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Friends In Soggy Homes

Friends In Soggy Homes Leicester's Premier Aquatic Store. Tropical fish, aquarium plants, pond fish, pond plants, fish health & advice. We offer a wide range of aquatic goods and expert advice from all our staff.

Operating as usual

Good morning! 🌞 ☕️ Lots of new arrivals in this week now on sale! Including these stunning Red Devil Angels. Weather loa...
06/08/2022

Good morning! 🌞 ☕️

Lots of new arrivals in this week now on sale! Including these stunning Red Devil Angels. Weather loaches back in stock and some beautiful, peaceful Indian Drapefin Barbs to name just a few!

We’ve also had a new delivery of plants including some JUMBO planted pieces of wood with Java fern, Anubias and moss. 😍

Also restocked on loads of cleaning bits and pieces if you’re having a sort out this weekend!

We’d love to see you! Open 10-5.30 😊

One of our beautiful new Koi Fighters 🤩#siamesefightingfish #siamesefighter #fighter #bettafish #bettas #bettasplendens ...
01/08/2022

One of our beautiful new Koi Fighters 🤩

#siamesefightingfish #siamesefighter #fighter #bettafish #bettas #bettasplendens #koibetta #malefightingfish #malebetta #fish #tropicalfish #fishtank #aquarium #fishkeeping #hobby #leicester

Nice little project for a rainy day? 🌧 🍃 Plenty of interesting pieces of wood, mosses and glue to keep you busy in stock...
31/07/2022

Nice little project for a rainy day? 🌧 🍃

Plenty of interesting pieces of wood, mosses and glue to keep you busy in stock!

#aquascaping #plantedtank #plantedaquarium #moss #wood #hardscaping #fishtank #fishkeeping #aquarium #aquaticplants #plants

Apple Snails 🐌 🍏 Fantastic, interesting algae eaters that are quite happy in tropical and coldwater tanks! #algaeeater #...
30/07/2022

Apple Snails 🐌 🍏

Fantastic, interesting algae eaters that are quite happy in tropical and coldwater tanks!

#algaeeater #algae #fishtank #snail #applesnail #coldwater #aquarium #hobby #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #leicester #leicestershire

🌿NEW PLANTS NOW IN!🌿Our new plant tank is under construction and we should only be a couple of weeks away from unveiling...
29/07/2022

🌿NEW PLANTS NOW IN!🌿

Our new plant tank is under construction and we should only be a couple of weeks away from unveiling it to you! In the meantime we are still having regular plant deliveries, but we are a little more limited on space!
That being said we are still taking customer orders if there is anything in particular you would like, please just ask! 💚

#plantedtank #plantedaquarium #plants #aquaticplants #fishkeeping #aquascaping #leicester #leicestershire

Someone’s clearly not a morning fish 😂😂#balloonhead #oranda #orandagoldfish #goldfish #fancygoldfish #fancies #coldwater...
29/07/2022

Someone’s clearly not a morning fish 😂😂

#balloonhead #oranda #orandagoldfish #goldfish #fancygoldfish #fancies #coldwater #fish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #hobby #aquarium #leicester #leicestershire

Just some of our beautiful pieces of Mojo wood in at the moment… 😍#hardscaping #hardscape #hardscapedesign #aquascaping ...
28/07/2022

Just some of our beautiful pieces of Mojo wood in at the moment… 😍

#hardscaping #hardscape #hardscapedesign #aquascaping #plantedtank #mojowood #wood #fishtankdesign #aquariumdesign #fishtank #aquarium #aquariumhobby #hobby #natural #nature #fish #leicester #leicestershire

28/07/2022

We love you guys ❤️ You've been in supporting us and the livefood has been flying off our shelves, to the point that we've had to get this weekends order in a day early to keep up with you all! 🙏
There's a fresh delivery in and on the shelves ready and waiting for you 🤗

#riverviewreptiles #livefood #crickets #locusts #dubiaroaches #waxworms #fruitflies #earthworms #calciworms #pachnodagrubs #mealworms #Woodlice #springtails

27/07/2022

Beautiful Ruby Tetra ❤️

#nano #nanofish #fish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #tropicalfish #fishtank #aquarium #tetra #axelrodiariesei #rubytetra #communityfish #communitytank #leicester #leicestershire

Freddie the Frontosa is looking for his forever home…Frontosas are beautiful fish from Tankganyika and are easy fish to ...
26/07/2022

Freddie the Frontosa is looking for his forever home…

Frontosas are beautiful fish from Tankganyika and are easy fish to care for providing they are given adequate space, decent filtration and suitable tank mates.

