Pacific Aquarium & Pet Inc.

Posted on: December 22nd, 2009 at 6:17 am by

For roughly two decades, Pacific Aquarium & Pet Inc. has served the community’s aquatic needs from its modest storefront at 46 Delancey. Marked by distinct yellow signage and a “bait and tackle” advert in the window, the space itself is rather unassuming. In fact, it usually looks pretty empty inside. Not the case, however. The interior is deceptively large, with accouterments for fishermen and wall-to-wall aquarium tanks filled with a wide array of fish.

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Such independent pet shops with deep selections are seemingly tough to come by in the city; this particular store fetches people from all over the Five Boroughs. While perusing, we met a Bronx cop named Duane who was in the market for a new 200 gallon tank. 200 gallons! He knew every last iota about setting up a certifiable underwater ecosystem, and even tried to sell us some of his gear.

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With the 38 Delancey condoplex threatening to open soon, though, Pacific now has new foe with which to contend. The masses who will fill that development probably are not the most likely customers. Whatever its fate, try and stop in for a visit, if not to just check out their collection of cool fish.

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Pacific Aquarium & Pet Inc., 46 Delancey, (212) 995-5895

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