About us

Caribbean Forest was est. in 1994, when information and resources about marine aquariums were limited. We are family owned, family oriented, and hobbyist operated. Our goal is to educate new salt water hobbyist so they can enjoy the “living art” of marine aquariums without all the learning pains and struggles. We strongly believe in learning from our experiences and other hobbyists. Here at the store, you can always expect a friendly experienced staff member to help you make the important decisions and guide you thru your initial setup or upgrades to your current system.  Patience is the most important thing to have in this hobby, which is why you can browse our selections and stunning display tanks with a no pressure sales approach.  We are committed to helping new and experienced hobbyist with all their questions, equipment, and service needs, while continuing to provide the healthiest marine livestock available to our customers. We will demystify the confusion, and guide you step by step through successfully keeping your very own marine aquarium.

We offer the following goods and services to families and companies:

Full Retail Marine Aquarium Store, no appointments needed

Saltwater Fish, Invertabrates, and Corals.

Full line of Aquarium Hard Goods, Water Purification Systems, Foods, and Additives.

Aquarium Setups, Moves, and Delivery.

100% hassle free Aquarium Maintenance.

Custom Acrylic Work, Sumps, and Bag Holders

Our Design or Yours!

Custom Woodworking Services, Stands, and Canopies

We build to meet your needs and your style exactly the way you want it!

We are looking forward to earning your repeated business!



04.12. The Chalice coral...

The Chalice coral is one of the more popular corals (as of 2013) due to the amazing colors they have. There are all sorts of color morphs out there and several different coral species that are commonly called Chalice corals. Echinophyllia sp, Enchinopora sp., Oxypora sp, Pectinia, and several others. You will often find chalice frags with names like Mummy Eye, Miami Hurricane, Acid Rain, etc. These are various color morphs that certain frag traders and sellers have come up with as a way to keep the various color morphs straight and there is a little bit of marketing to this as well. #caribbeanforest #reeftanks #coralporn #saltwateraquariums #rochesterny


04.12. When you don't...

When you don't feel like talking... bury your self in the sand. #stingray #caribbeanforest #saltwateraquariums #rochesterny


27.11. *Today only* come...

*Today only* come in and say "zooxanthellae" and receive 20% off any live goods! Hurry we close at 5pm. #reeftanks #saltwaterfish #coralporn #caribbeanforest #reeftanks #LPS #rochesterny


Contact us

Postal address

24 Bursen Street,
Rochester, NY 14609

Store hours

Mon: Noon - 8pm
Wed: Noon - 8pm
Thu: Noon - 8pm
Fri: Noon - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: Noon - 5pm




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