Re: NANFA-- Nifty find

Irate Mormon (
Sat, 15 May 2004 15:32:38 -0400

Quoting Mysteryman <>:

> I was in a tiny little OLD petshop in Chicago last week. I get a kick
> out visiting those really old stores ( like still using metal framed
> tanks old ) because I never know what to expect. Sometimes the place is
> a dump, but more often than not, it's a treasure trove ( which is how it
> got to BE an old shop, I guess ).
> Anyway, stores up north are usually fun because the fish biz is a lot
> bigger up there than down here, and they get a lot of really neat stuff.
> Naturally, an old store up north promises goodies galore, and I wasn't
> disappointed.

I have a good friend who lives in New Jersey, and he took me to one several
years ago called "Eli's". This is an old store, but not what I would call tiny.
He had several rooms of fish. Not big rooms, but quite a lot of fish, some of
which were quite old tehmselves. I saw a Polypterus delhezi there which was
maybe 2 feet long. It made a big impression on me. I hope he's still in business.

Charter member, DNRC

To me, it's a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk
around. That way, if anybody says, "Hey, can you give me a hand?" You can say,
"Sorry, got these sacks."
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