Salty Underground began as a single-person startup, in a basement with one fish tank full of Pom Pom Xenia.
Since then, we have grown to a 7500sft warehouse and over 75 aquaculture tanks.
Salty Underground is run by a close-knit team of Saltwater Hobby Enthusiasts, marine biologists, customer service reps, and marketing specialists each undertaking rigorous training to maintain the quality we strive to deliver.
We are industry leaders in the aquaculture of Berghia Nudibranch, with over 20 years of experience you can trust.
Our Berghia systems are hand fed and maintained daily.
All our Berghia come from eggs bred in-house, which allows us to guarantee the greatest quality.
As an additional benefit, in-house breeding allows us to keep our Berghia prices consistently low! Aiptasia be warned, there is not a more effective way to be rid of an infestation.
Because of this, we have the ability to dedicate resources to culturing Velvet Nudibranchs. More Word on that soon!
We are proud to say the vast majority of our corals are aquacultured, as we aim to minimize our impact on the oceans. We also buy merchandise from local hobbyists and wholesalers to bring you the best price.
All of our corals are checked for hitchhikers and defects upon arrival. Then placed in quarantine systems and monitored for a week. If we observe any unusual behavior, like refusal to open, they will be placed in a new tank to heal. Once completely recovered, we will list them online for sale.
Our coral tanks are kept under LED lighting, and metal highlights for soft corals.
The pictures we take are not excessively saturated, what we post online is as close as possible to what your coral will look like in your tank. Animals tagged with "WYSIWYG" (What You See Is What You Get) should look the same in our tanks, online, and in your system.
Our live saltwater fish are kept in tip-top shape, upon arrival our fish are checked for illness and parasites.
Even if we don’t see any of these issues, our fish are quarantined for 7 days, we take this time to ensure they are eating properly, their colors are accurate and their behavior is as it should be.
Sick fish are quarantined in their own systems and treated.
Only once we are confident our fish are ready and able, are they listed online for sale.
Our fish are kept in temperature-controlled climates, between 76-82 degrees Fahrenheit. With 165W LED Aquarium Lights for all our fish tanks. They are also equipped with sand and PVC for less stress.
Live Arrival Guarantee
Here at Salty Underground, we take pride in delivering you the best quality livestock there is.
So much so, that we offer the Live Arrival Guarantee for ALL our merchandise. This means if you have a product that arrives DOA (dead on arrival) we will refund your purchase within 14-days. All you have to do is flip us an email, including your name, number, and an image of the damaged product. We will get in touch if we need anything further. Upon which your refund will be issued within 14 days.
All our livestock is shipped using UPS next-day air, so you can get the goods ASAP.
If needed, packages are shipped with heating or cooling packs, depending on the time of year and final location. Any space is filled with packing peanuts to avoid stress on the livestock that can be incurred while shipping.
If you are local to the STL area, you are most welcome to pick up in person at our store. Located 9248 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63112. Friday between 8 am-4 pm.
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