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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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Fairy Cichlids: A Fascinating Favourite

News item | 30 August 2021

Lake Tanganyika is over 400 miles long and is the second largest freshwater lake in the world. The lake spans over four countries; Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, and Zambia. It accounts for almost a fifth of …

Amazing Aba Aba

News item | 24 July 2021

Gymnarchus niloticus (Aba, Aba Aba, Upside Down Knifefish) Here we have a very large knifefish more commonly seen in public aquaria- it’s body is elongate and compressed from side to side, which contrasts with the rather tubular head. Unlike other knifefishes …

Amazing Auction Listings Ending @ 8PM Tomorrow

News item | 03 July 2021

We have some wonderful fish available within our auction section, this week including a stunning 14 inch Golden High ack Asian Arowana, male and female Black Diamond Stingray, 6 and 30 inch MBU Puffer and many more. All images used …

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News item | 02 July 2021

Click below to join our friendly Facebook community: Click HERE to support us on Facebook Or drop us an email with with the name of the fish you are looking for: Click HERE to email us …

100s of Pleco / L Numbers Delivered to Your Door

News item | 19 June 2021

There is always a really great range of L Number Places available with Sims Tropical. Below is a small sample list of the range you will find online. If you are searching for a Pleco …

Mates For Your Mollies 🐠

News item | 21 May 2021

The Brown Hoplo (Hoplosternum littorale) is actually a good place to start. It's a member of the Callichthyidae, the same family that contains the Corydoras catfish so popular with aquarists around the world. Compared to …

Did Someone Say Free Delivery?

News item | 19 May 2021

Free delivery is now available on all orders over £100 in the UK with our standard overnight courier services. Don't worry, Insured and Premium UK delivery services are also still available at the checkout. Why don't …

The Black Lancer Catfish (In Stock)

News item | 12 May 2021

Bagrichthys macracanthus, commonly known as the Black Lancer Catfish, is a very distinctive and handsome catfish. This species is sooty-black in colour with a prominent white band running from below the dorsal fin to the …

Brackish Water Fishes at Sims Tropical

News item | 01 May 2021

Brackish Water Fishes Brackish water fishes are those species that inhabit the middle zone between rivers and the sea. Some of them spend their time in freshwater environments when young, and as they become older, move …

10% Discount Code for ALL Orders in April!

News item | 23 April 2021

For 10% off all online orders throughout April, use the code: thankyousims10 Have a browse of the fish available online or why not get in touch with us? We are able to source and deliver thousands …

This Week's Auctions: Ending 8pm Sun 11th April

News item | 10 April 2021

We have a stunning selection of fish within our 'Auctions' section this week. Bidding is simple, email your highest bid by clicking HERE and don't forget to type your desired fish and maximum bid into …

Panaque cochliodon (Blue Eyed Pleco, Columbian Blue-Eyed Plec)

News item | 02 April 2021

This highly sought after fish is dark grey to black and has bright turquoise coloured eyes. It is a herbivorous freshwater armored catfish endemic to Colombia. There are no known sexual differences. The Blue Eyed Plec …

Auctions This Week (Ending Sun 28th March)

News item | 22 March 2021


Meet the Petitella Family: Rummynose Tetras

News item | 17 March 2021

The Rummynose tetra is a freshwater fish from the Characidae family. There are three very similar species which are all popular and well known in the fish-keeping community and all three species are native to …

Keeping Waspfish and Toadfish

News item | 12 March 2021

Toadfish and waspfish are distantly related but similar groups of predatory fish found in freshwater, brackish water and saltwater habitats. As the 'toadfish' name suggests, these fish are not brightly coloured and rely on their …

Live Auctions: Win Your Dream Fish For Less

News item | 10 March 2021

Tropical Fish Finder / Sims Tropical Fish proudly present our new 'Auctions' section. Please feel free to use the 'AUCTIONS' tab at the top of our home page to view all the fish which …

The Nano Tank Guide

News item | 20 February 2021

WHAT IS A NANO TANK? Defining a ‘nano’ tank is tricky, but a good definition might be something that holds around 30 litres (6.5 gallons) or less of water and is intended to be stocked with …

Shopping for Shellfish: Shrimp

News item | 13 February 2021

Are you considering setting up a shrimp tank? Perhaps you have a nano tank and are working out what to do with it… Freshwater aquarium shrimp are such fun to keep and a rewarding species …

Galaxy Rasbora: A Great Nano Tank Fish

News item | 07 February 2021

The Galaxy Rasbora is a small, brilliant coloured species which originates from Burma. Similar to a danio in basic shape but without barbels. The body is silvery with golden spots and the fins are red. …

African Rarities and Oddballs at Sims Tropical Fish

News item | 15 January 2021

Outside of the Rift Valley cichlids, African freshwater fish are still relatively uncommon in the trade, especially when compared with their counterparts from Southeast Asia and South America. That’s a shame, because many of these …

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