Aquariums are a good hobby to have. They look great and keep you constructively occupied. However, when buying one make sure you choose the best aquarium store in Singapore.

Experienced and well-meaning aquarium store owners will try to ensure you have a good ownership experience. They don’t just suggest the right fish but will also advise you on best practices for maintaining an aquarium.

Be it at work or home, aquariums add aesthetic value and life to the environment they are placed in. If you are planning to buy one for the first time, you need to be mindful of a few things before visiting the stores. Here they are:

  1. Size

Starting small isn’t a good idea when it comes to aquariums. Toxins tend to build up faster in smaller volumes of water, making them less tolerant of the mistakes of a first-time owner. If possible, always opt for tanks of 75 litres or more.

2. Number of Fish

A large tank with less fish is a good place to start. You can always add more, as you grow comfortable and confident of maintaining it.

3. Cost

Make sure you consider the cost of the stand, water treatment, decoration, hood and light, heater and other equipment when buying. Also, some fishes are cheaper to maintain than others. A freshwater aquarium is relatively low on maintenance than a saltwater one.

In this article, we will help you choose the best aquarium store you can find inSingapore. We list the 10 best ones along with their highlights and details.

1. East Ocean Aquatic

Image Credit: Google Reviews

Highlights:

  • More than two decades of experience
  • Caters to international markets as well
  • Provides expert guidance

East Ocean Aquatic commenced operations in 1996 catering exclusively to Singapore market. Today it is a well-established player supplying to international markets as well.

It is one-stop-shop for all your aquarium related needs like pumps, filters, conditioners and tanks. It also provides landscaping services for the tank to complete with accessories. You can also seek guidance on the purchase and maintenance of an aquarium. 

If you are a first-time buyer, you can’t go wrong with East Ocean aquatic.

AddressBlk 22 Havelock Road #01-699, Singapore 160022
Contact+65 62759220
Operating HoursMon: 11am to 7.45pm
Tues-Fri: 10am to 7.45pm
Sat-Sun & P.H.: 10am to 5pm

2. Toh Aquarium

Image Credit: Toh Aquarium Facebook page

Highlights:

  • Well-equipped and maintained
  • Online shopping available
  • One-stop-shop for all needs

Established in 2017 as a retail outlet, Toh Aquarium recently ventured into e-commerce as well. It is owned and run by fish enthusiasts, Uncle Toh and his son Ian, who has been in the aquarium business for over 20 years.

By far, it is one of the most well-equipped aquariums in Singapore. With semi-automated water changing system and filters, over 200 fish tanks of different sizes are well-maintained.

If you happen to visit the store you can shop for live fish, aquatic and air plants. The store also stocks water conditioner, filtration systems, pumps and food for tropical fishes. If you need advice on maintenance, be assured of expert and reliable guidance.

Address63 Kallang Bahru, #01-435, Singapore 330063
Contact+65 6904 9198 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun: 10.30am to 9pm

3. Green Chapter

Highlights:

  • Large set-up experts
  • Both online and retail outlets
  • After-sales service

If you are looking to install a large aquarium – one that covers an entire wall – Green Chapter had you covered!

Established in 2004, Green Chapter creates life-size aquascapes and wetland habitats. From design to installation and post-purchase maintenance of the aquarium, they take care of everything.

Green Chapter’s work is best suited for large spaces like zoos, public parks, lobbies of commercial buildings and hotels. People whose living spaces are large enough to accommodate huge aquariums will also love Green Chapter’s installations. If you don’t wish to visit the retail store, you can also order one from their webstore – how convenient!

Address565 Macpherson Road, #01-00 Singapore 368234
Contact+65 6775 7376 | [email protected]
Operating HoursCall before visiting

4. That Aquarium

Highlights:

  • Great online reviews
  • A large number of products
  • Well-established

That Aquarium is one of the most popular aquarium stores and has earned positive online reviews. Even though it has three retail outlets in Singapore, it does not have a website. That Aquarium began its operations in the year 2002 and has 10,000 different products on sale including fishes, aquatic plants, tanks, fish feed and more.

It also provides services such as tank set-ups, stand and tank-customization, CO2 refills and so on.

You can find most of the updates about the availability of fishes and other aquatic livestock on their Facebook page.

