About Us

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Our Story

The FISH CONNECTION opened for business as a 900 square foot aquarium shop in the spring of 1989. It moved to their current location at 810 East College Drive during the summer of 2000. Being able to build up a brand new store in a brand new building was just what Durango needed, and The FISH CONNECTION set itself apart as one of the finest aquatics stores from Denver to Albuquerque, and everywhere in between.

Now owner, Bruce Longwell, has helped build and maintain a solid retail establishment in the aquarium and pet trade. Quality is his and his team's number one priority! Knowledgeable, friendly service would be equally important, followed by selection and value.

Initially the focus was on fresh and salt aquariums only, but has now expanded to herptile care, small animals (hamsters, etc.), and pond stuff.  We do so much more than could ever be described in an "about us" page.  Come and see why people from all over the Four Corners call us the best!