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AquaTop Aquatic Supplies to Deliver Exotic Livestock to Aquatic Community

by Tsing Mui on March 11, 2011 at 6:52 am


AquaTop Aquatic Supplies to Deliver Exotic Livestock to Aquatic Community

In an effort to breathe new life into the aquarium industry, AQUATOP will supply dealers and hobbyists with highly sought after freshwater breeds such as Discus, Ryukin, Ranchu, Oranda, and the High-Fin Banded Shark.

Brea, Calif., March 10, 2011—AQUATOP Inc., a Southern California-based manufacturer of aquarium and pond supplies, has confirmed that they will offer a full line of exotic livestock. Complementing the company’s growing number of aquarium supplies, AQUATOP believes that by making such extraordinary breeds more accessible and affordable, new life can be breathed back into an industry stifled by a lack of high quality livestock due to improper collecting habits and nonrenewable practices.

“What we’re doing is completely unique to the industry,” says Alexander Phelps, aquarist and product R&D specialist at AQUATOP. “We’re cutting out all of the middlemen and bringing captive raised species directly into the market from the highest quality fishery farms in Shanghai. With less transit time and less sitting time, we’re able to guarantee the least amount of stress to these beautiful animals.”

According to Phelps, AQUATOP spent an extensive amount of time across the globe searching for the highest quality fishery farms. “Our criteria is simple,” he notes.   “We support high quality husbandry, renewable practices, and a genuine appreciation for a species.”

The livestock launch will roll out incrementally, beginning in mid March of this year. Initial breeds include over 15 different breeds of fancy goldfish, including the rare Black Ranchu, Calico Ryukin and Chocolate Oranda. Tetra, Silver Arowana, and the popular, high-demand Discus will also be available in the initial launch.

Phelps points out that AQUATOP’s unique business plan includes attracting new enthusiasts to the hobby by delivering healthy, beautiful and affordable freshwater breeds. Importing directly from Shanghai, China, the exotic livestock will be housed in a state-of-the-art fish farm facility, while an experienced staff of long-time aquarists will monitor and care for the stock.

“I’ve worked in this industry for over a decade and have never seen goldfish that looked nearly as beautiful as these,” notes Phelps. “We’re working with the finest fishery farms on the planet and with stress-free transporting and on-point husbandry practices we know that this move will not only be good for AQUATOP but healthy for the industry.”

Stock will be available to aquarium retailers across the country or can be purchased directly through For more information, call 888 915-2782.

AQUATOP Inc. is committed to providing customers with superior quality fish tank supplies at an affordable price. Our company is staffed by knowledgeable aquatic enthusiasts who will always provide excellent customer service. Whether you own a small fresh water setup or a 50-gallon dream tank, AQUATOP has the right equipment for your special needs. Available for order at


Posted in Industry News by Tsing Mui on March 11th, 2011 at 6:52 am.

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