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We have never been an aquarium business that followed convention and for this reason you won’t find us stocking lots of fish which are unsuitable for aquaria in the long term. For this reason we shun tropical fish that outgrow aquaria, become too aggressive or predatory.

 

Our emphasis is on species that can work well in community aquaria but this doesn’t mean that they have to be boring or run-of–the-mill. We get some great, easy to keep and interesting or unusual too. Of course, we have guppies and platys too but some of our pencilfish, rasboras and tetras to name but a few are something a little different.

Our tropical fish stocks are derived from a number of different sources. For the best in captive bred freshwater fish we use suppliers in the Czech Republic, they produce some of the best, hardiest cardinal tetras we can find anywhere and we try to have good stocks of this species permanently available. Similarly they have some excellent killifish - we always have a species or two of their Aphyosemion species, beautiful and ideally suited to even modestly proportioned community systems.

 

The angelfish from the Czech Republic are also excellent and we regularly have juvenile Altums for sale at very reasonable prices. As tropical freshwater fish go these are great!

 

One of the key issues with our tropical freshwater fish system is that all aquaria are kept in the same range of conditions. This means that a pH of seven is held for hardwater and softwater fish alike. Because aquarists like to mix guppies and tetras we see little point in maintaining very different water parameters for each despite naturally many tetra species preferring acidic waters and many livebearers more alkaline. Through the careful selection of our livestock and similarly diligent acclimation to our aquarium conditions we are able to offer customers very hardy, resilient specimens of all species stocked.

 

Very occasionally we might stock fish species that require very strict water conditions in which case we have the facility to isolate an aquarium from the system and customers will be informed of this fact.

 

Livebearers can be sourced from the Czech Republic too, they do a wonderful line of Endler’s guppies for instance, and nice hifin swordtails - but the best specimens in our opinion are currently coming from Sri Lanka. We bring these tropical freshwater fish into slightly saline water and then acclimatize them to a pH of seven over a period of several days making them amongst the hardiest livebearers around.


We only have to say one word about our tropical aquarium plants - Tropica. This Danish company is renowned worldwide for the quality of their plants, all grown from cuttings and supplied with information concerning their aquarium requirements. We like to keep a range of them in stock but if we don’t have what you are looking for then we can try to get it for you.

 

We stock a small range of plants on bogwood and stone and are happy to source more of these for you too.

 

Check-out our current livestock: Tropical Fish - Tropical Plants

Tropical Fish & Plants

 

Killifish

 

Tropical Fish Keeping

 

Angel Fish

 

Tropical Fish Keeping

 

Guppies

 

 

Tropica Plants

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