Reviews of Salty Blues (Fish Shop)

1938 SE 6th St Unit 105, Des Moines, IA 50315

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Currently the firm gets a score of 5.0 stars over 5 and this rating has been based on 38 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Salty Blues IN Iowa

Staci Shaffar

Cameron Martin

Nice place and good people!

Wendy Janesky

Quality products, knowledgeable service and very inspiring.

Ryan Roy

gacha cookie wolf

Chole was awesome and very knowledgeable about her products.

Brittney Stelmacher

Swivel Swalve

You can tell these two take great pride in their business. Very clean, well taken care of selection, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service! Will be back 100%.

Ryan Dickey

Great coral and fish selection!

Josh Heath

Great coral assortment and fish as well. Knowledgeable staff. This is a place where you just wanna hang out and chill! Very tranquil

Nick Graham

Cannot stress how impressed I am with Salty Blues. Great selection of livestock and tons of equipment with no mark up. Customer service was top notch and the only thing I can think that they are lacking is advertisement. Can't believe I live 5 minutes from there and did not even know they existed


I come with a good amount of experience with planted tanks, but hardly any with reefs. They were very knowledgeable and answered my questions without being demeaning. Their livestock all looked fantastic as well.

blair Silliman

Andrea Tonelli

Great place to go. The owners are very knowledgeable and personable. Love this place.

Jeff Sabin

Jordan McGrew

Michael Gonzalez

Awsome place to buy coral and products.


Today, (Sunday) was my first time in Salty Blues store. From the moment you walk in the door there are so many things to look at! The place is clean, organized and very inviting! I was blown away at the number of the frags available and the price? The pricing was amazing! Good sized pieces and larger colonies that are also very healthy. All of the hardware and chemicals are the price that you would expect for ordering off of Amazon or Bulk Reef Supply with a same-day take home. If i had to pick two things that I was impressed the most with it would be: 1.) Every tank is clean and clear of GHA, Bubble algae, and Aptasia (things that make me turn away from buying from a LFS all together). 2.) The $5 and $10 "TLC" frag section lets you take a little frag home that may need some special care but also might turn out to be a major score! I will definitely be coming back here! Local South Side placement is nice too!!


Wonderful selection of corals, most things are labelled very nicely for sale with actual names so you don't have to guess what you're buying. Staff is very helpful and friendly during both of my visits. Slightly more expensive than other places, but well worth it for the quality that you receive.

John Stelmacher

Best selection, Ben is very knowledgeable and was a great choice to build & maintain our office tank.

Jimmy Hathaway

So happy to find a local fish store. And the best part is they are very knowledgeable and don't try to upsell you they'll tell you the pros and cons about any question you have about equipment

kevin jensen

Hidden gem for saltwater aquarium fauna

Geoff Miller

Owners are very nice and provided advice to all my questions. Follow their facebook posts to see when new stuff arrives. Easy parking and inside is very clean and fancy. Nice selection of frags and fish.

Katherine Roy

Great selection and always super funny! The best place for coral in town without a doubt.

erik marten

Peregrine Office Installations

Cool store. Worth checking out.

Kevin Servais

Nice and clean shop, with large variety of coral. Staff was very friendly.

Zach Arendt

Great people, some of the best prices. Also probably the best saltwater shop in the metro. Never have seen a dead or sick piece of livestock with a very diverse selection of products!

Josh ellis


Angie Raisor

Isaac Judge

The best fish store I have gone to. The staff was very helpful, easy to locate, corals are labeled easily to navigate through, bright brilliant colors, with all the tanks in the store it is very quiet, and everything was very clean. I enjoyed my experience here! I am glad to keep doing business with Saltybluesdsm!


Sam Sshh

Awesome little store with amazing owners.

Jesse Tharp

Love this place. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Easily the best place in Des Moines for coral. Not the biggest selection of fish, but everything is healthy. Wish they were open later than 5, but it's a small business and I understand.

Autumn Skye

Super cool fish!

Levi Bunch

Very nice place. Owners actually take pride in their work and it shows in the quality of the corals and fish. I will absolutely be back for my future purchases. Chloe is one of the owners that was there when I visited. She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Completely impressed and satisfied!!!

Alex McGinnis

This place is legit. I’d been looking for a pair of designer clowns but wanted to pick them out since each is so unique. Salty Blues had a great selection and was very helpful. Their coral selection is top notch and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from them again. Salty Blues is my new go to saltwater and reef store in the Des Moines metro.

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