Qian Hu Fish Farm in Singapore – A visit to the Fish Gallery & Accessories shop

Do you know that Singapore is the biggest ornamental fish exporter in the world? Well, I didn’t know this until recently. It is so impressive to know that this country with the size of just 719.9 km² is the ornamental fish capital of the world. *applause, applause*

So on my recent trip there to visit my sister and her family, I only made one specific request to her… bring me to an ornamental fish farm. She kept her promise, and we ended up in Qian Hu Fish Farm in Singapore. Hooray!!!

Qian Hu FIsh Farm in Singapore

Qian Hu Fish Farm

Qian Hu was incorporated in Singapore in 1998. This company is involved in breeding, farming, importing, exporting and distributing of many varieties of ornamental fish worldwide. Besides that, they also manufacture and distribute a wide range of aquariums and pet accessories.



Qian Hu Fish Farm is located at 71 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950. It is opened to the public and its operating time is:

  • Weekdays & Holiday Eve: 9am – 6pm
  • Weekends & Public Holiday: 9am – 7pm

There are a few sections in this place. There is the Fish Gallery section where you can view and buy ornamental fishes. Just besides it is the Aquarium Accessories shop for your aquarium needs. Further away is an Agro Education center where you can spend some time feeding the Koi, terrorizing the guppies, mollies and platies (by freely catching them) and a fish spa. All these for a small fee, of course! Oh, there is the fish farm section too where they breed and raise the fishes.

Qian Hu Fish Farm
Entrance to the Fish Gallery & Aquarium Accessories shop

There is a guided tour available for visitors to go around the place. They will bring you to the Agro Education Center and the fish farm. You will need to make booking for that prior to your visit though!

Click here for the information on Qian Hu Fish Farm Tour. The link will tell you how to get to the place as well.

I wish I could tell you more but unfortunately, I did not take this tour. It’s all my fault because I did not make any booking for it. Besides that, it was raining heavily not too long after we got there. I know, that didn’t show in the pictures, but this is the “calm before the storm”.

Qian Hu Fish Farm Tour - Waiting Point
The Cafe and Tour’s Waiting Point

Oh! their office for wholesale and export is there too. When I peeked through one opened door, I saw a huge space with lots of tanks in it. I was quickly told that it’s no entry though.

Qian Hu - Wholesale & Export office
The Wholesale & Export office

For this trip, I only visited the Fish Gallery and Aquarium Accessories shop in Qian Hu Fish Farm. Not very productive, I know… but here are the pictures anyway.


Fish Gallery in Qian Hu Fish Farm

Qian Hu Fish Gallery

This fish gallery is massive. I have to say that it is the biggest for me so far. Right in front of this building are the concrete ponds where they have Koi and Goldfish for sale.

Qian Hu - Koi ponds

Qian Hu - Koi

Qian Hu - Koi

As you enter the fish gallery, you will be at awe as there are rows and rows of fish tank racks.

Qian Hu - Fish Gallery

Many of these tanks contain Cichlids. I found this one to be the most interesting!

Qian Hu - Flower Horn

I know, I know, the picture is rather shaky. I either need to improve my photography skills or get a better camera phone, or both.

Qian Hu - Guppy Tanks

There are many pretty fancy guppies. I can’t seem to find them back home in Malaysia, perhaps I need to explore more places.

Qian Hu - Fancy Guppy

Qian Hu - Fancy Guppy

Of course, Goldfish too! I specifically like the Ranchus very much.

Qian Hu - Goldfish tanks

Qian Hu - Ranchu

Qian Hu - Oranda
Wow, what a big head you have there!
… and the Rays
Qian Hu - Rays
There is another section besides the Fish Gallery building with many more tropical fishes, invertebrates and plants.
Qian Hu - CrayfishQian Hu - ShrimpQian Hu - BettasQian Hu - Fish Tanks
Now now, isn’t this an interesting display of tanks?
Qian Hu Fish Farm in Singapore
Qian Hu - Plants

There is an air-conditioned section there for Arowanas. Talking about playing favorites eh?

Qian Hu - Arowana

The Arowanas there looked juvenile though, and the tanks did not look well maintained.

Along the paths between the Fish Gallery and the Aquarium Accessories shop, there are these big tanks on worn out cabinets. I think they are like around 10 feet long, and I wish I will get to own one like this soon, with better cabinet of course!

Qian Hu - Big Tanks

Aquarium Accessories Shop in Qian Hu Fish Farm

The Aquarium Accessories shop is just a stone throw away (but seriously, don’t do that) from the Fish Gallery.

Two big tanks at each side of the entrance, one freshwater and one saltwater. I wanted to say that they are beautiful, but seriously they need some maintenance.

Qian Hu - Pet AccessoriesWhen you enter the shop, the first thing that will catch your eyes will be this:
Qian Hu - Platinum Alligator Gar

That’s a Platinum Alligator Gar.

Alligator Gars are really living fossils as their existence traced back to early Cretaceous over 100 million years ago. They are typically brown or dark olive-green in color, but this one that you see in the picture has a pigmentation disorder called Leucism, which causes it to be white.

Then the next thing that will catch your eyes is this:

Qian Hu - Arowana Tank

An Arowana Tank. Gosh, these look so majestic… and mean.

What is an aquarium accessories shop if it doesn’t sell accessories, right? So these are among the things they sell there.

Qian Hu - Nano tanks

These are just some of the nano tanks available there. They have tanks of many sizes, and the cabinets as well.

Many fish food and medications to select from.

Qian Hu - Fish food
Qian Hu - Meds

Actually the shop itself is very big. However not every space is fully utilised. Some stuff are just thrown at some corners and some shelves are left empty. I can’t help but to wonder the level of maintenance in this place. I don’t know, maybe they are just waiting to restock.

Anyway, more display tanks in the shop.

Qian Hu - Planted Tank
Qian Hu - Discus tank

Conclusion

This concludes my trip to Qian Hu Fish Farm in Singapore. Now that I think about it, it is funny that I was there but I did not actually get to see the fish farms. It would have been much more interesting to see how they breed and raise their fishes.

Well anyway from what I have seen in the Fish Gallery and the Accessories shop, I would say that yes, the area is really HUGE and there are many species of ornamental fishes available. What is needed though, is better maintenance of the place.



If you intend to visit Qian Hu Fish Farm in Singapore, remember to go for the Fish Farm Tour. I think that will be very educational. I missed that this time around, so maybe next time. Singapore is not so far from Malaysia after all. 🙂

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