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Great experience. Everything was healthy, and arrived safely.. Great communication. Livestock was better than I expected. I plan to do more orders with this company.
Plants and corals
Fantastic customer service. Had an issue with my order and received help immediately. Ordered corals, shaving brush plants, and sponge. Packaging was good. 2 weeks later and everything is growing.
Haven’t received order yet
Due to extreme winter weather in our area, my order hasn’t been shipped yet. It’s supposed to ship next week.
Fantastic specimens and high quality service
Incredibly healthy scrawled cowfish , ricordea and nasarrius snails! All acclimated well and without hitchhikers/disease! High quality packaging helped keep them all safe on their unplanned continental tour courtesy of UPS. Will definitely be my first stop for my future livestock!! Thank you!!
This rock rocks!
I just recieved my 30# of aquacultured uncured live rock today. VERY impressed with the shapes and beautiful coraline algea growth. I was somewhat expecting boring bolders and was plesantly suprised that I got some interesting smaller pieces that will work really well in my 32 gallon tank. I had it shipped in water and there was no detectable die-off and lots of interesting creatures. Smelled like the ocean! The order page is a bit confusing with all the ordering options, but communication with KP and Philipp was good and everything worked out great. If your trying to decide between this and dry rock, don’t even hesitate, get this stuff! Spend the extra $$ to get the rock shipped in water and you will get beautiful rock with very little die-off and have a much more stable tank in the long run. Highly recommend!
Absolutely the best
I have never experienced such wonderful product
I’ve placed several orders with this company and have always received amazing products.
The live rock is amazing and worth every penny, it was shipped and protected. When it arrived it was teaming with so much life and beautiful coralline alga and various other strains
We also got more than we expected with some cool little starfish and a crab
I would recommend this to anyone and I will for sure be doing a life time of business with KP aquatics
I am a repeat customer here and will continue to be. I ordered the blue herm they went to work cleaning up my tank as soon as they were entered. Also recieved some beautiful ricordea.
I ordered a Ricordea, Candelabra Gorgonian, and a few snails. All items arrived in great condition, packaged well, and acclimated very quickly to my tank. The communication from Kara and Philipp was excellent, they really care about their customers! Will definitely be ordering from them again!
This was my second time
This was my second time ordering from KPA, first time being their awesome aquacultured live rocks. This time I ordered a few Gorgs and I was amazed at what I received. From packaging to quality to size, it was all very impressive. Just look at the picture of two of the Gorgs I received! If I have the room in my tank, I will definitely come back for more.
Great live rock!
Biological smorgasbord of a rock. Crabs, stars,snails, macro galore, feather dusters 2 pencil urchins and a couple cool looking blobs I’m trying to identify (see picture included). All on a 10lb order of great looking rock. These guys are great to deal with, timely replies to questions and fast secure on time shipping A++
This place is amazing. I ordered rocks and livestock. Both of them were above expectations. They shipped fast and clear. They clearly care for the creatures and I love that they are eco friendly.
I am saving up now to order more things!
Buying online at KP aquatics
I’m very pleased with KP aquatics shipping is fantastic! Everything was packed well and temperature was perfect upon arrival. Stingray was swimming in the bag when I opened it. Made acclimation time shorter and animal was not stressed very much at all. I will continue to buy from KP aquatics ecause their products arrive in primo condition. Thanks KP !
I bought some marine Gorgoniums from Kara and Philip . and they are excellent. I have also bought fish from them and they are excellent as well. For me they are the best source for Atlantic and Caribean Marine life.
15# aquacultured live rock in water
Its been 2 weeks since the addition of the live rock,the amount and diversity of life is staggering,everyday I find something new.you .looking forward to ordering from you guys in the future…as soon as my tank is ready.
30 Lbs Live Rock – 6 Crabs, 1 Snail, Brittle Stars, FeatherDusters, Sponges, and way more!
Ordered 30 lbs live rock for a Fluval 32.5G tank, shipped in water via same day air as I wanted as much survivorship as possible for the ecosystem of the tank. Rock looks really great, tons of different life that we’re continue to discover every day. So far one week in and everything is smooth and stable following the directions – I think there was very minimal die off with the wet shipping method. All the rocks covered in nice pink and purple coraline algae. If you want live rock and all of the ecosystem and biodiversity included in it, this is the way to do it!
I was very ambivalent about ordering livestock through the mail, but KP Aquatics put all my anxiety to rest. The package arrived quickly and on time. My cherub angelfish was understandably a little stressed, but once acclimated he was checking out his new home and even eating algae within minutes. He is in excellent shape and is exactly what I was looking for. To top it all off, the price I got him for was better than anywhere else. KPA has a new lifelong customer!
Amazing fish with a clean bill of health
Love these guys. Recently bought a porcupine puffer from them and let me tell you, they really know what they’re doing. My little guy came packed with an exceptional amount of packaging materials and a great heat pack. Will definitely be purchasing most of my Saltwater needs from these guys!
Excellent live rock and excellent service.
The best live rock ever! Lots and lots of fauna and flora. Try them with water during the shipment. You won’t regret. I did not have ammonia spikes or funny odor , so they were added tot the tank right away.
I ordered 1o pounds of live rock and i have to say I was very happy. The rock is full of life, sponges, macro and star fish. Thanks guys!!!
1st time gorgonian purchase
Before I even placed an order with KP Aquatics, I asked a number of questions , which were answered in great detail by Philipp.. Thank you for that..
When I placed my order it was filled and shipped in a very timely manner considering the difficult times we live in now..
I highly recommend KP Aquatics
I placed an order, received order confirmation, received shipping notification and my items arrived on time.
Everything was healthy and after acclimation all things are doing well.
I purchased 15lbs of premium live rock, from KP Aquatics last week. The rock arrived well packed in water, paper towels and a heat pack. This rock is beautiful with significant coralline algae coverage, some macro algae and plenty of brittle stars and feather dusters. The rock is currently curing in my tank and will be a amazing foundation, structurally and biologically to my reef tank.
Thank you so much!
Angels, Tangs and Puffer
I can’t say enough about my order, this was my first order with KP Aquatic and Will Not Be my last. I live in Ohio and all of my 7 fish were very healthy, vibrant, active and quality live stock. This is the only place that you can get this type of service and quality live stock. If they don’t have what you want in stock sign up for the waiting list, they will notify you when they are in stock and you will be VERY VERY HAPPY WITH YOUR PURCHASE, Thank you KP aquatics for such an amazing order.
Dry Rock is very nice. The shipment arrived as scheduled and packed very well. Communication was excellent. Will order from again. Thanks Jason.
1st time order but not the last.
I have a reef tank, setup for years. Sea Rods look GREAT and all are doing well. As all know, it’s hard not to keep adding new one’s to your tank. Very pleased with my order. Well packed, good prices and great looking animals. Thank you
First time buying online, I am very pleased and happy that juvenile queen angel fish arrived very healthy and its eating good, Very pleased with KP Aquatics, will buy again from them.
Great service and fish were healthy when they arrived! Very easy to order ! I will order again for sure!
I recently purchased approximately 75 pounds of live rock from KP Aquatics (40 pounds premium and 35 pounds starter). I found their service and communication to be top notch. The rock (shipped in water) arrived as promised and picking it up from the airport was painless. Upon opening, the rock smelled fresh and was covered in coralline algae, just as advertised. Over the last week the cycle on my new tank has been extremely soft (ammonia never exceeded 0.3) and the rock is coming to life. I went with aquacultured live rock to fast track my aquarium. I previously used aquacultured rock and enjoyed the various hitchhikers that came along for the ride. The experience with KP has been no exception. Over the last week I’ve literally observed the rock “come to life”. Positive confirmed hitchhikers so far include 3 mithrax crabs, a slate-pencil urchin, multiple small brittle stars, spaghetti worms, two unidentified 1/2 inch snails, and at least one unobserved pistol shrimp (hear the snapping but haven’t spied him as of yet). Every night I have found something new. All in all, I have been very pleased with the KP experience and would definitely do it again.
This is my second time buying gorgs from KP Aquatics. I bought 3 different varieties of gorgs, a red tree sponge, a white scallop, sea squirts and a shrimp. All arrived healthy, in good color and condition. They were as advertised as far as size goes. They went thru acclimation then into the display. All are doing well a week later. They all opened up within an hour of placement and appear to be doing well. Thank you!
My order of orange clawed
My order of orange clawed hermits, Peppermint shrimp, and Masked gobies came to me in perfect shape. I have been ordering from KP Aquatics for at least 5 years, probably longer, since they used to be Sea Life, Inc.
Shipments always come in in good shape.
Their uncured live rock is incredible.
great job as uasal orderd 5 pack emrald crabs recived 6 also ordered 2 red mathrak crabs all arived alive and still alive have a merry christmass will be ordering again after th first have a merry one.
I had never purchased from KP Aquatics before and came across their site while looking for some flower anemones. Found their 10 pack offer – seemed like a great deal for a great selection (especially compared to the competition!). Bought the nems plus a shroom. I received them on time in great condition. The variety of nems I received was perfect. Would definitely shop here again and recommend!
mithrax crab order
Thank you for hand picking the crabs-the size was exactly what I requested. Everything arrived healthy and the packaging/boxing was excellent. I look forward to giving you more of my business.
Found what I wanted!
Have been to local Reef stores in Phoenix, online searching, and finally found what I wanted for my 32 Biocube! Ordered, waited , received in record time my new livestock. Livestock in excellent shape. Packaging was very secure. A pleasing business transaction. Will return for more livestock for sure. Gotta shop here.
All as ordered and healthy
the order I just received everything came in great.
the Gorgonians are the best i have ever received.
and the extra pipefish was a nice surprise.
thanks for another order and great prices
dry shelf rock
orgerd 25 lbs got 27 lbs this rock is just what the doctor ordered was able to make a buetifull aquascape stacked nicely and looks great in my 75 gal tank do have a question though do u guys have small pieces such as coral rubble for my gobies to use.thank you for your prompt service frank happy thanks giving
I am so happy I pulled the trigger buying this live rock. It had so many live critters and growth on it. Lots of coralline algae was present; purples, reds, oranges.
Great customer service as well.
AMAZING Aquacultured Live Rock
I ordered 15 pounds for my Fluval Evo 13.5. I had no issues with KP Aquatics and the overnight delivery just with my UPS driver in D.C. who decided to come much later than he was supposed to. I opened the bags and just so much life regardless and color. Already seen several shrimp, crabs, and a flame scallop which blew my mind. I literally had to yeeeet my Petco live rock out of my tank because it was such a blemish in comparison to the KP live rock aquascape. You will not find this type of rock in any store, even without any fish in the tank I still stare at it mesmerized as if it were fully stocked. I was cognizant that the rock itself cost me as much as my aquarium and this is for a reason, you will not find the biodiversity or anything like this. Well worth every penny. I will for sure make another purchase down the road and highly recommend you do the same. No point in me attaching a photo of my own rock, since the pictures on their site really are what you can expect. Thank you!!
Good looking stuff, very healthy, timely delivery and good value.
as always great service
everything arrived alive and well. packed great. order received on time. you can always trust these guys, sent some extra blue leg hermits thanks!
everything alive looking great and doing well.
great prices. I will be ordering soon.
thanks again mike
Outstanding Dry Reef Rock
I thought I would try 25 pounds of dry reef rock for kpaquatics after buying some from BRS. I thought the BRS was good but it was not near the quality of dry rock I received from kpaquatics. Their rock is very porous and not as heavy. This is the best dry rock I have ever seen. I plan on getting more.
Great specimen s and at a great price
Everything ordered was in good condition . Healthy and active and eating well the 1st and 2 nd day. Nice size seahorses. Always reasonable prices .
Ordered a Swissguard Basslet and gorgonian.
The fish is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Came in alive and very healthy. On the third day it ate like a pig and hasn’t stopped eating and adventuring around the tank. Fat and happy now. Extremely pleased with the packaging he came in. Hard to beat the quality and price from KP! I hope to have him for many years to come. The colors are so vibrant and no signs of disease. The gorgonian is pretty but has yet to fully open, and has a small hole in it which I hope doesn’t impact the health. Polyps are peaking out so seems hopeful.
Thank you so much will be a future customer!
Amazing little jawfish
Great fish,great service definitely recommended KP Aquatics.
Beautiful Gorgonians and Ricordea
I received another perfect shipment from KP! My 20 year old tank needed an upgrade. After a new batch of live rock was cured and settled in, it was time for COLOR! So many beautiful and healthy choices!. Everything was packaged with care and arrived in great condition. They even gave me a bonus prize! KP Aquatics always delivers greatness!
Very nice live rock all arrived very nice size rocks just perfect all some color s I wish I had room for more the order came fast too no delays Thanks a Ton to Owners
Omg are these guys beautiful!!! They gave me way more than I was suppose to get.I am so in love with them, not to mention at least one is pregnant they all came in excellent health. The beautiful the gorgonian is in great shape opened up that day and is a necessity for my seahorse all 12 of them more is much better they seem much happier with more…….wish I got another gorgonian haven’t seen Any thing in the fish stores as beautiful as these no algae
KP is always my first stop when starting a new tank or refreshing an old one. They have a great selection from their amazing live rock to harder-to-find inverts and fish at great prices. Shipping is always prompt, packaging is great, and the customer service is exceptional. Thanks for another great experience KP!
One of the best online ordering experiences in this game, thus far!
I truly was so impressed with ordering from Kara and Phillip! My order was shipped fast, packaged perfect and completely dry…. and inside was the most cute VISIBLY HEALTHY cleaner shrimp and FL Yellow Jawhead. I will 100% be ordering from them in the future. Thank you KP!! Ya’ll rock 😉
PS- Totally wonderful to know you guys are located in the Keys… about the only one! You know how us locals love to support one another.
My order arrived promptly, and very well packaged. I ordered several different types of gorgonians. After proper acclimation I placed them in high light, high flow area in my DT. About an hour later they were all fully open, and looking great! They have totally transformed the look of my DT, adding a lot of movement. Would highly recommend KP Aquatics for anyone looking to add gorgonians to their reef!
