The fish that this aquarium sells are some of the hardiest, longest lasting fish. However their prices reflect that! If you are planning on truly investing in the hobby of aquariums, this is the place to be though. The staff is knowledgable and helpful, and the products they sell are high-quality. The tropical fish section is extensive, and they also have an entire bird and small animal section downstairs. They are very willing to handle all of your questions and often offer opinions on how to set up a tank. They are even so professional as to refuse to sell you fish if you bring in a water sample which tests inadequate. They would rather lose the sale, than to endager the fish! That's being humane!