With so many fish to choose from knowing which ones are

compatible and will be suitable for your tank can be

daunting, fortunately, we’re here to help.

It may seem obvious, but it’s very difficult for us to advise on compatibility with your existing stock if we don’t know what’s in your tank! When going from memory it’s easy to forget to mention that one fish which might cause problems for your new purchases. Or you might remember the fish, but not it’s name. So when starting a new tank it’s a really good idea to keep a written record of the names of every fish you purchase, update the list every time you make a new purchase or when fish die or are removed. It’s also worth making a note of the tank size, make & model of filter and size and wattage of the light bulbs, that way you’ll have all the information to hand should you need to pick up spares when you visit. All our staff are experienced fishkeepers and are always happy to give advice and guidance on the behaviour and compatibility of any of the fish we stock, however, with so many to choose from it’s best to use the information on our labels to help you make an initial selection.
A guide to our fish labels

Choosing your fish

You can get good advice on compatibility from both our staff & our fish labels, but

there are a couple of things that you can do to help us help you…

Red Flash - indicates tropical freshwater fish which should be kept in the temperature range 23-28c. A green flash indicates “coldwater” fish which are suitable for unheated tanks at typical indoor temperatures.
Common Name - Some fish can have more than one common name, whilst in other cases the same common name is used for more than one fish. For that reason it’s often helpful to know the scientific name as well
Photo - Because we can have several different lots of fish in the same tank, we include a photo on the label to help with identification
General information - Along with the natural range, you’ll find written information about the care, temperament, and any special needs for the fish concerned.
Arrival date - This is the date the fish arrived in our store. Before sale all fish are quarantined for at least a week, but we think it helps to know just how long we’ve had them in stock.
Price - Most fish are priced singly but occasionally they’re priced by the pair. We offer 6 fish for the price of 5 to encourage people to buy reasonable shoals of smaller fish, where fish are sold in pairs, you can buy 3 pairs for the price of 2 ½!
Maximum Size - Most of the fish we sell are still young and far from fully grown, the size indicated is the size of the body of a typical, full grown adult and excludes the caudal (tail) fin. 
Icons - Lots of useful information in a compact form! See below for explanations of the different icons used
Ease of Care -
Compatibility -
Suitability for a new tank - Newly set up aquariums go through a maturing cycle during the first 4 to 6 weeks. During this time levels of toxic ammonia and nitrite can build up. The more fish you have, the more food you feed them, and the smaller the tank, the higher the levels of these chemicals can rise. If the levels get too high they can harm or even kill fish exposed to them. For this reason it is best to mature the tank first using a bacterial starter such as Tetra SafeStart before introducing any fish. Some fish are more tolerant of ammonia & nitrite than others, and if stocking and feeding levels are kept low, and ammonia & nitrite levels are carefully monitored, it is possible to mature a tank using a few tolerant fish. If following this approach, introduce the most tolerant fish first, and don't add any more to the tank until ammonia & nitrite levels have returned to zero.
Minimum tank size - This is the minimum tank size, given in litres, that we consider suitable as a long term home for an adult of this species. Our recommended tank sizes take into account swimming and shoalling habits in addition to maximum size. Please do not buy any fish unless you are sure that you can provide it with a suitable, long term home.
Other symbols -

With so many fish to choose from knowing which ones are

compatible and will be suitable for your tank can be daunting,

fortunately, we’re here to help.

It may seem obvious, but it’s very difficult for us to advise on compatibility with your existing stock if we don’t know what’s in your tank! When going from memory it’s easy to forget to mention that one fish which might cause problems for your new purchases. Or you might remember the fish, but not it’s name. So when starting a new tank it’s a really good idea to keep a written record of the names of every fish you purchase, update the list every time you make a new purchase or when fish die or are removed. It’s also worth making a note of the tank size, make & model of filter and size and wattage of the light bulbs, that way you’ll have all the information to hand should you need to pick up spares when you visit. All our staff are experienced fishkeepers and are always happy to give advice and guidance on the behaviour and compatibility of any of the fish we stock, however, with so many to choose from it’s best to use the information on our labels to help you make an initial selection.
A guide to our fish labels

Choosing your fish

You can get good advice on compatibility from both our staff & our fish labels, but there are a

