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!



20.10. We are in the...

We are in the middle of preparing for our 23rd Anniversary Sale. We are blessed to have met so many of you over the years, and its been a wonderful adventure. We would just like to say Thank You for making Caribbean Forest what it is today. It is amazing to wake up everyday and come to work excited to see our customers, share our lives, and passion for marine animals! Thanks Again and we can't wait to see everyone this weekend! *cheers* See Ya'll soon. This sale is so much fun we look forward to it all year.


20.10. ORA - Oceans,...

ORA - Oceans, Reefs & Aquariums captive bred Maxima clams! #reeftanks #coralporn #caribbeanforest


20.10. The Leaf...

The Leaf Scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) has a thin body with a high, prominent dorsal fin, and frilly appendages above the eyes. They can be brown, yellow, red and a number of other variations, thought yellow and brown are the most common. The name "leaffish" come from both their body shape and their behavior of sitting on the bottom and swaying slightly in the current like a leaf in a light breeze. #reeftanks #saltwaterfish #coralporn #caribbeanforest


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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