Store: FishLoves Aqua
Specialty: Shrimps, Cichlids, Planted Tanks, Nature Tanks
FishLoves Aqua is another specialty aquarium store located right on the main street of MongKok. This store, like other specialty stores, is located on the second level of the building. The store may seem small at first, but Alan made great use of the space available. The store is divided into two areas, one dedicated for cichlids and another area for shrimps. I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit FishLoves Aqua twice during the entire stay. My first time around the store was to explore and see what was available. Alan is a world class cichlid breeder and is also skilled at breeding and rearing shrimps. He mainly kept Crystal Red Shrimps of mix grades and Taiwan Bees. Alan's Ruby Reds are quite stunning and definitely a sight to see! The colors were quite amazing. It was on my second trip that I was able to see the Rubies and Dragons as he is currently moving into this space and is doing renovations. Alan doesn't speak much English so having a translator will help you tremendously. I was fortunate enough to meet Alan's wholesale supplier for ADA products on the first day. He spoke perfect english and really helped me explore the many different things inside Alan's shrimps tanks as I had a ton of questions. Oh, if I didn't already mention, I traveled with my girlfriend who spoke decent Cantonese, but it was my girlfriend's mom who really helped me get the sweet deals on all the goodies I bought while in HK. Well... enough with the talking.. check out the photos!
|Street Sign.. Keep an eye out for this!|
|Meet Alan's Shrimps|
|Not PRL but still AMAZING!|
|:O Alan's Ruby Reds/Dragons|
|My attempt at demonstrating his collection|
|Alan... The Cichlid Pro!|
|Alan's cichlid breeding rack|
|OMG Buce Tank!|
|Super awesome, simple lava rock/buce scape!|
|ANOTHER but SMALLer!|
|Oh.. and this SUPER SWEET glass aerator bell!|
Whoa... That was a long one with so many pictures of Alan's store! I didn't realize how many pictures I was taking but I'm glad I took that many. Overall, I'm very impressed with Alan's store and his passion for breeding and caring for cichlids AND shrimps! Although Alan's store doesn't keep/sell any Pure Red Lines, the normal grade crystal red shrimps that he does sell are still quite spectacular. I really enjoyed his setup and I feel really lucky to have been able to see his Ruby/Dragon TB on my second visit. If you find yourself in HK with some free time, definitely stop by FishLoves Aqua on MongKok! Oh, remember to swing by the adjacent fish store, it's also owned by Alan! I'll leave what lies inside that store as a nice surprise for you to experience as you explore!
I hope you guys enjoy this part of my HK/MK 'Goldfish Market' review for FishLoves Aqua. I have a few more entries I hope to post by this week so stay tuned!