Author: Ted Tai
Do you want to know where to purchase rare or high quality goldfish in Canada?
If so, continue reading on……..
It’s hard to believe that it has been three years from when I first wrote an article about this which was back in February 2017. For anyone that is interested in reading my previous article (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Fish Adventure), it should still be archived on The Goldfish Council website.
Anyhow, the abundance of high quality goldfish (grade A, AA & AAA) as well as the number of rare varieties and colours of goldfish that are regularly imported into fish stores across the Greater Toronto area continues to amaze me. Many sell high quality goldfish at unbelievable prices. My American friends who have been to some of these fish stores can attest to this.
Over the past year, I have seen jikin, tosakin, traditional & yuan bao oranda, Thai oranda (orchid, peacock & rose tail – seems to be all the rage these days), celestial eyes, bubble eyes, crown pearlscale, traditional golf ball pearlscale, ranchu, lionhead, ryukin, butterfly tail telescope, wakin etc. all available for sale at various fish stores across the Greater Toronto Area.
Listed below is the latest and most up to date compilation of fish stores that frequently import high quality goldfish in the Greater Toronto Area. Please keep in mind that the best assortment of goldfish is imported from various countries across Asia into Canada during goldfish season which is typically from October – May.
The Fish Sempai – 1268 Kramp Rd RR2, Breslau, ON
Discount Dragon Aquarium – 888 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, ON
Big Al’s Aquarium – 850 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, ON
Big Al’s Aquarium – 16 Kennedy Rd S., Brampton, ON
Big Al’s Aquarium – 1295 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, ON
M & J Aquarium – 1494 Midland Road, Scarborough, ON
Proaquatic – 585 Middlefield Road, Scarborough, ON
Markham Aquarium 2 U – 5 Hillcroft Drive, Markham
Dragon King Aquarium – 4779 Steeles Avenue East, Scarborough, ON
Kowloon Aquarium – 680 Silverstar Blvd, Scarborough, ON
Aqua House – Denison Centre, 1661 Denison St, Markham, ON
For those of you who live outside the Greater Toronto Area, there are three stores/vendors in Canada that can ship rare & high quality goldfish and supplies directly to your local airport or residence. There are also two stores/vendors in the USA that can also ship rare & high quality goldfish directly to your residence as long as you complete the required paperwork which is The Importers Declaration of Ownership for Pet Aquatic Animals (form 5685) on the Canadian Food Inspections Agency website (https://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/forms-and-publications/find-a-form/eng/1328823628115/1328823702784?fbclid=IwAR3aT87CRqjhh7LytsmA2Hhkc0ahhYruN9TxF0UhZXRHj9UcDwH-Gvb4wzw).
I would suggest that you check out each of the store/vendor’s website listed below or their Facebook page on what is currently available for sale.
The Fish Sempai – 1268 Kramp Rd RR2, Breslau, ON – http://fishsempai.ca/
Proaquatic – 585 Middlefield Road, Scarborough, ON – https://www.proaquatic.ca/
April’s Aquarium – 4097 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC – http://aprilsaquarium.fish/
King Koi & Goldfish – 11759 Edinger Ave #1208, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, United States – https://kingkoigoldfish.com/
Goldfish Island – 60a Billings Rd., Quincy, Massachusetts 02171, United States https://www.goldfishisland.com/
Wishing you all the best on your search for your dream goldfish!
As a disclaimer – Please note that I am not affiliated with any of the fish stores listed in this article. I am simply trying to promote the goldfish hobby in Canada.