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USA & Canada stores & services

This store is owned by friend and fellow Cory entheusiast Eric Bodrock. Eric is one of the the top Cory breeders in the USA




SwissTropicals is the HOME OF SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT FILTRATION SYSTEMS based on the Poret® and Jetlifter™ brands of products. We are the North American Distributor for wholesale and retail of these products. We offer a wide selection and we filter anything. Check out our filtration solutions or contact us if you have custom requirements!
This is the web site for specialist aquarium fish collector Oliver Lucanus.




We carry most items needed to operate a “Fish Room”. Whether it be the Advanced Hobbyist/Breeder, The Commercial Fish Breeder or Importer, or a Retail Fish Store, we probably have many items you need to help you operate more efficiently and profitably in your endeavors.

San Francisco Bay Brand is committed to providing the tropical fish hobbyist, hatcheries, zoos, aquariums, and aquaculture consumers with the highest quality all natural nutritional diets that provide the complete essential nutrients found in your pet's natural habitats.


We provide superior Amazon rainforest ecotours and courses in the Amazon. Our specialized Amazon ecotours
help you experience the Amazon to its fullest - through natural history study, kayaking, birding, photography, herpetology, botany, tropical fish study & more! We also organize private expeditions and charters, and can accommodate educational groups of 30 or more. We outfit family reunions, adventure travelers, medical and humanitarian groups and organizations, museum and zoo expeditions, students and researchers.



FryBabies was started in July of 2001. After deciding to take an obsession to the ultimate and make a business out of it, we built racks, bought tanks and quickly turned our tanks into over 200, with many reserved as quarantine tanks for our newly imported African Cichlids. Expanding further, we imported many rare cories and plecos from South America, and even got our feet wet with stingrays. Although not actively importing stingrays at this time, we maintain our contacts, and can import them in again at anytime.
Our current stock interests are African Cichlids, mainly those from Lake Tanganyika, Plecos, and Corys. Our water parameters here are such that we always keep some wild discus on hand for our customers.

UK stores & services

The UK's top store for Catfish and unusual and rare fish.
As a company, Wiggly Wigglers have been around since 1990 and during all that time using worms to assist in composting has been a staple part of our business. Indeed, making and selling wormeries was the core of our early business. Wiggly Wigglers has developed greatly since those days, of course, but the simple magic of using such 'lowly organised creatures', as Charles Darwin described worms, to improve the composting process has never ceased to amaze.



Our website is dedicated to giving you our latest stock updates, advice on how to keep your fish healthy and information concerning our shop, situated in Preston, Lancashire. Remember, the fish which you see to the right are not all we have these are just the more interesting fish which have come into the shop this week.



Midland waterlife is the retail side of my good friend Richard Edge's aquatics business. Mermaid Fish Imports is the well established wholesale fish import side of the business, a business that has more than thirty five years experience behind it. Situated in the centre of the UK within two miles of the motorway network.

Scientific sites of interest

Mission: To facilitate the discovery, description & dissemination of knowledge of
all catfish species by a global consortium of taxonomists & systematists

Dr Martin I Taylor
My primary research interests are the evolutionary biology of fishes, and the development and utilisation of molecular markers in fisheries biology.






European Stores and services

Aqua Global is divided into 3 parts –
1) Photographic Library: Images from all over the world of people, animals, nature, and much more.
2) Fishing Adventures: Sportfishing around the world incl articles, photo reports, fish species, records and much more.
3) Aquarium Photo: Images of fish species with language data, water requirements, origins + plants and other stuff.

Aquatic Clubs & Societies

USA & Canadian aquatic clubs & societies



Brooklyn Aquarium Society is one of the premier aquarium societies in New York and caters equally for both freshwater and marine hobbyists.




The Potomac Valley Aquarium Society is bassed in Maryland USA and was the host for the All Catfish Convention in 2004 and will he hosting the event again this year in October (2006).
The London Aquaria Society is a non-profit organization, established in June 1956. Its main objective is to promote interest in the breeding and raising of tropical fish, and also to provide a means through which hobbyists may exchange ideas, gain information and display their fish, sharing them with the public in the London area.



The SouthWestern Michigan Aquarium Society is a non-profit organization whose objectives are the study, culture and exhibition of aquatic life; the encouragement of greater learning; the research of all forms of aquatic life; and the promotion and betterment of the aquarium hobby.







