Zen Aquarium, a market store in Sydney Markets that sell one of Sydney’s cheapest guppy, guppies and goldfish. On my visit, they had a huge range of colours, pattern and gender. They were also all very active and healthy looking.
How to get there
You can drive to the markets and there is usually plenty of parking. If you are willing to walk a bit, you may even find some free parking.
Price and value
The price of the guppies and goldfish here are quite cheap compared to pet stores. In fact, it’s the cheapest I’ve seen guppies sold for in Sydney. Their goldfish are also priced very competitively.
What to bring
Bring cash, as with many market stores EFTPOS is not always available.
Mention this blog post and you can get a discount, if you buy 10, pay for 9 (valid at time of writing)
Go early in the morning if you are after particular patterns or colours. However, I visited in the afternoon and was able to get all the colours I wanted. This may vary, as sometimes they sell out quickly (check their Facebook for info).
Make sure you do the logical checks for buying fish, such as tank size, ensuring tank is cycled, getting right male and female ratios etc.
I’d advise driving if you live some distance away, I wouldn’t advise carrying the fish in the hot sun for long durations.
When you rock up to the store, you can pick up a bucket and net and start picking out the fish you want. Once picked, the owners will sort you out and put the fish in a bag ready for you to take home.
It’s a small family business, so it’s great to support a small business and especially when it’s cheaper than larger franchise stores.
There are two market stores that sell fish, one of them only sells goldfish. Zen Aquarium is the one that sells goldfish and guppies. I had confused the two stores on my original visit, so keep that in mind if you’re after guppies. They’re very responsive over Facebook messenger too, so you can easily get any info you may need.