About Us


We specialise in African Cichlids, Tropical Fish and Discus.  We are renowned for exceptional quality at unbeatable prices.
The store has a very long history and has been in existence since 1985. The founder of Melbourne Tropical Fish, Dashell Johnson sadly passed away to Parkinson's Disease. The aquarium remained closed for many years after which his sons and a few passionate staff decided to reopen and continue Dashell's passion for beautiful tropical fish. 
This is our "WHY", the reason this Aquarium continues to remain open, and in doing so we continue our father's passion for exceptional quality aquarium fish and keep his memory alive in our hearts MTF is a connection to our dad, we still live by Dashell's values, we pride ourselves in always being honest, and promise to always do the right thing by our customers.
In our father's tradition, we are committed to making the hobby affordable especially to families with young children. By supporting our little store, your are keeping healthy competition alive in the industry. 
We are open 7 days from 11:00am to 5:00pm and also open on most public holidays except for Christmas Day.
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