Everybody got exactly what they ordered & all were quite pleased with their fish. My Calvus & Comps are doing "swimingly" well. Great guys at Atlantis. Thanks John!
wsa88 has used this retailer 3-10 times. May 21, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Once again I'm very pleased!!"
Could not be more happy. Went up there and once again I was mind blown. Awesome fish awesome selection. Worth every minute of the three hour drive there. My lampricthys are eating like champs.
Wolfwolf has used this retailer 1 time. April 30, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Very Good Experience"
I just bought 10 premium acei and they look great. Overnight shipped with no problem. Peter was helpful and answered my questions. Wish they were closer to me the shipping was expensive but the fish were way better than my LFS had. I will use them again when my wife lets me get another tank.
kuabzoo has used this retailer 1 time. April 8, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"AWESOME!"
I just receive my fish today from Atlantis and I was AMAZE. The fishes were very active and healthy. As soon as I put them in the tank, they were already searching for food. Also, the staff were very helpful when I called them and they were very friendly to talk to. I'm looking forward to ordering some more fishes from them. =D
RedHaze has used this retailer 1 time. March 29, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Would order from again, no hesitation"
I contacted Atlantis to oreder a group of Maingano, and they were very friendly and accommodating when setting a ship/delivery date. Fish all arrived alive and very healthy. The next time I place an order I will definitely check to see if they have what I want in stock before all others. What a great place to order fish.
Lioncov has used this retailer 1 time. March 1, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent Experience"
I went to Atlantis for the first time yesterday with a group (ECC). I was very impressed with the facility and the quality of the fish avaliable. The crew at Atlantis is very friendly and knowledgable. I definately would like to go back again.
gmoses has used this retailer 1 time. March 1, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"A wonderful way to spend the day..."
I was able to go for my first visit to Atlantis with a large group yesterday and i was like a fish lover in a fish store... oh i mean a kid in the candy store... Some really beautiful fish and great selection... The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Picked bunch of wc africans at a great price. Definitely look forward to getting more tanks so i can shop there again.
allaboutafricancichlids has used this retailer 2-3 times. February 28, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent quality and Professional Staff = worthwhile Trip"
Had the pleasure to visit the store and see all the varieties of fish. The Staff was helpful and very knowledgable.
Heyguy74 has used this retailer 2-3 times. February 28, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Wow whaht a great place"
I was able to get Atlantis this afternoon. Boy, was I in heaven. Fish tanks all over the place. A lot of nice species. Some of the breeding stock are huge. It was clean and a very professional setup. I would recommend anybody who is even a half hearted fish keeper to check this place out. I have also had fish shipped from here before. All came in healthy and still look great.
EastCoastCichlids has used this retailer 1 time. February 28, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"The Absolute Best Selection...and Quality, Too!"
Thanks to Peter and Jenn for taking the group at EastCoastCichlids in for a Saturday!!! The selection and quality of stock were phenomenal, and the care taken by owner and staff were second to none.
Jenn is the absolute best at sexing species and helping out with selection, and Jon and Peter waited on all of us and made us feel right at home!
The BEST!
aquatics101 has used this retailer 3-10 times. February 27, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"An Excellent Fish Buying Experience"
I have purchased many,many fish from Atlantis and can only say that each and every purchase has been superb! Quality,selection,extremely affordable prices and excellent customer service is why I am a repeat customer.
emtbmike has used this retailer 10 or more times. February 15, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"TOP QUALITY FISH, EXCELLENT PRICES, FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF"
Atlantis has top quality fish at excellent prices. They have a great selection of african cichlids.They are a importer of wild caught african cichlids from lake Malawi and Tanganyika. I have bought many fish from Atlantis. I have never had a problem with the fish I purchased from them. If I don't feel like taking the drive. They offer shipping at a great price. The fish are professionally bagged and packaged. I have never had a fish dead on arrival from Atlantis. There staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They will take there time to help you in any way they can. I highly recommend buying your fish from Atlantis.
jackster has used this retailer 1 time. May 10, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Money Refunded"
After receiving a partial refund for the misidentified emaciated fish I received from Atlantis, I noticed the fish were starting to die one by one. After some close inspection, I discovered that they have some type of fin/flesh eating bacteria or parasite. I have never seen anything that attacked fish so badly in over 18 years of keeping fish. Basically this whole transaction was a joke from the horrible quality and condition of the fish to the ridiculous way the fish were packed. My first experience with Atlantis will certainly be my last!


