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World Of Pets And Aquatics

Our World of Pets & Aquatics is well worth a visit and makes a great trip out for the whole family! We have a great selection of freshwater, tropical, temperate and pond fish plus a wide range of accessories to care for your chosen pet. Our pond fish are supplied as small specimens but will grow to about 30cm (12") so make sure that you have the space to accommodate a large fish, the amount of fish you can keep in your pond will depend upon the depth so please ask a member of staff to work out how many you need. For indoor fish in tanks we recommend a minimum of 45ltrs of water per fish. When you come to purchase your fish please bring in a water sample and we will test to make sure that it is a suitable environment for the fish; failure to do so will negate any warranty on the fish. Our pond fish include shebunkins, koi, sarasa and red and yellow. Always allow 2 weeks between setting up your tank or pond and introducing fish as it needs this period of time to settle and stabilise. Our dedicated team are always on hand to offer help and advice.

The aquatics area features an impressive curved wall of tanks housing a range of fish for cold and warm water habitats. Whether you are buying your first aquarium or want to upgrade or increase your existing collection we stock a range of tanks, food and accessories plus complete kits which would suit the novice or more experienced fish keeper. These include some great deals from well known names such as Jewel, Tetra, AquaOne, Ciano and Fluval.

Hozelock supply all our pond accessories including filters, pumps and cleaning kit. We also have a variety of pond liners to create your own design, we no longer supply the pre-formed pond liners. Pond plants are available from the end of March to October. If you are looking for guidance on setting up and maintaining your pond just speak to our resident pond expert who will be able to give you advice.

Whilst still stocking a small selection of indoor water features we have increased our selection of outdoor fountains to give you greater choice. This years range of resin water features from Kelkay will be supplemented by designs from Smart Solar and Hamac, giving you the choice of mains or solar powered. Each piece is an art form in itself with lavish sculptural features, opulent colouration and detail; making a fantastic focal point in any garden or patio setting, as well as giving you the soothing sound of running water. So if your garden design is traditional or modern we will have a water feature to suit. Please ask a qualified electrician to install an outdoor power point if you opt for a mains run fountain as trailing wires across the garden is an absolute no-no, being a major health and safety issue.

Accessories for your pets

We have housed all our pet products in this area so you will find we carry a large range of accessories for cats, dogs and smaller pets including coats, collars, leads, harnesses, toys and beds plus everyday necessities such as food and treats. Dog food suppliers include Iams, James Wellbeloved, Healthy Paws and Nature's Menu, with cats being served by James Wellbeloved, Perfect Fit and Iams. Rabbits and guinea pigs are catered for by Burgress and we also carry a selection of toys and accessories. We sell a small range of cage bird feed but not the actual livestock; we have also stopped selling reptiles and small animals. We carry an extensive range of wild bird feed and accessories in our Garden Products department located at the northern end of the store. The Pets and Aquatics Department is located in the new building through the Furniture Department.

Now that your pet is walked, fed, cleaned out and settled it's time to put up your feet with a hot drink, so why not treat yourself to a new pet-themed mug while you're here pampering your pet. 

Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer so always used to producing something from the earth, whether it was animals or garden produce. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I also keep a few hens and grow vegetables for my own personal use. I gained a BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management. As a result of this I have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening.