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We’re a small, independent, five-star licensed aquatics store based in Nazeing, Essex, specialising in pond and freshwater tropical fish.

Anabantoids, also known as labyrinth fish, are a group of freshwater fish belonging to the family Anabantidae. These fish are primarily found in Asia and Africa and are known for their unique and fascinating respiratory adaptation known as the labyrinth organ.
Catfish are a diverse and fascinating group of freshwater fish known for their distinctive appearance and behaviours. They are characterized by their long, whisker-like barbels around their mouths, which resemble a cat's whiskers, hence the name "catfish." Catfish are known for their hardiness and adaptability, making them a diverse and interesting group of fish that have captured the attention of both hobbyists and scientists alike.
Characins, scientifically known as Characidae, are colourful freshwater fish popular among aquarium enthusiasts. They hail from South America but can also be found in parts of Central America and Africa. These peaceful and captivating fish thrive in well-maintained aquariums, making them ideal for both beginners and experienced fishkeepers.
Cichlids are a diverse and colourful family of freshwater fish belonging to the Cichlidae family. These fish are known for their vibrant hues, unique patterns, and interesting behaviours, making them popular choices for aquarium enthusiasts. Cichlids are found in various parts of the world, including Africa, Central and South America, and Asia.
Cyprinids, commonly known as carp or minnow family, are a diverse group of freshwater fish. They are widespread and found in various aquatic environments worldwide. Cyprinids encompass numerous species, including goldfish, koi, and common carp, and are often prized in the aquarium hobby for their adaptability and unique characteristics.
Invertebrates, found in diverse water habitats, lack backbones and play crucial roles in ecosystems, serving as prey, aiding nutrient cycles, and fascinating biologists and nature enthusiasts.
Livebearer fish, scientifically named Poeciliidae, are renowned for their distinctive live birth reproduction. These freshwater fish are cherished by aquarium enthusiasts for their engaging behaviours and ease of care, making them ideal for both novice and experienced fishkeepers.
Loaches, freshwater fish in the Botiidae family, are cherished for their distinct appearance and captivating behaviour. Ideal for both novice and experienced fishkeepers, they bring vibrancy and activity to aquariums. Proper care is vital for their well-being.
Plecos, or Hypostomus plecostomus, are freshwater catfish cherished by aquarium enthusiasts for their distinctive look and algae-eating prowess, helping maintain clean tanks. Popular for their appearance and gentle nature, proper research on species and care is vital for their wellbeing in captivity.
Part of the Melanotaeniidae family, Rainbowfish are known for their stunning colours and graceful swimming. They're highly valued in aquariums for their beauty and peaceful nature, making them a top choice for aquarists.
A diverse group of aquatic species that thrive in regions with mild, seasonal climates. Temperate fish are well-suited to water temperatures that experience seasonal variations, typically cooler in winter and warmer in summer. Unlike tropical fish, which require consistently warm water, temperate fish adapt to changing temperatures and are often found in temperate regions around the world.

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Everything you could possibly need is in this shop for all different setups, and Glen is very knowledgeable and helpful and clearly has a passion for what he does.
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Glen has helped me every step of the way in the hobby. From a conversation about setting up an American Cichlid community through to sourcing the equipment...
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With over 15 years of expertise, our motto is “Making Fish Keeping Easy.” Our knowledgeable staff ensures expert guidance in setting up the perfect aquarium or pond. As a trusted 5-star establishment, customer satisfaction is our priority. 

We offer a wide range of species to meet your specific preferences, and if you need some answers to some of the more common questions, be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of our About Us page.

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