Category: Austin Local Vendor Reviews

I love this place, to me it feels like that hole in the wall restaurant you love because they make great food, sure they are hidden away and only a handful of people know about them but they do things right. They are friendly and helpful. While the tank displays are not on the same level as Aquatek the customer service is far better and far faster. I go to River City unless I am looking for specialty items or plants. If the drive is the same and you have questions or don’t want to wait for hours then go to River City Aquatics, the livestock is of similar quality, and prices are comparable without a membership fee.

Unfortunately the selection of dwarf shrimp here is also lacking/non-existent.

The display tanks at are the most obvious sign of the expertise present at the Aquatek retail store. Located in North-ish Austin it is the most complete aquarium supply store in the city. While the selection of shrimp is not stellar the rest of the store makes the trip worth it every time. The prices seem on the high side but if you purchase the annual membership it all works out in the end and you will pay the same as other stores if you make even a moderate amount of purchases. The quality of plants and fish you do get however is top grade. They are one of three local dealers who I frequent and I know if I need something less common they will always have it. Be warned that they are often very busy and they do take the time needed with each customer which means at times it is difficult to get assistance or you have to wait for 15-30min+