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From Novice to Expert: Your Guide to Melbourne's Biggest Aquarium Shops

by Catherine Tran 25 Jul 2023 0 Comments

 “Hey Melbourneer, would you mind doing me a favour?

I'm looking for big aquarium shops in Melbourne that specialize in aquatic shrimp and fish. I'm a newbie and I'm looking to add a fish/shrimp tank to my home working space."

Well, we received a lot of questions from many newbie customers, they are in need of shrimp and fish tanks. In this article, I will take you through the biggest aquarium shops in Melbourne, not only giving you detailed information but also showing you which shop sells the cheapest, and offers the most discounts but the quality is very high and excellent. Get ready and let's go.

Micro Aquatic Shop.


When you shop at Micro Aquatic Shop - "the best aquarium shop in Melbourne"! The shop is proud to be a reliable address for aquatic and ornamental fish lovers with top quality and dedicated service.

They especially specialize in the wonderful world of aquatic shrimp with a variety of species of Neocaridina, Caridina Shrimps, Shrimp Packages, and Native Shrimps. To help satisfy your passion, each product is provided with a complete description and specifications.

You will be completely assured when buying because we also provide real photos and videos taken at the shop for you to have a clearer view before making a purchase.


What's special about the Micro Aquatic Shop website are the in-depth blog posts on red cherry shrimp, freshwater shrimp, tank mate shrimp, Snails collection and Plants collections, which help you get the basics and draw a "road map" for your aquatic shrimp breeding journey.

To meet the needs of customers, they also provide a Shrimp Package, which is extremely useful for newbies, saving costs, taking care of and forming the perfect tank in a short time.

At Micro Aquatic's website, you won't be left out or lost by too much information. They are committed to providing enough information before you decide to buy as well as support and advise you with useful advice, especially they do not force you to buy things you do not want, they always ask for sure what you want to buy and the product you need and you can use them for a long time over time.

Fish like Rasbora, fancy guppy, betta, cichlid, tetra, Gourami,... are available here. Micro Aquatic Shop is not only focused on fish but also has beautiful Snail schools and very lush aquatic Plants.

Andy - the shop owner here always hunts for rare aquatic plants, rare fish and shrimp. I'm sure you'll be delighted and surprised to ask them to show you this rare collection, give it a try!!

As mentioned above, if you are a lover of aquatic plants, do not ignore the rare plant category for professionals who want to upgrade their aquarium. To make your aquarium more lively, the shop also offers a variety of decorative items such as driftwood of many sizes, sizes and eye-catching shapes. 

When it comes to aquarium decoration, you can ask Vicky, she is very good and you will pick up a few tips to decorate your aquarium very lively.

They understand that customers are always looking for special offers. So they often have discounts, flash sales of the day and wholesale special occasions. Register as a member of the Micro Aquatic community to get the most benefits. It would be a pity if you missed these opportunities!


Besides, they are also planning to expand their business to sell Corgi dogs and smart parrots. Stay tuned for the launch of the new Corgi website and exciting promotions coming up for both aquarium fish and Corgis.


Biggest Aquarium Shop in Melbourne at:

Unit 15, 2-8 Daniel Street, Wetherill Park, NSW 2164

Customer support: (02) 8320 3037


Wat The Fish (WTFish).


What The Fish (WTFish) is the next aquarium shop Melbourne I would recommend to you. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. They lack detailed descriptions and specifications for online products on their website, making it difficult for those who are far away. The lack of reference images also confuses buyers. What's worse than buying online without knowing exactly what the product will look like?


Aquarium Shop Melbourne at:

Email address:

Address: Level 202/541 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: 0412 150 123

Opening hours: 6 days a week, 12pm - 6pm Mon - Sun (Closed Tuesday)

The Aquarium Factory.


At The Aquarium Factory - Aquarium Shop Melbourne, you will find everything you need for your aquarium. With dedicated in-house setup and assembly, you won't have to worry about how to start a medium or large aquarium.

NOTE: However, start with a small tank, gain experience and skills, and then move on to a medium tank. This way you will limit the risk of fish and shrimp dying and save on initial costs. And if you still don't know where to start, you need a mentor, pick up the phone and call MAS right away, you know, they are professional at leading newbies like you.

The Aquarium Factory has a wide range of filter products, aquarium heaters, Water Pumps & Powerheads, so you can freely create your dream aquarium space.

The Aquarium Factory is proud to be an "offline in-store shopping" location for aquatic enthusiasts. Fish such as Catfish, Sharks & Loaches, Cichlids, Discus & Angelfish, and Assorted Bubble Eye Goldfish are available here. And don't forget, the amount of positive reviews from Google is an affirmation of the prestige of The Aquarium Factory.


Aquarium Melbourne Shop at:

1f Mountain Highway, Boronia Victoria

Melbourne Tropical Fish & Aquarium Plants.


For aquatic plant enthusiasts, Melbourne Tropical Fish & Aquarium Plants is the perfect destination. Although there are only two types of aquatic shrimp, red cherry shrimp and blue bolt shrimp, don't worry, they offer a wide variety of fish like betta, discus, pleco, algae eater and axolotl to choose from.


Aquarium Melbourne Shop at:

Mon - Fri 10.00 am - 5.00pm

Customer Support - LIVE

Reef Galleria Aquarium & Cafe.


If you are looking for a new addition to your aquarium, Reef Galleria Aquarium & Cafe is the perfect choice. However, coral products are not displayed on the website, you should visit the store to visit and choose coral for your aquarium.


Aquarium Melbourne Shop at:

246 Dorcas Street, Melbourne Victoria 3205

+61 460 770 111

Coburg Aquarium.


Coburg Aquarium is also one of the great places for aquarium enthusiasts. With a variety of fish such as barbs, catfish, cichlids, betta, goldfish, ... you can completely choose according to your preferences and needs.


Biggest Aquarium Shop in Melbourne at:

232-236 Bell St, Coburg VIC 3058, Australia.

Hi Fin Aquarium.


Finally, don't miss Hi Fin Aquarium if you are looking for maintenance items for your aquarium, fish food, aquarium and other decorative items. Although the products sold online are not diverse, they can provide a good experience for you with many pretty good reviews on Google.


Aquarium Shop Melbourne at:

63 Blackburn Rd, Mount Waverley,

3149 Victoria, Australia.

03 98033109

ABN- 70634454461


If you are in Melbourne and are passionate about aquarium fish, Micro Aquatic Shop is the "biggest aquarium shop in Melbourne" that you cannot ignore. From aquatic shrimp, ornamental fish, and aquatic plants to decorative items, we have everything you need.

To experience a colourful world where the passion for aquatic and aquarium fish is sublimated. Not only is there a variety of products, but they are also committed to providing detailed information and clear images for you to make a smart choice.

Hope this article gives you a new perspective on aquatic life and you will make the right decision when adding fish, shrimp, snails and aquatic plants to your community tank.

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