Best Fish Farms in South Florida

Collecting and building fish tanks has been a hobby for many generations. Today, people show their lively, beautiful tanks on Instagram and TikTok and encourage others to join the fun. In South Florida, there is a huge community of people who partake of this popular hobby/business. This list includes the best saltwater and freshwater fish farms in Miami-Dade County for both beginners and experts.

Miami Fish Garden and Hatchery koi pond courtesy of Roberto Cruz owner of Miami Fish Garden and Hatchery.

Miami Fish Garden and Hatchery
19712 NE 13th Place
Miami, FL 33179

Founded in 2011 by Roberto E. Cruz, the Miami Fish Garden and Hatchery is like no other farm. This family-owned business is run in the backyard of Cruz’s North Miami Beach home. It holds some of the largest fish in Miami, koi, that are up to 20 inches in length and weigh 35 pounds. Cruz specializes in breeding and hatching koi imported from Japan. He has all types of koi such as kohaku, shushui, utsuri and soragi. This hatchery also sells goldfish, cichlids and tilapia. Prices vary depending on the size and quality of the fish. They range in price from $200 to $5000. They are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are closed every Monday. To visit you can call and make an appointment or purchase fish through their website.

Courtesy of Angels Hatchery. Angel holding two african cichlids

Angels Hatchery
16375 SW 256 St
Homestead, FL 33031
(305) 248-7777

Angels Hatchery is a massive store that provides everything for hobbyists that are interested in building a freshwater pond. This hatchery was established in 1972. They have stocked lakes, ponds, and aquariums. They have provided fish for the Miami Metro Zoo. They sell all types of products such as pond pumps, filters, ultraviolet sterilizers and aerators. Offering the best quality foods for your fish as well. Unfortunately, they can be a bit pricey when it comes to their utilities. Since this farm caters to building ponds they sell food in bulk. This hatchery carries about 14 different species of fish including tortoises and decor for your pond such as water lilies or pond plants. The prices vary depending on the fish. If interested, you must call and make an appointment. They are open everyday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Courtesy of SummerLand Tropical Fish Farm

Summerland Tropical Fish Farm
13955 SW 248th ST,
Homestead, FL 33032

Summerland Tropical Fish Farm isn’t the prettiest fish farm on this list, but it has a great selection of fish to choose from. This farm has massive concrete tubs filled with fish to purchase. They provide all sorts of species from monster fish to smaller fish like bettas. This is a nice place for anyone building smaller tanks of community fish. They sell freshwater fish, good quality food and plants for your tank. They also sell really unique pieces of driftwood to decorate your tank. The fish are sold at a fair price. Since some of these fish are kept in concrete tubs they might not be the healthiest. You might take home a sick fish which could lead to future problems for a thriving tank. Yet, taking home fish without the ich will be a great addition to your tank. Summerland Tropical Fish Farm is open on Thursday through Sunday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Courtesy of Redlands Tropical Fish Farm.

Redlands Tropical Fish Farm Inc
17880 SW 232nd St,
Miami, FL 33170

The Redlands Tropical Fish Farm Inc is a nice place to find smaller fish for smaller tanks. What makes this place so great is that you can purchase community fish for smaller tanks or aquariums. They have just about every community fish you can think of. Angelfish, neons, guppies and tetras they have it all. This shop is by far the most fair when it comes to prices. Betta’s start at $4.99 and calico oranda goldfish go for about $16. They have a very unique variety of fish, shrimp, and frogs. They provide a very small amount of koi fish for a low price of $34. They are only open on Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo by Omar J. Cabrera/Caplin News

The Neighborhood Fish Farm
12150 SW 45th St.
Miami, Fl, 33175

The Neighborhood Fish Farm is by far the largest in Miami. They have over 200 species from around the world. They were established in 1971 and are currently owned by Orion Bradwell. This farm is unique because it is hidden in the suburbs of Kendall. Graffiti of beautiful koi and betta fish decorates their walls. They have a wide variety of shrimp, bettas, guppies, and tetras. This is a great place to find beautiful fish for a very low price. They offer great deals and allow you to purchase fish in bulk. You can purchase 10 neon fish for $15. They have beautiful live plants and decor for a tank at an extremely low price. They offer a variety of koi fish and monster fish towards the back of the store. They have plenty to offer for anyone starting a new tank of any size. Lastly, they sell T-shirts and hats – and when you buy one, you get 10 percent off your purchase every time you wear them at the shop. The Neighborhood Fish Farm is open everyday at 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Omar J. Cabrera, 26, currently studying journalism at FIU. He has been collecting comic books at the age of 12 and is an aspiring reporter.