Fish (live & house-pet variety) shop?

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bluefish Tuesday 25 May 2010 9.16pm
Hi all -

I am looking for recommendations for a good (live) fish shop. We're getting a small aquarium for our young daughter's birthday and we're looking for a local shop to sell us some friendly, colourful low-maintenance fish.

Any recommendations?



beetroot Tuesday 25 May 2010 11.06pm
There is definitely nowhere in SE1. I'd search for fish forums and find a supplier/breeder from there. I'm not a fish keeper but if there is such a thing as hereditary illness in fish then a good breeder will not supply a shop. A good breeder of any pet needs feedback about all the animals they produce.
sarah2 Wednesday 26 May 2010 7.18am
The wonderful Tachbrook Tropicals in Victoria closed recently, so also interested in where to buy fish stuff. Or we may have to resort to eating our geriatric goldfish.
lrichards Wednesday 26 May 2010 8.25am
I got my goldfish from Pets at Home on the Old Kent Road - they are now 7 years old!
Gavin Smith Wednesday 26 May 2010 9.28am
there is an aquatics shop down the Blue (Southwark Park Road (it is called Finking) and they stock every type of fish known to man. Quite reasonably priced too.
sarahse1 Sunday 30 May 2010 2.53pm
Finking are really helpful & seem to know their stuff (if you talk to the owner) They also have reptiles !
beetroot Sunday 30 May 2010 7.52pm
Fin King have got quite a reputation amongst reptile breeders. Like I pointed out, it's only possible to breed ethically if you can get feedback from the people that take on your animals. The odd healthy animal means nothing statistically.
Marple Tuesday 1 June 2010 8.22am
Hi Chris

I thoroughly recommend the Aquatic Design Co (107 Gt Portland St). I personally think they are cheaper and better than Finking. They sell everything you could want. The shop is on 2 levels with downstairs being all sea water fish (which are beautiful) cold and tropical fish are all on the ground floor. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
beetroot Wednesday 2 June 2010 8.29am
The Aquatic Design company have some amazing tanks, especially of coral. Just be prepared to see some large turtles in small tanks. Quite disturbing.
steph w Wednesday 2 June 2010 1.14pm
I have 5 tanks marine and tropical, I now buy all my fish from aquatic design
Before I discovered ad all my fish came from make sure you check the tank as they do have a lot of dead fish which the other fish tend to feed on, Supreme Animal Foods in Lewisham and finking S P Rd

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