The OCA is an organization dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of information relating to all aspects of the biology of cichlids and related aquatic life. Our purpose is to promote the interest, keeping, study, breeding, and the educational exhibition of Cichlids. Additionally, the exchange of ideas, meeting new people, and distribution of information concerning Cichlids is of primary interest.

Our regular meetings are usually held on the last Friday of the month at the Phipps Garden Center on the corner of Fifth Ave. and Shady Ave., (1059 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232). The doors open at 7 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30

UK - Aquatic Clubs & Societies

The Fair City Aquarist Society is based in The Fair City of Perth, Scotland. We are a society of like-minded aquarists with an interest in keeping, breeding and showing fish.





The club meets generally on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8pm until 10pm (although members are often still chatting until 10.30 and beyond). The venue is the British Aerospace Worker's Association (BAWA) Club on Southmead Road in Filton, Bristol (UK). This building was chosen as it has several conference rooms with projection and video equipment, has a bar which we can use for refreshments throughout the evening and has ample off-road car parking.


We are a group of individuals and families who meet every month, because we have a common interest in FISH. We are not experts or scientists, although our levels of experience and knowledge varies enormously and an age range from about 7 years to those who have retired, and have more time to enjoy their hobby. Membership is not restricted to Corby indeed we have members from all over the area, Burton Latimer, Broughton, Desborough, Kettering, Sydney (Australia), Vancouver (Canada) and Malta, to name but a few.






Strood & District Aquarist Society was formed in 1970 and was originally known as "Elliotts Aquarist Society", it being based at the Elliotts Electronics Company in Rochester. After just a few years, it was decided to cease from being a "works" club and was moved to Strood and adopted its current name. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 8pm at the "Crispin and Crispianus", 8, London Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent. ME2 3HT.

The Catfish Study Group is based in the UK but has a world wide membership and is dedicated to promoting the interest and furthering the knowledge of Catfish.





This is the British Killiefish Association's web site and is soley dedicated to the keeping, breeding and exchange of Killiefish


This is the home page of the British Cichlid Association, a group that is dedicated to the keeping, breeding and furthering the knowedge and interest in Cichlids

Most anabantoids or labyrinth fish have only been discovered in the last 25 years. The anabantoid association of Great Britain exists to provide information on the new as well as the better known species. It also aims to offer opportunities for members to meet, exchange fish and contribute to their conservation.
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The Scottish Federation of Aquatic Societies
The Scottish Federation of Aquatic Societies was formed in 1958 and to this day the main body still looks after the interests of its member clubs from all parts of the country. If you live in Scotland and do not have a club in your area, visit the Federation site for further information."





The Federation of Northern Aquarist Societies (FNAS) is an organisation that is made up of delegates from aquarist societies in the northern region of the UK.

Federation of British Aquatic Societies
Founded in 1938, the Federation of British Aquatic Societies (FBAS) is the largest fishkeeping-orientated organisation in the UK and provides services for Societies including Show support, audio-visual programmes and free advice to everyone. The FBAS encourages responsible fishkeeping, and recommends its Codes of Practice that cover all aspects of fishkeeping.




The aims of the YAAS are to increase the fishkeeping knowledge of affiliated members and apprise the grass roots membership of aquatic developments either by newsletter or through society delegates who represent them at regular Association meetings and in general to try and ensure all societies are striving to reach the same objectives.







Union of Scottish Aquarists
The Union of Scottish Aquarists is a governing body to which fish keeping clubs and individuals can affiliate. Memberships from affiliated Clubs and individuals, income from fish auctions and other fund raisers as well as assistance from sponsors, helps the USA provide first class judges for member club shows.

CAOAC was born in the late fifties (incorporated in 1963) to allow the clubs to work together for their common good and the good of the hobby. Legislative issues, promotion of events, a judging system, national awards, assistance for new clubs, & liability insurance are just a few of the things on which clubs can work and benefit together. Recently, a Fish Rescue Program has begun. This has been developed with outside partners who also have an interest in our hobby and environmental issues.

NEC Aquarium Societies

Federation of American Aquarium Societies
The Federation of American Aquarium Societies (FAAS), formed in 1973, is a service organization of and for aquarium societies of North, Central and South America.

