I started my first aquarium at 8 years old with the help of my parents. I immediately became a fish lover for life. Wherever I went; rivers, lakes or oceans, I was always curious about what aquatic wildlife existed and what it would take to care for it. During college I turned my passion into a small business and started a maintenance company. Word of mouth was my only method of advertisement. After 4 years I knew I needed something more, a storefront.
After college I moved to Dallas and I worked my way through various sales positions in IT, Telecom and even Fine Jewelry, in order to save up for my shop. Five short years later, I had half of what I needed and got a loan for the rest in order to make my dream into a reality. On March 8th, 2004, Exotic Aquatics opened its doors. Since then, we have been showing people everything this hobby has to offer.