Our Pond Completed

Completed May 2011, it is as I write, still in the process of cycling and should be ready to receive its first guests within the next few weeks.

Finished as a traditional pond it not only provides excellent accommodation for our stock of Sturgeon, but also an pleasing addition to the amenities at the quarantine centre. With a few shrubs around the sides to soften the edges there can't be many other staff who can enjoy such pleasing surroundings for eating lunch on a warm Summer's day.

The Completed Sturgeon Pond

ps. Someone is sure to ask.! The two Pot-bellied Pigs in the background are Porkchop (Porky) and Hamilton (Hammy), who have no interest in fish keeping whatsoever, but who are willing to share your lunch if there is any to spare.


To many water is simply the clear liquid that comes out of our taps, and is clean or dirty, hot or cold.

To Fish Keepers however, and to the fish that live in it, it's so much more.

Take the time to understand the what your fish expect from their water, how to test it and what to do if its not as required!


Surely the single most important element of successful fish keeping, and one of the more subjective.

"Water Quality" is often determined by species and it is vital to understand what "Your Fish" expect!