|652 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
|11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–4PM 1:30–4PM
I dont give them a five because Ive been to some amazing fish stores. I went in looking for some larger driftwood. I wasnt looking for any fish, so I cant speak on their knowledge of fish. They had a lager selection of fish then if you were to go to petsmart or Petco. I know some people talk about how this isnt a good store to go to because customer services isnt good, but if you know what your doing with fish and your looking for an actual fish store besides a petsmart or Petco to buy stuff from this is the place for you. I was able to find larger pieces of drift and if your someone looking for really big tanks or corals this is a place to go to in south Carolina. Im new to the area and it doesnt seem like there are many fish stores around where you can get specific things from. I say give it a shot they definitely have some things for you other than fish and if the stores isnt for you move on. but definitely one to check out.
Ive been going to this place for years. They have fresh and saltwater fish selections. They are knowledgeable and helpful if you make eye contact or seem like you need anything. Other than that theyll leave you alone and let you browse. This is probably the best fish store in the Columbia area. Theyll even put you on a call list when youve order s fish or looking for something that is that dont have in. I must say they have to stop hiring these youngsters. One particular young man told me they didnt stock excel when Ive purely bought it there for years. He even bagged my fished and water was swishing wasting everywhere. Once they get rid of his bad mannerism and knowledge this place will go back to normal. I spend about $2500 there a year I know what Im talking about for you unbelievable people.
Miss_Adventures_SC Dr. Ott
Fishy is my favorite store in Columbia, not only because they have the things I need for my 8 aquariums (reef, seahorse, brackish, FOWLR, planted), but because the staff is always helpful and friendly. I particularly appreciate that the staff doesnt just sell things to move them out of the store, but rather ensures that the customer has the appropriate environment and tools to maintain the livestock. I have seen lots of reviews about the condition of the store, but I urge guests to realize that this is a small, locally own business that stocks products for a wide variety of tanks in a very small space. I personally find that it adds to the charm of the place.
Look, these guys are great. Ive been multiple times. It doesnt matter if your spending $5 or $5,000 each and every time the staff has given me their full attention and advice. They have shown me how to test,change,clean my water free of charge. They have recommended advice to save me money instead of trying to up sell me with every product or chance they get. Absolutely an amazing business to deal with. I am happy to give them my business, and would like to thank all of them for being awesome to talk to. Due to their knowledge and treatment, i will be more inclined to spend my money with them over walmart/petsmart any day of the week.
This business has the worst customer service that I have experienced in the aquatic business. The female staff is inexperienced and is not knowledgable about anything salt water related. She is more concerned with her yoga pants then the fish they sale. The other staff are not customer service oriented. Upon asking the question, "can you please help me sir as I would like to buy a fish", the staff proceeded to tell me they were busy which resulted in them not getting a sale. Save your money and go elsewhere. -Concerned Customer
Ive been to Fishy Business multiple times, and every time has been a letdown. They are overpriced. Fish are scattered in different tanks, and none of the labels match the fish in the tank. Staff members look dirty and unprofessional. Went earlier today, and at least 3 fish were covered in ich. Their tanks are linked by a sump, so ich was circulating through most of their tanks even if the fish werent showing signs of it. Pretty much going to drive to Augusta or Camden from now on to buy fish.
I am recently new to the "salt life". I went to Fishy Business and was very pleased with the amount of time they spent with me, educating me and showing me what I would need to get started. I never once felt as if I was being taken advantage of. In fact, once I tried to buy a piece of equipment and live stock and was told no. I did not need it and the live stock was not good for my tank. Guy and Gracie have been fantastic! Oh yeah, they also give a military discount.
Fishy Business has assisted me in building a variety of tanks and I am looking forward to a new large display tank with their help. They have also been instrumental in troubleshooting issues I have had with my existing tanks. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. The store stocks additives and dry goods for fresh and salt tanks, as well as anything in between.
Wonderful customer service. Outstanding. We have gotten all our equipment, fish and corals from here and we have been very pleased. We are beginners to the salt water world and have many questions. They have answered all our questions and concerns. We never feel rushed anytime we go in. Knowlegable and attentive staff. Definately recommend!!!!!
Fishy Business in Columbia SC is awesome! The staff is very knowledgable & friendly. I have had excellent service before & after the sale. I had an issue with a product there & The owner- Guy- responded immediately & ordered a new part while I was still in the store! Overall excellent experience with Fishy Business. Highly recommend! Douglas
Im not even from South Carolina, I was in the area from Maryland visiting a relative and decided to go to this place that I looked up. Glad that I did, great service and good prices on hardscape material. Driftwood and stone were at way better prices than what I would had paid for them in MD. Decent selection (wish they more dwarf cichlids).
Went to buy fish for our 2 tanks. The man who helped me knew a lot about types of fish and their attitude. It was a very informational trip to be my first. They had a great selection of products.this will now be the only store we go to. The fish seem "not as stupid" as the ones in other stores in Columbia is and the surrounding areas.
My husband and I just left this store for the first time and I have to say it is the best aquatic store we have been to. Lance was very helpful, had answers to all of our questions, suggested things to help our cichlid tank, and we could tell he loves his job. Great selection and great customer service. Worth the 45 minute drive!!!!
I have had nothing but great service from these guys! They are extremely knowledgeable and have helped me make all the right decisions with my 30 gallon freshwater community tank, and I am brand new to the fish-keeping hobby. Plus my 2 year old absolutely loves to look at all of the beautiful aquariums they have set up in the store.