A passion for marine life

Shirley Aquatics has had a big plaice in its heart for the marine keeping hobby right from the very start. If you cut us open, we bleed salt water…well not quite, but you get the picture. It’s a fascinating hobby with an infinite amount of possibilities. We enjoy helping people to realise this hobby is not as difficult as its made out to be. We sift through all the information available, so you don’t have to, and provide a balanced view on what is achievable as well as what is right for you and the animals.

Marine life

Shirley Aquatics have a passion and commitment to bringing
an unbeatable service with our vast and unique product range and forward thinking expert marine team to guide you carefully through each stage of our hobby.

A strong relationship with the worlds best suppliers enables us to bring you an unbeatable range of livestock with fantastic ranges of marine fish, corals and invertebrates, with many exceptional offers on live rock and reef critters. We can also offer set ups from the simplest “nemo” package to fully automated hybrid systems, from £200 to £20,000!

Koi Carp

Shirley Aquatics was the first company to ever bring Japanese Koi carp into the UK and offer thousands of handpicked Koi. Every year we are able to offer a fantastic range of Koi to suit any pond, from 10cm babies to 100cm monsters with each one being handpicked and cared for by our expert team.

With decades of experience Shirley Aquatics is your only stop for advice on Koi health, water quality, feeding, pond filtration and design.

siamese fighter fish

Tropical Fish

Tropical fish are at the heart of our business. If it wasn’t for Ronald Cook introducing his son John to the fascinating hobby of breeding and showing tropical fish all those years ago there may not be a Shirley Aquatics today. The enthusiasm shown by John back then is carried forward by our tropical team today.

All of our staff are passionate about this aspect of the hobby offering unrivalled advice and friendly service. We always keep fantastic selections of all the favourites such as guppies, mollies, swords, tetras and gouramis as well as specializing in Discus, African Cichlids, rainbows, L number plecostomus, corydoras cat fish and puffers.

Plant Perfection

Terrestrial plants form a very important part of our living world. In the same way aquatic plants enhance both pond and aquarium ecosystems. Despite this analogy, many aquatic plants are not given the same care as even house plants.

Knowing this we specialise in all types of aquatic plant with amazing selections of both pond and aquarium plants, offering extensive advice on plant suitability, fertilizers, CO2, lighting and substrates. All to help you get the best out of any garden pond, bog garden or aquarium biotope.

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Why buy from us?

  • Great Customer Service
  • The personal touch
  • We enjoy going the extra mile
  • Always on the lookout for new and exciting things
  • If we haven’t got it we will hunt it down and get it for you
  • Competitive prices
  • Exclusive ranges
  • Decades of experience
  • Great relationships with all of our suppliers, they are as keen as we are to help you
  • Thousands of products on display
  • Knowledgeable staff with experts in every aspect
  • Last but not least…We care! Sounds cheesy, but we care about you, your pets, our store, our animals and each other
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Shirley Aquatics
Becketts Farm
Alcester Rd
West Midlands
B47 6AJ

t: 0121 744 1300 Contact us