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Nano Tanks Australia is your friendly local aquarium outlet located in Auburn, Sydney. We love to connect with like minded people such as yourself.

Why not create an account and let’s catchup soon; make a purchase to be invited to the NanoTanks FaceBook group for support and expert fish-keeping community.

Discover our amazing collection of nano fish in store, or order from our aquarium shop online with our advanced & safe live fish delivery service.

We are Australia’s nano fish experts, with a selected variety of fresh water only tropical fish for sale.

Why? Freshwater aquariums are very unique, easy, and they look amazing in the home or office.

Come have a chat with our experienced staff in store or ask our messenger chat anytime below.

Whether you want aquarium supplies or pet fish, we have you covered.

NOTE: Shop is open however only a small number is allowed into the shop at one time.   Please make an appointment and call ahead.

0433 784 171.

We also request that you sign the guest book to assist COVID19 tracing.  Thankyou for understanding.

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Nice range of fresh Aquarium fish stock, amazing varieties at affordable prices, friendly staff, best quality products.Thanks again David & the team!
Jacob Nadas
Jacob Nadas
21:49 23 Oct 20
Amazed and totally stoked at how fast my live fish order arrived. Ordered on Sunday night online and received it Tuesday morning.!!
Well packed... and fish healthy and settled in quickly. Thanks so much. Highly recommend 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻read more
Travis Teal
Travis Teal
10:34 20 Oct 20
Quality stock, fasting shipping, great customer service.
Joseph Orr
Joseph Orr
05:18 13 Oct 20
I bought 6 very healthy sterbai corys last week. Doing great in my new tank. I've been looking all over Sydney for a shop that treats it's fish like... they really care and are passionate about the hobby. Finally I can say I found it! I'll be buying all my fish from now on from Ozdiscus/Nano tanks.read more
Simon Alexander
Simon Alexander
05:03 04 Oct 20
Thanks for all your help today online!
SJ Cornish
SJ Cornish
07:51 01 Oct 20
I bought lovely anubia for my tank from nano tanks. It's flourishing as well. The packaging was great. Delivery was prompt. Could not ask for better... service. They also stock some more unusual items or fish and always friendly 🙂read more
Anette Morison
Anette Morison
00:43 01 Oct 20
I really like this place, the staff r verry friendly & knolegable, they have beautiful guppy's & betta's that I haven't seen in any other store & a... lot others off course & they have drift wood & rocks .read more
Daniel Jimenez
Daniel Jimenez
03:21 30 Sep 20
I couldn’t recommend David highly enough!

As a newbie to the nano tank world I asked David for advice and without fail he has gone above and... beyond!

He is extremely knowledgeable and is more than happy to pass on that knowledge to ensure you get the best out of your experience.
He was prompt with shipment and communicated with me the entire time.

