|The FishOrphans 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
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.
The FishOrphans website is sponsored by the Calypso Organization (www.calypso.org.uk ) and we are morally supportedby the International Federation of Online Clubs and Aquatic Societies www.ifocas.org
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.
Wherever humanly possible no fishes or aquaria are refused **and FishOrphans 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 iin a new home.
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