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Jessica Arnold
· March 11, 2018
Everytime we come to this store, we're always welcomed with a smile, and a "how are you, can we help with anything?" The knowledge the guys have is amazing. No question is unanswered. The fish always ...look great. The corals are under blue light, so you can always see the amazing vibrant colours!!! I will always recommend any of my friends to visit them. I will always be a returning customer!! They special order, and make sure when you leave, you are completely satisfied! See More
Shawn Michael
· March 30, 2018
You can come in here and Francis and the guys are full of knowledge and can give you great advice for both salt and fresh water fish. Awesome local place. Sometimes I like coming in here just to see the fish.
Tyson Rich
· February 16, 2018
Real awesome shop, nice and clean real healthy stock and real knowledgeable and friendly staff with a good amount of both dry goods and live goods. deff recommend this shop if your in the area! Iv bee...n in several times and will be in several more threw the years! HAPPY REEFING!! See More
Chelsie Robertson
· March 17, 2018
Love coming here. Great little store and great service. They always Help me take my water jugs back to the car. Which is a big deal to me. Thank you!!!
Eric Librandi
· March 2, 2018
Got some coral in the mail from River City Aquatics today and man they were nice !!!!! Packed well, triple bagged, insulated, and huge frags !!!! These guys are awesome !!! I'll definitely be getting ...more stuff from them in future.. Thanks Jake !!! See More
Arthur Morgan
· February 16, 2018
Awesome place, the owner Jake is such a great guy!
Michael Benton Franks
· November 1, 2017
Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a great assortment of fish including cichlids and marine.
Jeramie Brady
· August 28, 2017
Great store, even better people and always something new in one of the tanks that I just have to have every time I go. A million stars � �
Keith Pannell
· June 8, 2017
Great selection of marine and freshwater fish/inverts/plants, wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful staff, and a well-stocked dry-goods section makes this, hands down, the best place on the north sid...e of town for all of your aquarium needs. See More
Kyle Heine
· February 8, 2018
Great place, knowledgeable guys, good selection, fair prices!
Amanda Wong
· March 17, 2017
I love love love this fish store! My lion head they ordered for me is perfect and I'm in love with it! They have the best prices in town and seem very genuine in their advice. I highly recommend this ...store to salt and freshwater fish keepers. My boyfriend's live rock he got here is amazing. See More
Matthew David Garza
· September 28, 2017
-Very knowledgeable and friendly staff
-Great select of gear, fish, coral, crustaceans, etc.
-Good prices

Will certainly be coming back for future projects, advice, and additions
Mason Giddens
· March 31, 2017
River City goes above and beyond for their customers. I've purchaed everything from a custom aquarium to coral & fish fish and dry goods from them. Every time I walk into the store I know I'll get fri...endly and knowledgeable service to help me. If you are an experienced reefer or just getting started in the aquarium hobby these guys will be able to help you with whatever you need. See More
Rick South
· May 16, 2016
Our house has 4 running tanks at the moment:
220g reef, 65g reef, 20g nano reef and a 15g nano saltwater tank...
I would say 90-95% of our rocks and livestock as well as the 2 big tanks came from RCA.... All the guys there are not only knowledgeable but friendly and know us by name and remember our tanks.

Now with saltwater fish unfortunately some of the fish you get wont make it, or will go crazy and jump out of your tank and become dog treats... But I have never been unhappy with the quality of livestock from Jake and his shop, and if he doesn't have it he (or anyone there) will gladly order it and try to get it on the next truck for you.

They test my water, make recommendations and they took my house from afraid of starting saltwater tanks to.... Well we got a ton of fish and corals now.

