AQUARICA – Sept 11 Update

(Gold Black Mollies in Seoul Aquarium Store)

Over the last few weeks, I have been travelling and taking the opportunity to visit local fish stores in Taiwan (Taipei) and South Korea (Seoul).  One thing you notice right away is that all the stores are independently owned (no big chain stores). 

Space is at a premium in these cities, so most stores are typically 500-750 square feet.  I think the largest store I have seen on this trip is about 1,500 square feet. (As a point of reference, Aquarica is 1,000 square feet.)  The display tanks are smaller, usually run with only sponge filters, and there are more fish packed into each of the smaller tanks – this echoes the realities of living in a big city.  Both fish and plants are more affordable - they are bred/grown here and do not need a plane ticket to get to North America!

Ponds in parks typically have large turtles, plecos, african cichlids, koi, parrot cichlids, guppies, and catfish that people have released.  It’s like a big shared neighbourhood aquarium - you can go enjoy and feed anytime.  Never a need to do maintenance!

New livestock arrivals since our August 22 update and still available:

Male Bettas (locally bred assorted plakats, half moons)

Female Bettas (locally bred assorted including sorority ready)

Neon Tetras

Hi fin Pepper Corys

Longfin Manacapuru Red Neck Angelfish

Triple Red Cockatoo Apistogramma


Assorted Bristlenose (locally bred)

L333 Yellow King Tiger Plecos

L397 Alenquer Pleco

Emerald Dwarf Rasboras

Maccullochi’s Rainbows

Goyder River Banded Rainbowfish

OB Peacocks (blue/yellow hues)

Fire Eels (wild caught)

Denison Barbs

Pearl Gouramis

Dwarf Chain Loaches

Borneo Sucker (wild caught)

Neocaridinas – Yellow (locally bred), Blue

Singapore Assorted Plant Shipment

Tropica 1-2 Grow Cups (expected Sept 11)

Additional Livestock and Plants expected Sept 14

Hope to see you soon!