First time ordering a fish online. The sailfin blenny and conch arrived quickly and acclimated well! Both are doing great in my tank, and some of my favorite additions. Thanks KPAquatics!
Great livestock, price, and service!
Great small business that collects some hard to find corals and livestock. Prices and quality are awesome!
really nice rock, bought another 15 pounds today. cheers!
Good People who care
Great interaction with Phillip before, during and after the order.
Rock is perfectly sized and shaped and colored – looking forward to these strains of calcareous algae catching on
we have loads of little brittle stars and pea crabs we didn’t have before
strongly suggest the use of the rock in setting up new and maturing tanks
Order 6 item , every thing , but one of the gorgonian is bleaching , I thought because shipping , got bad pieces ,not happy it is die after 3 days
KP Aquatics: Please contact us with pictures and we are here to help. Bleaching is not a usual problem that is caused by shipping. Normally the flesh would fall off the gorgonian if something happened in shipping.
Great, as usual
Everything came in live. Kara & Philipp threw in 2 extra of the cheaper, more common things, like hermits and snails, to cover potential losses.
I have been buying mail order from them for over 10 years. I have never had a bad order.
Their unseasoned, fresh off their private reef, live rock is phenomenal. Anybody who reads this review should do a small order of it. I have frequently received live rock with live coral polyps, or yellow sponges, or colonial tunicates, or other little critters. To me, this is what I keep reef tanks for. I’ve kept salt water tanks since the late 1960’s, when I was in high school, and reef tanks since the late 1980’s. KP Aquatics is the best supplier of live rock I have ever ordered from and I have ordered from a dozen or more over the decades.
1st order from this company. Very pleased, will order again. Thanks for the extra crabs!!
I must say that everything arrived in great shape and the way KP packages and seals the bags is a notice above any other online vender in the market. Thank you for the great service and live stock. Best Regards Dave
First order but there will be more
The three little masked gobies are always out and about. I am a little concerned that they are getting small enough food (I have given them rotifers, copepods, nano brine shrimp but none of those are regular items I feed except rotifers) but they are very cute and active. The sailfin blenny I have only seen once last week since I put him in the tank 10 days ago. He was sparing with his reflection in the glass. I hope he is still there-very cute. There is a lot of coral to hide in even though it is a small tank.
The rock beauty is in my big tank and is eating pretty well and neither the majestic nor the flameback angels are bothering him at all. He is a gorgeous fish. He stood up to a little bit of hazing from my pair of flame hawks. I am keeping my fingers crossed since I have read everywhere that he is a difficult fish to keep long term due to feeding issues.
I am pleased I found you as you have a nice selection that is very reasonably priced and healthy.
Great quality live rock!
I ordered live rock from KP and couldn’t be happier with the quality and service. The rocks showed up covered in coralline and chock full of life. I will certainly be coming back for my live rock needs in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend KP to my friends and family.
Ordered some uncurled rock shipped overnight via ups. Very satisfied , multiple colors of coralline, few pistol shrimp, couple of cabs, etc. I will be placing another order when I inevitably upgrade tanks. Thanks!
KP Aquatics rocks!
I purchased some live rock from KP Aquatics. Excellent communication and the rock exceeded my expectations. Well packaged too. I will definitely check them out first next time I need some new creatures for my saltwater aquarium!
First time purchase
I have been in the salt water hobby since the early 1980’s. I have dealt with numerous online companies.KP Aquatics ranks very high on my list.I placed my order Sunday morning got a reply from them that they received my order. Order was sent out Monday night I had UPS at my door 9:30AM Tuesday morning. All corals opened up by mid morning. I will order from them again.VERY GOOD COMPANY TO DEAL WITH.
The live rock was very carefully packaged and arrived in perfect shape.
Will be ordering again soon.
Amazingly beautiful Cave Basslet
First time I have ever had one, color is amazing, personality is great. Out and about way more than expected. Fish was delivered in great condition, ate within first day. Such a beautiful deeper water basslet. Thanks to KP for making available such a beautiful and well condition fish available.
Beautiful rock full of inverts. Thanks again for the purchase. I will be ordering a second shipment from you guys.
Lettuce Sea Slugs
The Lettuce Sea Slugs arrived in excellent condition. Would not hesitate to order from KP Aquatics again.
Snails, Urchins, and Horseshoe Crabs all arrived quickly and in good health.
Excellent ricordea, even during a pandemic.
Ordered a single yellow-eyed zoa polyp, and four ricordea: a blue, a rainbow, an orange, and an ‘oddball’. I asked for an orange ric with some blue on it if they had one, and for an oddball that wasn’t a color I already had. I got two yellow-eyed zoa polyps (which are very neat, I recommend getting them if some are in stock), a blue ric, a rainbow ric, an orange ric with some blue, and an oddball that’s an interesting shade of blue with a purplish rim. Three of the rics are about an inch to an inch and a half across, which I don’t mind because they’re very pretty, and the blue ric is nearly the size of my palm! Lemme tell ya, I was not expecting this guy to expand that much when I put him in the tank! Had to shuffle a couple of the other rics around to make space, once he’d gotten to full size.
I got nice corals at good prices, even considering that I had to go with express shipping because priority isn’t very reliable right now. Very happy. Will likely order again.
Live rocks shipped in water
First time reefer here, I received 15 lbs of live rocks from KP aquatics this morning , which they shipped in water (upon request) overnight. I was positively impressed by the experience:
+ Packaging was meticulous, there was no leaks, they triple bagged all the rocks , with individual wraps and an additional black waterproof layer in between. There was also an ice pack in there, When I opened the package, there were no odor which was not what I expected and the sponges look good
+ The rocks look amazing , they are various shapes and covered by different colors of algae patches (I don’t know what kind, lol)
+ We found many live things on and off the rocks, and it was an exciting treasure hunting experience for both me and the kids 🙂 what I think we found (thanks to some r2r help on id’ing ) a huge brittle star and 3-4 smaller ones, a horse conch, a couple snails, an urchin, 3 little crabs, 2 gorilla crabs, spaghetti worm, eunicid worm and other unknown worms
+ Also some coral and algae that I can’t name, and a nice feature duster
+ I was really worried about mantis shrimp after reading some posts, I don’t think there’s one (not yet)
Had I knew how amazing these rocks are I wish I could order more , instead of ordering a mix of live rocks and dry rocks. But Philipp from KP told me they could only ship 15lb in water with UPS to make sure secure packaging.
Anyhow , would highly recommend.
You can find more photos in my r2r post: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/live-rocks-in-water-are-awesome.755548/
Very very happy with my order. All animals arrived healthy and in great shape. Love ordering from KP!!
Excellent as always!
Everything arrived well packed and healthy!
UNBELIEVABLE ROCK !! Be Patient !!
First, Thankyou to all who write Reviews, it helped me a lot. I have a 300 Gallon, Live Rock, with Fish. I was able to get LR, 20, Years ago, when they could still chip it off the Reef. When Friend/LFS, owner, would get a Shipment in, all kinds of animals, falling out of the Rocks, as we picked up from Styrofoam Boxes. Had to shut my Tank down, (Became a Single Dad), 16, Years Later, Set Up Tank Again. Stored my Rock Properly, Cleaned with Pressure Washer, for 3, hours, Live Sand, Aquscape, and order 15, Pounds of AC Rock, I was on a time schedule. Friend helping me, Phillip calls & tells me he only has 12 &1/2 Pounds, (He Knee I was very excited to get the Rock) I could have waited for a full 15, Pounds, but wanted the amount he had. (How Honest, is that, I wouldn’t have known any different !!) So next day arrives (Beautifuly Packaged) I have 100s, of Pounds of Dead LR. I don’t see animals falling out, and was a little bummed. Spoke to Phillip, he said Ed in time it will bring your Rock, back to life, 100%, he said. 2, Months in I started seeing little Animals. Now 5, months in, 100s of Stormatella Snails.(No Joke !! My Rock is so Clean, sometimes worry, enough algae for my Yellow Tang, & other Fish. Serpent Starfish, Limpets, Urchin, Small Snails ?, Regular Sm Starfish, the Good Bristle Worms, Other Worms ? A Beautiful Mantis Shrimp, all over my Rock. I saw ALL this before adding a piece of Rock, from established Tank, now, a couple different Copepods, (Cannot say for sure, Pods came from K.P. Aquatics) But can’t say they didn’t either. 6, Fish. Lionfish, Clown Triggerfish, Majestic Angelfish,Lunare Wrasse & Miniatus Grouper. Lunare & Trigger Up early eating Stormatella’s. Needless to say K.P. Aqu Culture Rock, has brought my Rock back to life, that’s just what I’m seeing, wonder what I’m not. 12 & 1/2 Pounds did all that !! Probably loaded with eggs my guess. No more Rock off the Reef, this is the next best thing. Any Tanks going Forward, I will use this Rock !! Phillip is a Very Honest Man, hard to find in Business these days. Hope this helps you Ed, Massachusetts 9/2020
Dwarf Seahorses – A+
I ordered a gorgonian and 10 dwarf seahorses and all arrived safe and healthy (plus a couple extra seahorses) about a week ago. I already have a few babies, too! I’m very happy with my first KP order and would definitely order from here again. Thanks!
Dwarf Seahorse Beauties!
This is my first purchase. All arrived healthy and absolutely beautiful colors! Happy, thriving, and eating like it’s Thanksgiving! Thank you for your special attention to my order!
Ordered scarlet reef hermits, Nano serpent starfish, (Nerite,cerith,Fighting Conch)snails, black rock urchin and Corky Sea Finger for my 90 gallon tank CUC. Everything arrived healthy and active. Got a few extra snail, hermits and one Corky sea finger which were very welcomed. After about a week what animals I have been able to see are doing great.
Will be ordering again for KP – thanks for the great service and products.
Perfect specimens shipped 3000 miles super fast with no problems!
I had read and heard great things about KP Aquatics, but had been out of the hobby for a few years, so hadn’t had the chance to make a purchase. When I restarted my tank in mid-2020, I was looking for a variety of critters and a few smaller corals, and KP had most of what I was looking for. I was hesitant due to the shipping distance (I’m in the Pacific Northwest) but the package arrived in my hands in something like 12 hours from Florida!!! They included a few extras in case anything died, but so far, I think I might only have lost a couple of snails (out of a hundred or so), and that may be because a few of the hermits had shell envy! In any case, great company to do business with, will buy from again, and encourage anyone considering it to give these great folks your business. Thanks so much and happy reefing!
Everything arrived well packaged, safe, and sound. The quality of the livestock was impeccable and everything has settled into my tank nicely. I’m very happy with my experience and would readily recommend KP to friends and family with no reservations. Thanks!
Great products Great Service
I have been very pleased with all my purchases. Their customer service and communications are top notch. If I ever need gorgonians, inverts or any Florida marine life for my reef tank, I look here first!
Awesome store to do business with
I have purchased two orders from KP Aquatics. Not only are their prices great, the packaging and communication is excellent. I am extremly pleased. I recommend KP Aquatics to everyone I know in the Aquarium community. They are second to none. If your looking for. trust worthy, fairly priced , professional place to buy your marine needs, then look no further. I will not do business with anyone else. Thank you KP Aquatics.
I was looking forward to receiving this live rock as I have heard wonderful feedback on the quality and abundance of life on the rock. Upon receiving the live rock, most of the life had died off during the shipping process. Overall, I’m disappointed as I trusted that the rock would arrive with better color and life. I now have to cure the rock before I get my tank started. I’m hopeful that we can replace the rock.
I ordered the 1# live rock add on And chaeto to help Cycle my 2g pico, and I’m very happy. I didn’t get any fan worms or critters, but on such a tiny piece that is to be expected. As they said, the coralline did turn orange right after unboxing and putting it into the tank, but a few days later I see nothing but purple and some spots of bright red. I was also pleasantly surprised with the cycle. I was expecting to have to wait a couple weeks for any die-off to process, but after a day or two of low ammonia and nitrates both readings went down to zero. Will definitely consider this rock again if I start a new tank.
Uncured in existing system. One of many.
Good first order.
Uncured rock was rinsed and immediately placed in an established system. Keeping as many hitchhikers as possible is always my goal. It’s worked out great. Many cool and colorful dusters and other creatures are appearing. My urchins love them. Nitrate has remained 0. Emerald crabs are cool. Good stuff. I’m looking forward to some of your corals to be in stock. I’ll be doing more with you guys in the future. Good job.
Always a great shipment
Everything I have ever recieved from Kp Aquatics has been in excellent health and well packed. Thank you!
Excellent customer service
I have been buying from KP Aquatics for many years. Their fish and inverts have always been of the highest quality. Their customer service is IMO tops of all of the on-line vendors. If in the rare time that there is a problem, they make it right plus more.
I ordered the 25 dwarf
I ordered the 25 dwarf seahorse’s, unicorn Tang two different basslets plus gorgonians and sponges. My entire order was great but the red tree Spong and frilly orange sponge look as if they touched air and look bad but the red ball sponge looks great.
My main order was for the dwarf seahorse’s and I had no DOA’s at all plus three extra. I’ve had them a week all are eating new hatched baby brine shrimp that I hatch every day. I’ve already had 2 of the male’s give birth the one had six babies and other had nine. I’ll add a picture so look close and you’ll see my babies. I just love them little colts. This is a great place to order from and I’ll order again in the future. The key to raising dwarf seahorse’s is only use a 3.5 to 5 gallon tall round or bow front tank with bare bottom and a couple fake plants. for a filter use a Penn Plex small world air pump filter that are half foam and half charcoal and 3 or 4 astrea snails. You can buy replacement filter packs that can be rinsed out and re used several times. Because the foam is only dirty because baby brine get sucked up. And always have baby new hatched shrimp in there tank always. Have it look like it’s a barley able to see snow storm if you keep this way you’ll only need to add once a day. Thanks ,Steve
Purchased about 35lbs of dry
Purchased about 35lbs of dry rock to set up a foundation in my tank while I gather all necessary parts for my new build and prior to adding live rock. I wanted to keep a level of uniformity in terms of the kind of rocks I used, so it was a no brainer to pick up my dry rock from KP. Really happy overall with the packaging and I’m fairly certain I ended up getting a more than I paid for. Easy to stack, sturdy and not too heavy like some of the competitors out there.