Please get in touch if you think you could give Freddie a home! 💙

#laketanganyikacichlids #tanganyikancichlids #cichlids #frontosa

Due to unprecedented heat in the shop (that’s only getting worse!) we’ve made the decision to shut at 12.30 today. 🥵 We ...
19/07/2022

Due to unprecedented heat in the shop (that’s only getting worse!) we’ve made the decision to shut at 12.30 today. 🥵

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will be back open tomorrow at 10am.

16/07/2022

We’re fully stocked up on pond fish this weekend! Lots to choose from, including some beautiful 7-8” koi 😍

#koi #koifish #koipond #pond #ponds #goldfish #orfe #tench #goldfishpond #wildlifepond #gardening #watergarden

✨Gold dust mollies✨Looking particularly lovely this weekend! Get their name from a beautiful iridescent shimmer on their...
10/07/2022

✨Gold dust mollies✨

Looking particularly lovely this weekend! Get their name from a beautiful iridescent shimmer on their sides. ❤️

#molly #mollies #livebearers #communityfish #poeciliasphenops #fishtank #aquarium #hobby #fishkeeping #aquariumhobby #leicester #leicestershire

Mimulus Cardinalis in flower this morning 🧡A beautiful plant that flowers right through till the end of August. A nice m...
07/07/2022

Mimulus Cardinalis in flower this morning 🧡

A beautiful plant that flowers right through till the end of August. A nice marginal for your pond, as it likes to get its’ feet wet!

#pondplants #mimulus #plants #ponds #wildlifepond #goldfishpond #koipond #watergarden #gardening #gardens #leicester #leicestershire

05/07/2022

Breakfast Bloodworms for our Apistogramma Agassizii 😍 really lovely colours coming through on these guys and girls!

#apistogramma #apistogrammaagassizii #apisto #dwarfcichlid #cichlids #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #tropicalfish #fishtank #aquarium #aquariumfish #hobby #petfish #fish #pets #leicester #leicestershire

Fabulous Anubias Motherplants in this week! 😍Anubias Nana and Anubias Congensis available. These are monsters! 🤩#aquasca...
04/07/2022

Fabulous Anubias Motherplants in this week! 😍

Anubias Nana and Anubias Congensis available. These are monsters! 🤩

#aquascaping #aquascapingworld #aquascapes #anubias #anubiasnana #anubiascongensis #aquaticplants #tropicalfishtank #coldwaterfishtank #fishtank #plantedaquarium #aquarium #aquariumhobby #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #hobby #fish #fishtank #pets #leicester #leicestershire

A lovely little female Ram this morning 🥰A pair of Rams are lovely additions to a medium sized community tank (70litres+...
02/07/2022

A lovely little female Ram this morning 🥰

A pair of Rams are lovely additions to a medium sized community tank (70litres+) they are a nice centrepiece fish, and are real characters with exceptional colouration!

Females can be distinguished by rounded bodies, pink bellies and a rounded dorsal fin. If you haven’t kept them before, definitely consider a pair as your next purchase!

