Over the past few months, there has been an abundance of high quality goldfish being imported into fish stores across the Greater Toronto Area. These grade A, AA & AAA goldfish are coming from various farms in China, Thailand and Singapore.
A few weeks ago, my cousin Billy Tai and I ventured out to a number of fish stores across the Greater Toronto Area. We have been doing this ‘fish store adventure’ for over 25 years now and we always have a great time. Sometimes we come home with a number of show quality specimens while other times are a complete bust. You just never know! However, the main difference now is that we sometimes have our daughters with us along for the trip.
On this ‘excellent adventure’ we saw many different sizes and colours of goldfish. These varieties include Oranda, Wakin, Telescope Butterfly Tail, Ranchu (side view), Celestial, Bubble Eyes, Traditional Pearlscale, Crown Pearlscale, Lionhead, Ryukin and Shubunkins. In the past we have also seen Jikin, Tosakin and Phoenix egg fish.
While there are quite a few fish and pet stores in the Greater Toronto Area, below is a comprehensive list of fish stores that frequently import high quality goldfish and are definitely worth a visit.
Aquapets/Kowloon Aquarium – 680 Silverstar Blvd, Scarborough
Lucky Aquarium – 4390 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Dragon King Aquarium – 4779 Steeles Avenue East, Scarborough
Markham Aquarium 2 U – 5 Hillcroft Drive, Markham
Proaquatic – 585 Middlefield Road, Scarborough
M&J Aquarium – 1494 Midland Road, Scarborough
Big Al’s Aquarium – 1295 Kennedy Road, Scarborough
Big Al’s Aquarium – 850 Dundas Street East, Mississauga
Discount Dragon Aquarium – 888 Dundas Street East, Mississauga
For online orders, you can check out:
The Fish Sempai – www.fishsempai.com or visit their facebook page. Visiting The Fish Sempai at the farm is an amazing experience and can be done by appointment only. Goldfish, Koi and supplies can all be purchased online and shipped anywhere in Canada.
Good luck on your search!