I STRONGLY recommend RCA over Aquatek, Aqua Dome, and Fish Gallery.
For Price, Quality and Knowledge I rank them #1 in Austin and I think I have been to every shop in town.
My wife owned a pet store for years out of state (never did saltwater though) and is constantly impressed with how they do business.
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Lisa DeMayo
· March 6, 2017
I have been a customer of Jake's (the owner) for over 10 years now. Very committed to him and his staff. He is knowledgable and wonderful to deal with. He has also been so fair I've watched him go ...above and beyond for his customers. I once lost a store credit that he gave me, and he believed me and honored a new one. He is good to me so I will always recommend him and his staff to EVERYONE. I will forever be an RCA fan. ~Kiwi See More
Douglas W Bell
· April 12, 2015
When you see the owner of this shop in a hardware store and ask him a question, he takes time to stop whatever he was doing to help. Yesterday I ran into him down the plumbing isle and he stopped what... he was doing walked me to the isle and helped find the pieces I needed for my pump. I'm Just starting into the saltwater hobby did fresh water for very long time. No clue what I'm doing with salt, but the guys at this shop are really cool. They don't make you feel dumb or talk down to you like some of the other fish shops do (few did to me on Saturday) I'm sticking with these guys for all my fish needs fresh and salt. If they don't have it, they will get it for you. Thanks for all your help and time with my questions. See More
Carlos Cruz
· February 10, 2017
Jake the owner is an awesome guy to talk too. My girlfriend got me a early valentines gift a beautiful rose tip anemone and it's very happy and beautiful. I will definitely come back for more things i...n the future See More
Sara Reimers-Smith
· September 17, 2016
My husband and I just moved into a new home this weekend. We called around town to all of the local fish stores to get a quote on getting some help to move our fish tank. I am 8 months pregnant and fo...und this to be a priority. River City Aquatics not only gave us the most reasonable and fair pricing, but truly went above and beyond our expectations. They handled and took care of our fish with such perfection- we are truly blown away! Not only was the staff beyond professional handling the equipment, fish, etc they went to extremes to make sure our old house and new house flooring were taken care of as well through out the process. It was completely obvious they put thought into every action before taking it. I can not thank them enough for all of their tedious and hard work to bring our fish and coral back safely into our new home. I highly recommend River City to anyone that might have questions about moving fish/tanks- they are the real deal! See More
Tri Pham
· February 4, 2017
Jake is owner is awesome. Very friendly and cares about the success of the tank in the long run ... rather than trying push fish on you
Corey Thibodaux
· August 4, 2017
Best group of people. I love going there. I get my RO water there for my tank.
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New livestock today.

Saltwater:
Bicolor Angels
Coral Beauty Angels...
Porcupine Puffer
Striped Dogface Puffer
Diamond Sleeper Gobies
Flame Angels
Lawnmower Blennies
Bluehead Wrasses
Blue Eye Cardinals
Pajama Cardinals
Green Mandarin Gobies
Purple Firefish Gobies
Tiger Wardi Gobies
Yellow Clown Gobies
Longnose Hawk
Geometric Pygmy Hawk
Blue Hippo Tang
Striped Dogface Puffer
Fire Shrimp
Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Chocolate Chip Stars
Chalice Colony
Red Leg Hermits
Scarlet Hermits
Porcelain Crabs
Pincushion Urchins

Freshwater:
Male Bettas
Habrosus Pygmy Corys
German Blue Rams
Cardinal Tetras
Glofish
Gold Cobra Guppies
Black Mollies
New Guinea Rainbows
Amano Shrimp
Gold Mystery Snails
Wisteria
Java Ferns
Black Worms
Ghost Shrimp
Feeder Crayfish

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New saltwater livestock today.

Imperator Angel (adult)
Koran Angels (juvies)
Eiblii Angel...
Yellow Tangs
Powder Brown Tangs
Tennenti Tang
Leopard Wrasses
Fuzzy Dwarf Lions
Talbot Damsels
Fairy Wrasse Assortment
Melanurus Wrasses
Guttata Watchman Gobies
Yellow Watchman Gobies
Lawnmower Blennies
Squarespot Anthias
Bicolor Dottybacks
Pink and Black Cucumbers
Mexican Turbo Snails
Pink Margarita Snails
Red Wellsos

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