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Welcome to the tropical fish finder news service. We aim to be the complete resource for anyone that is keen on fish keeping, and in this section we will give you the latest news from the world of fish keeping as well as any future developments we are planning.

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Tropical Fish Mail Order: We're Back!

News item | 02 April 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Live fish courier APC have just announced they are resuming live animal shipping again. Therefore, our 'Tropical Fish by Mail Order' service will restart with immediate effect. The shipping days are still restricted, just offering customers to select delivery …

Wildwoods: New Stock (Ready To Reserve)

News item | 30 March 2020

Wildwoods have some cracking new stock right now. Although shipping is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19, we are still taking reservations for fish. All you need to do is email us on and let us know what species you …


News item | 24 March 2020

During this difficult time our number one priority is keeping our customers and employees safe, by following our government's guidance and new laws. APC (the only legal fish courier in the UK) have temporarily suspended their fish transportation services due …

The WaterZoo: Great Stock Available in Store

News item | 17 March 2020

The WaterZoo in Peterborough have a great range of fish in store. Some new additions are as follows: L240 - Galaxy Plec - A large, prickly plec with a dark grey to black body covered in small, widely spaced white spots. …

The Widehead Catfish

News item | 09 March 2020

Clarotes laticeps (Widehead Catfish) is a rare and highly sought after catfish and it is one of the large river catfishes of Africa. It inhabits large lakes and rivers throughout many parts of Africa including counties such as Egypt, Nigeria, …

Plants on Tropical Fish 2 Your Door

News item | 07 March 2020

There are a range of plants available on Tropical Fish 2 Your Door. Wildwoods plants are pre-soaked and shrimp safe. If you decide to order fish, plants will in most cases be shipped alongside the fish, free of charge. Below …

What is Water Hardness?

News item | 02 March 2020

Understanding water hardness can feel daunting at first. But it is quite important to know about, because by simply researching the basics, you can greatly improve your ability to keep healthy and happy fish. Many fish can only thrive in …

Sickle Fin Barb: A Rare Barb In Stock Now

News item | 29 February 2020

This less commonly seen and substantially sized barb is exuberant in nature, but not overly boisterous like other barbs. Sickle Fin Barbs are attractive fish which present with a slightly calmer behaviour than one might expect from a barb. Puntioplites …

Knight Goby: One of Many New Stock at Wildwoods

News item | 22 February 2020

Generally, gobies are considered to be ground dwelling fishes, but there are a small number of species that are free swimming in their behaviour. The Knight Goby (Stigmatogobius sadanundio) which originates from India, is one of these rare exceptions. …

Oddball Alert: The Royal Whiptail Catfish

News item | 17 February 2020

Catfish are a diverse group of fish which are named for their prominent barbels, thus giving off the resemblance of cat-like whiskers. They are found mostly in freshwater environments of all kinds- in every continent except Antarctica. An interesting fact …

Abacus Aquatics: Interesting Stock February 2020

News item | 07 February 2020

Abacus Aquatics is located in Sidcup, which is in South East London- between Dartford and Bromley. Abacus have some great stock in at the moment. Tony is very welcoming and runs the shop himself, known for his great experience and …

Abacus Aquatics: FEB Stock

Stock list update | 07 February 2020

Abacus Aquatics is located in Sidcup, which is in South East London- between Dartford and Bromley. Abacus have some great stock in at the moment. Tony is very welcoming and runs the shop himself, known for his great experience and …

The WaterZoo: Jan/Feb Stocklist

Stock list update | 07 February 2020

The WaterZoo in Peterborough have some great new stock in at the moment.Below is just a few species which are new in. For more info, look on their stockist search page: click HERE African Cichlid- Julidochromis ornatus- Golden Julie Barb- Barbus jae- …

Whitespot (Ich) And Velvet: How To Tell Them Apart And Treat

News item | 03 February 2020

There are two common diseases that manifest themselves as white grains on the fins and body: Whitespot (also known as Ich) and Velvet. The best way to tell them apart is by the size of the grains. Whitespot cysts are …

The WaterZoo (Peterborough) - January Stockist Update

News item | 31 January 2020

The WaterZoo in Peterborough is full of highly sought after treasures and is well worth a visit if you haven't already done so recently. With highly knowledgable staff backed up with many years of experience, it would be a visit …

Interesting Facts About Bichirs

News item | 23 January 2020

Bichirs have existed for over 60 million years and can breathe air due to a special swim bladder. They can also survive out of water for a considerable amount of time so long as their scales are kept moist. They …

Rare and Beautiful Tetra: Hemigrammus coeruleus

News item | 20 January 2020

The Hemigrammus coeruleus can be quite difficult to find. They are a rare and highly sought after species of tetra. This tetra usually reaches a maximum length of about 6-7cm, they are a larger schooling tetra. This tetra is actually fairly …

Keeping a Vampire Pleco (Available at Lee Valley Aquatics, Essex)

News item | 20 January 2020

Leporacanthicus joselimai (L264) is also known as the Sultan Pleco or even Vampire Plec. The reason they are commonly referred to as 'vampire plecs' is due to their unique upper jaw dentition (exhibited by members of this genus) unsurprisingly consisting …

Lee Valley: Stock List Alert

Stock list update | 19 January 2020

Lee Valley have updated their stockist, there are some really special species in store at the moment, be sure to head on there if you live local to them in Essex! Click HERE to search their shop stock using the …

Keeping and Breeding Rasboras

News item | 18 January 2020

The fish we call rasboras are small, colourful schooling fish from East Africa and a wide area of Asia that spans the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Most of the species aquarists keep come from Southeast Asia where …

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