UPDATE: I have been 100% refunded for the fish, however, this does not excuse the fact that these fish were sold to me in the first place. This whole situation could have been easily avoided by Atlantis just letting me know that the fish were in such poor condition. I can't say I really have much appreciation for the refund since now I have to deal with the aftermath.
fred.UNLV has used this retailer 1 time. December 30, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"WC LABEOTROPHEUS!!!"
Professional, courteous, excellence,and quality. All the reviews are true and you will not be disappointed. The fish look great! Thanks again Peter!
RTAGUE has used this retailer 1 time. December 5, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"very happy......"
just recieved my order from atlantis,great fish ,customer service,will definitely buy from here again,thanks Peter,Jon.
coolwhatever has used this retailer 2-3 times. November 10, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Highly recomended"
good stock, good prices.
ChrisG12887 has used this retailer 1 time. October 1, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Atlantis is the Best!!!!"
This place is just great!! They always have a great selection of fish and their wild caughts can get no better! Their staff is very knowledgeable and very helpful!! I was very pleased with my wild fish i had ordered from them. I will def continue to buy my fish from there! Great Job Peter, Jon and Jen!!
gomezaddams has used this retailer 1 time. August 19, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Terrific!"
I visited the NY facility and was blown away!Awesome selection and really great prices.Super nice folks too!
mobaillangi has used this retailer 2-3 times. August 11, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"the best online fish distributor."
i have purchased wild tropheus from peter in the a past which was great. this is the first moba and kitumba shipment from peter at atlantis. the mobas i have purchased in the past from other online retailers are nothing compared to what i got from atlantis. the color of the mobas are so deep in blue and the kitumbas are beautiful purple. i think that is the difference between retail resellers and a true distributor. atlantis is definitely a distributor who sells the true blue moba from congo and the purple kitumbas.
NZ1001 has used this retailer 2-3 times. July 23, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"1 of the best"
A very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and resourceful breeder/importer.
Many of my show males, such as Ngara, Lemon Jake, Bi-color and Z-Rock, are from Peter. Just check out my tank pics in Your-Tanks page (search using Tank-by-Owner), and the video I posted in the Photography & Video section.
And did I mention their reasonable price and shipping charge...
alishanaquasoc has used this retailer 1 time. February 28, 2009
Overall Rating: 
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I visited Atlantis as part of a North Jersey Aquarium Society trip and found the hatchery to be fantastic. Courteous, knowledgable help with excellent selections and good pricing. I can't wait until the next trip!

UPDATE(February 28, 2009)
I just returned from the East Coast Cichlid road trip to Atlantis. Another excellent day with Peter, Jenn and Jon. Great looking fish and reasonable prices!
KHRISTER has used this retailer 2-3 times. May 31, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"No Wonder I am a repeat Buyer"
Peter is just excelent in everything. Gave me a good price on WC fishes, shipped well and fishes are doing great. I will definitely buy more from Atlantis Tropical Fish in the future.
98dak83cam has used this retailer 1 time. May 5, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"awesome fish, awesome service"
I ordered about 60 fish from Peter for my 1000 gallon aquarium. The fish arrived on a thursday and went into a holding tank. Minutes after putting them in the holding tank they were following me around begging to be fed. The fish were healthy, some males were already colored up at 1.5". To this date there have been no health issues with any of them. 100% survival rate. By far the best mail order fish I have ever gotten. Service was A+
SANDMOVER has used this retailer 10 or more times. April 3, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"ATLANTIS EXCELLENCE"
PETER IS TRULY A PROFESSIONAL
HE REPRESENTS HIS FISH PERFECTLY, I HAVE ALWAYS HAD GREAT, GREAT SUCCESS WITH FISH I GET FROM PETER
I ENCOURAGE ALL CICHLID CRAZY'S, SUCH AS MYSELF TO GIVE ATLANTIS A TRY
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
dmilun has used this retailer 1 time. February 28, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Great store!"
Great store. Went there to buy fish to stock a new 75 gallon mbuna tank. Got great advice there, and friendly service.

