A freshwater fish of a large tropical family (Cichlidae ) which includes the angelfishes, discus, mouthbrooders, and tilapia, and are found native to Africa, Central/South America and Asia, they are a highly intelligent species, and very popular in the Aquarium hobby! Cichlids can be quite territorial and some time aggressive, so best to speak with your local aquarium about advice on what can or cannot be kept together! Cichlids have heaps of personality and are a great fish to keep in the family home, assuming you have the space!
Tropical community fish
The community aquaria are tanks that are designed to contain more than one species of fish. Most commonly they include a variety of species that do not normally occur together in nature, for example angelfish from Brazil, swordtails from Mexico, and gouramis from Southeast Asia. most of the community species we carry are well suited in planted tanks and many of the smaller species such as tetra or rasbora are schooling fish and often swim together as one in large groups. Relatively peaceful and quite relaxing to watch!
Siamese fighting fish
The Siamese fighting fish, also sometimes colloquially known as the betta, is a species in the gourami family which is popular as an aquarium fish. Bettas can be territorial fish, are prone to high levels of aggression towards each other, and are best kept alone. They require a small space ranging from 4 to 20L and are much happier living in a planted aquarium, though through the months of winter the betta must be heated! From Thailand, naturally they come from warmer waters but are by far our most loved and popular fish here!
The axolotl also known as a Mexican salamander or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander. Although the axolotl is colloquially known as a "walking fish," it is not a fish, but an amphibian. It is a very interesting creature that must live in cold water and also has the ability to regrow body parts (limbs, gills even part of the brain or spinal cord, if they get damaged). It does though have poor eyesight with a large mouth, and will eat pretty much anything that fits in there! Overall easy to care for but does grow quite large, reacting up around 40 cm.
Plants are a great addition to any tank, but do keep in mind some fish enjoy eating plants, such as goldfish, cichlids, and fish from the characidae family (silver dollar). Plants not only add so much life to the tank but benefit the water quality as well! Plants feed on ammonia, fish create ammonia, therefore plants create a living cycle in your home aquarium! We have a nice range of cold and tropical plants in store, even some sub-aquatic plants perfect for outdoor ponds that grow well with only their roots in the water and leaves of flowers out of the water.