Invertebrates & Corals
We maintain 2,125 gallons of saltwater aquariums ensuring a great selection of corals, invertebrates, cleaners, and fish.
Aqua Imports is a locally owned and operated business serving Boulder, CO and the surrounding area since 1989. We have a knowledgeable staff with many years of experience in the pet industry.
We have the largest selection of livestock in the area, including a wide selection of freshwater fish, saltwater fish, corals, plants, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.
We offer aquatic services and carry all products and supplies needed for your fish, corals, and reptiles.
Please visit our store today, we guarantee a one on one interaction with a trained and enthusiastic team member who will guide you with the best information possible.
Great store great people! They are very helpful in helping you understand your hobby. They don’t pressure you to buy, instead, coach you on how to go about things the right way.
Aqua Imports is a great fish store. Healthy fish, clean tanks and knowledgeable staff. The store keeps getting better and better every time I shop there.
I frequent this place quite often and am generally impressed with the attentiveness of the staff and the selection of fish. I’ve never seen such variety in an aquatics store.
Awesome and healthy selection! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The only place I will buy my fish.
My favorite spot in Boulder for the aquarium hobby. Large selection of fresh and saltwater pets, reptiles, and all of the accessories you would need. Give them a chance and you may be pleasantly surprised.
Aqua Imports has been able to stay competitive with online retail and the large box pet stores with our dedication to customer service and the quality of our livestock.
These values have kept us in business with a loyal customer base for over 25 years. As hobbyists ourselves, we strive for the best care of our animals and the continuing education of our customers.
Most likely caused by poor water quality or an environmental parameter out of line. Check the nitrogen levels, temps, salinity, etc and rectify any issues. A treatment of malachite green or copper can then fix parasite issues and an antibiotic can treat for infections.
The heat is not optimal for digestion and metabolism. Also check that the photoperiod is long enough to mimic summer hours when they are most active. Humidity and UVB levels should also be monitored if required.
Often enough to dilute any issues that build in the aquarium. This is normally a buildup of organic matter or nitrate. Our recommendation is to purchase a nitrate test kit and change water as needed to meet the necessary safe levels for your inhabitants. For some this is 10% once a week and others once a month. It is dependent upon bioload and amount of feeding. Keep in mind you have an enclosed system, nutrient input should equal nutrient output for a healthy environment.
Green cloud is an algae bloom. This can be remedied by employing a uv sterilizer or diatom filter. Results are fast and it acts as a good pathogen preventative as well. Grey/white cloud could be from sediment suspended in the water column. A flocculating agent will easily settle the particles and return the tank to normal. Another grey/white cloud could come from bacteria suspended in the water column. This occurs often in a new tank or a tank that has been “over cleaned.” Let the tank settle down and don’t disturb the substrate. Overfeeding can also cause these issues. A water change to remove any leftover food will help get the cloudiness under control.
There are many reasons this could happen. Bring a water sample in to our store and let us help you trouble shoot the issues. Also make note of your water temperature, filtration, and equipment so we have the whole “scoop” before you come in.
Too much light and nutrients. Algae need nitrogens and phosphorus along with light to grow. Light in most tanks can’t be eliminated, but could be reduced and there are very low requirements for nitrogen and phosphorus with most animals. Feed less, reduce light, do more water changes, employ some phosphate scavenging medias.