About Us

Welcome to Redwood Aquatics, suppliers of everything for the home aquarium and
garden pond.

Redwood Aquatics is a family business dedicated to the importation and breeding of tropical fish, goldfish and plants.

We stock everything needed to set up your home aquarium or garden pond.

We also have a full reptile section with everything you need to look after turtles and lizard/bearded dragons so come and visit us at our Hussey Road premises, Harewood, Christchurch.

Redwood Aquatics – Growing from Small Beginnings

We are the only licensed quarantine import facility in the South Island, growing from a backyard hobby in 1974 to a fully-fledged business servicing customers New Zealand wide.

Many customers will remember our garage at Cavendish Road with a small quarantine facility. Initially set up for the importation of water plants and subject to a nine month quarantine period, we were the first importers of plants in New Zealand for our industry.

We were encouraged to start importing fish by our customers, which was no simple task. We used a small quarantine room initially but within a small time frame MAF increased the quarantine period from two weeks to six weeks, which meant that our facility was no longer adequate to meet requirements.

We built a brand new purpose built complex in the early 1980s to meet strict requirements, which still stands up to the more stringent requirements today overseen by New Zealand Food Safety authority. The advantages of this is that we can offer our customers a larger variety of tropical fish, as we import them directly ourselves, rather than source from the same wholesalers in the North Island that supply our competitors.

Our main complex consists of a large retail sales area, a breeding and quarantine section with over 1800 aquariums holding our stocks of marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates. We also have a large water garden area supplying water lilies, oxygenating plants and marginal plants for in and around your garden pond.

We Stock:
    • Tropical fish
    • Goldfish
    • Marine Fish
    • Marine invertebrates (anemones, shrimps, hard and soft corals)
    • Aquatic Plants
    • Pond plants (including water lilies, marginals & oxygenating plants)
    • Pumps, lights, filters, ornaments, water treatment aids, test kits
    • All reptile supplies – live & dry food, enclosures, decorations, heat lamps & fittings, dishes etc.
    • Agents in New Zealand for Mebner water gardening products
    • Aquariums (including Aqua One, Juwel, Reptile One, Exo Terra Terrariums & Red Sea)
    • A full range of fish food including frozen foods
    • And much, much more!
    • Bearded Dragons
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