Discovery Aquatics is in Dundonald Street not far from the football stadia. There is no car park but the streets in the area aren’t too busy and it’s fairly easy to park on the street near to the shop. The shop itself is spacious with a very high roof and there should be plenty room for expansion should the business prove to be successful. The owner, Kris Rennie has many years experience of fish-keeping both as an enthusiast and retailing. The shop is a member of OATA.
There is a good selection of coldwater, freshwater tropical and marine fish for sale as well as invertebrates, reptiles, plants, books and dry goods. There were some nice fish that are not normally offered for sale such as splashing tetras (Copella arnoldi), two-striped killifish (Aphyosemion bivittatum) and least rasboras (Boraras urophthalmoides). There was also a tank full of some of the nicest cardinal tetras (Paracheirodon axelrodi) I’ve seen in many years and some unusually dark coloured bronze corydoras (Corydoras aeneus).
There is a rest area, so Wilma managed to get her Sudoku done and Kris generously supplied us with tea and biscuits.
Most of the fish were in good condition although there were some dead ones and a couple of the tanks needed the glass cleaned. To be fair to the owner however, we did arrive at the end of a busy day.
Everyone enjoyed the evening out and left with some new fish. Mines have already spawned! Thanks Kris and see you again soon.