Did you know, your local Just For Pets Independent Pet Shop is part of a large network of Pet Stores across Australia (almost 50 stores nationally)? This network is known as Just For Pets, a buying and marketing group, dedicated to the longevity and success for family owned, independent pet stores in Australia. Offering them smarter ways to do business, helping them by doing the stuff we know best, marketing to you the customer and allowing them opportunities for great pricing so they in turn can pass this onto, you their valued pet parents.
Not only does Just For Pets offering buying and marketing support they also offer independent pet stores great initiatives, like the ability to use an online store for customers; offer online shopping with Click & Collect but most recently they also added the ability to offer Aquarium Fish Online!
Yes, that’s right you can buy your fish online and have them shipped straight to your home or business! You might ask why? Well, the reality is, a lot of pet stores simply can’t stock every variety of aquarium fish available, but by shopping via the Just For Pets online store you have access to over 3500 varieties of fish!
We do this via our valued partnership with Aquarium Industries (AI). AI has been operating since 1968 and is a wholesaler of aquarium fish, aquarium plants, and a range of frozen fish and turtle food. Based in Melbourne with over 3500 x 200L tanks as well as an aquarium plant farm in Southeast Queensland, AI sources fish from domestic breeders around the country as well as importing fish from Asia, South Pacific, North America and Europe with the majority of imported fish sourced from Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia. On arrival, fish are placed into a purpose-built quarantine facility where they are closely monitored for 7-21 days before they become available to be shipped to retail stores across Australia.
Many people might be surprised, to know that over 96% of freshwater aquarium fish sold in Australia are captive bred, which means they have been produced on a fish farm specifically for the purpose of being kept as aquatic pets.
Keeping aquarium fish is known to offer a variety of health benefits ranging from reducing blood pressure and heart rate to lowering stress and anxiety levels. It is for these reasons that aquariums are found in many doctors’ offices and hospitals around the country.
Aquarium Industries are the experts in shipping fish Australia wide, they do it now to nearly every pet and aquarium store in Australia, so it makes sense that they allow us the ability to ship fish to customers.
So even if your local Just For Pets independent pet store doesn’t sell fish in store there is no reason why you can’t support them and buy fish via the Just For Pets online fish platform. You can shop online HERE or check out the QR code in store and you can shop straight from the store and have it delivered to your home!