We have over 200 tanks that are regularly updated with new and exotic species from around the world. We import stock from as far as Indonesia, Malaysia, and even South America. If it’s out there, and it’s legal, we can get it for you.
During the warm summer months we may have a spike in temperature in our aquarium and the consequences could be devastating. Thermometers should always be used for every aquarium, regardless of its size. Rapid, significant and frequent temperature changes throughout the day are stressful for fish and the preferred range for the beneficial bacteria in …
ANTI-PARASITIC TREATMENT KIT As the warm weather returns so we can expect an influx of various parasites, bacterial diseases and infections due to the pond water rising in temperature. Over the years we have been in various discussions with Koi experts and vets and the consensus is that these diseases and infections are on the …
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We stock all popular tropical fish with new stock being added weekly from local breeders, wholesalers, and our own direct imports of discus and other rare species.
We specialize in cichlids from around the world and have developed many exciting combinations of fish that compliment each other and live perfectly in the same aquarium. The show tanks in our shop demonstrate a few possibilities.
Kenilworth Aquarium Centre is a specialist store and geared to satisfy even the most demanding fish keeper. Some of the more popular species that we keep includes:
- Specialists in Malawi Cichlids
- A wide variety of Bottom Feeders
- Brackish water fish like Scats and Mono Angels
- Knife Fish
- South American Cichlids
- Fancy Goldfish
- Victorian Cichlids
- Parrot Cichlids
- Freshwater Eels
- West African Cichlids
- Silver Dollars
New Species available every week.
We can even source specific fish for you on special order if needed.
To relieve the stresses of work I have a fair sized fish tank in my office with little guppies and mollies swimming about. I have little baskets in the tank because these fish have lots and lots of babies. If one dies I take a sample of the water to the Aquarium Centre to see if there is anything lacking in the water. They have the most beautiful water plants as well as fake ones - absolutely everything!! I pop down once every few months and have to add new members to my fish tank family - so calming!!
My wife will be retiring from work in December so she decided she needs her fish tank to "look nice" when she leaves it for one of the ladies at work to take over. To do this we took a drive out to "the South" to the Aquarium Centre. What really impressed me was that when we were looking at the guppies, we were told that we could not buy any of them at the moment because they were in the "sick bay". Instead we bought some bright pink dominoes and some orange and black guppies with a few more water plants. This place is beautiful to visit - they have enormous tanks around the perimeter of the premises with a vast range of fish, rocks, stones, sand, plants etc. Staff are very knowledgeable and explain the difference between the males and females, whether they lay live babies or eggs etc. Definitely worth a visit.
For a huge selection of fish for your fish tank, this place is the best!! Whether you want the normal guppies, mollies, neons or big rare fish, the selection is enormous! The most caring staff who climb up on ladders to gently remove the exact fish you want out of their enormous tanks. Fish tanks, plants, rocks, nets etc are all available here.
If you want some of that old school charm in customer service, and prices that won't give you a stroke, this is definitely the place to go for all your tropical fish needs. The new management is really in touch with their client base and their active interest in the business, and including improving their facilities is a pleasant surprise. Always a pleasure to part with my money here.
You can find us at 303 Rifle Range Road, Kenilworth, Johannesburg.
Tel: 011 683 9081
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 to 16h00
Sundays and Public Holidays: 09h00 to 13h00
Closed on Mondays, because the fish need to rest.