If you live in the NYC metro area, and want African Cichlids - there is no other place you should go!
skrewylewy has used this retailer 1 time. February 26, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Great service"
my best purchase online so far! they were quick to respond and had great stock.
jts_aquatics has used this retailer 10 or more times. February 7, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Awesome Importer"
Peter Ruben is one of the largest importers of the finest cichlids in our hobby. Always amazing stock at great prices. I am proud to be a customer of Peter's. Keep up the good work Peter, Jason
SFCichlids has used this retailer 1 time. January 23, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"Best customer service, hands down!"
This was the first time I've ordered from Atlantis, but have ordered from several other online places, and I must say that Jon was the best to deal with when I ordered my Wild Caught Red & Red-fin, Comps; Yellow & White, Calvus. Not only did he respond immediately to every question I had via email(my preferred method of communication), but also sent pictures of the actual fish in stock(apparently this is very hard to get from other retailers). I appreciate this the most since it's always difficult to order fish online when you're not too sure of what you're getting, since you can't see it in person.

I'd also like to give kudos to Jenn who picked out some very nice Yellow Calvus and Red-fin comp. All fish ordered were high quality, but these are my favorites in my tank.

I highly recommend Atlantis and will most definitely be doing business with them again! I need some Gold-Heads Jon...
cichlids01 has used this retailer 1 time. November 14, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent Quality"
This was the first time dealing with Peter at Atlantis and I was more than happy with the quality of the fish I received. I also appreciated the prompt email responses when I had a question regarding my order.
Hopefully, someday I'll be able to visit the facility in person.
Markolodeon has used this retailer 1 time. November 4, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Be prepared to buy more tanks"
It's been a little over a week since my shipment arrived and all I can say is wow! It was like the wild caught Tanganicodus irsacae jumped right out of the lake into my tank. Amazing little gobies in combo with some gorgeous juvie Tropheus duboisi. The wild Synodontis made us say, "oh that's what they're supposed to look like" - unbelieveable and at 1/3 the cost of most LFS in our area.

There was one tiny hiccup in the order, and I kid you not Peter was giving me a call and corrected the problem within 30 minutes of me sending them an email, on a Friday late afternoon no less.

Bottom line just based on the color and healthy/spunkyness of the fish I received I absoultely recommend Atlantis without hesitation.

If you really want to torture yourself check their website every few days, there's always something new. Right now they have an amazing selection of wild caught, and of course just an amazing selection period.

I'm setting up a another Tropheus/goby (hope E. cyanosticus Kasanga) tank, next order will most certainly be with them!
jrh has used this retailer 1 time. October 25, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Beautiful fish at great prices, excellent communication and shipping"
Many thanks to Peter for helping me out. He had the fish I wanted for 1/4 of the LFS cost. The difference in price more than made up the shipping costs and I still came out ahead.

My tank wasn't cycled when I made my enquiries, and they were able to hold the fish for me (with prepayment) until the cycle had completed. When I was ready, the fish were shipped very quickly.

All the fish look like they're in great condition, much better than the LFS had available.

Peter is extremely helpful, and can be easily contacted via email or phone. He's also very knowledgeable, and was willing and able to answer several questions I had.

