Why buy fish from The aFISHionados?
First and foremost, I am a hobbyist myself. Running
a tropical fish import business is primarily an excuse for me to
obtain copious amounts of fish. My commitment as a hobbyist
with a vast history in the hobby (25 years to date) forces me to
maintain only the highest quality stock. I will never fall
into the trap of lower quality, higher profit-margin fish.
My day job, collection trips and speaking commitments allow me to
travel to a wide array of locations throughout the world and personally
inspect and get to know every exporter and producer I deal with. I
insist on first-hand knowledge of every source, to know and approve
of their quality and fish producing tactics. Numerous
times throughout the year I travel and hand-pick orders. I will never
apologize for the price of a quality specimen.
I have a number of places who personally culture fish of my choice
to my standards. On many occasions, this allows me to offer
fish exclusively available through The aFISHionados. I know
for myself that nothing is as cool in the hobby as being the first
kid on the block with what’s new!
Finally, fish are my life. Everything I do, be it work, recreation,
or even general random thoughts, revolves around my love and passion
for tropical fish. Three times in my life, I have been given
the “It’s the fish or me!” ultimatum from long
term girlfriends – I am happy to say that the fish have scored
a perfect record. I love nothing more in life than sharing
my passion and helping mould more hobbyists to becoming as crazy
about fish as me (not to mention adding to the list of spouses who
truly think I am evil for what I do to encourage their truly better
Any success I have within the hobby, I reinvest into building up
new shipping routes, more infrastructure and the ability to help
hobbyists achieve the fish of their dreams. Unlike other
sources, your investment in my company will directly benefit you
and your hobby in the future. Together we can keep our hobby
open to the limits of our imagination.