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We are pleased to welcome Mr. Rich Theilen as a member of our staff. Rich joins us with impressive credentials that should compliment the current roster. He has been in the industry in the Chicagoland area for nearly 28 years.

As a young adult he bred Angelfish and Bettas (Siamese Fighting Fish). Rich's professional background has been mainly in a retail environment with extensive experience in full line pets, birds, reptiles, small animals, etc. His real passion is "planted fresh water fish aquariums" and will be in a position to help our new and existing customers achieve even greater success, taking advantage of his experience coupled with Old Orchard Aquarium's approach to training and customer service. Rich pays particular attention all species of Angelfish and Tanganyikan Shell Dwelling Cichlids. He has a very artistic touch when “Aquascaping” an aquarium and has "seen it all" regarding fish health, remedies and medication. Rich has also had success raising all species of Orchids and can help in that capacity in our sister store, The Organic Garden Center.

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9235 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL  60077
Phone (847) 675-3474



Store Hours:

Monday 11-7

Tuesday  thru Friday 11-8

Saturday  12-6

Sunday 12-5





Located in Illinois, our aquarium store is in the Chicagoland area on Skokie Blvd. ½ mile south of Old Orchard Mall, or ¼ mile north of Dempster. We are minutes east of the Edens Expressway which has exits at both Old Orchard Road and Dempster.

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