10/10 all round!
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Steph Barton
Steph Barton
08:15 28 Sep 20
Great customer service and follow up. Also a great variety of unique and rare species on offer. I will definitely buy from you again in the future.... Many thanks.read more
William Bigg
William Bigg
09:26 24 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, David has gone above and beyond to help and the livestock I've ordered have all been exceptional quality. I've been an... aquarist for well over 20 years and can highly recommend NanoTanksAustralia to anyone interested in nano fish and Apistogramma especially.read more
Pete Scott
Pete Scott
22:53 16 Sep 20
If only there were more than 5 stars to give. David has happily to shared his knowledge and has been a great help in getting started! I used the new... Betta Room (v2.0) which was great, we have the perfect addition to our community tank. There was one minor issue with the order, which requires more kudos because of way it was effectively handled. Thanks David and the team!read more
Najmir 2020
Najmir 2020
12:34 16 Sep 20
I ordered 8 pygmy cory. I hesitate to say this because it starts off negative but I think the response highlights the awesome customer service. I... requested they be sent on Tuesday so that they'd arrive on my day off. They were mistakenly sent on Monday. David called me to apologise as soon as he noticed the mistake, which really impressed me. The cory were delivered on Tuesday before I left for work. They were packed really well with a heat pack but unfortunately I had to do a plop and drop into their new home as I had to leave. However, the fish were, and still are in excellent condition so they all survived and are still doing well. Here we are a week later, and David called me to ask how everything was going and if I had any feedback. I said no but I just thought of this - please sell plants! I need some anubias for my pygmies to (hopefully) lay eggs on and it would be great to get them all from the same place. (Edit: found the plants from the web version of the site, couldn't find them on the mobile version but that could be my fault) I'll definitely be returning for more pygmies (I only have one female at spawning size so it will be a while before I make my own) and maybe some killi's.Also David I'm sorry if I was short with you on the phone, you seem to pick the busiest times to call me 😂read more
Joanne McNeill
Joanne McNeill
07:29 15 Sep 20
Been buying betta fish, shrimps and accessories from Nano Tanks for awhile now and David always delivers exceptional service, from being very prompt... and helpful in answering fish questions to even answering my urgent calls at 10pm when I had some fish emergencies! David is very knowledgeable and passionate in helping customers. Superb shipping and packing especially live fish, amazing prices, continuously updated and informative website and a huge range of items for sale. Overall, my favorite, most trusted and best aquarium shop ever. Will definitely be a long term customer and will drop by to visit when in Sydney! 🙂read more
Faye J
Faye J
14:08 31 Aug 20
I posted a 1 as 0 was not possible. Drove specifically from the city to oz discus to purchase a new fish and a full aquarium for it.Upon arrival we... were stopped at the door for covid reasons. This was totally understandable as everyone's safety in these current times is paramount. HOWEVER...instead of offering solutions and alternatives for us to purchase from them we were constantly told that they were not letting people in the store and when we asked if they could bring some fish out to look at the young kid said it was too hard and he would prefer to do it all later. At the time this was incredibly frustrating as working in a personalised service I know this is not how your treat customers.Turns out them turning us away that day was the best thing for us as after visiting multiple aquariums, the few betta that we saw that day from the door way were stored in plastic takeaways containers, poorly looked after and were nothing in comparison to what they suggested and advertised on their website.Perhaps they should update their website to advise that they are essentially closed or just don't wish to sell fish!read more
Elizabeth Jackson
Elizabeth Jackson
01:17 30 Aug 20
11/10 services I can’t recommend enough everything I have received has been fast with no issues and the stock is beautiful and healthyAmazing... customer serviceread more
Rachel Winkler
Rachel Winkler
10:00 29 Aug 20
Sydney’s BEST Aquarium shop, I don’t normally leave reviews but this store is awesome, stock is healthy, plenty of products in stock for making your... aquarium look like a show tank, staff are friendly and very knowledgeable.Must go to for all fresh water aquarium needs!!!read more
Nxtlvlaquariums -
Nxtlvlaquariums -
06:25 29 Aug 20
Recently placed a decent order all stock received and great quality shrimp. Highly recommend David and the team at Nano tanks Australia.
Benjamin Proctor
Benjamin Proctor
04:58 29 Aug 20
Yooogood stuff nice range of quality fish, 👍👍👍
Jackhmm
Jackhmm
10:55 26 Aug 20
Thanks David for the lovely Darwin Algae shrimp today. They’re already hard at work. Keep an eye on Nano Tanks Australia fb, they’ve always got new... exciting stuff coming in. Always a pleasure to browse and purchase from this shop, they’ve got great stock. My betta and medaka are also from here and going strong. Highly recommended.read more
Kathy Jiang
Kathy Jiang
06:19 22 Aug 20
Excellent service, knowledgeable, friendly staff and a fantastic range of fish for your nano aquarium.
Martin Travers Juleff
Martin Travers Juleff
07:24 10 Aug 20
Thank you so much for the mystery box was so super awesome and the fish you sent oh my goodness so awesome and perfect for the tank I told you they... are for . I highly recommend every time thank you thank you thank youread more
John Mckimmie
John Mckimmie
10:39 01 Aug 20
Best aquarium store in Sydney by far! Amazing selection of tropical fish. Can't wait to visit again.
Matilda Garton-Hill
Matilda Garton-Hill
04:40 24 Jul 20
Great service.... Fish delivered personally and more importantly all arrived alive and healthy.... No hesitation in recommending this service and... wouldn't hesitate to purchase from these guys again..... Thank you....read more
Ivan Raljevic
Ivan Raljevic
08:49 22 Jul 20
Usually don't leave reviews, but in this case i have to. Ordered a small aquarium online & was delivered in 2 days. Ace! Naturally it was broken, but... from courier mishandling the package. I messaged david late on a Friday night & was surprised to hear back immediately. A replacement aquarium was then sent out. I can't stress enough how impressed i was with the service.Thanks again Davidread more
M Keeling
M Keeling
07:44 20 Jul 20
Helpful, friendly and respond quickly. Bought two marimo moss balls and they are great! Thanks
Michaela Zappia
Michaela Zappia
04:10 20 Jul 20
100% recommend this place, staffs are very friendly and helpful. I'm so happy with the purchase.
prem kumar guruvel
prem kumar guruvel
00:53 19 Jul 20
Really great experience, Clean tidy shop with helpful and knowledgable staff! Got my cutie Betta a couple a days ago 🙂
Alicia Joshua
Alicia Joshua
02:48 06 Jul 20
It's hard to find a fish store in Sydney that you feel excited going to, nanotank is one of the few. I sort of like to go there every weekend and see... their fish. Highly professional staff and I'm sure about their successful business.read more
milad momayyezan
milad momayyezan
01:40 29 Jun 20
Very friendly staff, who were able to recommend things to me without a hidden agenda.
Gabriel Legrand
Gabriel Legrand
03:19 21 Jun 20
Great service by knowledgeable staff
Joyce Zhang
Joyce Zhang
07:53 20 Jun 20

