At Pet Essentials we stock everything you need for happy and healthy fish and reptiles

Browse our extensive range of tropical and cold-water fish, turtles, tanks and aquariums, filters, heaters, lights, filter media and sponges, fish, turtle and terrapin food, pond fish food, water treatments, ornaments and much more.

We offer a variety of add-on services to accompany our huge range of dog and puppy products and supplies, including:

  • Water Quality Advice
  • Fish Species Advice
  • Fish Health & Treatments advice
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Of course we always love to hear your suggestions about new services we could offer or any way we can be of assistance to you and your pet.

Top tips for Fish and Reptiles

New tank syndrome.

New Tank Syndrome (initial cloudiness and ammonia/nitrite increase as filter bacteria develop) can cause fish loss so before adding fish add relevant treatments and let your filter run for 7 days before slowly adding fish.

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Contact us on 021-4834653 for great advice or read through our full articles.

A healthy environment.

Once your system has a settled pH, ammonia and nitrite levels should be tested regularly to ensure a healthy environment.

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Do not overfeed!

This causes increased levels of ammonia and nitrite.

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Top articles about Fish and Reptiles

  • Fish gasping

My Fish is Gasping at the surface of the water, what’s wrong?

April 17th, 2015|0 Comments

A common problem indicated to us by our customers is fish gasping at the surface of their aquarium or fish bowl. By gasping we mean the fish opening and closing its mouth at the surface. […]

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Fish Care – Frequently Asked Questions

August 4th, 2010|1 Comment

We often get asked the same questions again and again in relation to tropical fish aquariums so we've put together this short FAQ that may help. Enjoy!

AQUARIUM ADVICE SERVICE

July 6th, 2010|0 Comments

PET ESSENTIALS IS NOW OFFERING AN AQUARIUM ADVICE SERVICE.

 

Confused about tank maintenance?
Unsure about how often you should clean your tank or change your tank water?
Need advice about filters?
Not happy with the decoration of the tank?

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Advice on setting up a new aquarium.

June 30th, 2010|0 Comments

Gillian Sheehan, formely of Fins N Things, Midleton offers advice on setting up a new aquarium.

Always use a water conditioner when starting off and when adding fresh water into your aquarium.
You should also add a […]