Reviews of Tropical Fish Bowl (Fish Shop)

201 Westmark Blvd # C, Lafayette, LA 70506, United States

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Here you will be able to see the feddbacks of real people who bought the services of Tropical Fish Bowl (Fish Shop) in Louisiana.

To this day this business gets a rating of 4.5 over 5 and the score was based on 124 reviews.

As you can see the average of ratings is virtually the best one, and it's based on a very high number of scores, so we may conclude that the valuation is very credible. If many people have bothered to give their review when they are pleased with the business, is that it works.

You know that we don't usually stop to write feddbacks when they are positive and we usually do it only if we've had a problem or issue...

This Fish Shop is included in the category of Tropical fish store.

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REVIEWS OF Tropical Fish Bowl IN Louisiana

Kathy Lounsberry

Alex Vaughan

Love this local fish store, they are very knowledgeable on keeping fish. Just wish they carried a bigger selection of Cichlids.

Jeremy Clostio

Tammy Toomsen

Giavanna Moneer

Mike Clutter


Ashley Lynn

Shiloh Snyder

Trevor Howard

Julissa Lopez

Jim Busc

So I have delt with this store a few times over the years. Difficult to work with, no returns and mostly an unpleasent experiance. I had a 40 Gal. Reef tank back then. I recently wanted to upgrade to a 65. I spoke with Bucky who seemed very helpful and eager to help. He answered my questions and this led me to research more on the direction I wanted to go as far as set up was concerned. I intially got prices from him that were in line with other Stores and higher than other stores. I was not getting the type service I expected from the other guys after doing business with them for years so I decided to try Tropical Fish Bowl and give Bucky a chance. He came down some on his pricing and knew I was shopping around on the internet. I Gave him a $300.00 deposit and asked him to order a new Deep Sea Aquatics 65 gal reef ready tank. He insisted on selling me the floor model (open dirty and had items placed inside) even after I advised him I would like a new tank in the manufactures packaging. I decided to do more research and ordered all other items for the build online due to budget restraints. When I arrived at the store he did not know who I was. The employees were arrogant and snobish. He came down on the stand wich had cosmetic damage on it. I decided at last minute to purchase. After learning that I purchased all the items on line he raised the price on the tank and the plumbing kit from his original quote. He was less than friendly and rude. I would think being a place of business he would have been happy to take my $574.00 more dollars (total purchase was over $800.00) and thanked me for the purchase and asked if there was anything he could do to help just come in or call. He was angry because I purchased other items online after he quoted me his prices. I never got the Tank in the manufactures packaging and dont believe he ordered it as he stated. The plumbing kit had a elbow with stripped thread. He said 3 weeks to replace. I have never been so angry and felt lied to. I told him to refund my deposit and he said there would be a 20% restocking fee....For what??? I had not taken anything out of the store and the only thing ordered was the plumbing kit which he said he needed anyway. I angrily and reluctantly purchased the tank, stand and plumbing kit. After Bucky and another employe loaded the tank and stand in my truck, They stated in a snobish condensending manner " hope it works out for you". It will and has in the past very succesfully!! If Bucky would have been more understanding and friendly he would have gotten the remainder of my needed items....Live rock, water, macro algea, and whatever acessories I may have needed. NOPE!!!! I WILL NEVER DO BUSINESS AGAIN WITH TROPICAL FISH BOWL!!!!!!! RUDE, ARROGANT, UNPROFESSIONAl. THE STORE IS CRAMPED AND UNORGANIZED.HIGH PRICES. THE FISH LOOK SICK AND THE CORAL IS SUBSTANDARD.

jeff kincel

Helpful friendly employees. Usually a bit of a wait.


best place to go for buying fish in bulk great deals good quality fish. aquarium and accessories are slightly overpriced. staff can be snobby .

Byron Soley

Small place stocked full of beautiful freshwater and saltwater fish and plants. Knowledgeable and courteous staff. It was my first visit but it won't be my last.

Coco Nut

David Amrine

Roann Pearson

Shannon Blanchard

Christian Odom

The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They have one of the best selections of fish in Lafayette.

Dwight Touchet

Dana Garlington

I love the variety of fish and customer service. The fish are always healthy and the staff are great about answering my questions. In fact, I drive all the way from Pineville I like The Tropical Fish Bowl so much.

Danika Torries

Very helpful

Tyson Richard

Friendly and very helpful staff. Process of fish are reasonable. Edit: 5th star earned by replying to reviews!


Airhead Jr

Nice selection of fish and products

Tiffany English

Very kind and knowledgeable staff. They are always willing to help answer questions about issues with tanks, water quality and fish.

Alley Z

I went into the shop to get technical information on hardware, and all the guys jumped in to help. We had a great brainstorming session, and I feel much more informed now.

sean reade

Very knowledgeable about any type of fish.

Shalonda Julian

Had to get my fish a partner

Doug Magee

Has been in business for over 25 years. I have had many experiences here

Farrah Courville

Dero Kratzberg

Tony Weisenbach

Tiffany Ann

Butch Boyte

Very helpful curteous and knowledgeable

Brian Bernard

Ashley Chavers

The Travel Vlog Family

Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Got what we needed. We called first and they put what we needed aside for us!

skylar_420_ verret

MrSkele10101 .

I've never had a problem here, although everything i've ever purchased from them has been relatively inexpensive and i've never had to return anything yet. Very helpful over the phone with minor fish ailments etc. Best in the Lafayette area so far, although i do wish the store itself was a little bigger :)

Dallas Shearer

Angelique Forest

Dewayne & Heather Daley

Lots of fish and the staff was so helpful. First tank so they helped me get things set up.

Zachary Knight

Kevin poirrier

Mary Estilette

Wonderful experience!! Prices were very healthy...our place from now on...

Brittany Fox

Mrs. MooGoo

Locally owned, these people know and love all types of fish! Very easy going people, happy to answer questions.

Len Broussard

Molli T

Better price than amazon for my tank and a lot of options for fish

Josh Kaiser

Johnny Dennis

Great place for any of your fish needs. They have a good variety of both fresh and salt water fish. The staff is very knowledgeable and have a good attitude. Highly reccomend anyone in the lafayette area to give them a visit .

Ashley Eldridge

Terry Van Volkenburg

Very knowlegable, helpful, cares about the fish to the point of not selling them to you until youre ready. Great product too!

SpVijay Rao

Very nice selection of hard to find fish...they are experts on staff to give you great advice on fish keeping.

Brandon Stutes

William Burnette

The folks at Tropical Fish Bowl are a great help to fish bowl novices like myself.

Antonio Calarez

Great and friendly staff. I've been here many times and everyone is very knowledgeable and kind. When it comes to aquatic life, they are hands down the best in Lafayette.

Dave Coaty Jr.

Trey Pitre

Gerald Landry

Ryan Thompson

I have tried many different stores in the past but find my wife and I keep going back. Their knowledge patients and friendship make this our go to store and looking forward to many years of the same service. Thankyou Chris.

Jim Duke

Travis Leger


Debra Bellott

adam broussard

Alisia Ned

Mrs. Jan was awesome!! Very informative and helpful. Just 1 of the 2 sided options for our 55 gal starter kit tank

Russell Rouly

Aprill Clutter

Leslie Doucet

They had the tools my husband needed for our fish tank and they were very knowledgeable on everything we asked

Cichlid Tanks

Bad service. Rude people. Unhealthy animals.

Cajun Bayou Vlogs

Great workers

Joe Wilburn

Outstanding place and they are all extremely knowledgeable! if you're in the saltwater hobby you definitely need to stop here!!

chris duhon

5 STAR...say it all

Angie Miller

These people know what they talking about!

Hands D Fam

Karen Vicknair

Very nice place ,fish are pretty too

Terry Monceaux

Sean Doucet

Very helpful people and great selection of both saltwater and freshwater fish.

