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The professionals - "Markos Petshop"


When Andreas suggested that I visit this petshop in the other side of Athens I really hesitated. Crossing Athens is hardly my favorite way to spend my weekend. However I have never been disappointed by Andreas' suggestions so there I was. A really warm welcome by the two brothers (Panayiotis and Fotis) who keep the shop and on to the tanks. A nice planted tank at the entrance - with a bow front glass, a newly setup marine reef display tank and the usual tanks with the fish and plants for sale. The people there are knowledgeable, always ready to ask if in doubt and they passed the "give me a fish now" test in flying colors. They refused to sell me a fish for a new marine tank, unless the tank is fully cycled, they offered (correct) advice, they sold me only the things I would definitely need and in very good prices. They even have a fish used to cycle marine tanks, a Scatophagus silver which they "borrow" to their customers - a bright new idea! Therefore, this place is highly recommended. The shop is located at 31, Makrygianni street, in Moschato (a 10 minute walk from the metro station), tel: 9403253.

  

Not too many tanks but all of them had healthy fish and healthy plants - which is the number one thing we, hobbyists, need. There was a good variety of fish, although no specialization for the African cichlids (the only minus of this shop). You can see the reef tank at the right photo (front).

The owners with (one of) their dog(s). They definitely love pets.. Rule number 2 : never trust a petshop owner who doesn't love animals !

Yes, they have plants but their plants are from Tropica (DK). All of them in good shape with the usual "fast fact" cards in each pot. Right: A photo from their goldfish tank.

Some discus in a tank with plants and the correct pH and water color. Quite rarely seen here !!

Shots from their two display tanks. Left: Glossostigma elatinoides in their planted tank. Right: A blue tang in their reef tank. Since they were not informed that I would take photos all their tanks were not specially prepared for the photo session!

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