Phillipp & Kara were a pleasure to work with and they’ll be earning my business in the coming weeks when I pick up some live rock.
I ordered a mated pair of jawfish and neon gobies. All arrived healthy and are doing great a month later. I orsered a couple of other items as well and am very impressed. thank you-Cris I will be ordering again soon
Ordered a mantis shrimp and some macroalgae, all arrived in good condition and got one free! Quality and size was nice, perfect size for my nano. Unfortunately the shrimp succumbed to a stress molt but I will order again for the quality of their macros!
Very Happy Long Time Customer
Great shipment as always. I highly recommend Kara and Philip. Great people ! Great company!
Awesome to deal with all live Good’s 100 %
This was my 1st order from them and it won’t be my last. All my life stock came in looking great. Love the seahorse’s and fish everything is eating. 100% Highly recommended!
Hi I recived my order iin good time and well packaged thank u for the extra goodies question how do u know when it is time to harvast some cheato I haveit in the main tank will br ordering more along with some other stuff that u currently are out of stock thank u and keep up the good work frank.
Dwarf seahorse pair with pregnant male
I am more than happy with my dwarf seahorse order. I ordered a dwarf seahorse pair with pregnant male and received 2 pair. One of the males has already had babies!
Customer Service Appreicated
Hello, I want to express my delight with KP Aquatics! Kara and Philipp are terrific people to work with. They take the time to follow up and ensure my live fish order was to expectations.
My story, I have been looking for a Sea Robin fish over several months. This is not a common fish that most retailers would carry. I came upon KP Aquatics and was bit hesitant whether this web site was legitimate. I reached out to the contact, Kara and Philipp quickly ensure me they had in inventory the Sea Robin. They fare very honest as to what the fish condition was and to make sure I was satisfied with the fish before shipping it.
I have to say, great customer service and great prices for the fish. Definitely looking for future purchases!
Regret not buying sooner.
Bought 25lbs of dry reef rock. 10lbs of cycled live rock from a local fish store. Took a chance with KP Aquatics and bought 10 lbs of live rock. The rock cycled very well. I didn’t end up with a lot of die off. And it looks like there’s more of the live rock than the dry rock. Its so very porous. If I would have know how beautiful and full of life these rocks truly were. ALL of my rock needs would have been bought here instead. And maybe I wouldn’t have to battle as much hair algae.
Will buy from here again when I need too. Thank you for the amazing rock and on time delivery!
Very Professional Well Packed Good Size Portions Very Satisfied
I have ordered from many vendors and hobbyists in my life and have to say this one of new favorite places to shop. They have some cool rare things that you can’t find here in upper Midwest. Could not be happier with their service
Best in business
Glad I found them. Packed great, on time, good prices and all healthy. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
Have credits from other places for lost products. Gave up, got tried of sickdead fish and paying shipping over and over, trying to get what I paid for.
Save your self the trouble and money and shop here. You’ll be happy you did.
Great Florida fish
KP Aquatics are great shippers and offer an array of Caribbean fish and inverts that I rarely see in stores. I really appreciate the work that they do and definitely plan on future purchases with them.
Fantastic rock and great service.
I just received my first order from KP and am VERY pleased. The rock looks great! Communication and customer service were excellent as well. Thanks!
what a gem
This week i got the most beautiful tiny swissguard basslet its tiny 1.25 inches at most. And as always it was shipped prefect and is feeding and doing well.
I’ve been looking for a few good looking fish for my nano, and I decided to see what KP Aquatics had in stock. I was pretty happy when I saw they had a Swiss guard basslet in stock.
He had a long trip to Washington state, but once he arrived he started his recovery and after a day or so he comes out of his hole to eat. Great addition, and I can’t wait to move him from quarantine to display. I had a few worries about him, which I reached out to KP Aquatics about, and they responded immediately.
Stumbled onto KP Aquatics a few months ago, and I’m glad I can still go to their website and find an occasional gem for my reef.
Thanks guys. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Green blotch parrot fish
All arrived in good health and are doing great thanks so much
Wow just amazing. I placed a big order to get the free shipping and o boy was it worth it. All the fish looked amazing. All the gorgonian corals are all open up and looking plump. Even got some free bees. I’m already planning the next order.
Thank you guys at KP aquatics.
I was satisfied with the packing and the condition the only problem I have is that those who are leaving packages on a stoop in 90 degree weather in full sun luck has it that someone was able to bring inside before too much heat got to it.
Outside of that I plan to order more shortly
another great order
it’s always fun sorting through all the packaging to see what i received. mostly inverts this time, but everything arrived alive and in good shape, along with some extras. it’s hard to justify shopping anywhere else with these guys around.
They impress me every time
This is my 3rd time ordering I am always impressed with the Quality and the care that KP aquatic takes when they ship. The marine life is absolutely beautiful I will go to them again and again and I would recommend that anyone who wants good quality healthy marine life shop with KP aquatics.I couldn’t be more pleased I will shop again and again.
Great service and product
I was very happy with communication, product, shipping and pricing from KP Aquatics . I bought 3 Ricordia for the price of one from another online vendor. Definitely will do business again! Thanks
I am a long time
I am a long time buyer from KP Aquatics. I have never been disappointed.
I recently purchased a Surgeon Tang, Hairy Chiton, and Nerite Snails on 7/13/2020. The customer service was excellent and the best I have ever had through email they were quick to answer any questions I had. My order was placed on a Friday and was shipped on the following Monday. I received my order and everything was packaged very well the tang was stressed from the shipping process but happy now. I have had no losses from this order in fact they tossed in some extra snails at no cost. I was a first time buyer from this company and I am pleased to say I will be a repeat customer.
Thank you KP Aquatics.
The uncured live rock was a great purchase. Lots of life, minimal die off, and most importantly, SUSTAINABLY ACQUIRED!
I have set up tanks with dry rock before, and after having KP aquatics rock I don’t think I can ever go back. Just make sure you have a lot of saltwater ready… curing requires quite a few water-changes, but it is well worth the effort, as there is really no other way to get this amount of diversity. I see many different forms of coralline, sponges, feather dusters, and some macroalgae. Some of this stuff cannot simply be purchased in a bottle or at the aquarium store.
But as we all know, the true diversity in our aquariums is taking place on a microscopic level. I have no doubts that this rock comes alongside thousands of bacterial colonies, all playing an essential role in ensuring our nano ecosystems are stable and healthy.
While KP aquatics rock is considered to be higher priced, you get what you pay for. I truly believe what these people are doing is a great cause. Pick some of this rock up, you will not regret it.
Hi I’m Al …. I’m
Hi I’m Al …. I’m very satisfied with KP aquatic. I’m very happy and satisfied and looking forward to buy from the website thanks KP aquatic
Another awesome shipment
My mated pair of yellowhead jaw fish and a pair of neon gobies arrived at looking beautiful as ever! The cherub angelfish is such a beautiful little addition to my tank. And thank you, Philip for that gorgeous sunshine damsel- a cheerful and peaceful addition to my Florida Keys tank. Thanks especially, for helping my husband and I design a tank that reminds us of our trip to the Florida Keys. It is wonderful to have a permanent piece of the Atlantic in our Detroit living room!
Another great shipment
I have been buying from KP Aquatics for a good 10 years now. The livestock always comes in in good shape. This time, the temperature on my front porch was in the low 90’s. The snails and urchins were in perfect condition.
About two weeks i purchased a 2 inch cave basslet. As with other fish i have gotten from kp aquatics this fish was shipped awesome and is now a beautiful jewel in my reef tank.Great service from a reliable collector, not no joke . Good honest people that have pride in what they sell.
You guys never disappoint… Thank you for always going above and beyond…
My order arrived on time and in excellent condition. I actually changed my order at the very last minute. Philip went out of his way to accommodate my request. I’ve ordered multiple times. Each time everything is flawless. Thanks again
Seahorses and corals
I ordered two seahorses and an assortment of mini corals from KP. The shipment arrived perfectly and everyone has been happy and thriving since. I am in love with the products and fair pricing and will absolutely do business with them again. I would recommend them to anyone! Their website has helpful information on each animal which I definitely appreciate.
I love my new seahorses. They are beautiful! (Have 3 pairs) I can watch them for hrs after a stressful day at work. The packaging was excellent! They are all swimming and eating. They already have their favorite spot in the tank. Will order again soon. Trust KP Aquatics! They are professional!thank you KP
Everything that came in was beautiful. I love the crabs, gorgonians, baby Atlantic Tang, and the customer service was terrific. Looking forward to buying from them again. Thanks.
I have ordered Live rock from KP prior, and it was super high quality. This time I ordered a cherub angel, chalk bass and blenny, along with a number of riccordea, and other softies.. Everything arrived healthy, and all items exceeded my expectations on quality, value, etc. KP is top notch. I will order from them again.
Beautiful Dwarf Seahorses
I absolutely love the Dwarf Seahorses you sent to me. I appreciate that you updated me that a delivery truck had a flat tire, and that you would send me a new order. My seahorses are in excellent health, and I enjoy watching them. Both males had multiple ‘baby’ seahorses. They are adorable. Thank you!
I’ve never been disappointed
I have been ordering from KP Aquatics/Sea Life Inc for over 10 years. I never have been disappointed in the quality of their livestock. Everyone arrives healthy, well packaged, nicely sized. There are certain things I will only order from them, including red brittle stars and gorgs. Customer service is top notch, good communication, what else can I say? 🙂
Excellent Service and Healthy Livestock at a great value!
I’ve received 2 orders from KP Aquatics and been thrilled by both. I wish I could post more pictures! The 2 juvenile Yellow head jawfish have been growing fast and providing great entertainment. The sponges I ordered are large and healthy. They have sent me more than I ordered both times and every item is thriving! I’ll be ordering again 😀
Took adequate time, got delayed
Took adequate time, got delayed but still arrived timely manner and the snails we’re all alive except like 4 of them overall not bad turnout
My predator tanks looking SickAF right now thanks to KPAquatic’s
Hey what’s up guys Thanks for checking in n thanks for everything We love the fish a lot! wife n three kids love em my baby daughter goes up to them all every morning n says fish’s one of her only words she knows I’ll leave a good review you guys deserve it ! sorry for the late response been busy had a good bbq yesterday tho 🤣 oysters n Coronas yeeee I’ll put fish reviews also to help out people like me anxiously waiting 😂 you guys are awesome I’ve been recommending you guys to all my friends and family cheers to KPAquatics 🍻 💯 💯! I’ll b back for more 🙂
I bought 25 lbs. of this shelf rock and immediately ordered 10 more lbs. of it, I love it, it makes perfect shelving, flat and stackable or for finishing pieces of your rock work, makes levels easy work, perfect resting places for your corals, worth every penny as long as they are delivered unbroken, KP aquatics do a fine job of packing the rock with bubble wrap to ensure you don’t end up with a box of rubble, so if you are building a new tank or re-doing an old one, like I just did, these rocks are a perfect compliment for the finished product.
I am a returning customer. I just received my live rock. So thrilled with it, looks fabulous, multicolored, varied shapea and sizes. I couldn’t be happier. KP Aquatics is awesome I lobe my 2 yellow headed jawfish, my yellow coral banded shrimp, toadstool grass and zoas. Thank you so much. I will be back.
First time buying online
I’ve always been wary about buying live animals online. However I took a leap of faith and Im glad I did. My crab and Fighting Conch are both doing great! They settled in immediately and are nice additions to the tank.
ALL plants are doing well and thriving.
I will be a repeat customer.
Amazing customer service
Product arrived on time and as shown on web amazing quality! Thank you!!
As always the fish I received from Kara and Philipp were
absolutely first quality!
Awesome buying experience
Very quick response. Package arrived packed very well and on time. They definitely take pride in their work and it shows. Will be doing business with them again for sure.
Good product and good service.
Ordered a few odds and ends. All arrived in great condition as usual. I acquired a large number of snails and placed them in a pile at the front of the tan. They have all craved off to explore so I guess they survived. I will no doubt order again.
This is one of my go to places of a select few. They have great customer service and response . I get what I order. The toadstools are amazing and I can’t find them anywhere else. Just had a black and white spiny urchin show up out of nowhere. My jawfishpair are very interactive and fun to watch also. PS maybe they can find a pink streaked wrasse for me.
Exceeded my Expectations
I ordered some uncured live rock and had no idea what to expect. I read a lot of chatter online about companies who claimed to sell live rock either didn’t or the quality was garbage. Not from KP Aquatics. The rock came in exactly as advertised and the amount of live animals that were still alive, not to mention the quality of the rock was simply awesome. Hopefully, my tank cycle time will be cut because of the quantity and quality of living bacteria on the rock (fingers crossed). I will definitely be making my next rock purchase from these guys when I upgrade my tank.
Just got my first order of some various inverts and sea fans. Very well packaged, after a week all appears well, and my single blue zoa appears to be more like 4 or 5. Thank you!
My order also came on the day requested, so thank you for that as well. The ONLY issue was that the delivery driver left the box on its side, when it is clearly marked to keep it upright. Not KP’s fault, but they should complain to the shipper. I’ve had this happen before, it’s annoyingl.
Will definitely order again!
Seahorses arrived safe
Thank you for the wonderful seahorses!!!
They are doing great!!! Very healthy and eatting well..
Please if you get any more for $35.00 let me know!!
Longtime customer back for more!
KP is the best, what else can I say. Been purchasing from KP randomly over probably 15 years.
Live rock was literally 100% covered with coraline (and in colors I’ve never seen before). Small yellow tang was eating within hours of acclimating. Fat and happy and little sassy fellow! The mystery freebies were awesome (2-12” sea feathers) that are open and feeding whenever the lights are on. Really couldn’t be happier. I’ve tried a couple other similar companies in the Keys and had problems. KP is my go to and consistently delivers quality for cheap prices! Thanks!
I have ordered from KP a lot in the past. Everything has arrived healthy, the gorgonians and ricordia are especially nice.
