Old Orchard Aquarium, Skokie Il.


We have stocked PE Mysis shrimp for 14 years.  It is one of the first frozen foods we recommend for carnivorous fish, having the highest ingredient protein percentage of all the frozen foods currently available.  Some of the most finicky fish, including sea horses, readily eat PE Mysis as an alternative to live foods.  We feed PE Mysis to our fish in the store with excellent results.  It helps maintain health, color and weight for both fresh and salt water fish.  We target feed PE Mysis to corals with excellent results.  Many times corals are stressed from shipping.  Feeding PE Mysis to those stressed corals helps them recover their color and tissue integrity.  Piscine Energetics has provided quality service over the years.  They have been a big supporter to the hobby along with sustainable environmental initiatives, whenever possible.  They have a great organization and are good people to work with.


Allen Fefferman ~ Owner
Old Orchard Aquarium 
175 display tanks comprise 2000 gallons of salt water, 2500 gallons of coral reef and 2700 gallons of tropical fresh water. We feature a 600-gallon look down reef and a 2000-gallon shark pond. We focus exclusively on aquatic pets. We are continually trying to learn more about the aquarium trade to pass on our knowledge to our customer base. We have an extensive training program for our staff members. We send our people to schools and seminars to further their skill sets relating to our business. We request training assistance from our vendors to educate the staff on what their products do and how to properly sell their products.

OOA Team


We have a store that is stocked full of merchandise. Our goal is 100% in stock efficiency, which allows for one stop shopping for all aquatic needs.

We work hard on securing unique products available only from us to set us apart from our competition. We constantly look for new and proprietary sources for livestock and dry goods that will assist our customer base in setting up and keeping a successful aquatic environment.