Let's continue on to adventures LFS, Jakarta.
A few of the bigger shops had sharks for sale. Most were blacktips and a few whitetips. This one happened to have a nurse shark too.
So typically this is how the fish is sold. A variety is housed in medium sized glass tanks. Many are overcrowded but again the retail shops sell a lot of fish out.
A group of sebae clowns playing in a barren tank. The background and reflection makes the fish more colorful.
Small kois for sale at one of the sidewalk vendors. Much of the goldfish types are sold in this fashion.
Check out this nice pair of true percula clowns. These morphs are not common. One out of thousands will look like this. These were from Irian Jaya. Note the long tentacle rose anemone that the clowns are hosting in. This particular shop is a specialty retail service shop. They set up aquariums and do service, like I used to do.
Some red eared terrapins.
Some strange looking box looking turtles (but not box turtles).
Another unusual freshwater turtle. At first, I thought it was a snapping turtle, but it wasn't.
Check out this monster! This is for sure a snapping turtle.
This was kind of creative. This shop drilled holes into a tubipora skeleton and stuck in feather duster worms. Pretty cool!
The sidewalk vendors sell all kinds of decorative corals. These are most likely from dead corals from the retail shops.
Being clever they are, the folks here glue these dead coral skeletons and make decorations for aquariums. I think this would look nice after a year in a reef tank.
This sculpture was made from bits of liverock rubble. Kind of cool for a nano tank!
A sample of an aquarium set up for sale. This one is designed for freshwater.
Some of these hand crafted aquarium stands are made from solid teak! I wish I had access to these when I ran my maintenance company. Many of my high end customers had teak flooring. If I had offered such things as matching teak cabinets, man I would've made a killing! One day maybe I can export these to the US.
Indonesians are very highly skilled craftsmen. Check out this carving of phoenix and dragon. I think an Asian arowana (dragon fish) would look nice in this tank.
That is it for the LFS's. When I return to Jakarta, I'll make another trip and update you guys on what I find.
For tomorrow's topic, I will go over this beautiful new concept reef aquarium and the man who designed it and put it together. It stole the show at the 2005 Aquarama in Singapore!