Pet Emporium

Fish Emporium becomes Pet Emporium in Hoboken

While there definitely was a niche to be filled by having a fish store in Hoboken, apparently it wasn’t enough to “float” Fish Emporium. They’ve now expanded to include food and toys for more traditional pets like dogs and cats, hence the new name Pet Emporium.

Most certainly not the selection that other pet stores in Hoboken have like Cornerstone Pets or Beowoof – but will cater to the lazy folks with Hoboken Four Block Radius Syndrome, who are too weak to get “almost all the way to Washington Street.”

Fish Emporium now Pet Emporium in Hoboken NJ

Description: A fish (and pet) store. Fishes, food, tanks, accessories, mental encouragement, nets, filters, and so on…
Address: 254 6th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)683-6073

Hoboken’s only aquatic pet store: Fish Emporium

3/21/2012:

Here’s a quick update to the Fish Emporium listing here on Hoboken411…

As Hoboken’s only fish supply store, they’ve been reporting pretty good success already – and cover practically all you need to have a nice tank setup in your apartment. From fish, tanks, supplies, food and everything in between. Fish emporium will even install the tanks, and provide monthly maintenance for a modest fee.

Call (201)683-6073 if you need to learn more – or check ’em out at 6th & Park!

Hoboken Fish Emporium – how many of you have aquariums?

9/21/2011:

Hoboken411 reader Jeff tipped me off yesterday that the Fish Emporium is coming soon to the old location of Revival Vintage Boutique at 6th & Park.

This isn’t tasty fresh Sea Bass or great cuts of Salmon – but rather pet fish you watch in a glass aquarium!

Without studying statistical analysis, it’s my opinion that the use of “home fish tanks” probably has decreased substantially over the past few decades. Heck, now even 5-year olds can just download an iPad App for that!

Do you think Hoboken – or even Hudson County – has a great demand for a pet store just for little fishes?

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11 Comments on "Pet Emporium"

Craig-D
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Craig-D

Since it opened I have bought several supplies and some fish from them. Their selection of fish isn’t the greatest given the store’s small size, so don’t expect to find anything exotic. But they have the most popular livestock for fresh and saltwater setups and they have some corals and other live rock. If they don’t have something you want, they will try to order it for you. They seem to know what they’re doing too when it comes to aquatics, as opposed to some of the people working at places like Petsmart or Petco. All in all, as a decicated hobbyist I am overjoyed to have a local place with good quality livestock. I intend to be a regular customer, but I’ll still have to go elsewhere when I want harder to find types of fish they don’t stock.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Right on Craig. The pet shop in the sw part of town that was used as an election base for Tim did all the tanks in the area. I think he has changed businesses or is looking to. It takes a lot of maintenance to keep up a beautiful system in the home. This requires very little shop space just enough to lure new customers and for those who are taking care of their own tank.

[quote comment=”214723″]Since it opened I have bought several supplies and some fish from them. Their selection of fish isn’t the greatest given the store’s small size, so don’t expect to find anything exotic. But they have the most popular livestock for fresh and saltwater setups and they have some corals and other live rock. If they don’t have something you want, they will try to order it for you. They seem to know what they’re doing too when it comes to aquatics, as opposed to some of the people working at places like Petsmart or Petco. All in all, as a decicated hobbyist I am overjoyed to have a local place with good quality livestock. I intend to be a regular customer, but I’ll still have to go elsewhere when I want harder to find types of fish they don’t stock.[/quote]

beerzgood
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beerzgood

Is this place open yet?

I have a 70 gallon custom freshwater tank. I hope to add a 125 gallon in the near future. Can I interest any of you freshwater guys an 8″ pleco and 3 3″ siamese algae eaters for trade?

freewheelin
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Yes, it is open. Looks nice too [quote comment=”212614″]Is this place open yet?I have a 70 gallon custom freshwater tank. I hope to add a 125 gallon in the near future. Can I interest any of you freshwater guys an 8″ pleco and 3 3″ siamese algae eaters for trade?[/quote]

Snip119
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Snip119

There’s a new reality show on tv about unusual fish tanks. I guess people will be interested if they offer good quality stuff at a reasonable price, and if they can specialize in unusual tanks they’ll really have a market. I had a friend who had a huge fish tank in his dining room (something like Teak’s) , it was wonderful and very relaxing to watch the fish — had a calming effect and mealtime was a joy in their house.

It’s a small store space though – so it depends on what kind and how much inventory they can stock. And if the prices are too outrageous, forget it. How many guppies does one have to sell to make a Hoboken rent?

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

snip you just ask the majority of the city council…I guess not guppies but a few whales.[quote comment=”211068″]There’s a new reality show on tv about unusual fish tanks. I guess people will be interested if they offer good quality stuff at a reasonable price, and if they can specialize in unusual tanks they’ll really have a market. I had a friend who had a huge fish tank in his dining room (something like Teak’s) , it was wonderful and very relaxing to watch the fish — had a calming effect and mealtime was a joy in their house.It’s a small store space though – so it depends on what kind and how much inventory they can stock. And if the prices are too outrageous, forget it. How many guppies does one have to sell to make a Hoboken rent?[/quote]

Friedupright
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Friedupright

Fish Emporium sounds pretty big for what I think is a pretty small place….but, they should do well if they have a clean, well run, did I say CLEAN, establishment with decent supplies and healthy fish. At this point, they’ve cornered the market. Definitely, best of luck!

mooshu
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mooshu

They can use half the space for selling fish (to eat).

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