In 2003, Neal Tanner started The Fish Guy in Calgary as a way to offer clients a solution for all their fish and aquarium needs. His passion for aquariums and fish began at a young age. In his youth, Neal bred many different species of fish. He would then sell them to local pet stores to pay for his hobby. It was during his time managing a locally owned pet store in 2000 that Neal discovered there was a unique need for professional aquarium services from someone passionate about the industry. But also, from someone who had the knowledge and experience to provide the care and expertise needed.
By offering that expertise to customers at the pet store, Neal was able to build up his aquarium service business to become a full-time career. Now The Fish Guy has expanded to include team members in both Calgary and Edmonton. Since 2003 Neal has been able to turn his passion and hobby into a full-time business. He’s thankful each and every day that he and his team are able to do what they love as a career.
Through his work with designers, aquarists, and other professionals, Neal has been able to help his clients obtain stunning aquarium showpieces within their homes and offices. Working side-by-side with each client, Neal and his team can create unique and eye-catching aquariums that are vibrant and colourful, while maintaining a healthy environment for the fish, plants and other sea life.
Over the past 15 years, the company has grown to incorporate services and clients across Alberta, including commercial, residential, institutional, urban and rural clientele. His passion has never faded and continues to grow as he takes on new clients and expands his business.
The Fish Guy offers both residential and commercial aquarium services. No tank is too large or small for our team of aquatic experts. For our commercial clients, we can help you find a setup that will work for your business.
We can help you decide if a saltwater aquarium or a freshwater one is the best choice for the aesthetics of your business. From there, you can leave it in our hands and just sit back and enjoy your new system.
With our residential clients our services are similar to what we provide to our commercial clients, but on a smaller scale. Whether you have a five-gallon tank or a 20,000 gallon tank we can get everything set up in a way that works best for your home. Our team creates living underwater art, personalized to to each client.
The Fish Guy is also a full-service provider, which means once you’re a client you never have to worry about things again. We will provide supplies, any equipment you need; food, water conditioner, even the fish and the tank themselves. You’ll never have to go to a pet store again.