Also – ask us about our package deals on chat!  

New to us or one of our regulars, a 10%+ off package deal awaits, you are welcome to say hello and what you are looking for.  

Great Tank Deals

Keep an eye on this specials section for excellent deals on aquarium supplies and exotic fish tanks.  Interested in a nano fish aquarium?  Try our Fish Tank Room.

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    Our aquarium store is located in the Bell Tower Retail Precinct, in Auburn, Sydney (click here to launch Google Maps Directions).  Make sure you navigate to Adderly Street West rather than Parramatta Rd.  The entrance to the driveway is ~50-100m after the Stubbs st roundabout.  Once in the driveway, we are located towards the end on the shopping precinct on the left.

    We endeavor to ship your live fish and aquarium products in 24 hours! On some items at the present time especially coming up to the weekend, this may not occur.

    Thank you in advance for your patience, we are uploading products such as led lights, filter media, tanks, etc. Please be patient as we are working through the shipping costs for these bulky goods and may require us to double-check your order before they are sent out.

    What is the best freshwater fish for an aquarium?

    We do not sell saltwater fish.  The best freshwater fish, in our opinion, are Nano Fish (But we are biased.)  Nano fish are fish that grow to a size of fewer than five centimeters and are suitable for tanks as small as 60 litres.

    The amount of fish that an fish tank can safely support is relative to the level of feeding and filtration. So Nano fish are the perfect fish for easy to maintain, economic aquariums.

    The easiest to keep are Bettas. There are so many variations that are available and to choose from. Given there adaptability and ease in keeping, they are considered to be one of the best freshwater fish to keep.  Enquire with us if you would like other fish live with bettas in the tank.

    Fortunately, the majority of the fish we have in our pet store are easy to keep and easy to maintain. We encourage you to look through our offerings as we do keep a wide array of Bettas, Shrimps, Guppies, and even Freshwater Shrimps

    What are some good tips and accessories for first-time aquarium keepers?

    At Nano Tanks Australia, we want to make sure that you will be confident in looking after your new pets.

    We suggest you understand the workings of the nitrogen cycle, and of the species compatibility charts.  If you wish to breed, we have a variety of Male and Females in most species.