#ram #ramcichlid #dwarfcichlid #communityfish #fish #fishtank #tankmates #aquarium #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #hobbylobby #leicester #leicestershire

How beautiful is this guy?! If you haven’t visited Riverview Reptiles in Sileby yet, we highly recommend a visit! 🕷 🐍 🦎 ...
01/07/2022

How beautiful is this guy?! If you haven’t visited Riverview Reptiles in Sileby yet, we highly recommend a visit! 🕷 🐍 🦎 🐸

The stunning GOLD Tetra, some of our new arrivals that are now on sale today! 😍A beautiful tetra with a platinum gold co...
01/07/2022

The stunning GOLD Tetra, some of our new arrivals that are now on sale today! 😍

A beautiful tetra with a platinum gold coloured body, they’re incredibly pretty and really striking! Photos definitely don’t do them justice. 😊

#goldtetra #tetra #fish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #tropicalfish #fishtank #aquarium #hobby #pets #leicester #leicestershire

Hard at work supporting our chosen charity Menphys! 🍸 #charitynight #supportlocal #localbusiness #localcharity #leiceste...
30/06/2022

Hard at work supporting our chosen charity Menphys! 🍸

#charitynight #supportlocal #localbusiness #localcharity #leicester #leicestershire

30/06/2022

🌸 New Pond Plants! 🌸

#pond #pondplants #pondplantsforsale #watergarden #watergardening #gardening #wildlife #wildlifepond #oxygenating #leicester #leicestershire

30/06/2022

📢 We will be closing at 5pm today to attend a Charity event hosted by Menphys, our chosen charity. Apologies for any inconvenience caused! 📢

28/06/2022

Lovely fish delivery today! Lots more to show you once they’re settled and coloured up! 🥳

#fish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #fishdelivery #newfish #leicester #leicestershire

Fish delivery day!! 😍😍Who wants to see what we’ve got in?? #fish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #fishdelivery #deliveryd...
28/06/2022

Fish delivery day!! 😍😍

Who wants to see what we’ve got in??

#fish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #fishdelivery #deliveryday #newfish #pet #leicester #leicestershire

26/06/2022

Beautiful snakeskin male guppies. 🌈

#guppy #guppies #millionfish #livebearers #tropicalfish #communityfish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #hobby #pet #fish #fishtank #aquarium #leicester #leicestershire

22/06/2022

Breakfast time! 🍳

I could watch our Corys snuffling with their tails in the air all day! 😍

#corydoras #corydorascatfish #corys #catfish #tropicalfish #fishtank #pets #fish #fishkeeping #feedingthefish #fishkeepinghobby #hobby #leicester

Happy Father’s Day! All you dads/granddads visiting today can have a FREE cup of coffee/hot chocolate on us! 😁 ☕️
19/06/2022

Happy Father’s Day!
All you dads/granddads visiting today can have a FREE cup of coffee/hot chocolate on us! 😁 ☕️

Now stocking the incredible Flourish range from Seachem… 🍃💚Not only do the bottles look super cool on your shelves (and ...
17/06/2022

Now stocking the incredible Flourish range from Seachem… 🍃💚

Not only do the bottles look super cool on your shelves (and we do like a nice bottle 🤓) but each one is packed with amazing formulations and tailored to your plants’ needs.

We’ll be doing a blog post on these soon explaining all the benefits of each one, but if you’re after any further information, drop us a message in the comments or pop in store and we’ll give you the lowdown!

#plants #plantlife #aquaticplants #aquariumplants #aquascape #aquascaping #watergarden #watergardening #tropicalplants #plantfood #fertiliser #seachem #flourish #plantsupplements #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #hobby Seachem Laboratories, Inc

📢Just a reminder it’s Father’s Day on Sunday! 📢 We have gift vouchers available in store in any denomination. 😊
14/06/2022

📢Just a reminder it’s Father’s Day on Sunday! 📢

We have gift vouchers available in store in any denomination. 😊

Sprucing up your pond in the sunshine? ☀️Come down and grab yourself a bargain! #pondplants #pondplantsforsale #plantsfo...
14/06/2022

Sprucing up your pond in the sunshine? ☀️

Come down and grab yourself a bargain!

