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!



17.08. Yesterday we...

Yesterday we recieved a very large and high quaility livestock order. Make sure if your in the area to stop by and at the very least put stuff n hold before its all gone. Tons of fish and coral in stock today! Have a great week and try to stay cool.


29.06. Caribbean Forest...

Caribbean Forest LLC will be closed on Monday July 4th for Independence Day. We wish you all a safe and enjoyable weekend! Sorry for any inconvenience.


10.06. Just a reminder to...

Just a reminder to all our customers we do custom acrylic work, anything from sumps we design or we can even build your design! Here's a sample of some ATO fresh water reservoirs we just recently built for a customer of ours. We've been building with acrylic for over 20 years and would love to build something custom for you! Schedule your free consultation today.


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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