We know you can purchase fish supplies anywhere and appreciate your understanding that the PROCEEDS from our pet supply sales SUPPORT OUR EXOTIC SHELTER and ANIMAL RESCUE WORK. Shop local and support the places who support your community!

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Pet World has been widely known since 1988 for our amazing fish selection!
Pictures can never do it justice so we promise your visit will be unlike anything you've ever experienced in the northeast Kansas area, the Midwest, or probably anywhere in the United States!
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Along with a live fish selection that rivals some public aquariums, we also offer a full line of fish products including live food, frozen food, packaged food, gravel, plant soil, aquariums, custom enclosures, filters, heating, lighting, live plants, everything you need for aquascaping, custom designed aquarium water, and the most extensive selection of rock and wood decorations in the entire midwest!

As fish experts since 1988 we understand that fish keeping can be overwhelming at times and we're here to help! Please visit the Pet World Experience in Lawrence to speak with a trained expert. We will help you make an informed decision and discuss which aquarium hobby best suits your current lifestyle and budget.

In our dual licensed facility, we have a HUGE variety of responsibly sourced fish from rescue situations to rehomes to specialty bred in house or just for us. Most of our fish, regardless of origin, are exhibited in the general population accessible to the public. Availability changes by the hour but everything you see at Pet World Lawrence on any given day will blow you away!

Can't make it in soon enough? Visit our Online Store to get an idea of what you're missing!

Below is a sampling from our old fish blog "pre-fire" archives.
We don't really blog anymore as all of our efforts went toward rebuilding the Pet World Experience after the tragic fire and we're currently focused on expanding our online presence but blogging was a fun experiment that we enjoyed.
Maybe someday we'll find time to blog again!


May 15, 2014 - Endangered fish and pet h…


Big hair, overspending, and bad fishkeeping - but you have helped us change all that. The pet industry was not exactly known for being responsible in the 1970s and the self-indulgent 1980s only made things worse. When we purchased Pet World...

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March 31, 2014 - Electrogenic/Receptive …


Electrogenic/Receptive Fish: Momyrids and the Knife Fish This week there's something electric swimming through the fishroom and it’s definitely gotten our fish staff all charged up! Now, usually water and electricity don’t mix, but a few, select fish have the ability...

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March 16, 2014 - Test Kits & Gourami…


It's all in the chemistry. There are many factors to consider when maintaining proper, aquarium water quality. Fish, plants, and other water dwellers are generally pretty sensitive to their environments since they absorb elements directly into their bodies from the...

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Feb 27, 2014 - Predatory Marine Fish, Ne…


Hello fish folks! This week our very special feature fish will be those that swim the open waters of our oceans looking for smaller fish to eat. That's right, we're talking predatory marine fish - eels, groupers, puffers, lionfish, etc...

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Feb 16, 2014 - Scum Suckers and Awesome …


Welcome to the new fish blog! Here, Xavier and Ian will keep you up to date on the things going on in our fish department - plus you'll get the chance to vote for what you'd like to see as...

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