Randy opened the original-Randy’s Fish Palace flagship store on Lodi Avenue in 1976. Within a short time, the demand and popularity of the tropical fish hobby warranted opening a second larger store. Randy did this in nearby Stockton. Randy didn’t stop with two stores.... the third satellite store in Lodi on Cherokee Lane opened in 1982. The Stockton "Palace" remained for 20 years at the corner of Thornton Road and Hammer Lane where it was a well known landmark. Our customers, bringing their grandchildren in today, often comment "I remember Wally (the Caimen) when I was a kid."
Flash Forward to 2009: Randy's back! He opened Randy's Fish Palace with his son Aaron ably assisting at 1163 E. March Lane, Suite C, Stockton, California, where salt, fresh water, reefers, fountain and pond business customers are all welcome.
Randy’s experience has led to many consultation projects. These include, aquarium set ups, home ponds, fountains and water feature projects - They can assist customers refurbish, redesign and maintain their existing water feature. They also maintain fountains, ponds in both commercial and residential settings.
The Palace’s goal is providing individual, personalized service to each hobbyist. If we don’t have it - we will find it and get it to you fast.
As our 10th year at this location, and 48th year in business commences in 2019, we continue to make it our store MOTTO: "EVERY DAY is Customer Appreciation Day!"
Randy has reconnected with hundreds of his former patrons and new customers alike who become family after their first visit. Loyal, faithful and happy to see us helping them enjoy their hobby. Randy has structured his "Palace" with the help of Sam Liz, Maggie, Apryl and Tony to run 7 days a week (we are closed on New Years Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas). We are committed to providing the best customer service and top-notch products and value. Randy's Fish Palace looks forward to the future and the new trends in the aquarium industry and sharing its experience & knowledge with you.
Randy's strives to provide the best tropical fish and aquariums in Stockton for the best value.
How it All Started...
1163 E. March Lane. Ste C.
Stockton, CA 95210
Tues. thru Sat. 10am - 6pm
Sunday & Monday 12pm - 5pm
In the 6th grade, Mom bought me a 5 gallon tank for my birthday with two goldfish and two catfish! This was the beginning. At 16 I got my first job in an aquarium store in Lodi. I have since worked in all aspects of the aquarium business. From fish farms in Florida, a brief stint building aquariums, to retail sales. I love fish, and I love fish people - so retail has been the perfect fit. 43 years in this business, and still going strong! Thank you to all my loyal customers.
As long as I can recall, there has been an aquarium in my home. My dad kept fish at home and a terrarium with 3 rattlesnakes behind his desk in his office.. My sister and I had every pet imaginable as kids. Wet pets, furry, slithery, tortoises etc. My first fish store experience was in the 70s when I helped a friend one summer with her store in Lodi - Wet Pets - (right around the corner from Randy’s Fish Palace on Lodi Avenue) consequently, Randy and I have known each other for many years!