Great product and services
I purchased an live rock order, the rocks came in looking real nice with lots of life. Philipp was great, looking to minimize my shipping cost while making sure the rocks came in with minimal die off, also great communication during the whole order process. Highly recommended and will definitely order again.
Very happy with KP
I ordered 15 lbs of uncured live rock from KPA. It came as advertised. It took me about 10 days to get my ammonia down to zero. Rocks were covered in coralline and sponges. I have bought live rock from LFS before and it does not compare to what I received from KPA. I am so pleased that I ordered another 20 lbs this morning. Thank you KP Aquatics.
Great Business !
I just love my Gorgonia I purchased they are gorgeous and huge . I definitely will buy from your company again .
All arrived healthy and happy!
I am very pleased with this company and their animals, as well as professionalism with their communication. Excited to buy more in the future!
I ordered a 10 pack of seahorses with some snails and hermits. Everything arrived alive and I’m very happy with the health and packaging of the critters! 3 of my seahorses have given birth since arriving almost 2 weeks ago! I’ll definitely be ordering from here again when it’s time for me to get stuff.
Best service and communication.Overall everything is great..!!
I would recommend KP aquatic if anyone want a real ocean live rock.This is my second times that I had ordered from KP aquatic,Great service.
Always great service
Its been a while since I posted a testimonial so I thought I would do so again. I’ve been ordering livestock from KP Aquatics for about 4 years now and I have never been disappointed. Most recently I ordered some Roughhead and Pike Blennys, sea urchin and sponges with Zoas. All are doing fine as I have come to expect. I will be ordering more as items become available.
Thanks again all!!
Incredible Live Rock!!!
I purchased 15 lbs of LR for my 10g Nano and Philipp shipped it to me in WATER per my request. It was more expensive to ship but WELL WORTH IT! I had absolutely NO die off. Tons of brittle stars and even an impressive crop of bright orange sponges that are still alive! I saw maybe a slight bump in NH4 and a max NO4 of 10. It has been less than a month and I already have fish and inverts with perfect parameters. I can’t recommend this stuff more highly! Purple corralline still looks gorgeous. Thanks a million, KPA.
Very fast and prompt shipping. All animals are in a very good condition. Thank you for sending me beautiful critters.
The best tropical fish collectors in the state of Florida !
I have a 540 gallon fish aquarium . I only have one fish that I caught myself. Only one fish that I bought from a local store. I’ve ordered a couple of times from other collectors in the keys before but I didn’t have good success with there products. Then I received my first shipment from you guys at kpaquatics, then everything changed. All the fish were fat and healthy looking, and eating the very next day after there acclamation. And in the process of my acclamation went very good because the water that the fish arrived in the Ph was still above 8.0 which is less stress on the fish. And I m now on my fifth or sixth order and
ready for more . You can’t go wrong with any products from kpaquatics. The Best!
They did it again!
I placed my second order with these guys and they not only provided me with excellent quality (and still living) products, they exceeded my expectations. I would definitely be placing another order when I start setting up my reef tank. The only question I have is do they have military discount (I forgot to ask;))? As I said before, I would definitely recommend these guys to all of my family and friends.
Another awesome shipment!
Once again I am ecstatic with the shipment I have received! Gorgeous ricordeas, healthy porcelain crabs, and amazing mated pair of banded shrimp! Last month I was overjoyed with the great gorgonias and sweet little baby briareus I ordered. I had asked for ideas of what to put in my tanks, and I’m very happy with the appropriate suggestions Philip gave, and of course with the quality of the live stock I received! I really just can’t recommend KP Aquatics enough!!!
So I have been looking for gorgonians and normally go to websites like liveaquaria. I stumbled onto KP aquatics by accident, and thought I’d give them a try.
Was very happy with my gorgonian. It arrived very quickly, well packaged, and is very healthy. Kp aquatics just got a new customer. Thanks guys.
This is my second time ordering from KP Aquatics. Again, another great shipment of fish, ricordeas and gorgonian. Everything was packed well, no leaks and no DOA. The masked gobies are doing great, even the tiny one.
Excellent product and very good service
I created this video to upload to youtube
So please feel free to show customers
Excellent product and service
I placed an order for 15 lbs of live uncured rock. I had asked for them to pull the rock on a Tuesday so I could have by Wednesday. The rock arrived Wednesday morning in perfect shape. It was well packaged and had lots of life on it.
Will be looking to stock the tank with livestock from them as well.
Great looking corals. Everything g showed up in amazing condition and were wrapped perfectly. Great packaging with their bags and insulated box! Exactly or better as described! Thanks for the great corals KP Aquatics!
I could be more happy with my purchase from KP! My three pairs arrived happy and healthy. I haven’t even had them a week yet and one of my males gave birth. I was able to get an awesome video. I definitely will only come here for future purchases! I included my male and his new baby! He had over 10 of them!
I could be more happy with my purchase from KP! My three pairs arrived happy and healthy. I haven’t even had them a week yet and one of my males gave birth. I was able to get an awesome video. I definitely will only come here for future purchases! I included my male and his new baby! He had over 10 of them!
I couldn’t be more happy with my little guys! They arrived totally healthy and happy! I haven’t even had them a week and already one of my males gave birth to over 10 babies! I’m obsessed with my little guys!!! I was able to watch him give birth and got an awesome video.
Yellowhead Pearly Jawfish
I purchased 6 juvenile yellowhead jawfish for my new 280 gallon peaceful reef aquarium. They arrived very well packaged, healthy, energetic, eating and beautiful!
Purchase with full confidence.
Thank you KP Aquatics for the centerpieces of my tank!
Gorgeous , flawless, my fish was over 5 inches long!
The Queen Angel was shipped overnight, it arrived Boxed, with interior of the box had six sheets of styrofoam … and a heating packet.
The fish started eating within an hour and has not stopped.
I highly recommend KP.
A reef guy for over 25 years.
Overall a Great Experience!
I LOVE the live rock that I got from you! It is much nicer than most of the stuff I have ever bought from overseas. It has cycled nicely and kept most of its color, I can’t wait to see how it matures.
The other livestock I ordered came in well packed and in great shape.
The ricordeas and discos I ordered are great! Very nice and settled right in. The zoas took a few days but the are all opening up and look very cool. The striped rock flower I got is healthy, but it is just kinda…tan. Not what I expected at all, I really don’t like it.
Overall though 99% of what I have bought is great.
I recently started to order from KP Aquatics and I must say that I am one happy customer. I usually get my coral frags from LFS and rarely order online due to not being able to see the corals myself or trust them to follow my request. I have been very happy on that account with KP Aquatics. I also appreciate the care they put in to ship the corals to their customer and the quality of their animals. Also Phil has been wonderful answering any of my questions within 24hours. I have a nano tank (reefer 170) and their corals are perfect for my tank.
Thank you KP Aquatics!
Great company, great animals, great service
I live in a very rural part of Northern Minnesota. Most things get here overnight, albeit later in the day. Ordered from KP and thanks to UPS, it took two days to get to me. Just about every fish was nearly dead from ammonia, five chromis and two tiny tangs. The mushrooms didn’t care and opened as soon as I put them in to the tank.
Doing a very quick (10 minute) acclimation to get them in clean water, ALL the chromis made it, and one of the tiny (less than an inch) tangs perked right up and now, roughly a week later is always begging for food. One didn’t make it, at no fault to KP. That’s on UPS, not them.
Oh, and I ordered four chromis, they sent five. I ordered two mushrooms, they sent three. Ordered 15lbs of live rock, they sent 18. Order a single mangrove to try out, they gave me an extra one.
Outstanding serve, price, and customer service.
Already thinking of another fish order!
Thanks to KP, very happy with the order!
Bought quite a few things on my first order. Was seriously impressed with the juvenile jaw fish, got 7, 3 weeks into quarantine and they are doing great! Bought a lot of different gorgonians and they are all doing well(got several freebies). The only disappointments were the chiton was doa and the ceriths had a high mortality. Never asked for a claim/credit on them though since everything else was so good
I recently started to order from KP Aquatics and I must say that I’m one happy customer. I usually get my coral frags from LFS and rarely order it online due to not being able to see the corals myself or trust them to follow my request. I have been very happy on that account with KP Aquatics. I also appreciate the care they put in to ship the corals to their customer and the quality of their animals. Also Phil has been wonderful answering any of my questions within 24hours. I have a nano tank (reefer 170) and their corals are perfect for my tank.
Thank you KP Aquatics.
Best quality and best prices.
I’ve been ordering from KP Aquatics for years, in fact even before it was called KP Aquatics. Their fish and invertebrates are unfailingly the best quality and healthiest available anywhere, and at the best prices by far. They are a class A operation in every respect.
I am a long time repeat buyer. As usual, the fish were healthy and ate immediately and the rock anemone was huge.
Great Products, and excellent quality and customer service
I have placed a dozen or more orders from KP Aquatics over the last couple of years. Price, quality and customer service are the best of any online retailer. Love that they have unique items, at great prices.
Everything arrived well, no losses.
Everything arrived well, no losses. It was packaged professionally and shipped fast. Even got some extra polyps. Great team, would shop again!
Always a pleasure doing business with KPaquatics
always fast shipping and very healthy animals. KPaquatics has great customer service
Everything arrived on time, alive
Everything arrived on time, alive and healthy. Great buy. Couldn’t find what I wanted anywhere else I looked. Thank you for your great prompt communication
Perfect communication, great experience
I ordered a N.Curacaoensis from KP, they accidentally sent me a R.Komaii, but I sent them a message with a picture, and they were very apologetic. Unlike any company I’ve ever ordered from before. They sent me a N.Curacaoensis and he’s perfect. I have both fresh and salt water tanks and have ordered online before but have usually had terrible experiences. I would definitely order from them anytime! Also just to point out the shipping and packaging was thought out with care to the animal.
everything arrives alive
Almost everything I have ordered from KP Aquatics has arrived in perfect condition. I once had a problem with sea urchins spawning during transport but Kara sent a replacement order right away. I have had a beautiful purple gorgonian from KP Aquatics for over 5 years and it is still growing. I grew up in Florida but now live in California. The gorgonians and macroalgae like Udotea, rooted Halimeda and Penicillus remind me of my childhood and are never offered in local fish stores here.
great company everything arived on time was well packaged and alive the jaw fish are doing great took about a week for them to find the rite placed to make there burrows and eating good 5 stars will buy from them again
KP provided a healthy octopus in a timely fashion. Acclimated well.
Livestock Always Fat and Healthy
All the livestock I’ve ordered from here is always healthy and the size is always generous. I have always been happy with the fish I have gotten from Large Queen Angels to small Yellowhead Jawfish, the fish always have had vivid, bright and healthy colors. Definitely one of the good guys out there, I would not hesitate to recommend. Truly solid group!!!
This was the first time I’ve ordered anything live over the internet. Reading some of the testimonials at other sites, I was concerned. However, KP Aquatics alleviated those concerns. They made placing my order easy and effortless. The shipping process was also effortless. I was informed in every step from preparation, to tracking and delivery. My animals arrived on schedule, alive and healthy. I even asked for an additional consideration in my order in which they obliged without hesitation. I will gladly recommend KP Aquatics to my family and friends.
I received an enormous order with a variety of creatures, and everything arrived in perfect condition, and not even one single snail has perished as of a week later. 10/10 as usual.
Healthy Marine Life
It’s always a pleasure doing business with KP Aquatics. They really care about the marine life they sell, and that is evident from the descriptions on the website to the way they package and ship your order. Everything arrives healthy and vibrant and for prices that blow their competitors away!! I only wish I had more room for more tanks to fill! Thank you Kara and Philipp!
This is the only place to buy any sea life from Phil and Kara treat you like family perhaps we should start some Family Club for regular customers buy from KP and you will never buy anywhere else! The service and quality is unmatched by the big guys Live Aquaria etc and prices are way better it’s almost like having your own personal diver go out and get what you want thanks always!
I love this guy he’s so entertaining with his scoopers whipping around filtering food out of the water the one I received was nice blue and yellow color extremely pleased! I have all the other crabs as well and as soon as they went into tank they were eating away very healthy crabs from here!
Yellow head jawfish
I purchased 2 of these beautiful fish I was amazed the care KP took to make sure the fish were comfortable and safe during shipping KP even put the fish inside a PVC tube with netting on the ends then into a bag of water as these guys like to hide in burrows just amazed the care put into the shipping so you don’t wind up with a stressed out fish KP is great!
All of the snails, Hermit crabs Emerald Crabs and Red Mithrax Crabs arrived in great shape and started to work immediately. I have never ordered anything from these great people that was less the perfect.
A joy to do business with. Use them and you can’t go wrong.
Great quality service at a great price!
I’ve ordered twice now from Phil and Kara and they do a great job of delivering more than expected. Both orders were packed very well every fish and invertebrate I’ve ordered is still alive and doing great. I did have one type of fish I ordered not make it through the shipping but assumed that they might just not ship well. No worries because Phil gave credit for the next shipment. They also have thrown in extra fish, snails, crabs, starfish for anything lost which is a unexpected bonus.
All the fish I’ve ordered have been very clean and healthy. Once they come out of the quarantine tank and go to the bigger reef tank they are beautiful and eating very well. Some of the brightest prettiest fish I’ve had in years. If this company has it I’ll only buy it from here from now on instead of the bigger corporate stores I’ve ordered from in the past.
Thank you guys and please keep this place going. I’ve told lots of others about my great experiences ordering from here so hopefully they will use you as well. I prefer to support family owned American businesses if possible.
Wow, just… WOW!!
I just wanted to take a moment and let you know about the shipment today. I have ordered from some of the big guys (I think they are the big guys… LiveAquaria and SaltWaterFish….). I can tell you after the shipment I received today from you, I will never order from them again!!!
I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with everything. As soon as I acclimated and turned everything loose, I could tell the quality of the stock. The anemones and ricordias stuck right where I put them – I’m sure they may move, but they are very happy where they are. The 3 fish are so active and lively, I’ve never seen anything like that right off the bat. All the crabs and slugs…… WOW!!!! The two jellyfish – man alive….. so cool.
Everything arrived alive and the extras are a great bonus.
Dude – whatever you guys are doing, please, Keep It Up!!!
VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER!!!
