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TOP TEN AQUATIC RETAILERS IN THE UK AS VOTED BY PRACTICAL FISHKEEPING MAGAZINE READERS 8 YEARS RUNNING. INCLUDING 2017 TOP 40 AND 2017 RUNNER-UP SOUTH WEST RETAILER. 

We pride ourselves on providing great customer service, quality livestock and very competitive prices, so be sure to check us out!

Our fish room now has 140 Tropical tanks! We always have in a great selection of tropical fish from the favorites like Neon Tetras & Guppies through to the more unusual, Stingrays, Puffer Fish & Malawi Cichlids. All our tropical fish are fully quarantined & we strive to keep them at the best prices. Our tropical fish house is also home to a selection of temperate fish for room temperature aquariums & Aquatic Plants. We stock all you will need to make your fish keeping hobby a success.

All are tanks have their own filters which means no cross contamination or pathogens are crossed. Almost all fish are sourced from the best breeders across europe to provide excellent fish at reasonable prices.

Fish we have available in store:

Tetras:
Think of a tropical community aquarium and you will more than likely visualise one with tetras. As old as the hobby itself, these jewels of South America and West Africa are perfect for aquarium life as they are easy to keep and undemanding.
What’s more, you can keep groups and mix them with other fish to really show them off at their best.


Barbs:
Barbs are freshwater tropical fish within the genera Barbus and Puntius. They are very popular aquarium inhabitants, and the group includes well-known species such as the tiger barb and cherry barb. They do best in schools and keeping a few will decrease the chances that they will pick on other fish.



Livebearers:
Here we present the livebearing fishes that are so common in the freshwater aquarium hobby. The guppy, platy, swordtail, and mollies are the mainstays of the freshwater world and the ease of breeding them.



Gouramis:
All Gourami species originate from Africa and Asia, and there are approximately 12 different Gourami species frequently kept in aquariums today. Many of the Gourami species can be found in several different colour variations. The Gourami species named Osphronemus goramy is considered the “true Gourami”. It originates from Indonesia, but is today found wild in Chinese and South Asian waters as well. It has been deliberately introduced by man and is considered a delicates.



Rainbowfish:
Bright beautiful and full of life, rainbow fish are ideal inhabitants for your tropical aquarium. They're hardy by nature, comparatively resistant to disease, and peaceful in temperament. You couldn't find a better kind of fish to begin with.



Dwarf Cichlids:
Dwarf cichlids are found in Africa as well as in America. The most well known dwarf cichlid species are American and belong to the genus Apistogramma. These cichlids live in the Amazon region and some species are also found in Venezuela. Agassiz\'s Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma agassizi), Blue Apistogramma (Apistogramma trifasciata), Yellow Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma borellii) and Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides) are all examples of commonly kept Apistogramma dwarf cichlids. In the wild, you will find Apistogramma dwarf cichlids in soft and acidic waters, and you should therefore keep the pH between 5.5 and 6.8 in the aquarium and make sure that the water is soft.



Corydoras Catfish:
Corydoras, small fish known as Cory catfish, Cory cats or simply Cories, come from South America and can be found in freshwater environments. Their name Corydoras is derived from the Greek language, and it consists of “kory” (means helmet) and “doras” which means skin. There are more than a few varieties of these fish, they can be differentiated by colours and sizes, most Cory’s reach between 4 and 6 cm (1.57 to 2.36 inch).



Plecostomus ( L numbers):
The term "pleco" is used, in the aquarium hobby, to describe any member of the family Loricariidae (pronounced, lohr-ih-care-EE-id-dee). The family Loricariidae is by far the largest of the over thirty known catfish families. There are more than 450 species of Loricariids known to science and at least 200 more that have been discovered but not yet scientifically described. Besides being known as the plecos, Loricariids are also called "suckermouth catfishes", "armored catfishes", and "armored suckermouthed catfishes". This is because the combination of their heavy armor and suckermouths easily distinguish the Loricariids from all other catfishes.
All Loricariids possess heavy armor and a suckermouth, but beside sharing these two traits, the family is very diverse. Loricariids are found from Panama south through most of South America. In adapting to the various environments of the South American continent, the plecos have taken on a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. A testimony to the adaptability of the Loricariids is the fact that they can also be found as "aliens" in parts of the world where the temperature and chemistry of the water is similar to their natural habitats in Latin American. Plecos have become established in parts of Florida, Texas, Hawaii, Singapore, and Australia.



Killifish:
Brilliantly coloured and highly active, killifish are an enduringly popular choice for the tropical aquarium. They're highly adaptable and comparatively hardy, with varieties suitable to almost every kind of tank set-up. Happy in large shoals but mostly too small to need a lot of space per individual, they're easy to please and easy to be pleased by.
Killifish are generally peaceful by nature and can get along well in community tanks with other small or non-aggressive fish. The males can however, be aggressive towards each other, so it's best to keep just one male per killifish species per aquarium, and to avoid keeping species which look similar. Any number of females will be happy together. Killifish prefer a well-planted tank with lots of hiding places, and you should make sure that the hood is secure, as many of them like to jump. They're happiest in fairly shallow water with some floating plants to obscure the surface.

 
Shrimps/Snails:
Keeping shrimp in your aquarium is a whole new experience, very different from fishkeeping. Although the basic rules for creating a good environment are similar, shrimp behaviour is unique. These highly sociable animals can be fascinating to watch. They will also help to keep your tank free of algae and food waste. If you give them the attention they need, they can be highly rewarding pets. When kept in moderation, snails can be beneficial to the fishkeeper. Many of them are scavengers, and will eat algae and detritus, which helps to keep the whole aquarium that little bit cleaner (not that anyone is suggesting you let the snails do all the maintenance work for you – that’s still your responsibility) and for some species, such as the Malaysian Trumpet Snail, their habit of burrowing in the substrate for food keeps the substrate turning over and stops it from becoming compacted, which reduces the risk of a build-up of hydrogen sulphate – a fish toxin if allowed to build up and escape into the water.



Catfish:
Active hardy and full of character, catfish can make a delightful addition to any aquarium. Whether you're looking for sociable members of a community tank or just somebody to eat up that troublesome algae, there's almost certainly a catfish for you.Catfish are notable for having thick, leathery skins, often beautifully patterned, rather than scales. They also have barbels, whisker-like appendages which provide them with a great deal of sensory information. They are quite physical creatures and you should not be disturbed if you see them trying to touch other fish or even your own hands when you're cleaning the aquarium.



Loaches:
Loach make an interesting alternative to catfishes for the bottom of your aquarium.
Bottom-dwelling fish can add interest and activity to the lower levels of your tank. When considering which ones to stock, catfishes are often prime candidates. However, they suffer from being a largely nocturnal group so some loaches are a viable daytime alternative.



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