Here at Maidstone aquatics we have over 130 tanks bursting with lots of tropical fish including - Tetras, Barbs, Livebearers, Corydoras, Discus, L-number plecos and many more. We stock a great selection of both Malawi & American Cichlids which is ever changing. Lots of oddball fish are available too.
Regular deliveries are key to keeping a changing selection with lots of variety for our customers to choose from. We have delivery's every single week from our tried and trusted wholesaler's. If you can't find what you are looking for we can try our best to order it for you.
Clean tanks & healthy fish are what we pride ourselves on at Maidstone aquatics & regular maintenance makes up a big part of our week. You'll often find us arms deep in a fish tank but we are always on hand with any queries you might have. No question is too silly and we endeavour to help all of our customers with any problems they may have regarding their fish or equipment.
Free water testing available for all of our customers!!!
We stock lots of Tropical & Coldwater Aquariums & cabinets from the best manufacturers, plus everything you'll need to keep your tank and fish in tip top condition. Pumps, filters, treatments you name it we have it & if you are looking for something a little different we can try our best to source it for you.
Lots of Livebearer's in stock. We have Mollies, Platy's, guppy's & swordtails. Plenty of unusual colours usually available. Livebearer's make great starter fish due to their hardiness and peaceful nature. You may be lucky enough to breed these fish. They have live young which the female will only release when they are ready to swim on their own. They can have up to 80 fry at any one time
We try and stock a good selection of L-number Plecos when in season. Including L200 green phantom, L18/81 gold nugget, L204 flash peckoltia, L190 royal Pleco & many more. Most Plecos make great algae eaters and they can help to reduce the levels in a tank. However we always recommend supplementing their diet with algae wafers & cucumber slices.
Tanks & Accessories
Malawi Cichlid's are a favourite here at the shop. We always have a good varied selection of both Mbuna and Haps. Our variety is always changing and we can order many species if you cant find what you're after. We also keep lots of American cichlids including - Jack Dempsey's, Oscars, Severums & Firemouths. Cichlids can be a little more demanding, some of them being very territorial or aggressive. If you are unsure about any of our cichlids we are here to advise you.
Barbs can make great community fish, some however like the favourite "Tiger Barb" can be fin nippers and should not be housed with anything delicate like Guppys or Siamese fighters. We keep an ever changing selection including - Tiger barbs, Pentazona barbs, Chequer barbs, Ruby barbs, Striped barbs & Rosy barbs. We will try our best to order other species if you are after something specific.
Neon's, Cardinal's, Rummy-Nose & many more usually in stock. Tetras make great community fish, lots of them are very peaceful and mix well with other fishes. Tetras are very colourful and love to shoal in a group, you will see that we sell many of them in lots of 5 or more. Tetras love to eat flakes or granules & of course they never seem to turn down an offering of bloodworm.
Juwel tanks are a big feature here at the shop & many of them have free cabinets, plus we stock everything you'll need to kit our your Juwel tank and keep it well maintained for years to come. Filter pads, spare light units, pumps & pretty much any other Juwel accessory you can think of. Not the only we brand we stock as Aqua one have a great range of aquariums and accessories too. Spare parts can usually be ordered if we don't stock them.
Did you know?
Did you know that Corydoras like to spawn in cooler water?
Although they are a tropical fish most Corydoras like to breed in slightly cooler water. Usually making a partial water change with water of a slightly lower temperature than that of the tank will enduce egg laying. Corydoras also use a T position for mating .
Quality potted and bunched plants always in stock from the favourite elodea densa to the more unusual. Lots of easy to grow species and some more demanding plants stocked too. We keep Planted bogwood when it is available. Moss balls are usually on sale too.
Bunched plants are - £2.50 or 5 for £10. Potted plants are - £3.99 or 4 for £12.50.
Guide to buying fish at Maidstone Aquatics
To make sure you purchase the right fish for your aquarium we have colour coded all of our fish. You will see that the price labels on our fishes will have a colour.
· Green, Community fish that can all live together in the same environment.
· Yellow, Semi Community fish, some can be fin nippers, may grow very large or be boisterous towards other fishes.
· Red, aggressive fish that should only be kept with fishes of a similar nature.
If you are unsure about making your purchase of fish in store please don’t hesitate to ask. We will always give the best advice to help you get the most enjoyment from your aquarium.