Great! Marine Life!
I was a little worried about ordering from and online aquatics store since I live in Michigan and the fish would be coming from so far away. I can say it was one of the best choices I made. I received great marine life and customer service. My marine life arrived on time and healthy. I was impressed by the care kp aquatics took in packing the fish. Kp aquatics stayed in contact with me the throughout the whole process. Needless to say I ordered again I can’t wait for my new marine life to arrive. I definitely recommend shopping with kp aquatics.
Totally awesome rock that is from the Pacific!
I started my planet 180 with 200lb of natural dry rock and everything was great at first, but after the first cycle the nuisance algaes hammered down relentlessly and never let up. Took me four months to realize that it is worth every penny to start a new system with 100% live rock. My friend kept telling me to just get “KP uncured, just get it man!” Finally listened and picked up 50 lbs and this stuff is more fun to look at in the tank than anything else! This rock is so full of different living things, extremely colorful — quite complex. All kinds of featherdusters, macro algaes, sponges, weird cool lookin stuff I dont know the name of , a billion different colors of coraline… and the added hitchhiking bonus of five pencil urchins and some brittle stars for the fuge. The best hiker of all: one awesome and happy Ruby Mithrax crab that is loving life. I spend more time staring at this stuff in the tank than the fish or corals, even better at night with a flashlight ! Great product, thank you KP Aquatics!
KPA: It is aquacultured live rock from the Florida Keys 🙂
KPA Aquacultured Live Rock is simply the BEST!
The live rock came in this morning and what can I say, I’m extremely impressed! I placed a 15lbs order and asked Philipp if I could have smaller rocks sent for my nano. He obliged…. Right when I opened the box and it smelled like a nice morning at the beach and a low tide, told me all I needed to know! The rocks were well packed, fresh, and full of life. Right out of the box I had 3 urchins, a chiton, a large fan worm, and a really cool looking snail! I bet there’s plenty more in there.
It’s been awhile since I’ve worked with live rocks and if there’s any of you out there with hesitation, don’t! KPA will take care of you and send you the best. Take a look at the pics from my order.
A+ selection of rocks and for the extreme care with shipping.
Couldn’t be happier!
Always a gamble ordering online and not knowing exactly what you are getting. That, coupled with my first time using KP – well, a bit of anxiety.
But as I said, I could not be any more pleased!
Ordered a Queen angel, size medium, and she is gorgeous.
Perfect size for my tank. Already up and about the tank, this on just the second day, coloring up nicely. Last but not least – great set of streamers!
I always come here first when I want livestock.
My shipments have always come in healthy, on time, and always exceed my expectations. I have not run into problems, but questions and concerns have been handled quickly. They didn’t hesitate to call me when they had a question about my order. I have dealt with other online vendors and my experience with them has lead me to come here first when I am shopping.
I found KP Aquatics while searching on the web for a place to buy gorgonians. The gorgonians are sourced from the Caribbean and collected by the divers who own the business. The business is family owned and I find it refreshing to correspond with the individuals doing the collecting and most importantly have experience in how to care for the organisms and how best to ship them. The Gorgonians I’ve received in the past from other sites arrived in a bag of colored water with a completely deteriorated organism. The gorgonians I received from KP Aquatics not only arrived completely intact but opened up immediately after I acclimatized them. The hermit crabs were in similarly great shape (with extras included) and Phillip found a basket star and barnacles I had been looking for and shipped them together at no charge. The packing of each organism was individualized to ensure they each made the trip in as stress free way as possible (e.g. the basket star was on a small square of netting to hang onto). I really appreciated the small business, individualized service provided by Phillip (and Kara) and look forward to ordering from them again.
Quality Live Rock!
If you are mulling over whether you should purchase your liver rock from KP Aquatics, stop now, and proceed with your purchase. I received my 35 lbs shipment this week, and I am beyond pleased with the quality of rock that I received. The rock is covered with an abundant amount of coralline algae – shades of orange, dark (reddish) orange, light pink and purple. There are also a bunch of feather dusters and a few cool clusters of Halimeda (i.e. money plant algae). In addition, there were also some cool hitchhikers – a couple of small serpent stars, pencil urchin, bright blue nudibranch, red mithrax crab. So far, I have not seen any pests, but even if there are a few unwanted hitchhikers, it’s not a big deal because they can be addressed — I believe the benefits of instantly adding a diverse and beneficial bacteria biome to your aquarium — by using live rock — far outweigh the negatives (i.e. unwanted hitchhikers). Lastly, the packing job was fantastic – it included a thick foam cooler, double bagged rock (wrapped in wet shipping paper), fiberglass insulation (sealed in plastic bag), and a couple of heat packs. I contribute the lack of die off to this A+ packing job and overnight door-to-door shipping (when I opened the bags I smelled a nice healthy ocean scent, not a spoiled or rotting scent). I will definitely be ordering other items from KP Aquatics in the near future.
Bought 2 candelabra gorgonians!
Two weeks ago I bought two medium sized purple gorgonians… They arrive well package with a heating pad, as the temperatures have dropped in the 30s the night before in my heart of Florida… They are beautiful! And I absolutely love the color that they bring to my aquarium! My wife now wants to order two red tree sponges to add another splash of color! We will definitely be ordering from here again!
aquacultured live rock
Wow is the right word for my order. I ordered 15lbs of live rock Thursday morning and it arrive 24hrs later at my door. I was able able to communicate with Phillip and to describe to him what I was looking for. The rocks are amazing, the packaging was A+, everything smelled good like the sea and were not to cold (I live in Massachusetts). I found a few critters, some alive, I immediately put the rocks in a prepared bucket with a pump and been changing half the water everyday, still no bad smell. I can only recommend their live rock, it’s beautiful and they have great customer service.
I needed Cassiopea xamachana jellyfish
I needed Cassiopea xamachana jellyfish for my graduate project, and they are pretty similar to another Cassiopea species. Philipp worked with me through email for over a week finding the right species and even helping get a few females for my research! He was amazingly helpful and I highly recommend KP Aquatics for help finding Gulf species, they know what they’re doing. And the shipping and packaging was flawless, my jellyfish are happily pulsing in my tanks. Thanks again Philipp!
My order arrived today as expected. The ricordea that i
I Ordered several Ricordea, Ninja Star snails and Nerite snails. Great prices, great packaging, great communication and great tracking. My new arrivals looked happy and healthy on arrival. Thank you for an easy transaction and the free gift…I will be a return customer.
Ordered numerous gorgonians and some mushrooms. Also 4 extra gorgonians were included free. Have not had any issue with a single specimen. All are thriving from the moment they were put in my tank. Very happy with the order. If you like gorgonians this is the place to get them. If I had any more room in my tank I would order more. Thanks and very highly recommend.
Ordered several fish, ricordea and a shrimp on Tuesday. Order shipped same day and all arrived in great condition. I am a repeat customer and KP have not disappointed me at all. Quality specimens, quality shipping and customer service.
Best live rock supplier!
I live in Michigan and what they call “premium live rock” here is pretty sad and overpriced! I have had KP Aquatics ship me two separate orders of live rock, and they are phenomenal!!! Getting un- cured live rock from KP Aquatics is like having Christmas and your birthday rolled all into one! The Coraline coverage is gorgeous, so many beautiful little tunicates in all different colors and of course some really cool hitchhikers. Their base price is still far cheaper than what I can get locally, plus the free shipping with a large order made it far more cost-effective than trying to buy that much near me. Thank you KP Aquatics, for helping me bring a little bit of the ocean to the great lakes!
Shipping issues unrelated to seller.
Due to severe weather my live rock shipment was delayed for nearly 3 days. Even with that delay in summer heat my rock arrived healthy and packaged wonderfully with a cooling pack. Communication from them was always prompt and helpful.
The rock looks amazing and I could not be happier with my order. I plan to use KP Aquatics again in the near future.
Best deals and customer service
I just bought over 200 various snails, crabs and 5 chitons. Its 110 degrees here in Phoenix so i was a little worried. The package was delivered very quick and everything was alive and happy. I was even given extra of everything i ordered. These guys rock, and have great communication. I would reccomend KP to anyone, and i will definitely be back.
First time order and very impressed. Every item ordered is top notch. Crabs are very lively, sponges are stunning (even the freebie) and coral thriving. Put in a request for some and wish I had room for some live rock.
Great Customer Service
Just a quick feedback message about my recent order…
The package arrived today in good condition… UPS did a good job during handling and shipping, the box does not show any visible signs of damage. I know this is outside of your control but since I’m providing feedback shipping is being addressed.
The order arrived correctly matching the invoice and was very well packaged in an insulated box. The contents did not leak during shipment. I appreciate the extra effort taken to double bag the contents, which not only minimizes losses due to leakage but also helps insulate the animals during shipment which is important during summer months here in Texas. The animals arrived healthy and in excellent condition.
Pre-shipment communication regarding shipping/contact information issues were appreciated and avoided a potential delivery issue.
Overall my experience with KP Aquatics has been outstanding and I look forward with to being a recurring customer.
Received my first order from KP Aquatics yesterday, and I am more than pleased. Everything arrived alive and in good shape, and there were even a couple freebies thrown in! Seriously, I haven’t seen better quality gorgonians or rock flower nems at any LFS, and the cerith snails, serpent star , and ricordea I ordered are great.
I have to share this: my wife was LIVID that I had purchased even more sea life than I already had. I mean I was in the doghouse for days. Luckily, my order from KP Aquatics arrived while she was out of the house, and I was able to add everything to the tank in peace. When she came back and saw everything in the tank . . . her whole demeanor changed. She became just as awed and enamored by it all as I am.
This household will definitely be ordering from KP Aquatics again.
About 2 weeks ago I purchased the smallest cave basslet, i have ever seen. This fish came in awesome to me.It feeds, comes out and looks fantastic. Good shipping and good care before mean good fish after you get them.
Awesome place to get your coral
First time ordering from you and was very happy with everything. Love the extra piece of coral. Will order from you soon again
Such an amazing company. I have ordered both live rock and other organisms from them. They are always there to respond to questions or requests. Their fish are healthy hardy and active as well as their corals and inverts. Their live rock is the reason my tank does so well. It is covered in coralline even striking colors like neon orange. I would not hesitate to recommend this business to anyone.
This was my first time ever ordering anything live online. Had a problem with the checkout but through a few emails with Philip who responded in a timely manner was able to get it fixed. All the snails arrived alive and was package well. Will be ordering from KP Aquatics in the future! Thanks again guys. Awesomee customer service!!
Just got my first order
Just got my first order this morning and wow! These guys were beyond generous with the extras they included. The size and quality of the pieces I ordered were just amazing. I will absolutely be a regular customer from now on. Thank you so much!
Get off the fence already!
If you are on the fence about ordering uncured live rock from these guys, take the plunge and order already! You will not be disappointed! This is by far the best rock I have encountered! Covered in multiple colors of coralline, sponges, and macro algae. Within an hour in my tank I encountered 3 shrimp, a crab, an urchin, and countless feather like filter feeders. Do yourself a favor and order this rock!
Great Customer Service
I had 1 item that didn’t survive shipping, a purple sea rod, which are known for being sensitive to shipping. Philipp was very responsive and although I had already placed the item into my tank, after I sent him a few pictures he informed me to remove the item as it was already too far gone. He was quick to issue a credit for the lost item. I will definitely order from them again. The ricordeas and neon gobies are settling in quite nicely and have great color.
10/10 on the macro algaes. Ordered x2 toadstool and got an extra one! :D/ also ordered some chaetomorpha and caulerpa–ALL made it great with priority shipping and the zoanthids did great too! Will definitely recommend to friends and order again! Customer service was great–they even included extra macroalgae fragments by my request!!!! Thanks again, Kara/Phillip!!!
the packaging is AMAZING I only ordered one product and they packed it so well that it looked like there’s a gold inside, the curlique arrived well and it’s doing great rightnow and it’s freaking beautiful….
HIgh Quality Live Rock
First order of Live Rock, Great Quality full of coralline algae and next day shipping. Well packed. I’m setting up a 75g Reef tank and will place another order soon. Thanks KP.
Recently received my 2nd order of Live Rock from KP Aquatics. Fantastic product. Very well packaged like every order i have placed. The rock is amazing!! Covered in all sorts of life and extra hitchhikers. Highly recommended and i wouldn’t run a tank without it.
A very honest company
These guys really care. I had some losses due to excessive heat. They were as heartbroken as I was. I’ve ordered from them several times the livestock is too notch! If your a rural customer I would let them know so they can take proper steps to protect the livestock. Give them a try. I bet you’ll be back. I know I will!
Received my 5 different gorgonias from KP Aquatics and they did not disappoint. I received big specimens like they were upgraded by them. They all opened in a few hours after placing in my tank. My favorite is the corky sea finger. They sent me a big specimen. When it opened, the polyps are dense and long it gave the appearance of a hairy Yeti! It is so beautiful to watch sway with the water current. This gorgonia is a winner.
I have ordered from K.P. about 4 times now. I can say without hesitation that I will buy more again. from their fast response and to go the extra time and distance to fulfill my order or replace it with something else only if needed.. the packaging is very precise. I have them use UPS. and to know when my UPS guy delivered it helps too. never had a bad experience. it is well worth the price because I know they care about me as their customer. I am in business for myself and that is what I would expect. please give them a try.
thanks again guys.
Ordered 2 Ricordea florida & a yellow eyed Zoa that all exceeded my expectations for size and health. They even included an additional Ric in the order. I will be back for more.
I ordered 4 corals a couple of weeks ago and Phil from KPAQUATICS sent me an additional gorgonia as he felt the one that I ordered didn’t look as his site described.
I was more than happy with the entire order, my LED lights really bring out the colors in the corals.
They overnighted the order and it arrived earlier than I expected. Everything was individually bagged and sealed in a styrofoam box with a freeze pack which helped as this is the dead of summer.
It’s been a week since I put everything in my DT and all the polyps are fully extended.
My tank in a Redsea 260.
I’d order from KPAquatics again, hopefully they can stock up on more corals.
It would also be nice to see more pictures of each item they sell.