Michael Shickel

The best place to buy all of your fish and supplies ,very friendly and knowledgeable staff

Wayne Veal

Yabina Stabina

This is the coolest fish store in this area. Great selection of fish! The tanks are clean and the fish look healthy. Love to shop here

Kalisia Brooks Carter

Neal Robinson

Great place to order fish from. They order like clockwork every week and the staff will work with you to find a selection of fish that will do well in your tank.

Ramona Yarbrough

Great service.

BraShonica Wright

Customer service is horrible.

Erik Hovind

celeste davy

Case Dorsett

Very knowledgeable and helpful for a first timer. Everything seemed priced competitively. Popped into some of the other stores in the area, this so far is the only store that has clean tanks, people that know what they're talking about, and a very wide selection. Probably will do most my business with them once my tank is cycled

Casey LeMaire

Great place and experience staff

Cara Absher

Awesome selections but service sucks. Went there twice and never could get help from anyone. Also tried calling and the guy was rude.

April Broussard

Robert Belaire

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Cameron Pridgen

They have the worst customer service ever. The employees are very rude. I have spent over $1500 buying things from them. I spent $600 buying a light and all the things to put inside a sump. I bought the same exact sump online but for $50 cheaper and they couldn’t tell me what kind of water to put in it because I didn’t buy it from them. However they told me everything I needed and what to get before I even bought everything to build the sump. So they basically said that after all the money I spent with them and countless things I have bought, including everything that goes inside the sump, that they couldn’t tell me what kind of water to put in a damn box with dividers because I didn’t buy it from them. Yeah not spending my money there anymore.

Lindsey Moreland

Laura Lavergne

I use to buy a number of items from from here (blow fish things for my tanks and ponds). But I usually order some maintenance gear from amazon and I have a pretty steady ecosystem so I haven't needed to come here in more than a year. But after my experience today I will never buy from them again. We bought a 60$ filtration system for an 80gal tank (one of 2 filters we have on the tank rated for 100gal tanks). After 1 week the filter motor burnt out (it was never run dry and I know what I am doing....I have 1 pond and 3 tanks). I don't know if the filter was defective or if they refurbished an old filter and sold it as new....but either way when we went to return it they basically accused us of running the filter dry or not knowing how to set up a filter and tried to get out of replacing the filter. Note I'm an experienced tank owner with multiple tanks and even the same filter used on a tank....these people were insulting and shady. not buy from them

Damian Shaheen

Elden Walls

Jay Jack

Evan Cutler

Jonathan Dauzat

Edmundo Truitt

This place is 1 of Lafayette's Gems. Great shop with great people. The workers are amazing and very knowledgeable. They gain a customer for life. Service is astounding. They also call and check on you to make sure that everything is going well and to make sure that you are absolutely satisfied. Thank you guys

Ron Beggs

Great people to help you with all of your aquarium needs. They also track your purchases to help with your set up and issues

Tonya Touchet

Allen Boyd

Makenzie Thibodeaux

Ryan Bonin

Ed Faske

Cody Sorensen

Awesome friendly helpful knowledgeable service!

camille shelfo

Lazy help. They sit at checkout and talk. No welcoming or checking on you.

cadel lo

Wish I would have went elsewhere. Paid over $1000. They set up the tank. They didn't worry about getting the ph right or setting up the $300 filter right. Started dealing with the pet store in Scott. Guy came out to my house for free and fixed the filter and got my water like I needed it. Very disappointed.

Joseph Alexander

Nena Suit

Interesting selection of fish and knowledgeable employees.

Kevin Vincent

Very friendly

Patricia Bourque

Dana Plummer

Friendly and very helpful, will return very soon.

Michael Duvall

Pat B

Down to earth people, the elderly woman in tyhe place was very knowledgeable and also very hip. Lol

tracy romero

Alisha Cobb

Great selection

Naveen Tammareddy

Very knowledgeable people.. Wide variety of fishes and plants collection.

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