I'd definitely order from them without any reservations.
davesfish has used this retailer 10 or more times. October 10, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Despite airlines error fish arrived safely"
I have used Atlantis several times and have had great luck. This last time the airlines shipped the fish to the wrong airport and and I didn't receive them for three days. When I opened the boxes the fish were still alive. Thanks to Pete for properly bagging the fish which kept them alive when the airlines lost them.
Easystreet has used this retailer 1 time. September 24, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Amazing fish and service!"
I ordered 4 fish from Jon. He was very friendly and informative. They are in NY and I live in CA. The fish arrived healthy and beautiful. I had specific needs and Atlantis Tropical Fish came through flawlessly. I will order from them in the future.
daveziegler has used this retailer 1 time. September 7, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"FAST GREAT SERVICE"
The fish were better than I even expected... beautiful color, perfect size, and I really appreciate the friendly service. Will definitely buy again from here!
cross has used this retailer 3-10 times. September 2, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Found Heaven on Earth!"
I've found heaven on earth! Picture walking into a place with over 1,000 tanks of some of the best quality fish you've ever seen ... now picture this ... not only high quality fish but great prices ... now add to that the owner of the place, Peter, is there to greet you and one of the nicest guys you ever want to meet with an in depth knowledge of all these fish and an assistant, Jenn, that is equally knowledgeable!!! Not possible on this earth you say?! It's true and that is why I think Atlantis is heaven on earth!! Seriously folks if you're in the tri-state area I highly recommend you make the trip to Gardiner, NY and visit Atlantis. And for you folks too far to drive I recommend ordering from Peter ... you won't be disappointed. I've been to Atlantis about 5 times this past year (just went yesterday) and have never been disappointed. I brought my broter-in-law from Virginia last year and for the first hour he just wandered around with his mouth open ... he couldn't believe the quality of fish! He even bought some and brought them home with him and has ordered from Atlantis on line, since. Do yourself a favor ... if you want great fish, great prices and great servirce ... Atlantis is the place to go!! Here is their website address ... http://www.cichlids.net/index.php
Fischfan13 has used this retailer 1 time. February 28, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Top Quality Stock...and People!"
I finally made the pilgrimage to Atlantis...and I couldn't be happier! The quality of stock was phenomenal! The quality of the personal service was even better. Peter took the time to help me with a locale and it was a pleasure to listen to him. The cleanliness of his business was outstanding. The Cichlids, all inclusive, were outstanding. The Plecos and Eels were like taking me into a candy store. Jenn is also a great asset to Atlantis. Her dedication and time to help me were second to none. Her venting skills are the best that I have ever seen., and she is also another reason why I will be back to Atlantis.
Peter, you made me a customer for life...Thank You!
HornPlayer54 has used this retailer 1 time. August 14, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Fantastic retailer!"
I have had some trouble in the past with online fish retailers. ATLANTIS WAS FANTASTIC! Not only was the selection very nice - lots of variety, but the people were amazingly friendly. They were helpful with advice and logistics (the flight was delayed 6 hours). Dispite the delay in shipping (no fault of Atlantis) the fish were fine. No losses. All fish were very healthy, and most were larger than advertized. They even took it upon themselves notto ship a fish that had been roughed up in QT before shipping. This assured me of getting very healthy stock, and they credited my card. I will DEFINATELY shop with Atlantis again. Great folks, great fish!
frschul has used this retailer 10 or more times. July 3, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"One of the 7th wonders of the world"
One of the most knowledgeable tropical fish places around. Plenty of wild stock & F1s for sale. Peter, John, Jen together they make an excellent team... The fish are great the prices are even better. Jen has been able to vent fish faster than anyone I have ever met who deal with African cichlids.... The fish are healthy and very colorful. The things you can learn just by paying a visit.
I Just can't give enough compliments to these true professionals at Atlantis Tropical Fish Hatchery... So many wild breeder tank setups.. and yes they are friendly..... THE PRICE IS RIGHT.....
Frank Schulterbrandt
kkittredge has used this retailer 2-3 times. June 7, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"High Quality Fish"
I have ordered at least 10 different varieties of fish from Atlantis and am extremely pleased with the quality of each line of fish I have received. Each fish is a beautiful example of what the fish should be. They have guided me honestly in selecting compatable fish and have always been up front about the quality and status of a particular line of fish that I am interested in. I have found their selection and variety of cichlids to be very large. In short, I highly recomend Atlantis.
ckychung has used this retailer 2-3 times. May 14, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Another great fish from Atlantis "
Wanting to have rare fish, I add Atlantis to my internet home pages. They restock fresh African fish on regular basis and sometimes I found pretty rare fish I long for. Go check their stock. Albino Paracyps., Lestradea perspicax and Tanganyikan Killies are wonderful additions for this time. Always making great deal with friendly service. I recomend Atlantis A++++.
DNICE has used this retailer 1 time. May 12, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent quality, and service!"
Amazing selection, and staff that is knowledgeable and helpful. I was amazed at the selection and the quality of their tanks. Plan on returning many more times!
halfmoon_bay has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 1, 2008
Overall Rating: 
"BEST OF THE BEST......"
Again & again...no disappointment....great job...thanks

Once again..Peter has done a wonderful job shipping the fish out to me at 20degrees...btw awesome paracyps......

