What do we do?
C.E. Fish Essentials in short, is your one-stop-shop for nature-centric aquarium resources. Whether you want to learn more about the natural habitats of your favourite aquarium fish, buy authentic food and botanical decor for your aquarium or purchase some of the best quality literature available, here is where you’ll find it.
Who are we?
The company was founded in 2009 by lifetime aquarist and biotope aquarium enthusiast Chris Englezou. Nowadays, Chris is an avid explorer of wild places and documents much of his ichthyological exploration on the C. E. Fish Essentials biotope blog where he also collaborates with other aquatic researchers from all over the world to produce interesting articles on freshwater habitats including insights on rare and endangered species.
Well, since you asked… by 2010 Chris had established a strong presence in the aquarium fish food market and had become the number one distributor of discus fish food in the U.K with selling partners in various European countries also. After an extensive six year research period which included expeditions to the deepest jungles of Brasil, Colombia and Venezuela, and from the mountains to the mangroves of Southern India in search of more knowledge about freshwater fishes and their true requirements, Chris decided to take an entirely new route with his fish food concept and developed what is still today, the most authentically natural fish food available anywhere, Naturekind® Fish Food.
After being exposed to such pure wilderness and seeing how it is being gradually destroyed by the hour, in April 2017, Chris decided to take action and with the help of colleagues co-founded the Freshwater Life Project, a U.K. registered international conservation charity dedicated exclusively to freshwater ecosystem conservation. The aim of the organisation is to, with a committed focus, forge a more secure future for the aquatic habitats of our planet by working closely with governments, NGO’s, educational institutions, local communities and even within the fish-keeping hobby and work together towards a sustainable future.