We offer a wide selection of cultured SPS, LPS, soft coral, and polyps ranging from large colonies down to small frags. Come in and take a look at our propagation systems, frag tanks, and coral reef displays to see some of the best corals in the world.
We offer custom and semi custom aquariums, terrariums and reef tanks specializing in design, installation and maintenance for your office or home. We have a highly trained staff that will ensure your aquarium always looks its best. One monthly fee covers maintenance, livestock, food, and equipment guarantee.
Our expert staff is on call to fix or maintain any aquarium, pond, or terrarium in Colorado. We offer flexible scheduling and no job is too big or too small. Rates start at $75/hr. Give us a call today to get your aquarium looking its best.
Herps, Insects and Arachnids
We offer a large selection of exotic reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, and insects. We carry any supplies you may need, including live and frozen feeder items.
Welcome to Aqua Imports online!
We have the largest selection of fresh water fish, plants, herps, and salt water livestock in the area. We offer aquatic maintenance services to the Denver/Boulder metro area. Our store carries all the supplies you need for your fish, corals, dogs, cats, or reptiles.
Please visit our store today and meet our friendly and experienced team.
Tired of dealing with big box stores and a generic experience? Visit us at Aqua Imports and we can guarantee one on one interaction with a knowledgeable employee enthusiastic about answering questions and giving the best information possible.
- Aqua Imports has provided exceptional education and animals for my classroom. As an elementary school teacher, I think it is important for students to learn about unique animals, their adaptations, and life cycles. It is amazing to see the students’ curiosity and enthusiastic interaction with reptiles and amphibians. Aqua Imports has given me great advice and helped my animals thrive for years. Every time I visit the shop, they are extremely outgoing and willing to listen and share their knowledge.Nancy McCarthy
- Aqua Imports has installed and maintained several reef and fresh water aquariums in my homes over the years. They are true experts in their field and I have gorgeous displays to show for it. I highly recommend their services to anyone wanting a top notch aquarium in their home or business.Jay Adler
- From a Nanocube to a display tank with sump/system in the basement. Aqua Imports has been there for me for over 15 years. From early days of understanding how to cycle a tank, to programming a controller, they’ve had the expertise to educate me at every step of the way. Mike and Tom have great experience, a gift for teaching, and truly care about their customers.Todd Schulte
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WHAT WE ARE GOOD AT
We have 2,125 gallons of retail aquariums and displays. We try to have a little of everything in stock. Great selection of inverts, cleaners, corals, and fish.
We grow and frag many corals in house. This allows us to offer high end corals at an extremely low price.
Exotic reptiles and amphibians from all over the world. We offer beginner pets with low maintenance to exotics requiring an experience hobbyist.
We offer complete aquarium packages – just ask us!
Packages include everything you need to set up a thriving environment for your livestock. Easy and affordable. Complete with our professional guidance.
Fully custom or standard displays for one monthly fee. No worries, no maintenance, all livestock and equipment fully guaranteed. Custom furniture available.
No job too big or too small. Let us make your pond, terrarium, or aquarium as hands off as you’d like. We have a dedicated team of experts that can help with any project.
Training & Education
We offer as much knowledge as we can with everything we sell. If you are in need of more education or have questions we are happy to help. You can call or stop by anytime and pick our brains. There’s no such thing as a bad question. We are happy when our customers are successful with their animals.
If it’s available, we’ll get it for you. Some orders may require a deposit and some items are seasonal. Give us a call for more info.
PROJECTS WE ARE PROUD OF
TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS
AMBITIOUS PEOPLE, BRILLIANT IDEAS
I started keeping aquariums, reptiles and amphibians at a very young age. My father and older brother kept aquariums and as soon as I was old enough I had an aquarium, too. My interest in animals and their husbandry led me to attain a Biology degree the University of Colorado, where I worked in a lab studying the behavior of venomous snakes. When I was a senior in college, a high school friend and I started Aqua Imports in our garage. We started by doing just aquarium maintenance and this has evolved to include a retail store that has been serving Boulder for over 25 years.
I started in the reptile hobby over 20 years ago and my passion and enthusiasm for animals has only grown. In 2006 I joined the Aqua Imports team and began my career as an aquarist. I have had the opportunity to work within zoos around the country as an aquarist and as a manager. One of my favorite experiences was establishing a large breeding program for seahorses and pipefish, which became part of the SSP (Species Survival Program) within the AZA. I am excited to be part of the Aqua imports team again.
In elementary school, I had guest speakers come in with a variety of different creatures ranging from birds that dominate the sky to lizards that create their own camouflage. Ever since, I have loved the world of exotic fish and reptiles. The ability to work with such a diverse group of animals is an amazing experience. Animals are my passion along with the study of the environments they come from.
I was 3 years old when my father took me to a pond near my house to catch frogs. A year later, I was collecting frogs, turtles, snakes and fish. At this point I was hooked. Since then, I’ve kept over 100 different species of reptiles and amphibians as well as many different aquariums and earned a bachelor’s degree from CU in biology. I am one of the few people who actually appreciate freshwater aquariums more than saltwater. These hobbies have led me to be involved in the aquarium and reptile industry for over 30 years. Come on by the store and let’s talk fish.
I have kept many different species of reptiles for years and have had small fish tanks threw out my life. I currently live in a 150 sq. foot tiny house and am limited to one small 15gal saltwater tank. In my free time I play roller derby with the Boulder County Bombers and garden. In five years time, I would like to see myself sitting in Greece eating olives…. but i will settle happily with continuing my life surrounded by friends and family.
I first started off with a 30 gallon freshwater aquarium. Once I filled it, my interests evolved into saltwater and I bought a 75 gallon reef aquarium. This reef began thriving to the point that I began propagating corals and trading amongst other local people in the hobby. I collect hard to find species of all different types. Currently, this aquarium has been upgraded to 150 gallons and is so full I’ll need to upgrade again soon. I love the ocean and am very passionate about preserving the reefs around the world.
Being an employee of Aqua Imports since 2007, I have maintained and built just about any aquarium/terrarium you can think of. I take great pride in my customer service. Turning this hobby into a profession is a dream come true.
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2690 28th St # C
Boulder, CO 80301 USA
+1 303 444 6971
We are open:
Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 7 PM
Friday 9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
These values have kept us in business with a loyal customer base for over 25 years. As hobbyists ourselves, we strive for the best care of our animals and the continuing education of our customers.
The health and look of your pets is important to us because we care about the animals!
~ Mike & Tom