Address284 Changi Rd, Singapore 419763 618 Yishun Ring Rd, #01-3236, Singapore 760618 Clementi Ave 2, #01-198 Block 328, Singapore 120328
Contact+65 9780 1839, +65 6758 5488
Operating HoursMon-Sun & P.H.: 10.30am to 10pm

5. Aquamarin

Image Credit: Aquamarin Facebook page

Highlights:

  • A large variety of marine fish
  • Sells corals as well
  • Provide rock scaping services

If freshwater fishes don’t excite you, Aquamarin should be on your aquarium store list. The store offers a wide range of marine fishes and corals. Keep in mind, the marine aquatic systems require a little more maintenance than freshwater ones.

To fulfil the maintenance requirement the store also provides aquarium filtration systems custom-built for each installation. With AquaMarin, you can also be assured of installation and after-sales service for maintenance, rock scaping, and restocking of fishes.

Address32 Jalan Selaseh, Singapore 808448
Contact+65 6383 7277 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun: 11am to 10pm

6. Jireh Marine

Highlights:

  • Known for its marine fish and corals
  • Well laid out the transparent process of procurement
  • Own brand of aquarium products (Reef Max)

Jireh Marine is a 17-year-old aquarium store that started by selling marine fish and corals. It is now an importer and distributor of not just fish, but the entire aquarium set up. They also sells a wide range of aquarium-related products under the brand name Reef Max.

According to their website, they quarantine, inspect and condition marine fishes for a few weeks before selling. The three-step process ensures the fishes get used to the internal and external environment of an aquarium. Not doing so results in fishes getting shocked by sudden change; adversely affecting their longevity.

If you are looking for specific fish that are unavailable in store, you can order online; the delivery takes 2-4 weeks. For readily available fishes, the aquariums are delivered to the doorstep in a week or two.

Address61 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698948
Contact+65 6776 7990, +65 6763 3035 | [email protected]
Operating HoursSun: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tue-Sat: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Monday

7. Fresh n Marine

Image Credit: FNM Facebook page

Highlights:

  • Has both freshwater and marine livestock
  • Offers turnkey solutions for setup
  • Provides installations that blend in with surroundings

Started in 2009 as an online store for aquarium supplies, Fresh n Marine is now an omnichannel retailer with more than 5000 products and 200 brands. It’s also a distributor for premium products imported from the USA, Israel, and Germany.

As the name suggests, the store sells both freshwater and marine fishes. They have an impressive collection of aquarium essentials. They also offer turnkey solutions for large installations.

Fresh n Marine is known for its installations that seamlessly blend with the interior design at the customer’s sites which include homes, offices, gardens, educational institutions and other public spaces.

Address79 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455219
Contact+65 65471575 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Fri: 11.30am to 8pm 
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am to 6pm

8. AMB Aquatic Hub

Highlights:

  • Sells marine and tropic exotic fishes
  • Wide range of accessories
  • Sells other pets too

AMB Aquatic Hub is known for its marine and tropical exotic fishes. If you wish for a custom-made tank that goes well with the interiors of your home or office, AMB aquatic is the place to go. They also offer a variety of accessories to decorate your aquarium.

And yes, with aquariums you can find other pets too. AMB is also known for its hermit crabs and tortoises.

AddressAMB Aquatichub | #B2-02 (The Centre point)
Contact+65 6835 7584 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sat: 11.15am to 8pm
Sun: 11.15am to 7pm

9. Rainbow Aquarium

Highlights:

  • Known for Arowana and Discus fishes
  • Forty-year-old business
  • Quality fish-food and accessories

Founded in 1981, Rainbow Aquarium is known for breeding excellent quality fishes such as Arowana and Discus. It’s also famous for its accessories and fish food.

According to its website, it is awarded by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) the right to produce and export the three varieties of Arowana. Apart from Singapore, it has presence in Malaysia and China through fish farms, wholesale and retail outlets.

Address78 Sungei Tengah Road Singapore 699003
Contact6769 7800 (5 lines), +65 9631 7132 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Fri: 10am to 7pm

10. Sun Pets & Aquariums

Highlights:

  • Highly rated store
  • Full range for aquarium related products
  • Provides aqua-scaping and maintenance services

One of the highest-rated stores on Google reviews, Sun Pets and Aquariums retails all aquarium products. Apart from fishes and aquatic plants, it also sells customized tanks and cabinets, CO2 systems and natural rocks and soils for the aquarium

In addition, they provide aqua-scaping and tank/pond maintenance services. They do have an online presence, but you would prefer visiting them in-person.

AddressBlk 11 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-4444 Singapore 150011
Contact98511121 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMon-Sun: 11am to 8pm

Whichever store you choose, make sure they have all checks done for proper maintenance of the livestock on sale.

An aquarium greatly enhances the aesthetic value of a space. However, if it isn’t maintained well it could turn into a liability. So, exercise due care while you go shopping for one!

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