    You need a filter, a heater, a net, aquarium soil, plants, water conditioner, fish and food. This is just the basics however if you are looking to get more sophisticated than it is best to look at our aquarium starter guide or contact us.

    Best online stores for live fish for sale?

    The best online stores that have live fish for sale really depends on what you are looking for. In Nano Tanks Australia/ OzDiscus, we are a very specialised shop that is dedicated to High-Quality DiscusBettaswanted ShrimpsAquascaping, and Nano Fish. If these are your interest, then we are the best store to get these fish from.

    However, if you wish to buy fish such as Marine Fish, South American Cichlids, or African Cichlids, we are not the best, and if you want us to get it at competitive prices, then ask us, and we can see what we can do.  

    However, we are not equipped to have these fish in our tanks as our tanks are usually acidic in nature, and we only deal with freshwater fish.

    If you require free standard shipping keep an eye out for our free shipping specials. Be aware many online fish shops simply charge shipping in each product so at the shopping cart, after several items you may find the bill more expensive than a simple payment of the additional shipping cost.

    Where do pet fish outlets buy fish?

    Live Fish pet shops typically purchase their fish from Australian wholesalers. The biggest issue for importing fish in Australia is all fish coming into the country must be quarantined to ensure they are not a biosecurity threat.

    Our suppliers are spread throughout Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria, and we pick out the best fish we can find. We also get our fish directly from the farms in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, and we hand-pick our premium Discus and Bettas in this fashion.

    When you wish to buy fish online from our shop you will discover that we have some of the best pet fish for sale there is to find in Australia. Despite receiving a large volume we are very picky with our fish selection, and are devoted to displaying and caring for the most premium fish in Sydney.

    For instance here at Nano-tank Australia, we have a system for changing 50% of the water daily. As far as we know, this is by far the cleanest fish tank water in Australia.

    How to pick healthy pet fish from a tropical fish store?

    The best way to pick a healthy pet fish from a tropical fish store is to observe the fish in its tank. Most fish will come to you when you approach the tank or swim away from you when you get too close. However, you are looking for fish that are healthy and alert and respond well to its environment.

    It would be best if you also observed the tank in general. An absence of dead fish usually is not the best indication as most shops will aggressively remove dead fish at the beginning of the day.

    If you have doubts like if there are fish that have died in the tanks, then we will advise you accordingly. However, our general rule is this. Odd deaths here and there is a regular occurrence for a pet fish store, but abnormal behaviour set off our alarm bells.

    We are very diligent here if the fish exhibit abnormal behaviors; this will cause us to immediately quarantine the tank and treat them according to the symptoms and behaviours presented.

    What is a well priced, quality fish tank to buy?

    We are proud to represent some big brands in the industry. However, we have discovered two of the best aquarium fish shop tanks – that are reliable and hassle-free.

    These are the Aquael tanks and the Blue Planet tanks. In fact, a majority of our tanks are made of these two brands. If you are looking for a tank to buy, then consider coming in to discover what it is you need.  These tanks start from $39.95.

    Also, we do custom tanks for those customers that want a personalised touch. We are specialised when it comes to Custom Tanks and we get your tank done to spec and aesthetically pleasing.

    What did our first Tropical fish shop aquarium look like?

    We have always had an interest in Nano Fish, and our first tropical fish tank was quite the experiment. Our first tank was a giant jar actually, from an old cookie glass container, and we filled it with community fish like neons, guppies, and swordtails.

    As we grew older, we fell in love with Bettas and the many tail varieties the species consisted of, and that love is what started Nano Tanks Australia.

    What do I do with my pet fish I don't want?

    If you want to get rid of an unwanted pet fish, the first thing you should do is to give us a ring to see if we can accept it. Usually, we are happy to take it off your hand for some store credit.  However, your fish is quarantined and observed first before we can resell it.

    Alternatively, you can sell it via Gumtree as well. What you shouldn’t be doing is dumping it in a waterway as it causes significant stress to the native Australian fish.

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