About the Owner: Ramin Afshar
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.
I try to offer my customers the same level of customer service and expertise that I expected as a hobbyist. Cleanliness, attention to detail and an extremely high desire to help the customer love this hobby as much as I do, are a few of the qualities I look for in my staff members.
Our goal is to educate our customers about the importance of strong filtration, changing water currents, adequate lighting, stable water chemistry, and stable temperature in creating a balanced aquarium habitat.
We try to only recommend products that we have used personally and know are of top quality. By sharing what we have learned in the hobby, we can help our customers make educated purchasing decisions.
Please contact us for pricing on your individual aquarium maintenance requirements.