GREAT PERSON AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE...GREAT LOOKING MOBA FRONTS...BETTER THAN WHAT I EXPECTED...WILL DEFINETELY RECOMMEND AND BUY FROM AGAIN...THANKS...BTW VERY FAST QUALITY SHIPPING FOR AN AFFORDABLE RATE...THANKS
bethesdaboy has used this retailer 3-10 times. May 10, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Recommended to all fish lovers"
Peter is definitely one the best people you can hope to deal with when buying fish online. Always helpful, knowledgeable, available and fair in price.
frontdawg has used this retailer 1 time. April 25, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"First time customer, but not the last time customer"
I am a first time buyer and it won't be my last time either. I bought some Reganochromis calliurus from Peter, and was very pleased with the service and quality I received. I would have no problem recommending Atlantis to anyone, or buying from them again myself. Again, GOOD JOB PETER!

Ak Viking has used this retailer 1 time. April 1, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great product and great service!!"
Peter is a great guy to deal with. The airlines messed the shipping up on my order and all though the fish arrived three days late, every one of them was alive and doiing well. Peter kept on top of tracking and did all he could to expedite the shipping. The tropheus had fry and even the fry were fine. The packaging was stellar and its a good thing it was. I will definitely use Atlantis again.
strat1127 has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 24, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Fantastic!"
Excellent selection and very knowledgeable staff. They have almost every type of African Cichlid in stock. They had much more in stock than they had listed on their website. Give them a call first before you order. Well worth the trip if you live anywhere close.
daniel505480 has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 30, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Top notch operation"
These guys really know what they are doing. I still cannot believe how beautiful thier fish are. I have ordered from them twice now and will continue to use them as my first source whenever I'm looking for fish. The wild caught Synodontis Petricola I got from them are simply spectacular. I have not seen any synodontis that look this good, ever. They also have an enourmous selection of Tropheus, alto comps, neolamps, frontosa, and so many others. The prices are also the best I've found for the fish that I wanted. If you are looking for a place to get superior quality fish then look no further.

3/30/2007 update.
I Just ordered from Atlantis again and Peter continues to exeed my expectations. The fryeri that i got from him are very nice. I also got a huge group of tricolor cyprichromis, and he three in three extra just in case. Now I have 18 instead of the 15 I ordered :) I also got some Red Cheek Telmatochromis, orange leleupi, and some yellow belly occy. They have all acclimated nicely. I have ordered about 60 fish from Atlantis now and have not lost a single one of them. I cannot say enough about how much confidence I have when buying from them. Thanks again Peter.
Markfish has used this retailer 2-3 times. March 1, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great fish and great service!"
I recently recieved a shipment from Atlantis, and all the species ordered came through, and have settled in perfectly. In fact, one species I ordered as 1 inch juveniles, the Red Cheek Telmatochromis, spawned after having them for only 5 weeks!
epvug has used this retailer 1 time. March 1, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Nice fish & good service"
I bought some Neolamp Helianthus from Peter, and was very pleased with the service and quality I received. He was willing to adjust the shipping date a few times to meet my travel changing schedule. I would have no problem recommending Atlantis to anyone, or buying from them again myself.
tom_patriot has used this retailer 2-3 times. June 20, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Second Order - Equally As Great"
Peter was great in working with me on shipping my order in my tight timeframe and was extremely responsive throughout the entire process. The BEST part was when Peter had contacted me BEFORE shipment and said that the male yellow Alto Comps I had ordered were not "up to high standard" and that I may not like them. To make sure that I (the customer) was pleased, he substituted his breeding stock show males in my shipment. They were AWESOME!!!!!
Now that is what I call putting the customer first!!
I will gladly order more fish from Peter.

