(note: most mail order fish and pet supplies are
significantly cheaper than buying them through retail pet stores. You can
often save between 20-70% of the retail price by mail ordering. On the
other hand, it's a very good idea to support your local fish and pet
stores, if you can. You may often rely on local pet stores for live food,
advice, browsing, etc. and it's a good idea to give them your business.
This will keep the hobby healthy and visible for future fishkeepers (most
people starting out go to local stores), and will keep your cash in your
local economy. Local pet stores often have great return policies and
stand by their sales. Also, although mail order usually gets your orders
to you within a week, there's something to be said for instant
- Below Water - Rare and Exotic Fish
- AquariumFish.net: Tropical fish, goldfish, koi, betta fish, fancy guppies, cichlids, aquarium plants, puffers, crabs, frogs and many other inhabitants of freshwater aquariums for Sale online and shipped directly to your door. This site also has lots of fish pictures and information about keeping, breeding, and caring for fish, preventing diseases, and curing sick fish.
- Microcosm, a company that produces superbly printed books about various aqueous subjects - and it's based in our backyard - Shelburne, Vermont!
- Pond Works Watergarden Center
- Inexpensive backyard Greenhouse Kits
- Rudolph's Fish Room, selling German bred and wild catfish, cichlids, and others (mail delivery from New Jersey, USA)
- Mark-A-Tek a company that ships tropical fish from Florida - guaranteed live delivery
- Aquaculturists' Supply Center
- catalog for ordering several an affordable source of true aquatic plants, floating plants, bog and pond plants, water lilies, etc.
- Thiel Technologies - a rather heavily commercialized web site
- Living Technologies, a Burlington, VT based company that designs waste treatment plants using gigantic algae scrubbers and emersed plants to clarify and purify wastewater! It's about time!
- West Kootenay Tropical Fish Hatcheries, an established fish supplier in Canada!
- Houston's Village Tropical Fish, a page developed by the store, but with some useful info and photos
- The Mail Order Pet Shop
- That Pet Place (That Fish Place is part of this large mail order company based, I think, in Pennsylvania)
- Custom Sea Life
- Reef Science International
- Dandy Orandas sells many varieties of show quality imported and domestic fancy goldfish
- FAMA, Freshwater And Marine Aquarium (a magazine)
- Ocean Voice International (a marine environmental organization)
- Notes from the Peruvian Amazon
- Mail Order Pet Supplies, a canada-based company
- Kingfish Services
- Aquarium World Market: "Providing the Internet with Selection, Availability Lists and Prices for fish and supplies"
- The Aquarium Consultant (interactive software for aquarists)
- lighting related site
- The Lighting Resource
- Mbuna Coast Aquatics
- AquaLink a free WWW service dedicated to fishkeepers interested in freshwater and marine fish, aquatic plants, goldfish, reef systems, invertebrates and coral.