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Aquatics and Pet Centre

  • Pondakoi Aquatic & Pet Centre


  • Pondakoi Aquatic & Pet Centre


  • Pondakoi Aquatic & Pet Centre


Sussex Country Gardener is a family run business with over 20 years experience running an aquatics and pet centre. With this many years of experience behind us we are in a great position to be able to offer you expert advice on all aspects of looking after fish and small pets, including advice on the maintenance of ponds and certain treatments. We specialise in supplying tropical fish such as Tetra fish, in addition to a range of small pets. Below you will find a list of products that we supply for small pets and fish, but please contact the Aquatics Centre on 01892 853388, or use our online contact form if you require any further information on any of these products.

Aquatics Centre


Below you'll find two examples of the breeds of fish that we have available for purchase at our aquatics centre in East Sussex, we also have a large range of Tropical Fish & Goldfish, so we recommend visiting us to see what we have, or alternatively get in touch before you visit.


Tetra fish are one of several species of small freshwater fish that originate from Africa, Central America and South America that belong to the Characidae family. The Characidae family of fish possess a small adipose fin that is located between the dorsal and caudal fins, a feature that distinguishes them from other fish. Tetra fish are usually brightly coloured and can even be neon, they're easy to look after and very popular amongst those starting up their first aquarium and more experienced individuals like.


Goldfish epitomise the traditional first pet, and as a freshwater fish from the Cyprinidae family; Goldfish lay claim to being one of the very earliest fish to be domesticated. Goldfish aren't solely for beginner aquariums and are a great addition to even the most established set up, with Goldfish breeds varying in size, shape and colour.


We have a great range of aquariums and accessories available at our aquatics centre in Sussex, including the following brands, however if you can't find a brand that you're looking for please don't hesitate to let us know, we might have it in stock or can make it available for you.


JUWEL have been designing and manufacturing aquariums for more than 45 years and in that time their name has become synonymous with quality and innovation through the standards that they have set in the design and technology that is evident in their products.


Arcadia are a UK based company who have been innovating the world of pet care lighting since the 1960s in which time they've built up quite a reputation for design, performance and quality. Their products include high performance fluorescent and metal halide lighting systems that are perfect for most aquariums.


Fluval design and build a range of high quality aquatic products that have demonstrated reliable technology and great design for over 35 years. Fluval have a focus on innovative, yet their products are easy to use and durable, making them a great choice for beginners and experts alike.

Aqua One

Aqua One have a diverse range of products that include almost every aspect of Fish keeping, and have something for everyone, from new hobbyist to experienced marine keepers.

Fish Food

We offer a great range of nutritional fish food from our aquatics centre, some of the brands that we offer have been listed below.


Nishikoi are based in Essex and they produce some of the very best foods and products for pond and Koi owners and through developing their fish food with the Institute of Aquaculture at Sterling University, they are able to provide all fish with a high quality diet.


Aquarian fish food is exceptionally popular and the company have put development time in to ensure that their fish food provides an excellent and nutritious diet for your fish.


Hikari are considered to be Japan's leading manufacturer of fish food, and as Japan were the first known country to keep fish goldfish domestically, their products embody the knowledge that comes from over 130 years of experience.


Laguna are dedicated to the innovative development of their extensive product range, which demonstrates a level of quality that shows their commitment to pond enthusiasts everywhere.

Aquatic Supplies

At Sussex Country Gardener we know that you'll want to personalise your pond or aquarium and add new features that improve the look and function of your aquatic home for your fish, which is why we offer a great selection of supplies for all ponds and aquariums.


Interpet are an aquatic and pet specialist manufacturer who have been providing supplies for aquariums and enhancing the lives of pets and their owners for over 60 years.


Oase design and manufacture a fantastic range of pumps, fountains and features that are perfect for pond enthusiasts.


Blagdon has a great range of reliable pond equipment and products that are easy to install and suitable for almost every pond, garden and budget.

NT Labs

NT Labs provide innovative and effective solutions for a variety of aquatic environments and fish that are built with the health of your fish at the forefront of their design and manufacturing process.In addition to products and food from these great manufacturers we also sell live plants that are suitable for both aquariums and ponds.

Pet Centre

At our pet centre in Sussex we sell everything you could need for a range of pets of all shapes and sizes. Below you'll find a selection of the live animals that we have available for purchase at Sussex Country Gardener.

Live Animals


Hamsters are arguably the most popular domesticated species of rodent, but many people aren't aware that their subfamily contains approximately 25 subspecies. A popular pet for children and adults alike, hamsters are relatively easy to look after and usually respond positively to gentle interaction from their owners.

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs are of course rodents, and despite the collective thoughts of many young children are not related to pigs. Like Hamsters, Guinea Pigs have long been enjoyed as a domestic pet and whilst they require a different level of care to their rodent cousins they still make a great pet for children and adults.


Although rabbits are common in the wild they still make for excellent pets, and as with most small mammals come in a range of species with eight different genera of different shapes and sizes. Rabbits generally require a bit more care than rodents but they still make for great pets.


At our Pet Centre in Sussex we sell a great selection of main brand cat food and dog food, including the brands that are listed below.

Royal Canin

Royal Canin are very passionate about the food that they produce and focus all of their efforts on producing the best food that they can for your dog and cat.

James Wellbeloved

James Wellbeloved has a simple goal; to produce food for dogs that suffer from food allergies and digestive intolerances that will help them with their condition and provide them with food that they will enjoy.


Burns pet food uses a combination of high quality proteins and whole grains to ensure that their food is easily digestible by your pet. This means that feeding your pet can be quite cost effective as serving amounts are comparatively lower than other brands of pet food.


Provide a range of pet foods that are focussed on the health of your pet, including a range of foods to suit almost all dietary needs of cats and dogs.


Naturediet are a British company who offer a great range of top quality, natural dog food that has been developed as the result of over 30 years of experience in pet food.

Natures Menu

Natures Menu produces a special brand of food for dogs and cats called Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods, or BARF for short. Barf is a simple raw pet food that uses minced meats that will keep your pet healthy and happy.


For over 80 years Pedigree has been producing dog food with a passion for our canine friends and their happiness and nutritional needs.


Bakers have been producing pet and animal food since 1922 with a focus on ensuring that animals are healthy, happy and have full bellies.


In addition to the usual everyday meals we also offer a great range of treats for your cat or dog from our Pet Centre including the following.


Goodboy produce a great range of dog toys, chews, treats, accessories and feeding equipment for your canine friend.


Goodgirl offer an excellent selection of cat toys, treats, accessories and feeding equipment for your feline friend.


Fish4Dogs are an independent company who have a real passion for dogs and their food utilises the leftovers from fish that is produced for human consumption, ensuring that the near 50% of fish that we consume doesn't go to waste and dogs have a tasty and nutritious treat.

Natures Deli

Natures hide produce some great quality dog chews that are made from 100% Cattle Hide and sure to keep your canine happy for countless hours.


In addition to all of these great products and pets we also sell dog accessories and cat accessories including the following:

  • Collars
  • Leads
  • Food Bowls
  • Toys
  • Plus much more

If you want to find out more about the great products and pets that we have available in our Aquatics and Pet Centre in Sussex, then please don't hesitate to swing by and visit, our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you. Alternatively you can contact us using our online contact form, by calling 01892 853 388, or send an email to enquiries@sussexcountrygardener.co.uk.