I have been keeping fish for 32 years!
At such a young age I became so amazed at the number of different species and colours of fish there were and the amount of people that were aquatic hobbyist. From then I started to read varies books and magazines, I became more and more interested as I got older and I knew aquatics was the route I was wanting to go down.
Marine species, I find marine life absolutely stunning down to the fish, corals and invertebrates. Also it's more challenging regarding water parameters, lighting and temperatures etc.
I would love to hatch and keep Banded Cat Sharks.
Do your research, after making your decision that aquatics is what you want to do then go ahead. Decide on what fish you want to keep, buy the largest aquarium you can, be patient, and stock slowly. Make sure you don’t over stock and don’t over feed! Be committed and keep up your maintenance of your aquarium.
I enjoy working with so many different species of livestock, meeting new people and also working with my team.
My most useful and favourite piece of fishkeeping equipment would be LED lights as you can control the colour spectrum to suit and show off a wide variety of colours in your corals, fish and inverts.
I would love to see more young people getting into the hobby.
The most unique species I have ever cared for at Maidenhead Aquatics would be Tropical Flounders.