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Bourne End Maidenhead Aquatics Fish Store Review

The Bourne End branch of Maidenhead Aquatics in the UK was the founding store of the chain, as it happens, this is also where I first started! Up until fairly recently this was my local branch of Maidenhead Aquatics and when I first discovered the store I was like a kid in a sweet shop.

Location is:

Bourne End Garden Centre
Hedsor Road
Bourne End

This branch of Maidenhead Aquatics has gone through quite a few changes over the years and at present there’s more focus on tropical fish than anything else. They claim to specialise in barbs and loaches however I would say that they are a jack of all trades and master of non. I mean this in a positive way though. Whatever type of fish keeping you are in to they are bound to have something a bit different and special for you but due to obvious limitations of size. The “something special” will be limited.

There are a couple of display tanks which are worth taking a look at in Maidenhead Aquatics in Bourne End, here are a couple of videos of them:

There is a solid offering of all dry goods as to be expected and the range of fish has varied somewhat over the years with a good focus on community fish. There was a stage a couple of years ago when they didn’t do any rift valley cichlids and when i asked why they stopped doing them they said there simply wasn’t the demand for them in the area. Whenever I have sold on any fry or fish from lake Malawi or Tanganyika they have gone like a shot. I am pleased to say that when I popped in to this branch earlier this week they now have some Malawi’s in stock.


Overall a good store and if you visit once every month or 2 then there’s a strong chance a different display tank will be set up. The staff are always very helpful and friendly and go the extra mile to help out customers.