About Aquarium Fish Depot

We have the largest fish warehouse on the West coast here at Aquarium Fish Depot in San Diego, with 5000 square feet of warehouse space and more than 18,000 gallons of freshwater fish. You won’t find a larger selection of beautiful and healthy African, South American, and Tropical fish for thousands of miles, and we are constantly adding more to our supply. We invite you to come visit our fish store in San Diego, browse our online selection, or let us know if you don’t see the specific fish you are searching for - if we don’t already have it, we can find out where to get it!

We Handle Our Fish with Care

At Aquarium Fish Depot, we want to help you enjoy your new African Cichlid or Pleco as much as we enjoy ours, which is why we offer a Live Arrival Guarantee. We take extra precautions to ensure we ship healthy fish that will make great additions to your freshwater tank, and we guarantee that your fish will arrive alive upon arrival.


For our friends who visit us in San Diego, we want to make sure your aquarium is set for success, and we will help you find fish that will live well together and in the environment your tank creates. Ron Soucy, founder and owner of Aquarium Fish Depot, is an encyclopedic source of information on Cichlids, Plecos, Discus, and more, and is here almost every day answering questions and giving recommendations for those just getting into the hobby. He and his team have created an elaborate and efficient fish care system for cycling water, feeding fish, and cleaning our tanks in store, and can help you select the right fish and the right equipment for a beautiful, clean tank in your home or business.

Our Rare and Exotic Fish Supply

Simply put, we are in the business of fish. Ron and the team here at Aquarium Fish Depot have spent many years involved in the local and online communities for these special fish, with a particular emphasis on African cichlids. They are connected with enthusiasts all over the world, including those who actually go to the source for these exotic fish. It’s common knowledge in the community that Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika, and many of the other small and remote lakes that these fish come from are difficult and sometimes even dangerous to get to, making these fish a special addition to any freshwater tank.


Our team is made up entirely of hobbyists with a passion for rare and beautiful fish. We love nothing more than talking about our fish with other hobbyists, and our favorite phrase to hear around the warehouse is “I have never seen this one before!” We love getting to see new fish first, and love sharing our passion with the wonderful fish enthusiasts that come to browse our selection and talk about their favorite fish.

Learn More About Aquarium Fish Depot

We would love to talk to you in our store or via email should you have any questions, and we do a lot to stay connected and keep our friends online informed of the new fish and new developments here at Aquarium Fish Depot. If you haven’t already, go like and follow our Facebook page for announcements on new fish, check out our current selection on our online shop, or contact us if you don’t see your desired fish in our inventory. We get our big shipments weekly and many more on a daily basis, so there’s always new fish to see here at Aquarium Fish Depot.