Near Blue African Cichlids is located in the Great State of New Jersey and based in Garwood, just off the Garden State Parkway at exit 137 just 25 minutes outside the Holland Tunnel and 15 min from Newark Airport.  We can also be reached via New Jersey Transit on the Raritan Valley Line and or on bus lines that serve Rt. 28. We do deliver fish and supplies with prior arrangement at no charge with a minum order depending on location.
Founded by two brothers, Patrick and Jason, Near Blue has over 40 years of combined experiance with african cichlids,...keeping, breeding and raising them. We are open to the public 5 days per week during the hours as posted, but other times by appointment for your convenience or if you have an emergency situation.


With over 130 tanks and 4500 gallons dedicated to Africans, we are constantly receiving new fish from a wide variety of sources across the United States. If we don't have it, we can usually get it​ with a special order and we pass along our savings, covering our costs of course, whenever possible. We stock in excess of 150 different Africans and strive to ensure the exact genus, species, and where known, location point for each fish.

Our address is 40 North Av East, Garwood New Jersey, rear warehouse space behind Huggins Hardwood Flooring. We have ample on and off street parking.


Our email address is sales@nearblue.com or we can be reached at

908-858 5025 .