rehoming relocating and rehousing unwanted and orphaned fish, fishes and aquariums - tropical and coldwater
We are currently going through an extreme funding crisis so if you get no responses from some rehomers after reading this it may not be so surprising. The RSPCA refer fish enquiries to us - but they are funded and we are not. Last year our group lost over £3,000 that we know of and many of our rehomers probably incurred even more unrecorded expenses.
URGENT ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAREST REHOMERS LISTED ON THE cONTACTS PAGE OR TO YOUR LOCAL RSPCA BRANCH
YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TOWARDS YOUR PET FISH ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND ARE DETAILED ON THIS LINK
DO NOT ASK US TO RING YOU BACK ON A MOBILE NUMBER - send an email. We incurred £200 of telephone charges to mobiles last year and simply Cannot afford to respond in this way WITHOUT JEOPARDISING THE WHOLE SERVICE
PLEASE NOTE: UNLESS YOU TELL US WHAT AREA YOU ARE IN YOU WILL NOT GET A REPLY
With ALL enquiries we need to know the area you are in but not your full address
National Fish Rescue Service is currently Free to private non-commercial
users and is unique.
We guarantee your pet a certified new
home for life. It will never be resold or passed to an inexperienced fishkeeper
This 100 gallon tank was moved from Gloucester and set up recently at the London Ambulance Service restroom in St.John's Wood
FishOrphans relies on donations and rehomers without which it cannot function and we always have a wide range of fishes requiring specialist rehoming by experienced fishkeepers
Should you wish, you can donate to FishOrphans using any of the following cards
We freely* rehome all **fishes, both tropical and coldwater species ( and rarely marine species ) from home tanks, pools and ponds . We guarantee your pet a certified new home for life. It will never be resold or passed to an inexperienced fishkeeper. Our main storage unit is based in London with other facilities in Cumbria, the Midlands and South-East England. We need helpers in other areas.
DO NOT ASK US TO RING YOU BACK ON A MOBILE NUMBER - send an email. With ALL enquiries we need to know the area you are in but not your full address
IF YOU ARE CLOSING DOWN YOUR POOL TO PROTECT YOUR SMALL CHILDREN PLEASE READ THE PAGE LINKED HERE. Link
Unlike its larger and more well-known and publicized sister services, such as the PDSA and the RSPCA ( neither of whom truly cater for fish) we attempt to rehouse and rehome unwanted fishes, aquariums and aquatic pet collections into environments where these will be warmly received and maintained. It maintains from its own very limited charitable budget all tanks and aquaria rehomed in Hospitals and Retirement homes.
The service is country-wide. (Areas* where we currently have voluntary helpers.) All of these helpers are expert fishkeepers, aquarists, or ichthyologists – many of whom are able to call on their lifetime's experiences and expertise in the maintainence of aquaria and specialised fish species.
FishOrphans was formed in 1999 by Gerald Jennings and his wife, Wedad. Gerald is and has been a fishkeeper and ichthyologist, both amateur and professional for over 40 years and has written many books on fishkeeping and aquaria related subjects. He is also currently the European Representative of the International Federation of Online Clubs and Aquatic Societies (IFOCAS) which is the authoritative 'voice' of the aquarium community worldwide.
No fishes or aquaria are refused **and it has saved many hundreds of fish which have been relocated to display aquaria for public benefit. Some caring owners who have had to part with their pets have made considerable journeys to ensure they get safely to a FishOrphans tank. So far the record is a 300 mile return journey to save an 8” Plecostomus catfish that had seen better days. It now happily resides in the Whittington NHS Trust Relatives Room and could easily survive another couple of decades.
Much like a
recovery center, we will rehab the tank and
fish to get it ready for a new home.
Morningside Recovery is a center that can
assist with the treatment for people who require rehab and recovery from their
Morningside you can begin
your journey to recovery.
So, If you ever come across any abandoned or unwanted fishtanks, equipment or fish, email us using This Link.
DO NOT ASK US TO RING YOU BACK ON A MOBILE NUMBER -send an email. With ALL enquiries we need to know the area you are in but not your full address
Likewise if you know of any deserving locations that, may be, could be brightened up a little with a nice tank of tropical fish, let them know. WE are looking for permanent homes as well as temporary pods storage locations
We rehome all fishes**, both tropical and coldwater species ( and rarely marine species ) from tanks, pools and ponds but we have difficulties in finding good new homes for large pool and pond grown goldfish varieties. We generally have a range of these from 5" to 10" overflowing from our limited storage areas so if any readers have large pools or ornamental lakes that can take a few more fish please contact us. We can only rehome pond fish in excess of 12" body length by special arrangement
This tank was the first we established in the Relatives Room of A. & E. at the Whittington NHS Trust in London
* Companies and Corporations are charged a small administration fee to cover basic costs
** We reserve the right to refuse service for inappropriate enquiries and in cases where we cannot help due to geographic or physical storage reasons.
Please please note: We never "sell" donated fishes. All fishes are carefully rehomed to selected volunteers or institutions
The people linked to this site (below) support us so please help them if you ever can
http://www.calypso.org.uk/Bookshop/Index2.htm for Books on fishes
Should you wish,you can donate to FishOrphans using any of the following cards