Curly Cue Anemone
As per usual, a quick and speedy delivery. The Curly Cue was so small in the bag. But then when it got accustomed to the tank it really stretched out! It’s beautiful. My Peterson shrimp ( that I got from KP ) prefer to hang out in the algae instead though. I tried to put them in the acclimation box for them to get over their first stings ( which they did get ) but eventually, they just decided to jump out of the box instead. So the Curly Cue is just going to be a stand alone gem in the tank. Their loss I am sure.
perfect all the way around.
thank you again,
I will tell you I probably am the most skeptical person alive. I was very scared to first off buy fish on the internet and then have them shipped to me. everything was great. from using UPS FOR delivering to the package to the box it came in to the fish themselves. they are all alive and doing great. I love it. will I use them again. most definitely with out any doubt.
thank you again and feel free to call me anytime to discuss this.
Perfect Pederson pair
Shipped quickly and I appreciate how consideration was aimed toward the health of the shrimp at arrival was the determining factor for shipping. I’ve purchased in the past and I’ll continue to purchase in the future. They love to hang out together and I look forward to the availability of the corkscrew anemone so I can get one for them.
Everything is doing great.
I have made four orders and everything is doing great.
I also love the reduced shipping fee. It allows you to buy a lot more and to make more frequent purchases.
Thanks for all your help . I needed advice and they were right there to help. Would buy again. Will buy again.
Everything is doing great.
I have made four orders and everything is doing great.
I also love the reduced shipping fee. It allows you to buy a lot more and to make more frequent purchases.
Thanks for all your help . I needed advice and they were right there to help. Would buy again. Will buy again.
My entire shipment arrived on time as promised and in excellent shape. Philipp even included an extra Masked Goby for me. The Red Serpent Starfish that was send is absolutely AWESOME! I also got a Red Brittle Starfish has is the brightest red I have ever seen. The Masked Gobies are so cute and really shoal together around the tank. They are out all the time and don’t bother any of the other inhabitants. They are a must have for anyone but especially for a nano tank. I got the Red Crab instead of the Emerald and I am so glad I did. He is out all the time (unlike the Emerald in my other tank) and is so much fun to watch. I can’t say enough about Philipp and the extra service he gave to complete the order. I had to wait for a couple of the items in order to complete my shipment, but boy was it worth it. Thank you Philipp.
Great Live Rock
The best looking live rock I have ever seen!
Simply the best to deal with
If you buy from KPAquatics i garantee you will not be disappointed they are a great company to deal with and they really know there stuff and the way they package your order is first rate i have biught frim many venders and never have i seen more care taken in packaging and if you need some help they are right there these guys will get all my business from know on diffaniatly a AAA rating
Thank you again guys
Dream Fish Come True
Love the service…let me know when the fish I wanted was in stock. The fish arrived packed much better than those other popular sites (LA & SF), and I have ordered from both of them; KPA seemed to take the time to pack the fish and other items I ordered with as much care as could have been taken. The price was so unbelievable for the Queen Trigger I purchased; the same fish of equal size is currently being sold for 2x the KPA price. Also, the Chaeto looks great and I can actually see the pods that came along with it, love it. I can see they value the quality of their product, and level of customer service they provide…5 Stars for KPA
Exceptional Quality and Service!
From start to finish, the purchasing process could not have been easier. A very user-friendly website, informative animal descriptions and great prices. I cannot remember the last time any business kept me so informed during the shipping period and then followed through afterward to make sure everything was to my satisfaction. Shipping prices were far better than I had expected and the packaging is best I’ve seen.
I purchased two horseshoe crabs a little over a week ago. They were in excellent condition upon arrival, are thriving and were obviously well cared for prior to shipping.
I am recommending KP Aquatics to all of my friends and hope to expand my salt water collection to make more purchases soon!
(I’m not the best photographer, but I wanted to show the horseshoe crabs)
Thank you for the personal attention I received Kara and Philipp!
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I love ordering from KP Aquatics! My packages are always shipped with utmost care and concern for the animals. I have ordered several octopuses to Michigan and they always arrive in good health. The last shipment I received was only days after their own delivery of a new baby! If that’s not dedication to customer service, I don’t know what is. Thank you, Kara and Philipp for all the beautiful animals you have gotten me over the years!
I’ve ordered rom them twice and have received excellent products. They package their products really well and always come in a timely fashion!
These Folks are the greatest! We’re new at trying Gorgs and Sponges on our 210 gallon ‘softies tank’, so a bit nervous. But as they say, ‘Time will tell’, But from their great product descriptions, they gave us the confidence and advice we needed to try. Best packaging we’ve seen, fast service, a ‘little extra’ didn’t mean broken pieces and runts, but full size duplicates, everything arrived in great shape, and began opening almost immediately, and folks that honestly seem to care about how we, and their products they sell us do. Just can’t say enough good things . THANK YOU!
(“hackshobby on ‘The Reef Tank’ forums”)
GREAT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS WITH!
I have purchased gorgonians, corky finger, starfish, conch, crabs and a pygmy angel from KP aquatics. Every order is packed very well and every item is healthy and vibrant and looks amazing in my tank.
Kara and Phillip do a wonderful job of answering questions and quickly shipping out orders. KP Aquatics is a great place to find unique, high quality items for your saltwater tank!
Great Reduced Items
Ordered several Reduced Shipping Items.Every thing came alive and well,sandwiched between the freezing winter days.The packaging was first rate.I was a bit shocked that all the critters were in such good condition.They have acclimated well and are doing their thing in my tank.I’m looking forward to ordering more from KP when time and money allows.Thanks again guys.Great job.
Healthy Live Rock
We just received 30 pounds of Live Rock from KP Aquatics. SUPER FAST delivery and very well packaged.
Pleasantly surprised with the quality of the live rock and living organisms on the rock. There are stunning shades of purples, oranges and yellows including plant life. The rock was so fresh it still had live mantis shrimp, tiny crabs, urchins, and a bristle star that all made the trip.
Can’t wait to see how the life on the rock grows out. Hope for some really cool surprises. I will buy again from KP Aquatics.
Thank you Kara and Philipp!
Great livestock and attentive to customers.
I ordered from Phillip and Kara recently, first time ever ordering livestock online, and I could not be happier. Everything arrived alive, and I even got an extra gorgonia, I will order again!
Fantastic Packaging and Products
I ordered some algae, snails, and a zoanthid frag. There was a delay in shipping (not KP Aquatic’s fault at all) and it took 6 days to arrive. I expected bags of mush by the time i got my order. I was pleasantly surprised that everything survived the trip and was in great shape by the time i got it. 100% survival!! Excellent products and packaged well. Will definitely do business again.
Best place for Nano fish
I’ve bought several fish, invertebrates and corals from KP and I’ve been thrilled each time. I have a 50 gallon reef and a 14 gallon nano reef and this is the place for smaller fish that work well in a nano. If you only have room for one fish – make it a gold line blenny! Mine has such a huge personality she’s fun to watch all the time. Second recommendation is the sail fin blenny. She likes to perch on or just in her rock and dash out to get food. Awesome.
Great quality, well packaged for shipping and interesting stuff you just can’t get elsewhere.
Posted on behalf of Diana D. , MA
They sold me a porcupine puffer that the right fin was handicapped, one fin is not moving. But at least they refunded for that issue which was good and made me satisfy with their service. But their shipping charge should be lowered. $40 for shipping is off the roof. At least $29.95 like the rest of the places charge.
KP Aquatics: We apologize for the oversight on the puffer.
Almost every overnight package is costing us more than $40. We can raise our prices for our critters and offer free shipping too.
Great place to buy quality fish.
I have bought a couple of big angels. They send me amazing and healthy fish. I was hesitatant to deal with a small family owned supplier, but it was well worth the risk. These folks care about the fish, and about their customers. You get personal service that you would never get from the big players. I’m glad I took the chance here, and I will do it again. I recommend these folks to anyone to get quality fish and great dervice.
Great fish and service
Philipp and Kara always provide the best service around. Their always available to answer any questions and always willing to help. The quality of their stock cannot be surpassed. Picture attached is of a mated pair of Neon Gobies I had ordered. They’ve set up shop on top of the fake jelly fish in my seahorse aquarium. They often lay sided by side making quick dashes to get something floating by but return immediately to their perch. Very entertaining.
Beautiful Pygmy Angel Fish & Very Productive Mithrax Crabs
This was my first order from KP Aquatics and I was very impressed. I ordered a pygmy angel and 1 emerald crab and 1 red mitrhax crab. All arrived healthy and active. I also received an extra emerald crab free!
I have had them for a few days now and they are all eating and doing well! The angel fish is beautiful and peaceful. The crabs have done an amazing job of dealing with the hair algae in my tank. I had tried several types of snails and a couple of different hermit crabs and none have even come close to the results that the mithrax crabs have produced!!
I will definitely be ordering from this company again.
I have ordered many many times over the years, anything from soft corals, fish and lots of cleanup crew. I’ve never been disappointed and this time was no exception. Everything arrived alive with a few extras.
I ordered two starfish and am extremely happy with my order and the service I received from the crew at Kpaquatics.
They go far and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you ordered and that you are satisfied.
Everything arrived in great condition and better then expected. Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed.
Thank you Phillipp for all your help.
I have only bought two fish from this company, but they were responsive to my questions and the fish arrived safely and in good health.
After a three week quarantine and acclimation, they took very well to the display tank.
Great transaction all the around
First of all, communication was excellent. I ordered 15 snails (but got 18)with priority shipping . I received my snails on time and they were packed in plenty of water, double bagged in a thick insulated box and cooling pack on top (this was during hot weather). They were clean with no algae, etc… visable. Its been 3 days and so far no problems. I got astrea and cerith. Also Price was good on snails and shipping . I will definately be ordering again.
Ricordea and Starfish – First Time Buyer
First time buyer over the internet vs LFS. I was apprehensive. Prices and shipping was fair. Everything arrived as advertised and in good health. I would definitely purchase with KP Aquatics again. Thank you.
Everything (invertebrates) came very well packed, all healthy, extra animals just in case casualties in transport (not needed, everything lives). Very smooth from my first question over fb, till receiving my package. I will definitely be back. ps-that red serpent starfish is so hot, adds great color to my 100g FOWLR!
I received my latest order
I received my latest order last week. It was mainly for algae eaters, i.e., blue hermits, snails, plus urchins. I requested overnight shipping due to the summer heat. I strongly recommend overnight shipping for almost all their livestock. Anything live will be much less stressed and have a much better chance of long term survival.
I have been buying from KP for a long time now. I’ve gotten all sorts of livestock and everything has always arrived in good shape.
Best Source Caribbean Fush
I have purchased many fish and inverts from KP Aquatics and have never been disappointed. Great service! Great quality!
This was my first time using KP Aquatics. Ordered 25 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs. All arrived alive with a few extras! Great price, Great Service! Order was on time! Thanks KP! Will definitely order from you guys again!
This was my first time using KP Aquatics. Ordered 25 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs. All arrived alive with a few extras! Great price, Great Service! Order was on time! Thanks KP! Will definitely order from you guys again!
I am beyond impressed with KP Aquatics. Fantastic service, real knowledge and incredible livestock. Support this small business, they do everything right.
First time buyer
My shipment was packed and sent promply. Love my anemone shrimp. My green flower anemone had great color and good size, which I was really pleased with. Will be looking forward to them having more anemones available in the future.
Awesome basket star
This is a 14 month testimonial for the micro basket star. I was afraid to get it because everything on line says expert only and not to buy but after emailing about care and feeding I went ahead and got it. This little thing has thrived in my tank which is a 28 gallon nano. I target feed it frozen Mysis every 2-3 days and it is doing great after 14 months in my tank. It moves around and sometimes hard to find but is always out at night with its arm spread out wide. It will eat any time of day if I can find it. Besides the spiny orange gorgonian, this basket star is one of my favorites. Everything I’ve gotten from here is quality and thrives in my tank. I’m overdue for my next order……
First time customer–great experience!
Ordered a bunch of different gorgonians from these guys, and they arrived in great health. So nice of them to include a freebie as well! Will definitely be ordering more gorgs from them in the future. Thanks again!
We ordered 2 corals and a horseshoe crab. Service was great, livestock arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. Very happy with our experience!
Ive ordered twice from them one order of gorgs, and one of rock nems. All arrlived alive and healthy…. great corals. My only complaint is that in an email they said they had more rock nems to put on the site. Ive been waiting to spend more money, but they havent come up for sale….lol
My purchases from KP have always come in such good condition that I now consider them a “first look” place when I’m thinking of adding new stuff to my tank!
I just received my 3 horses today. They arrived here in Ohio alive active and healthy. Also a very nice yellow whip. Thank you. I will purchase here again.
Amazing Live Rock!
I was hesitant to order online because you never know what you are going to receive. I ordered 25lbs of uncured live rock and the package shipped and received the next day. The uncured Aquacultured Live rock was beautiful. I just submitted a second order for 25 LBS of uncured live rock. Get Service! Recommend for anyone who is worried about online shopping.
Incredible Live Rock!
The most gorgeous live rock I’ve ever seen covered with all sorts of life! Found a couple of pencil urchins and feather dusters along with tons of cool growths. Every time I look closely, I find more neat little lifeforms. Would recommend 100% Thanks guys!
ordered 4 gorgs (received 5), and a rock nem. all doing great. two days later i ordered more rock nems…. the prices are the best ive seen, and the wild life is very healthy. will order more im sure
Very happy with the inverts and service and follow-up KP offers…stars didn’t quite make it, but they refunded my money almost immediately…I’d recommend them for cuc and more any time…Ken
Very happy with the inverts and service and follow-up KP offers…stars didn’t quite make it, but they refunded my money almost immediately…I’d recommend them for cuc and more any time…Ken
Very happy with the inverts and service and follow-up KP offers…stars didn’t quite make it, but they refunded my money almost immediately…I’d recommend them for cuc and more any time…Ken
Atlantic Blue Tang and Black Angelfish
Seeing is testimony enough! But if not here’s the specifics. The beautiful Atlantic Blue Tang was placed in this tank in August of 2012 in it’s yellow juvenile coloring. The Black Angelfish was added in Dec 2016.