couple of things that you can do to help us help you…

Red Flash - indicates tropical freshwater fish which should be kept in the temperature range 23-28c. A green flash indicates “coldwater” fish which are suitable for unheated tanks at typical indoor temperatures.
Common Name - Some fish can have more than one common name, whilst in other cases the same common name is used for more than one fish. For that reason it’s often helpful to know the scientific name as well
Photo - Because we can have several different lots of fish in the same tank, we include a photo on the label to help with identification
General information - Along with the natural range, you’ll find written information about the care, temperament, and any special needs for the fish concerned.
Arrival date - This is the date the fish arrived in our store. Before sale all fish are quarantined for at least a week, but we think it helps to know just how long we’ve had them in stock.
Maximum Size - Most of the fish we sell are still young and far from fully grown, the size indicated is the size of the body of a typical, full grown adult and excludes the caudal (tail) fin. 
Price - Most fish are priced singly but occasionally they’re priced by the pair. We offer 6 fish for the price of 5 to encourage people to buy reasonable shoals of smaller fish, where fish are sold in pairs, you can buy 3 pairs for the price of 2 ½!
Icons - Lots of useful information in a compact form! See below for explanations of the different icons used
Ease of Care -
Compatibility -
Suitability for a new tank - Newly set up aquariums go through a maturing cycle during the first 4 to 6 weeks. During this time levels of toxic ammonia and nitrite can build up. The more fish you have, the more food you feed them, and the smaller the tank, the higher the levels of these chemicals can rise. If the levels get too high they can harm or even kill fish exposed to them. For this reason it is best to mature the tank first using a bacterial starter such as Tetra SafeStart before introducing any fish. Some fish are more tolerant of ammonia & nitrite than others, and if stocking and feeding levels are kept low, and ammonia & nitrite levels are carefully monitored, it is possible to mature a tank using a few tolerant fish. If following this approach, introduce the most tolerant fish first, and don't add any more to the tank until ammonia & nitrite levels have returned to zero.
Minimum tank size - This is the minimum tank size, given in litres, that we consider suitable as a long term home for an adult of this species. Our recommended tank sizes take into account swimming and shoalling habits in addition to maximum size. Please do not buy any fish unless you are sure that you can provide it with a suitable, long term home.
Other symbols -
It may seem obvious, but it’s very difficult for us to advise on compatibility with your existing stock if we don’t know what’s in your tank! When going from memory it’s easy to forget to mention that one fish which might cause problems for your new purchases. Or you might remember the fish, but not it’s name. So when starting a new tank it’s a really good idea to keep a written record of the names of every fish you purchase, update the list every time you make a new purchase or when fish die or are removed. It’s also worth making a note of the tank size, make & model of filter and size and wattage of the light bulbs, that way you’ll have all the information to hand should you need to pick up spares when you visit. All our staff are experienced fishkeepers and are always happy to give advice and guidance on the behaviour and compatibility of any of the fish we stock, however, with so many to choose from it’s best to use the information on our labels to help you make an initial selection.

With so many fish to choose from knowing which ones are

compatible and will be suitable for your tank can be

daunting, fortunately, we’re here to help.

A guide to our fish labels

Choosing your fish

You can get good advice on compatibility from both our

staff & our fish labels, but there are a couple of things that

you can do to help us help you…

Red Flash - indicates tropical freshwater fish which should be kept in the temperature range 23- 28c. A green flash indicates “coldwater” fish which are suitable for unheated tanks at typical indoor temperatures.
Common Name - Some fish can have more than one common name, whilst in other cases the same common name is used for more than one fish. For that reason it’s often helpful to know the scientific name as well
Photo - Because we can have several different lots of fish in the same tank, we include a photo on the label to help with identification
General information - Along with the natural range, you’ll find written information about the care, temperament, and any special needs for the fish concerned.
Arrival date - This is the date the fish arrived in our store. Before sale all fish are quarantined for at least a week, but we think it helps to know just how long we’ve had them in stock.
Maximum Size - Most of the fish we sell are still young and far from fully grown, the size indicated is the size of the body of a typical, full grown adult and excludes the caudal (tail) fin. 
Price - Most fish are priced singly but occasionally they’re priced by the pair. We offer 6 fish for the price of 5 to encourage people to buy reasonable shoals of smaller fish, where fish are sold in pairs, you can buy 3 pairs for the price of 2 ½!
Icons - Lots of useful information in a compact form! See below for explanations of the different icons used
Ease of Care -
Compatibility -
Suitability for a new tank - Newly set up aquariums go through a maturing cycle during the first 4 to 6 weeks. During this time levels of toxic ammonia and nitrite can build up. The more fish you have, the more food you feed them, and the smaller the tank, the higher the levels of these chemicals can rise. If the levels get too high they can harm or even kill fish exposed to them. For this reason it is best to mature the tank first using a bacterial starter such as Tetra SafeStart before introducing any fish. Some fish are more tolerant of ammonia & nitrite than others, and if stocking and feeding levels are kept low, and ammonia & nitrite levels are carefully monitored, it is possible to mature a tank using a few tolerant fish. If following this approach, introduce the most tolerant fish first, and don't add any more to the tank until ammonia & nitrite levels have returned to zero.
Minimum tank size - This is the minimum tank size, given in litres, that we consider suitable as a long term home for an adult of this species. Our recommended tank sizes take into account swimming and shoalling habits in addition to maximum size. Please do not buy any fish unless you are sure that you can provide it with a suitable, long term home.
Other symbols -
Aquarium & Pond, fish, plants & equipment
The Aquatic Habitat
Shurdington Road (A46) Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4PU Telephone 01452 862791
Shurdington Road (A46) Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4PU Telephone 01452 862791
Aquarium & Pond, fish, plants & equipment
The Aquatic Habitat
Aquarium & Pond, fish, plants & equipment
The Aquatic Habitat
Shurdington Road (A46) Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4PU Telephone 01452 862791