A trip to visit Panikos Christodoulou of CH.A.KY Aquaristik LTD in Larnaca to discuss distribution of C.E. Fish Essentials foods in Cyprus
Last week, some of the team took a trip over to the mediterranean to visit one of the largest wholesale aquatic distribution companies on the island of Cyprus. CH.A.KY Aquaristik LTD is based on a large industrial estate in Aradippou on the outskirts of the city of Larnaca and is one half of two companies owned by Mr Panikos Christodoulou and co-managed alongside his son Andreas. The sister company is their equally large pet supplies establishment ‘The Scarlet Macaw Pet House’ and retails a vast array of foods medications, toys and other necessities for pets.
CH.A.KY houses hundreds of well stocked aquaria with a large variety of both freshwater and marine fish species including a generous collection of African Rift Valley Cichlids, large Central and South American cichlids (including a section for discus fish), loricariidae and a generous assortment of oddballs including freshwater moray eels, black ghost knife fish, puffer fish, albino clawed frogs and many others!
Standard of care, quality of fish and cleanliness of the aquaria were of a good standard here, even down to their Siamese Fighting Fish cabinet which contained a few hundred individual jars each hosting a Betta Spendens in good condition, with clean water and generally appearing happy (sadly this is not a common occurrence in many places). Alongside their collection of all the classic favourites there is no doubt this meticulous approach is how they are able to meet the demands of an evergrowing proportion of the aquatic retailers across the island.
Our visit here truly was a breath of fresh air and our continuing negotitations will hopefully see C.E. Fish Essentials products in wide distribution within the beautiful Island of Cyprus very soon.