Our Mission: Providing exceptional customer service that makes pet ownership fun, affordable and educational.
That Fish Place began in 1973, as a small family owned aquarium store owned by Bernie and Sandy Lebowitz. The store was originally located where the Isaac’s restaurant is now. The goal of the business was to make aquarium supplies more affordable for fish hobbyists. Bernie and Sandy’s son, Scott, and daughter, Beth, purchased the business from their parents in the late 1990’s. During this time, other pet supply categories were added to the business and the company was rebranded as That Fish Place - That Pet Place. In 2015 the company was purchased by long-time employees Rick and Chrisi Amour with the goal of continuing to grow the business that the Lebowitz family had so successfully established.
Over the years, we have built a reputation as one of the best pet supply companies in the world. People from all over the country shop at our 88,000 square foot, Lancaster, PA super store
. Our huge fish room
includes over 700 aquariums containing thousands of freshwater and saltwater fish, corals, invertebrates and live plants.
Events held at our facility attract industry experts, authors, pet care professionals, manufacturer representatives and thousands of customers. We have a complete selection of products for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and small animals, as well as the fish and aquarium supplies upon which our business was founded. We are also proud of our small pet corner
, reptile room
and the bird selection in our screened aviary
. Visitors will find exotic pets like tegus, iguanas, snakes, lizards and things that creep, slither and craw as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other furry pets.
Kids and adults alike also love our interactive hands-on exhibit, the Pirate's Cove Touch Tank
, featuring live stingrays and other sea life you can observe and touch.
That Groom Room
provides a full array of pet grooming services by appointment. We also offer expert information on pet care, tours to students and organizations, and support to rescues, shelters, and fish clubs across the country.
We have one of the area's largest selections of glass aquariums, stands and canopies for sale. Feel free to browse our glass aquarium listings
before visiting the store.
As the fame of our retail store grew and our products became even more affordable, people living too far away to visit Lancaster requested that we ship products to them. In the early 1980’s (about the same time MTV hit cable networks everywhere) the company started a fast-growing mail order business. What originated as a print catalog business has since evolved into our extensive e-commerce business.
was first launched in 1996 (the same year as IMDB.com for all you movie buffs). Staple and specialty items for aquarists and pet-lovers alike are available to customers across the U.S. and Canada, and beyond!
As we continue to grow, so does our commitment to our customers and their pets. We work hard to exceed customer expectations through discounts, our Pet Rewards retail loyalty program, product specials, an ever-expanding product selection, and a continued commitment to exceptional service.