Cumulative Years

Aquatic Finatic opened in 1995 and moved to its current premises 2 miles South of Northallerton in 2002.

Although originally more an Aquatic outlet with over 100 tanks and ponds of tropical, cold water and pond fish, the shop now has a thriving reptile and pet department.

Over the years the shop has built up a good reputation for giving helpful service and advice recommending products we have used and are happy with ourselves.

With the welfare of pets as the main priority we offer free water testing and spend time with customers to make sure that all new pet owners leave with the knowledge they need to care for their new pet.

Weekly deliveries of both dry goods and livestock ensure there is always something new to see and anything we don’t have we are happy to order if available.

Other services available are aquarium installations and maintenance, pond maintenance, small pet and reptile boarding, pet parties and educational visits.


Lin started the business in 1995 and has grown it to what it is today. She has kept pets all her life and has over 32 years’ experience of keeping fish, small animals and reptile.

Lin has achieved a City and guilds in pet store Management.


Mark our fish enthusiast keeps both marine, tropical and many unusual fish including stingrays and large predatory fish!

He has been keeping fish for 27 years and working with them for 16 which has gained him a wide range of experience and knowledge. He achieved a BTech national diploma in fishery management.


Megan who has been working with us for 10 years keeps many different animals including reptiles, fish and furrys. She is currently working towards an advanced diploma in fish keeping and fish health.

Megan has also achieved a BTech national diploma in childcare and education, which works well alongside our pet parties and education sessions.


James has been with us for 11 years and has a keen interest in reptiles. He keeps a wide variety including lizards, snakes and bugs.


Jack has been with us for 4 years and has kept both reptiles and small animals all his life, with the small animals being his favourite.


Saffron is Lin’s daughter and has helped out all her life. She also keeps fish, reptile and small animals and is always on hand to offer help when needed!