Welcome to The Aquatic Store.
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Our helpful staff are always on hand to answer any questions and provide tailored advice to suit your needs. With a combined knowledge and experience of 27 years it’s easy to see why we have been nominated one of the top 40 aquatic retailers in the UK by Practical Fish keeping magazine for 7 consecutive years! Including South West Retailer Runner Up 2016. We take pride in offering a huge selection of the best quality tropical fish sourced globally and are always on the lookout for new and exciting species. You will always find plenty to choose from within our 160 aquariums consisting of 82 Community, 15 Nano, 16 Oddball, 35 Rift Valley aquariums and 12 South/Central American Cichlid tanks making it easy to find the perfect fish to suit your aquarium taste.
We also carry a huge selection of the best quality Aquatic potted plants from our suppliers in Holland.
Once arrived plants our housed in our state of the art plant system using Intense LED Lighting and Fertiliser containing all Micro and Macro elements needed to ensure plants are sold in the best possible health.
Plants available will include; Anubias, Microsorum, Echinodorus, Cryptocoryne, Hygrophila, Limnophila, Pogostemon, Vallisneria and many more.
We have joined Practical Fish keeping Magazine in the fight to ban dyed and tattooed fish across the UK.
The forced colouring of fish usually takes the form of dye injections at key points of the body. Transparent fish, like Indian Glassfish or Kryptopterus catfish, have long been preferred because their tissues don't interfere with or mask the intensity of the colour.
The process can involve the fish being dipped into a corrosive solution first, to remove the protective mucous layer. Once 'stripped' this way, the fish are then soaked in dye before being subject to another irritating chemical which stimulates the return of mucous - trapping the dye close to the tissues.
Advances in our understanding of stress and pain (and now accepted by all but a fringe of the fishkeeping world) make it clear that the procedure is not a pleasant one. On top of any immediate distress and suffering, the wounds caused by injections leave the fish exposed to attack by pathogens. It also heightens the occurrence of specific illnesses such as Lymphocystis - perhaps through infectious needles, or lowered immunity as a result of stress.
We a very much against this procedure and you will never see dyed or tattooed fish here at The Aquatic Store.
We have invested in individually filtered aquariums and strongly believe that this is the best way to house fish safely in large numbers. Each tank is a closed environment ensuring no cross contamination or pathogens being passed through aquariums. We can also cater for each species individual needs including Temperature, Chemistry and dietary requirements.
The Aquatic Store Bristol
0117 9639 120