#pondplants #pondplantsforsale #plantsforsale #aquaticplants #watergardening #gardens #gardening #wildlife #pond #wildlifepond #iris #lily #leicester

Sometimes single colours are the most beautiful! 💙#bettafish #betta #siamesefightingfish #siamesefighter #fightingfish #...
12/06/2022

Sometimes single colours are the most beautiful! 💙

#bettafish #betta #siamesefightingfish #siamesefighter #fightingfish #lyretail #fish #fishkeeping #bettasplendens #bettatank #petfish #pet #hobby #fishkeepinghobby #fishtank #aquarium #leicester

Our Discus are settled, feeding and ready for sale! These are in hard water and therefore no RO water required 🥳Super Re...
11/06/2022

Our Discus are settled, feeding and ready for sale! These are in hard water and therefore no RO water required 🥳

Super Red Turquoise, Blue Turquoise, Colbalt Blues and a lovely selection of juvenile pigeon bloods and other varieties. 💗🌈

#discus #discusfish #discustank #redturquoise #pigeonblood #bluediscus #tropicalfish #fishtank #fishtanksofinstagram #aquarium #hobby #pet #beautiful #colourfulfish #fishkeeping #leicester

⭐️Sewellia Lineolata (aka Tiger Hillstream Loach)⭐️We haven’t had these guys in for a little while and to be honest we f...
09/06/2022

⭐️Sewellia Lineolata (aka Tiger Hillstream Loach)⭐️

We haven’t had these guys in for a little while and to be honest we forget just how endearing they are! 😍

Often just bought as a humble, smaller algae eater they are full of character and great fun to watch! They can be kept in temperate (unheated) tanks and tropical tanks alike but do appreciate plenty of flow and should be kept as single specimens or in odd numbers in larger tanks.

#algaeeater #hillstreamloach #hillstream #loach #loaches #fish #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #hobby #pets #fishtank #leicester #leicestershire

08/06/2022

Stocked up on live food! 🪱🦐

Copepods, Brineshrimp, Daphnia, Bloodworm and River shrimp!🍴

#brineshrimp #artemia #copepods #daphnia #bloodworms #rivershrimp #livefood #petfish #fish #fishfood #fishkeeping #hobby #pets

Pretty little Harlequins 💗Such vibrant, peaceful and attractive little fish. They create an instant pop of colour in a t...
03/06/2022

Pretty little Harlequins 💗

Such vibrant, peaceful and attractive little fish. They create an instant pop of colour in a tank, and their shoaling behaviour is wonderful to watch!

We also have Copper Harlequins in stock too. 😊

#harlequin #harlequins #rasbora #copperharlequin #communityfish #fishtank #communityfishtank #aquarium #aquariumhobby #pets #hobby #fish #fishkeeping #fishkeeper #aquaticlife #leicester #leicestershire

02/06/2022

🌱 Fresh plant delivery 🌱

Fully stocked up for the weekend, including lots of misses, Riccia and loads of lovely potted varieties.

#fish #fishkeeping #plants #aquaticplants #aquascape #aquascaping #tanksofinstagram #aquarium #aquariumhobby #plantedtank #plantedaquarium #aquaticplants #underwaterworld #underwater

We are open as usual over the Bank Holiday Weekend! 🇬🇧 👑 10 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday10 - 4 Sunday
01/06/2022

We are open as usual over the Bank Holiday Weekend! 🇬🇧 👑

10 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday
10 - 4 Sunday

01/06/2022

🐼 Panda Orandas Galore! ❤️

All so different in both looks and patterns! Want a fish with character and bags of personality? Fancy goldfish are a great choice!

We’ve got a beautiful selection of Orandas, Ranchus, Ryukins and Pearlscales in stock now. 😍

#fancygoldfish #fancies #goldfish #oranda #ranchu #ryukin #pearlscale #pandagoldfish #goldfishlover #goldfishtank #aquarium #fishtank #fishkeeping #leicester #leicestershire

Need we say anymore?! 😂YES! We ARE fully stocked up with some beautiful pond plants, it’s like a jungle in the shop! 🍃😂 ...
28/05/2022

Need we say anymore?! 😂

YES! We ARE fully stocked up with some beautiful pond plants, it’s like a jungle in the shop! 🍃😂 Pop down and see for yourselves…

#pondplants #pondplantsforsale #ponds #ponddesign #wildlifepond #wildlife #nature #watergarden #watergardening #goldfish #leicester #leicestershire

