New and Rare Tropical Fish

Aqua-Life Foundation

Aquarium Science Education Programs

Our non-profit foundation was established in 1994, to get into a captive breeding program of rare and endangered fish, both freshwater and marine.

Aqua-Life Central prides itself on offering the hard to find, often rare species of tropical fish and plants.  The Aqua-Life Foundation is built upon enhancing the experience for the tropical fish enthusiast by providing exotic and often rare species of fish, providing expert tank setup, fish medical diagnostics, and ensuring that each of their customers truly enjoys the hobby of tropical fish keeping.

George Goulart (aka “The Fish Doctor”) stocks a variety of rare and hard to find “Specialty” fish at Aqua-Life Central.  If you do not see a particular fish or plant, George is happy to work with you to special order any fish.

George has also won numerous awards for his “Show Quality” fish, so please take a look at the “Show Quality Fish” section on the Aqua-Life website.

His wife Irene who is the store manager is always available with George to ensure that your experience at Aqua-Life Central is one that enhances the hobby of tropical fish keeping.

  1. BIOLOGY
    1. THE AQUARIUM – A MINI WORLD
      1. SUNLIGHT VS. ARTIFICIAL
        1. Full spectrum of lighting
        2. Plants
      2. EVAPORATION AND RAIN
        1. Clouds
        2. Sterilizing by sun vs ultraviolet lights
        3. Replenishing (top off and water changes)
      3. AIR AND OXYGEN
        1. Oxygenation (wind, waves, rivers, waterfalls)
        2. Air pumps, air stones
        3. Water pumps (power heads, external filtration, rivers, waterfalls)
      4. SPECIES HABITAT
        1. Physical structures (rocks, plants)
        2. pH (see chemistry)
        3. Temperature (heating systems)
      5. NUMBER OF SPECIES
      6. BREEDING
    2. ECOLOGY
      1. THE NECESSITY OF WATER
        1. Human bodies vs. bodies of water
        2. Life on earth because of water
      2. “LIVING WATER”
        1. Microscopic life
        2. Bacteria, the good and the bad (see chemistry)
        3. Keeping balance in the ecosystem
        4. Imbalance and disease (see medicine)
      3. WATER POLLUTION
        1. The importance of filtration
        2. Overfeeding
        3. Overcrowding
        4. Waste treatment by humans
      4. WATER CONSERVATION
        1. Recycling of aquarium water
        2. Hydroponics experiment
        3. Watering plants
  2. CHEMISTRY
    1. pH
      1. TEST KITS
      2. EXPERIMENTS
    2. NITROGEN CYCLE
      1. AMMONIA
      2. NITRATE, NITRITE
      3. WATER CHANGES
    3. SALT WATER VS. FRESHWATER
  3. NUTRITION
    1. HUMAN NUTRITION VS ANIMAL NUTRITION
    2. VITAMINS AND MINERALS
    3. FOOD REQUIREMENTS FOR DIFFERENT SPECIES
      1. LIVE FOODS AND DRIED FOODS
      2. CARNIVORES AND VEGETARIANS
  4. SOCIOLOGY
    1. TEMPERAMENT
      1. PEACEFUL VS. AGGRESSIVE
      2. SCHOOLING SPECIES
    2. COMMUNITY TANKS
      1. TANK SIZE – OVERCROWDING
      2. FISH SIZE – GROWTH RATE
  5. MEDICINE
    1. SICK ANIMAL OR SICK ECOSYSTEM?
    2. SYMPTOMS AND MEDICATIONS

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