Meet the Weald Aquatics team
One of our most important principles at Weald is that we only employ people who love and understand fish. In most shops in a slack moment you might hear the staff discussing football or what they did on their night out. If you could overhear the guys at Weald Aquatics chatting then you'd hear them waxing lyrical over their latest aquascaping project or what fish they are planning to add to their aquarium.
Let's meet the team...
The Big Boss
Having worked in various industries during his working life, Gary set up Weald Aquatics with his non-executive co-director Dave in 2010 after having managed Keston Aquarium for 11 years.
With his all-round knowledge of things aquatic, Gary is able to help with any customer enquiry and solve any problem. His well-kept secret is that he is an electronics wizard so any issue relating to aquarium or pond electricals is right up his street.
His favourite fish is the colourful clown loach, an example of which can be seen in our cichlid display aquarium.
The Fanatical Fish Fella (and Shop Manager!)
Andy has 20 years' experience in the aquatics industry and worked at Keston Aquarium for a number of years.
Here at Weald he's the Shop Manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of the shop and the selection of the fish that we sell in the shop. Andy is able to source the vast majority of fish requested by our customers.
At home, Andy has installed a Juwel Rio 240 aquarium populated with African cichlids, his favourite type of fish.
The Essex Ichthyologist
Tom is our latest enthusiastic recruit and travels in each day from across the water in Essex.
He has worked with tropical fish since 2014 and also has an interest in reptiles and amphibians. His favourite fish are clown loach and zebra loach. He has a spotted puffer (called Puffs) and a male bristlenose (unnamed at the time of writing!)
He's currently looking to upgrade his home aquarium so we're looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
The Meticulous Maintenance Man
Serge was born in the former republic of Yugoslavia, in what is now Serbia.
As a fish keeper himself, he has had his own aquariums since the last century! He is particularly keen on Zoas (marine corals).
Serge has taken over and greatly improved our aquarium maintenance service and has a meticulous eye for detail as well as a keen problem-solving mind.
As well as his fish and corals, since the age of 14, Serge has been an enthusiastic cultivator of bonsai.