🦎 NEW FOOD! 🐸 Suitable for Axolotls, newts, frogs… an excellent, high quality pellet that provides an excellent stable f...
22/05/2022

🦎 NEW FOOD! 🐸

Suitable for Axolotls, newts, frogs… an excellent, high quality pellet that provides an excellent stable food for amphibians. 💚

#axolotl #frog #newts #toads #axolotllove #dwarffrog #amphibian #food #petfood #pets #exoticpets #highquality #hobby #leicester #leicestershire

✨Otocinclus✨The most hardworking little algae eaters you ever did see… don’t be fooled by their size!! These guys are pe...
22/05/2022

✨Otocinclus✨

The most hardworking little algae eaters you ever did see… don’t be fooled by their size!!

These guys are perfect for planted tanks, community tanks, small tanks… just don’t add them to large cichlids tanks or they may become an expensive snack! 😢

They do best in at least pairs but ideally groups, where they’ll buzz around polishing every nook and cranny of algae in your tank.

We love ‘em!

#otocinclus #ottos #catfish #algaeeater #tropicalfish #tropicalfishtank #fishtank #aquarium #algae #fishkeeping #fishkeepinghobby #leicester #leicestershire

Address

111 Wanlip Lane
Leicester
LE4 4GL

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

+441162671661

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Another spotlight on another fab Leicester business... Today: Friends In Soggy Homes Established in 1980, F.I.S.H is a specialist aquatic store based in Birstall. Their brief was brill: they wanted the rebrand to match their approachable and knowledgeable attitude, alongside their playful and quirky personality. A fab combination of merging their brand personality and brand values. They also wanted to incorporate the rich 50+ year history. When we originally met, I held in my excitement of being asked for a playful, quirky design! What designer doesn't love to play? The new logo uses a quirky, vintage font and utilises the negative space of the ‘S’ to reveal two fish. Negative space is the perfect way to keep a logo simple but add a touch of cleverness to the design. The final flourish was to add the year it was established, as a proud nod to the business' heritage. It was a pleasure to be part of this journey and I look forward to seeing how everyone's local aquatic specialist grows. #graphicdesigner #graphicdesign #designinspiration #aquatics #negativespace #logoinspirations #brandstrategy #brandstorytelling #branding #branddesign #creativity #marketing #marketingstrategy #marketingtips #typography #typeinspiration #leicester #leicestershire #leicestergram #leicesterbusiness #andkarenhall
Massive Congratulations to the new look Friends In Soggy Homes if you need fish, aquatic plants or something for your pond they are well worth a try 😊
Hi, i rang this morning to enquiry if you have any umbrella grass, you didn’t, have you any idea when you’ll be getting some in ?? ###
Hi, do you have any fresh water crayfish in stock??? X
Hi, do you have any cold water algae eaters ??? X
Top shop best going love these guys
So, I bought 4 Leopard Loaches and a Beta (not from FISH) to go into my established tank. I explained the fish I already had and was told it should be fine (even though I know Bettas can be a little fiesty) I've kept small community fish several times in the past but never had a Betta previously. He seems shy and spends most of the time hiding. 2 days ago, I noticed a chunk out of a guppies tail and today came in to see a dead loach.... I have separated him in the tank presuming its him. What do I do now?!
Brilliant purchase thankyou for the moss balls mines perfect edition to my sunken battle ship theme
Are you still expecting frogs tomorrow? When will they be available to purchase?
Hi, do you have any red or blue platys? Thank you
Went in your shop today, young man who served me was very helpful with my enquiries, will definitely come back ... x
Hi , do you sell cold water fish such as danio’s and other verities ??? Thank you x
Do you think you will be getting any frogs in?
Hi guys, I used to shop at Birstall Aquatics around 27 years ago. I now live in Ripley in North Derbyshire, and i'm just about to set up a new Jewel corner aquarium. Ive just been looking at your page and it looks like you have everything i want, so i'm coming to see you some time over the next 2 weeks.... cant wait to see you all.
Newest member to the pleco gang
Been after these little gems for ages and finally got this young stunning pair thanks for your help and friendly service