The Fish Hut is owned by Colin Dunlop who has over twenty years experience of being involved in the fish trade. This has included working in specialist aquatic outlets, at importers & wholesalers as well as several years spent working in zoos and public aquariums with various animals from ants to alligators. Colin also travelled extensively for several years through the southern Caribbean islands and collected species such as wild guppys, blue acaras, Hoplias and Megalechis amongst others.
Colin achieved Advanced Diplomas through OATA (http://www.ornamentalfish.org/) in “Fish Biology” and “Water Quality and Filtration” in 2003.
Over the last ten years Colin has written many articles for aquarium magazines such as Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Practical Fishkeeping, Marine World, Conscientious Aquarist Magazine, Practical Reptile Keeping and co-authored the leading book on the subject of octopuses kept in aquariums by TFH – Cephalopods: Octopuses and Cuttlefish for the Home Aquarium along with Nancy King which is available at Amazon.co.uk. Colin also helps the editorial team of the European Anabantoid Club with their periodical: BettaNews. http://aklabyrinthfische-eac.eu/
As far as fish are concerned; Colin has very eclectic tastes and is interested by all of the groups. Some two-hundred species have been bred over the years and for the last five this has mainly been concentrated around the anabantoids, such as wild Betta species, Channa, Parosphromenus and many others.
Colin is a member of the Anabantoid Association of Great Britain www.aagb.org
Lastly, Colin is available to present at club meetings and can also be guaranteed to bring along a good selection of fish to boost and auction if applicable.
Please contact Colin directly through the “Enquire” button of the website or at crdunlop AT gmail.com (replace AT with @)
About… The Fish Hut
The Fish Hut is licensed to sell tropical fish, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians under the Pet Animals Act 1951
This is The Fish Hut mark IV and currently holds approximately fifty aquariums.
The Hut was made by converting a metal Portacabin Office and adding extra insulation, electrics and water.
An RO Unit is plumbed in to provide water for the more sensitive species but the clean Scottish water here is already very soft which suits most of the species that I have specialised in over the years.