About Us

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

When we opened our doors in 2005. We have provide everything the hobbyist may need in order to set up and maintain a beautiful, healthy, and successful home or office aquarium. We are truly a one-stop shop for aquarium keeping, whether you are the beginner or advanced hobbyist. 

We offer everything from betta and nano setups to extravagant reef aquariums. We pride ourselves in offering fresh and frozen foods, live rock, pond supplies, decoratives, filtration, high tech lighting, and maintenance equipment. We are also very well known for having an extremely large, lush, and diverse planted section; one of the largest in New England.

Store Team
Derek Marder, Store Owner
Mandy Pokorny, Store Manager
Adam Riendeau, Service Manager

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO!

Aquatic Wildlife Company, located in Connecticut’s Manchester, is a place where you can enjoy over 11,000+ gallons of freshwater fish, plants, and marine life from around the world; fully conditioned and guaranteed! 

Aquatic Wildlife Company specializes in fresh water planted biotopes, reef environments, saltwater fish, captive bred saltwater, discus, and oddball fish. We are an aquatics-only store, therefore are able to provide a wide variety of options specific to the aquarist. So passionate about the hobby, Derek Marder (store owner) named his daughters Oceania, and Coral.

We are blessed with knowledgeable staff that take pride in the ability to solve water quality issues and in ability to aid the hobbyist in selecting the right equipment and livestock for their specific home, office, or commercial aquarium. We also offer full service and custom installations. Two of our projects include a 150 gallon Elos aquarium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, as well as a 775 gallon saltwater fish-only residential aquarium.

What We Do

Some of Our Best Work

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

One of our most beautiful installation a 150 gallon Elos reef aquarium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge.

Influential Designs (Under Construction)

Design studio located in Hartford: DSA 225 mixed reef with over 50 fish and corals. The show tank for our store with a 24 hour video stream.

775 Gallon Aquarium

775 gallon saltwater fish-only residential aquarium. Located in Connecticut.

70B Buckland Road | 
South Windsor 

Evergreen Run Mall


Exit 62 Off I-84 East 
Across from 
Evergreen Walk and between Plato's Closet 
and Verizon

T 860.648.1166
Mon-Sat 10am to 9pm 
Sunday 10am to 6pm

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