Voted Best Fish Store in Baltimore by the Baltimore City Paper!

The House of Tropicals


"If you're successful, we're successful!" - Jack Hresko, Founder


** We now sell R/O water. Both freshwater and premixed saltwater

lion fish at House of TropicalsMaryland's best spot for salt water and fresh water fish

The House of Tropicals brings you top quality tropical fish at reasonable prices as we have done for over 40 years. We have over 750 aquariums holding well over 1000 species, including many rare and unusual "oddball" fish . We specialize in the sale and maintenance of fresh water, salt water, and brackish fish tanks. We are area experts in tropical fish aquariums and we love to pass our knowledge on to fellow fish lovers.golden puffer from House of Tropicals

In addition to fish, we stock a wide and ever changing array of coral, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. House of Tropicals is an invert enthusiasts dream, with over 25 feet of tank space dedicated to coral and invertebrates. We also carry plants, ornaments, live rock, aquariums, lights, and everything else you will need to create a beautiful marine environment in your home.

Having such a wide variety of fish, coral, and inverts requires a wide variety of food. For live food, we stock Crayfish, Rosey Red Minnows, Guppies, Ghost Shrimp, DTs, Rotifers, and Reef Pods.

tropical fish in front of coralAt House of Tropicals, we don't just do fish. We are home to Maryland's finest reptile room, with everything you need to raise snakes, reptiles, and amphibians. We also carry small mammals and rodents, like hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, and mice (including feeders for the reptiles).

Garden ponds are another of our specialties. We have been in the garden pond business for over 40 years. We sell garden pond fish and some aquatic pond plants (in season). We so not sell grass, seeds, trees, or shrubs, or landscaping. Fish are our business and we know our business.

We also carry other pet supplies such as bird food and other small animal gear. We have no live birds and we do not carry dog and cat supplies.

The House of Tropicals is family owned and operated, and located in Glen Burnie, Maryland just off route 97. We are convenient to Annapolis, Baltimore, Severna Park, and Crofton, though we do have customers from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington D.C., and Virginia. If you like going to the Baltimore Aquarium, you'll love our store. Bring the kids or bring a date. Stop in, the admission is free.