Sorry the picture isn’t a little better but this is what you can expect from K&P Aquatics!
My order arrived on Tuesday and today is Saturday, so everybody has been in the tank for over 4 days. I ordered 2 tangs, a mated pair of neon gobies, a mated pair of gold banded shrimp and a yellow sea feather gorgonian. Everybody arrived alive and on time. I was a bit concerned that the tangs looked very pale, almost translucent in their bags. But after a short acclimation and 30 minutes in the tank and they both colored up just fine. The juvenile Atlantic blue tang is a gorgeous bright yellow. Both the mated pairs are hanging out together.
I’m very happy with the service, the condition of all the critters and the prices. Thanks for dealing with my first order with you so well. You can count on more to come your way as well as my making your quality operation well known to my friends.
Satisfied with chart and sponges
I received a nice sized piece of chart and 3 shaving bushes when I only ordered 2. Also a nano ball sponge and nano red tree sponge. Everything arrived great except nothing was said about NEVER take a sponge out of water. They will take in air and start to die but that was my fault for not knowing. I will order from here again.
Received my order on time an all alive! Was impressed with how each item was in its separate vacuum packed bag no leaks. Will be ordering again soon! They included free live items also with my oder greatly appreciated!!!!
Best quality animals I have ever gotten
I cannot explain how wonderful the animals in my recent order looked. The sizes were above my expectations. The color and beauty of these specimens is better than I could have ever imagined. The packaging was first rate. I will definitely be placing another order soon. Thank you so much. Keep doing the great work that you are doing.
Two month follow-up, still happy!
I thought I’d offer a two month follow up on my prior extremely positive review of my live rock order. Everything is still great! No nasty cycling, stink, or white bacterial slime- when they say ready for shipping, it’s ready for shipping. Everything colored up beautifully and the sponges and algae started growing well. I requested smaller pieces for a ten gallon sea grass shallows tank and they got me nice, workable pieces (and gave me the option to get something bigger immediately or wait a week for exactly what I wanted, which I did. Great way to look out for the customer). I’ve attached a couple photos to show what 60 days in looks like. Thanks again.
Another Perfect Order Experience
There is only one reason anyone becomes a repeat customer to any business. The experience they had lived up to or exceeded their expectations.
I’ve been returning to this vendor for that exact reason. And with every delivery from Philipp my expectations are blown away and my satisfaction is taken to a whole new, higher level.
This order received on 1/31/17 was no exception. The livestock arrived in the usual professional packaging I’ve come to expect. I also knew there would be extras, it’s claimed on the bottom of every receipt. However I was very taken by those received today. As I removed the items I became ever more grateful for the oppotunity to make purchases from kpaquatics.
Thank you Philipp. Thank you Kara. For loving what you do and caring about us, the customers, enough to send only quality and go the extra to guarantee our satisfaction.
Second time ordering from KP Aquatics. Everything well packaged and arrived in excellent condition both times. Ordered Harlequin Serpent stars, Ricordia mushrooms, Zoanthids, blue porcelain crabs and a striped rock flower anemone. All healthy, beautiful, and thriving. Will definitely order from them again. P.S. They always send you a little something extra 🙂
Cross Country Awesome
Five pieces, different species, all arrived to my home in San Francisco happy and alive.
Week later all flourishing – very pleased!
First order with many to follow
Stumbled across KP looking for a small quantity of rock for a new tank. It just arrived and is EXCELLENT. Quality, shape, size, color are perfect and it’s novel to find nice rock that isn’t just dyed purple these days. They contacted me following my order to a suggest holding off a week because they have pieces more in line with my needs for small pieces, rather than shipping me dregs. The cured ten pound box is a very economical deal (and I suspect weighed in well above, I actually had to put a couple of the pieces in another tank!). The wait was worth it. I will absolutely be returning for more livestock for my little mangrove and grass tank. Thanks, Kara and Philipp!
Urchins and Live Rock
My order for small short spin urchins and a little bit of live rock came in in perfect shape.
If you are having algae problems, and the problem is not water quality related, there are few things that clean algae up better than young short spine urchins. They eat it like mad.
The Most Amazing LIve Rock (and Vendor)
First off, I’ve been buying from kpaquatics for over a decade. I have never, ever had any problems with the quality of the animals, the packaging or the service. It is the first site I visit when I’m actively shopping something new for my tanks and actually I visit almost daily just to see if anything unusual is up for sale. But this is about the rock…
I ordered 8 lbs. of uncured live rock and had made a special request for specific sized pieces. Of course Philipp had no problems granting that wish. Because I wanted the rock uncured and the small quantity, the shipping costs were high. Philipp tried to save me money by suggesting cured rock which can be shipped USPS Priority. Most vendors would take the order and not care at all what the consumer spent on shipping because the money doesn’t go to the business.
BUT I’m here to tell you that every penny I put into that rock was worth spending! This rock is amazing! It came to my home in South Dakota overnight FEDEX and of course it was packed with integrity and professionalism. Each piece was wrapped in wet paper and individually bagged. Because I ordered in Oct., there was a heat pack inside the insulated box and it was still very warm to the touch.
After removing the wet paper I laid the rock on my table to get a photo of it and before I snapped the pic a small Red Mithrax went scuttling across the table! In the month and a half since the rock has been in the tank I have discovered 5 types of desirable macro algae growing on it, a heart urchin appeared in my sand bed, a dime sized pencil urchin was discovered, two small Corky Fingers, numerous snails and mini (+ 1 full sized ) feather dusters are popping up everywhere. I can’t even describe the coralline algae! Maroons, purples, pinks, orange and the most amazing fire engine red I’ve ever seen. My system got a ‘seed overload’ and now coralline is growing on the dry rock and plastics in the tank as well.
This purchase has taken my satisfaction level with this vendor off the charts! I can barely wait to receive my next box from Philipp and Kara!
Can’t say enough about the quality of the livestock. Within a day, I was getting good polyp extension on the gorgonians, and the CUC was moving around doing its business. Quite reasonable pricing and even threw in a couple cool freebies. Highly recommended.
chalk bass and wrasse
I just received the chalk bass and blue head wrasse the other day that I order all the fish were healthy and were packed extremely well as all items I have received from KP aquatics the wrasse hid out for a couple of days but is now one of the family his color is awesome and he is all over the tank he will change colors from a yellow to a blue and every color in between the calk bass went directly into the rock work and I would catch one or two some days but today at feeding time all 6 came out and showed themselves it looks as if they may have grown a little but in any case they are all healthy and happy thank you KP Aquatics for another order well done and I will be back when looking for another new item for my tank
Thank you so very much for the quality and care you give. I have been wanting Chitons for a long time and I finally came across your website to see that you had so much to offer. I absolutely love my chitons and they are doing great as well as my serpent and brittle starfish and snails that I got. The sponges I got were packed great as well as my purple sea whip. I am still amazed! I am looking forward to order from you again real soon.
Another Great Box of Fish
Thanks K&P!! Another great box of fish received and after two weeks all arrivals are happy and eating like crazy!
I only order fish from K&P Aquatics about four times a year. Excellent packing and shipping.
Usually get a small freebie from them.
They are doing a great job!
New lifetime customer 🙂
So I’ve ordered from a few different places online, and so far KPAquatics is my favorite. Everything I ordered looked even better in person than they did in the pictures. Plus the way they packaged everything shows how much they care for the creatures shipped. I am very pleased and 100% certain I will continue ordering from them. Thanks guys!
First time buyer here. KP
First time buyer here. KP Aquatics was recommended to me by some folks on reefcentral.com, and I’m definitely glad I came here! Got the chitons I was looking for as well as some really unique, cool sponges. Everything arrived in excellent condition~ I’d definitely buy something from here again!
Good quality fish
Ordered four pairs of mated wild neon gobies (E. oceanops). They were packed well and all four pairs are current eating and healthy, even amid a rigourous quarantine period. Would definitely recommend KP Aquatics.
I ordered some live rock from Kara, one day before she went on vacation. I absolutely got the best customer service hands down. Thank you Kara for your great service and also for some really beautiful live rock!
Favorite Place to Order
I’ve ordered livestock and corals from a lot of places online. KP Aquatics has been my favorite out of all of them. Everything they’ve ever shipped has been healthy and packaged carefully and professionally. They ship quickly, and I will continue ordering from their store.
Everything arrived in good, as usual.
My order for a sea hare, hairy chitons, and zoanthids arrived in excellent condition. I have ordered from Kara and Philipp numerous times over several years and this has always been the case. There prices are very good.
I do recommend selecting overnight shipping whenever possible. The two day shipping is cheaper, but overnight is much less stressful for the critters involved.
Top quality live stock and cheap shipping
I have been buying from KP for years. I always buy shrooms, CUC, or anything that can be shipped with reduced shipping. At only $17.50, this shipping option makes the drive to the fish store not needed. And, after my last package which costs 16.80 to ship, they are definitely not ripping you off on shipping like most sites.
The packaging is always professional with no leakage, and, I have never had DOA with 2 day shipping like I have with other sites. Plus, their prices on shrooms, especially St. Thomas and Ric’s combined with reduced shipping is much cheaper than FS’s.
Whats even better is that they tend to give a freebie with each order. I had asked for 2 nano pencil urchins with my order. For whatever reason, the site was not showing that they had them. So, since they are an awesome company, they included them free in my order in addition to a couple extra hermit crabs and dwarf cerinths. I highly recommend this company and will keep ordering from them in the future.
Really nice specimens
Bought a verity of Gorgonians, fish & invertebrates three weeks ago. It was a pleasure dealing with kp All items arrived in excellent condition and more importantly nothing die, to the contrary everything is growing multiplying and thriving. I would highly recommend “kp” for any Caribbean livestock you might want. Greg
A Great Experience
Dealing with KP Aquatics has been a wonderful experience. Iwas looking for specific livestock choices, which at the time weren’t in stock. I sent an inquiry and received a prompt reply. They went out and caught the fish that week. Packing was well done and they all arrived in great condition. KP Aquatics will be my go-to source for any Caribbean livestock.
True Meaning of WYSISYG
I have now placed multiple orders through Philip and Kara’s company, and must say it is refreshing to be dealing with folks who deliver on their on line and verbal representations, with reliable consistency. Easy to claim to deliver WYSIWYG, however not all vendors have the elevated ethics that Philip enjoys, as required to also deliver that same, exact specimen per photo documentation representation. Philip and Kara make a professional team, they deliver on quality products that always do well in my tank.
Received Yellow Eyed, Cinnamon Brown, and Fluorescent Green Zoas. All were acclimated, dipped (no bugs or eggs!!!) and placed in aquarium. All opened within 2 hours and with the exception of my hermits moving the Cinnamons and them reacting badly (NOT KP FAULT – but a bit humorous) all are doing well and very perky. Thanks for a great experience..Looking forward to buying Fluorescent Blue Zoas when you have them. Cary
KP Aquatic’s professionalism sets the standard
I owe Kara and Philipp two reviews, one for a shipment of live rock I ordered back in February of 2015 and another for a CUC/Invert order I received today… Live Rock – In order to kick off a new reef tank, I ordered 10 pounds of uncured live rock from KPA via fed ex back in February of 2015. Since then I have picked up additional live rock from a variety of retail and wholesale sources as my business travel often permitted. To this day, the KPA aqua-cultured rock outshines the most expensive imports, whether it be Fiji, Vanatu, or Marshall Islands. The quantity and quality of life emerging from KPA uncured rock was shocking and even with 38 years in the hobby, I was still uncovering the marvel and diversity of new marine life. CUC / Inverts – Whether it be snails, urchins, hermits or shrooms, minimizing the time spent in transit from the reef to your tank makes a huge difference resulting in quick acclimation with minimal loss of livestock. That aspect combined with Kara and Philipps knack for cherry picking quality inhabitant for your slice of the reef truly elevates the enjoyment of this hobby to a new level. One last item – KPA rocks at returning correspondence, no matter how mundane, wild or obscure – a mark of the true professional. With Warm Regards, Drew (Go Gators!)
Thank you again KP Aquatics, for the bonus urchin and the most beautiful specimens I have seen in a tank. You are my goto spot for any marine live stock and I defiantly recommend the uncured live rock for a new setup too!
Excellent Quality live rock
Thanks KP , the uncured live rock cured very quickly, with very little die off. The live rock rock works perfectly with the Zeovit system, and I did not receive any of the unfriendly hitchhikers just beautiful colored and shaped rock that instantly turned my tank into a miniature ocean.
Completely new to the hobby
This is my first reef tank. I have a nuvo fusion 10 gallon. After doing my research, I heard about KP Aquatics and their quality of live rock. I bought the 10 pound nano package of cured live rock and it cured in 2 weeks. It could’ve been quicker, but this was my first time. After I got some advice from KP Aquatics to do a water change, the ammonia dropped to 0 within the next few days. The person that helped me replied very quickly and was super patient and open to helping me with anything. The customer service they offer is superb. Its been about 6 months since I purchased the rock, and my tank is flourishing. I’ve shopped at LFSs all around Orlando, Sarasota, Bradenton, and even Sebring. None of these stores had rock in their display tanks that even looked like the rocks I got from KP Aquatics. My rocks are covered in coralline algae, had tons of feather dusters, sponges, all sorts of other critters and a number of things that died because I’m a beginner. I’m super happy that I started this hobby and that I used their live rock as the foundation for my reef tank.
Top in the biz
This is the best place I have ever ordered from. They go above and beyond what is expected. I would recommend them.an have
Ordered a couple single mouth ricordeas, a nano zoa and a porcelain crab a week or so ago. After acclimating and placing everything in the tank I ended up with a double mouth ricordea along with the single and a zoa with ten plus heads. Everything looks great. Sadly the crab didnt make it but I dont beleive it had anything to do with the quality or health of the crab. Will order from again.
Everything came through wonderfully!
The pair of jawfish are beautiful and their tunnel building is the most interesting thing in the tank.
I was hoping the pair of CB shrimp would show an interest in my bristleworm population, but no luck on that yet – fingers still crossed.
I was slightly worried about the cucumber since I hadn’t seen sign of him in 3 days, but he’s reappeared and is constantly pulling in sand and making nice little piles of digested sand/debris.