UKAPS was conceived by a group of enthusiasts brought together by a shared passion of planted aquariums. Our experience and specific interest levels span a broad spectrum but we all share a common passion for aquarium plants. From aquascaping and photography, to the more scientific aspects such as fertilisation technique. Our knowledge base is far a wide and of course, is increasing all the time with every new member.
All levels of hobbyist are welcome to join UKAPS, from the complete newbie to the guru. Through our own forum you can ask questions or share your experiences and knowledge, as appropriate. We are all here to help one another and make the hobby as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

Aquarium Web sites & Forums
As there are now quite a few new catfishes appearing in our local fish stores, many from Asia; it is becoming increasingly difficult to accurately identify them, as some enter the hobby under many varied names depending on what they were labeled at the collection holding point, and thus causing confusion to the retailer and aquarist alike. Hopefully I can go some way to alleviate some of these anomalies. Although this small site was Launched in November 2006, I will be adding information monthly.
For those that have a good knowledge of the German language this is a very good forum dedicated to Corydoradinae catfish. (I must make the effort to learn. ian)

Welcome to Fishaholics! The site was originally developed as a place for friends that kept fish to hang out and share their knowledge, and has continued to grow and expand through the years. From african cichlids to zebra plecos, you can find information on most things fishie in these pages. We have no 12 step program, and no intention of searching for a cure for our addiction, so feel free to browse through the information in the articles section, talk to the members in the discussion board, or join in the live chat!

I Love Corydoras
The I love Corydoras web site has been a favorite place to visit for many Corydoras fans the world over.

The site of Israeli club "Israquarium" in Russian and Hebrew. For communication - forums on both languages. Among visitors there are many those who keep Loricariidae and Callichthyidae. You can find the free online magazine "My Tropical Fish

Planet Catfish
Planet Catfish is the worlds premier Catfish site and this yearcelebrates it's tenth anniversary. The development of the site over these ten years has been phenomenal making it the first place to visit for Catfish information. As well as the vast amount of available written and pictorial information, the site boasts one of if not the best Catfish forums available on the web with many of its members experts in their own rights

Pleco Fanatics
This is a site that is soley dedicated to the interest of what are loosley known as "Sucker Mouth" Catfishes. There is a whole range of topics to cover all aspects of their keeping and breeding. Another candidate for your favourites folder.

"Plecoworld is a US-based website dedicated to plecos, with emphasis on corys and other freshwater species. The site includes member-written articles, free international classifieds forums, personal photo albums with anti-leaching protection, and a live help chat."

Scotcat is another UK based Catfish dedicated website catering to the needs of the ever growing population of Catfish lovers. With an active forum this is another must for your favourites folder.

Tropical Fish Forums
Tropical Fish Forums is owned by Tim Beer former owner of the Corydoras World domain. My thanks go to Tim for his kind donation of the 'Corydorasworld' domain and I wish him every success with his new site.
Tim's new site covers an ever widening range of aquarion subjects covered in the forums and has a growing encyclopaedia of species. This is an area that I am sure will rapidly grow and no doubt keep Tim busy for many years to come.

Zebra Pleco
This site is designed to be a resource of information on the husbandry and breeding of the Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus Zebra. Through controlled programmes it will be possible for this site to ensure the successful captive breeding of the zebra pleco, L046.

Aquarium Related Manufacturers


AQUARIAN, the leading flake fish food in the U.K., was developed with the expertise of the fish nutritionists at the Waltham Aquacentre, who have over 25 years of experience conducting research into the nutritional needs of ornamental fish. AQUARIAN is specially formulated to provide a complete, balanced diet of all essential proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, with no artificial colours or preservatives.




Arcadia, the leaders in lighting technology, over 30 years experience in innovative lighting solutions within the aquarium market. Few companies understand the aquarium lighting needs as well as we do.



We produce for everyone, from novices to professional aquarists and for customers who set the highest standards both for themselves and for their aquarist hobby. Our aim is to fulfil these expectations and to meet our responsibilities. Our customers are at the centre of our attention.

It all started with a specialist pet shop which Joachim Bhme opened in Ludwigshafen / Rhine in 1960.
The first product he developed himself was Punktol, a preparation against "white spot" disease, known as "Ichthyo" in aquarium circles. This product is still available today. After the "start of the JBL brand name", JBL quickly developed into one of the largest full-range producers in the field of aquatics and herpetology in Germany. The company has been based in Neuhofen/Pfalz since 1984. Today JBL supplies their products to more than 50 countries and has over 100 employees.
By joining the Tetra Club you will become part of a scheme that already has tens of thousands of members. The Club is designed to improve your enjoyment of water gardening and fishkeeping, by providing expert help when you need it from Club Retailers and from our own experts, and by offering you a price reduction on Tetra products