UPDATE 6/20/07: I did last week!! Wild Tropheus Kabeyeye Yellow Rainbows. Peter was responsive as always and the fish arrived packaged very well and looked great - bigger than I had thought!
Hands down - best online retailer for Tanganyikan fish!!!
Rockfish... has used this retailer 1 time. February 20, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great People, Great Fish, Great Service!!!"
I had the pleasure of visiting Atlantis for the first time last Saturday and all I can say is I can't wait to go back.
Peter and his staff were not only knowledgeable but also friendly and helpful. The selection is fantastic and the quality is top notch. I picked up quite a few species of African Cichlids and would have purchased more if I had the room. Do yourself a big favor and go see this place yourself if you are close enough, it is worth the trip. If not you could be confident in calling and having what you are looking for shipped to you I know you will be satisfied.
Tim F has used this retailer 1 time. February 7, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great experience!"
Peter is great to deal with. Great communication and great stock. Packing and shipping excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
Hemlock has used this retailer 1 time. February 5, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Selection, Health and Prices are second to none"
Well what can I say about Atlantis peter and staff are very friendly and the stock is out of this world I picked up 11 Demasoni and 10 Hongi red tops about three weeks ago and everyone is doing just fine unlike other placest I have delt with in the past-(some dead by the time you get home) I will absolutely buy from peter again.This place is well worth the trip and the selection and prices are second to none.
terrydover has used this retailer 3-10 times. April 20, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"the worlds best fish store"
show fish and easy orders thanks
Chrysippus has used this retailer 1 time. February 3, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Wonderful place, highly recommended!"
Having just visited for the first time, I can say that the Atlantis Tropical Fish Hatchery in Gardiner, NY, is an extreme attractive and obviously very well run facility. It was well worth the 2 1/2 hour car journey from central New Jersey. The range of available fish from Malawi and Tanganyika (esp. frontosa and Tropheus) was outstanding, the best I have ever seen anywhere in the U.S. All the fish I saw looked to be in great health. Peter and his staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We bought a number of fish, including a large WC frontosa male, and are delighed by their quality. Also, the prices were entirely reasonable. I recommend this business very, very highly to anyone interested in African cichlids.
Something Fishy has used this retailer 1 time. February 2, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Another satisfied Customer!"
I ordered some Haps and a Peacock from Atlantis and they arrived to my door the next day unstressed, healthy, vibrant and in great overall condition. The packing of the fish was done really well and the water was still warm even though the package was delivered in really cold weather conditions. Customer service was good and Peter was pleasant to deal with....what else can i say? Highly recommended!
CharlieTuna has used this retailer 2-3 times. August 25, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Wish i went here first. cant stop returning ! ! !"
This place is awsome. excellent service, great variety of fish both baby, juvie, and adult. after traveling from Pearl River to Middletown to poukeepsie all i ever had to do was come here. show quality fish without having to mail away. you see'em you pick'em. and the prices are extreamly reasonable for what you will get. I have bought fish here on 3 seperate occasions and never have been dissapointed. keep up the dilligent customer sevice Pete & Jen you guy's are the best. THANK YOU