The whole order came through healthy and has all seemed to adjust to the tank with no losses.
Y’all rock! Jonathan B.
Superb selection found…
I came to this site to solve green thin string algae growing in my tank, specifically for lettuce sea slugs. While at the site, I also spotted nano red brittle stars, and pistol shrimp for sale too! Everything arrived fine within 2-days by the post office. I put the sea slugs to work by placing them in a patch of algae, they sat there awhile and grazed, then go off to explore the tank some more, and finally return back after resting. They are healthy specimens, larger than I expected. LOL – I had read they need the algae to survive – at the rate they eat the algae so far, the two I have living in my 14 gal nano tank will be around quite some time. I also ordered the nano red brittle star. After two weeks, its still hiding in the rocks. I sometimes have to shine a flash light into the rocks to find it and see it move. As for my pistol shrimp, all I can say is he too is in hiding after 2 weeks. I haven’t discovered more than 1 tunnel so far built. It does not come out yet, but it seems my shrimp goby has found two new spots in the tank to now hang out. Boy, whenever I am ready to move up to another tank size, I will certainly return back to this site to stock it.
Will be repeat, tripeat, and quadrepeat customer
kids love the tank….got some starfish to watch…and ricordias for me. All specimens shipped well and acclimated successfully. Little freebie was included…this company really wants to please their customers. I already have my next several orders circling in my head. A pleasurable business to work with.
Fantastic animals. Will order again.
Our KP Aquatics Visit
Kara and Philipp,
Thank you for letting us stop by on Monday. It was great to meet both of you and see your operation. It’s wonderful to see how much care you put into everything you do. You are to be commended for your commitment to providing wild caught marine life with as little impact to the environment as possible.
The ricordeas, mushrooms, zoas and crabs passed through TSA security without a question or comment. Everything is doing very well in our tanks. The beautiful orange and purple with green skirt ricordea florida looks very happy in its new home. I feel so honored you let me have it. It will be my centerpiece ric!
One of the main reasons we extended our vacation was so we could visit your warehouse. Thank you again for letting us stop by!
Jean & Pete,
Steve, Tracy & Skyla
I am beyond satisfied!!!
My Rock Flower Anenomies were larger than expected and bright, fat, and happy!!! They are beautiful. I even got some really cute free Zoas!!! They are cute and beautiful and unexpected. I will definitely buy from KP again. Also the follow up service was a nice surprise. You can tell they want you to be happy!!!??? Mindi Hammerstone
First time ordering. I ordered 3 Ricordeas. The double mouth had actually 3 mouths and all opened up as soon as I started acclimating them. My rainbow is beautiful with orange and green. I love them and one is already almost split and I’ve only had them for 5 days. I also received a free zoa that has already opened and is doing great. Highly recommend, and the double mouth ricordea is the only way to go. I will probably be getting more.
I recently purchased a variety
I recently purchased a variety of Gorgonians and a good number of clean up crew critters. All of them arrived in excellent condition and continue to thrive in my aquarium today. Thank you KP Aquatics for the professional care and packaging that my order received. Since everything I ordered is alive and doing well, do I send the kindly received free stuff back to you? Five Stars!
KP Aquatics: You can absolutely keep the free items as a thank you for ordering from us!!! Philipp
Great Service once again!
I recently received a shipment of livestock from KP. Once again everyone arrived alive and healthy. KP was able to collect some Rough Head Blennies at my request. They are tiny and it took me almost 2 weeks to find them, but they are doing great and eating well. Thanks again KP. John Delray Beach
Exellence once again
The sponges are all nestled into the 300 gallon reef system. Great product excellent service and packing. And Thanks for the extra freebie. Very Satisfied with everything, 5stars James
Great, as usual!
I have been ordering livestock and live rock from KP Aquatics for several years now. They are very reliable. Their prices are quite good. Everything comes in alive and in good condition. I did an order of various algae eaters two weeks ago and, once again, everything was alive and in good shape. I strongly recommend using FedEx overnight for shipping even on the reduced shipping items, especially if you’re ordering a smaller quantity of fresh, uncured live rock. Many of the organisms that make uncured live rock so interesting will have a much better chance of recovering from the stress of shipping when the shipping time is reduced to a minimum.
Uncured living rock
This is the second shipment of rock and other Marine life from KP aquatics and I must say they provide exceptional specimens.Thank you and pleasure doing business!
Live Rock Feed Back
Kara and Philipp I have attached a picture of my wife’s 65 gallon crystalline from planet aquarium’s after being setup for only two months. The rock turned out awesome and since it was “live rock” I was able to frag corals from my other two tanks and place them in this tank almost immediately. You will also see gorgonians and the pair of yellow head jaw fish we received from you last year. Thanks again for everything and keep up with the great products and service!
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this was my first order with KP Aquatics right off the prices of their products were better than anywhere else I had looked the flat rate shipping is super I can order as much that will fit in the box and not get charged for every piece shipping was quick ordered kind of late that day but received the products the next day the packaging of the coral,sponge,and feather duster was superb I really like the sealed bags as I have received items from other suppliers that opened/leaked getting a DOA order the quality of the items where like no other that I have ordered from KP Aquatics is now my go to internet aquatic supplier for items for my 90gal saltwater tank THANK YOU KP Aquatics
Perfect as always …
I have to say – ordering from Kara and Philipp means not worrying at all about the quality, health and care of the animals I purchase. I have seldom seen such a great packing job as these folks do! Having shipped live reptiles for many years, I well know how the packing job can mean success or possibly death for the animals in that box. Never have to worry with KP! The condition of my livestock is always stellar – and this time, I had requested the smallest individuals, and was promptly assured that they would select appropriately for me. Perfect!! Thanks, you two, for making my day with your sea creatures!! It’s why I always come back!!
I ordered 2 seahorses since
I ordered 2 seahorses since this was my first time buying from them and they ended up sending 4. Whether this was an accident or not, I’m extremely glad they did because I’ve had them for 2 weeks now and they are still doing great! The seahorses seem to be very healthy and are very observant. I will definitely buy from them again!
Once again KP comes through with quality products and great service. Highly recommend this company for any and all saltwater needs. Only problem, and NOT KPs fault, the red Mithrax does not seem to like bubble algae. Still very satisfied and will order again.
I have ordered livestock a few times from KP Aquatics and I have nothing but great things to say. Everything has arrived alive and in great shape. I will be ordering again numerous times in the coming year. Thanks guys!!
Live Rock – Air Freight
I have ordered several times from Kara and Philipp and always great results with fish and coral, this time was no different. The corals in my wife’s 20 gallon have out grown the tank so I decided to setup a new 65 gallon using Florida Liverock. Since it was air shipped via SW Air Cargo it came in overnight as liverock, not rock with dead stuff on it. I ordered 61 pounds and they shipped 65 (four free pounds) which filled up her tank. When I asked about the rock they told me up front that this time of year macro algae is not as prevalent, but the coralline is awesome and it came in as advertised. This rock is full of holes and looks so natural compared to the manmade stuff. Inspecting the rock I found one red Mithrax crab (went into my office tank), and one gorilla crab (went to a friend who likes these). I will be quarantining the rock for a couple of months looking for other hitch hikers but I would rather be looking at colorful rocks than dead stuff while my tank matures. In closing it is so nice dealing with individuals that care so much and have great Fish, Coral, and Liverock. Thanks again Kara and Philipp your friend for life, Alton
Purchased sea horses
I ordered two Seahorses from them. Both arrived safe and alive. These are good people and you can tell they care about marine fish they sell. They were quick to answer my questions before my purchase and even to return my calls. I would not hesitate to purchase from them again. Also their prices were about 1/3 of what pet stores and other online stores charge
I ordered Astrea snails, blue hermits, and short spined urchins that were delivered last week Wednesday. As usual, they came in in great shape. I have been ordering livestock and live rock from Kara and Phillip for years now. Everything always is exactly as they describe and in great shape. I strongly recommend them. I also strongly recommend that you request the FedEx overnight $40 whatever fits in the box shipping, even for smaller quantities of live rock and animals that will tolerate 2-3 day shipping. The critters will be livelier and the interesting little things hiding in the live rock will have a better chance of surviving.
Couldn’t be Happier!
On behalf of Justin:
(I) ordered some common stars and some hairy emerald crabs. I knew that the emeralds going for my bubble algae was up to chance. Well, they all love bubble algae and I couldn’t be happier with my purchases. So happy I just made another order. A neon goby pair, more common stars and a red serpent star. I will be a lifelong customer of KP Aquatics. The specimens have always been very healthy. The extras that have been thrown in, while not necessary are very much appreciated. Really shows this company cares for its customers and what this hobby is all about! Just know this customer appreciates what you guys do, and in my opinion are doing it right!
Posted on behalf of Jack:
Place an order for fish and invertebrates. Everything was individually bagged and packed carefully in a well insulated shipping container. Everything was alive and active. All acclimated without any problems and are doing their thing in the aquarium. Has a few questions which were answered quickly in a professional manner.
Great company and high quality wildlife. Will definitely be buying more from KP Aquatics.
did a group order that was upwards of $500. every single item was well packed, with cool extras of multiple things! fish, sponges, clean up crew, and gorgonians were all ordered. only DOA was an emerald crab which they had already sent an extra of! buy with confidence, my new favorite website. will be ordering again soon !
This was my first time ordering with KP. They had great communication and shipping without any hiccups. Everything arrived alive and with great color. This was my first fish in mail order. Was very impressed by it and KP. And the flat rate shipping was AWESOME. Will defiantly be a repeat customer!!!
First Class Company
I have bought fish from Sealife and KP Aquatics for many years. I have been in the hobby for over 40 years. I have dealt with many suppliers and collectors. Kara and Philip and Kara’s dad Ken care about the environment, the fish and inverts they collect and their customers, I recommend them without hesitation!!! If you want something unusual just ask, chances are that if it is their area they can collect it. This is good company run by good people.
It’s been a month since I received my 70lbs of liverock. I have to say I’ve been totally amazed at the quality of the experience. The shipment was packaged really well and most everything survived, including most of the life on the uncured rock. Each day I seem to find another new encrustation of sea-life. The vibrant colors and diversity of organisms associated with this live rock is astounding. These guys have exceeded my wildest expectations and am thankful that I learned of this company. I’m planning my next order.
I’m always impressed…
Sealifeinc/KPaquatics has become my go to for livestock for my Atlantic Biotope. I’ve been ordering from them for quite sometime and I’m always impressed by their speed, service and the quality that they offer in packaging. They have excellent livestock and are very kind and knowledgeable. Don’t go wrong, order from KPaquatics. =)
Made an order from KP and another site same time and have never used either one before. Other sites stuff died in one day while KP zoanthids opened up within an hour and the orange gorg is so perfect and doing great. No comparison and not sure why the other company stuff died. Pretty much will do all my orders here from now on. Thanks for such perfect, healthy corals!
I have been ordering from
I have been ordering from KP Aquatics for several years now. Their cultured live rock is very nice, especially if you pay for overnight shipping. I rarely receive anything in poor condition. I have been keeping marine tanks for over 50 years and mail ordering livestock for over 25 years and these guys are among the best.
I placed an order of inverts and dwarf seahorses, the order arrived quick, well packaged, and no DOA! Several extras were included and one of the seahorses gave birth the day after arrival! I will order from KP aquatics again! Very happy with the order.
Great Little Critters
Ordered 4 dwarf seahorses and a coral from KP. All arrive alive and happy. Was surprised to find an extra female and one of the males was pregnant. He had his little ponies last night and I couldn’t be happier. Great little horses and health coral. Thanks again!!
I bought a bunch of Gorgonians, some shaving brush plants, a ton of snails, and a handful of scarlet reef hermit crabs. Everything arrived and packaged impeccably in heat sealed bags as opposed to just rubber-banded bags so leakage was not even an option to occur during shipping. Every specimen arrived alive and in good condition and all the Gorgonians immediately put out their polyps within an hour of acclimating to my tank. They even included a bonus gorgonian and bonus snails and hermit crabs as well. Almost 2 months later and all specimens are thriving and all Gorgonians seem to growing quite well. This just shows that the seller makes sure to sell high-quality specimens that are healthy and arrive in perfect condition. Just put in another order for more goodies this evening!
I have been ordering from SeaLife which is now KPAquatic for years and will continue to do so! The quality and variety of their items combined are unbelievable. Just amazing! My tank has such a wonderful variety or colors and aquatic life all because of them. 🙂 Besides the quality of their items, both Kara and Philipp are just wonderful people, they go above and beyond to answer all questions through email and phone conversations. They really care about their customers and their business. Dont hesitate to order from them! You will never be disappointed with an order placed with them!
Great company to choose
KP Aquatics is a great business to choose for your online purchase. I have ordered from other online sources only to be disappointed when the shipment arrives. I have ordered twice now with plans for more. I have yet to be disappointed. You can tell they take great pride in their work. The quality of life is amazing. Shipping is superb and quick. I look forward to placing more orders with KP Aquatics. In my opinion, they are an A+ business.
Hi Kara & Philipp,
Everything groovy. All in tanks. Should’ve ordered more.
Nice Job done!
Hi, Just a short note to say that my order arrived. All appear to be healthy and no worse for the wear…. Those were quality animals you sent. Had I known how good they would be (I’ve been burned by other sites), I would have ordered a few other things like some mushroom corals….. You did a great job packing. There were absolutely no leaks and the heat packet was still warm to the touch. I also want to say thank you for the extras. They are greatly appreciated. I will certainly return for more products from you.
My Recent order
I love my recent order everything came in very healthy and active. Kudos to KPA
“You have no idea how much I appreciate the multiple-mouth-with-a-whole-nother-baby-polyp ricordea…rics are one of my favorite corallimorphs!”
Delayed Package: “Well, here it is, Saturday morning, and everybody looks fine. Just amazing! A real tribute to you guys and how well you select and handle and package your animals, I’d say. Thank you for watching out for me through this process.”
“Just wanted to say thank you for the nice fish, I am very satisfied with my purchase and will recommend your company to all my fishy friends!”