Third Station/ Tropical Fish Aquarium
Business: Aquarium Fish
Address: Ground Floor, 107 Second Street
The Tropical Fish Aquarium was once a goldfish stall on Western Street (“Students’ Street”) before it moved to Second Street. In 2003, current owner Mr. Chan, a regular customer, took over the shop from the previous owner upon his retirement. It has been more than fifty years since the shop was first opened. The shop sells fish of different species and sizes, aquariums, aquascape products and various kinds of medication for fish. The shop also provides a “hotel for turtles service” for the convenience of pet owners when travelling abroad. Sometimes, Mr. Chan is entrusted by Nam Pak Hong in Sheung Wan to take care of extra large aquariums that are symbols of Fung Shui and good fortune in Chinese culture.
Living conditions were poor in the past, and keeping fish provided cheap entertainment for ordinary people. There used to be more than ten aquatic shops in the area from Sai Ying Pun to Kennedy Town. Nowadays, as forms of entertainment and trends of pet-keeping change, Tropical Fish Aquarium is the only aquatic shop left in Sai Ying Pun.