I cant say enough. HIGHLY RECOMENDED ! ! !
has used this retailer 2-3 times. January 24, 2007
Overall Rating: 
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if your not happy with peter and his facility and the qulaity of his fish you will not be happy anywhere. hands down the best facility i have ever purchased fish from. i higly recomend antlantis. and pete is a pleasure to deal with and very helpfull
bkw has used this retailer 3-10 times. January 31, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Amazingly Beautiful Fish Delivered to My Door"
I have ordered a total of 48 fish from Atlantis. All fish have arrived alive and healthy to my midwest home in the middle of the winter (it was negative 2 degrees during the last shipment). The fish are incredibly beautiful. The selection of fish is very impressive. Peter was also very helpful with post delivery questions about foods, and he checked to ensure the delivery arrived safely. Many of the fish were larger than advertised, which was also a pleasant surprise. You will be VERY happy with Atlantis.
giants has used this retailer 3-10 times. January 7, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! "
I am absolutely blown away by this facility! Their selection is unbelievable! I've visited Atlantis a few times and am amazed by their selection. Their tanks are well maintained and you can see first hand the quality of their breeding stock. I could not be more pleased with my purchases and will definitely be back! I have purchased fish from other stores and hobbyists in the past and have not been completely satisfied. I plan on looking no further! You have to try Atlantis. You wont be disappointed!
toffee67 has used this retailer 1 time. January 4, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great prompt service, nice quality fish!"
This was a great experience from start to finish. Peter answered all of my questions in a quick and thoughtful manner. The fish are great and the selection is huge! I would recommend Atlantis to anyone, Thanks!
Tembwe has used this retailer 1 time. January 1, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great Fish, Great Customer Service!"
All fish arrived alive and well, not to mention looking spectacular! I highly recommend doing business with Peter and Atlantis.
leongeo has used this retailer 1 time. January 1, 2007
Overall Rating: 
"Great Experience From Begining to End"
Peter and his team are very friendly and professional. A+++++ experience. Will do business with them again for sure.
jtuey has used this retailer 2-3 times. December 20, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent Stock and Service"
I have visited Atlantis Tropical Fish several times as I live only 1/2 hour away. My experience with the business has been wonderful. They have a fantastic selection, the fish are in excellent health, and most importantly the staff and owner are knowledgable,courteous, and inviting. If you live within an hour or two of this facility, you have to take a trip there (they are open to the public only on Saturdays) at least once. You won't be disappointed. I have purchased a # of Tropheus (sp. Black Kiriza) from Atlantis and could not be more satisifed.
junger08 has used this retailer 3-10 times. March 12, 2009
Overall Rating: 
"Great Fish and excellent service"
I have bought fish from Atlantis four times. Their fish are excellent and always exceed my expectations when they arrive. I chose atlantis because of its diverse selection of wild mbuna and there worry free service. The fish are always packaged very well for their flight from New Jersey to Appleton wisconsin. A great experience and I will continue to do business with Peter in the future. If you want great fish with great service and Shipping look no further.
Obi has used this retailer 2-3 times. December 4, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Fantastic selection, and great service"
I have been to Atlantis twice now, in Gardiner, NY. They are friendly, helpful, and have excellent quality cichlids that they obviously take great care of.

With almost 1,000 tanks to choose from, the selection is almost overwhelming, and the packing was superb as I didn't lose even one fish on the 3.5 hour drive home.

I highly recommend Atlantis. You won't be disappointed.
nandusnandus has used this retailer 1 time. December 3, 2006
Overall Rating: 
"Excellent Service"
I purchased a group of Crenicichla sp. "cobra" from Peter @ half the price that I've seen them @ other retailers. He was accomodating, in that he held the fish for a month while I was out-of-town. He was always prompt when returning e-mail and calls. He also followed-up, to make sure that the fish had arrived alive and well.
The fish were also packed well. I would certainly purchase from ATFH again.
teknikAL has used this retailer 3-10 times. September 28, 2006
Overall Rating: 
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I have been aware of Atlantis Tropical Fish from the website and impressed with their stock list and prices. I also heard of Peter Rubin, he being the first importer of line bred red Peacocks from Germany, or so the story goes. It wasn't until I emailed to inquire about making a purchase that the two came together.

I had literally lived down the road from Atlantis for many years and had turned around in the Atlantis driveway on it's dead end country lane in Gardiner, NY a few times. At the time I thought it was a seafood distribution business.

I noticed a thread in a forum about Atlantis, and I was pointed to Aquabid as he had posted some fish there for the first time. I ended up buying five A. comp. black Nangu fry through Aquabid.
I arranged a visit to pick up my fish and check out his hatchery. Peter's operation uses air power to run UG and sponge filtration, eliminating any cross contamination of the water as in a centralized filter system. He had a great variety of fish with many wild caught for sale. With the support of a 2.2 million gallon fish farm in Lakeland, Florida, the stock is diverse with beautiful pond raised specimans.

I went to pick up my Nangu comps, but left with much more. I was able to properly match some Tang species I have, to try to pair them up; i.g. Julidochromis regani Kigoma.

Peter opens his hatchery doors in Gardener, NY (80 or so miles North of NYC, near New Paltz) for sales by appointment on Saturdays and Monday
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