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Grosvenor Tropicals fully endorsees the OATA policy on the humane  treatment of livestock. We may refuse any sale where we believe that a customer cannot provide suitable care or environment.

We do not supply Goldfish for use as prizes at Fetes, or Fairs.

Meet the Customers

Having spent quiet time in the relative tranquility of the quarantine facility, the fish are used to local water conditions and ready to meet their new owners.

Our regular customers will probably be tired of hearing about the correct way to introduce fish into a new tank:

"I know, boring stuff", but anyone who has been in the shop early in the morning will see that WE practice what we preach:

The second sermon which we often give is "frequent water changes", at least every week, and clean the tank while your at it!

Diver cleaning a large aquarium

Again, something which we do ourselves, and which does pay dividends. Any customer who has visited other stores, and this must surely be 100%, cannot help but notice the cleanliness of our display tanks, indeed many enquire how we achieve this.

The answer is simple! In addition to any top-ups needed when fish are sold, every tank gets a water change at least once per week, even the 500 gallon tank under the counter. In fact most get more. Sensitive species, or heavily stocked tanks, get a minimum of 2 water changes per week, and Discus get 5 - 6. As well as water changes the gravel and glass are also cleaned at the same time, quite a task considering there are almost 200 tanks in the shop.

True, none are quite as big as the one in the photo, but give us some time and who know's what will happen..!

  • NO ON-LINE FISH?

  • No Grosvenor Tropicals online shop? .. Correct, and no plans to start one!

    As we have explained many times, our biggest and most important product line is our livestock, and we refuse to sell a living creature and then "just pop it in the post".

    We take great care to ensure that all our livestock is in good health and top condition. So if you want some you'll just have to come to the shop personally to get it.

    But sure that's part of the fun.



  • PRACTICAL GUIDES

  • Setting up you first Tank
  • Understanding Filters
  • Water Quality & Testing
  • Heaters and Lights
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Live Plants or Plastic
  • Moving to Marines
  • Keeping Cool
  • ASBO's for Fish