About Us

In 1951, Jim van der VEen and his wife (whose maiden name started with BAS) joined their surnames and established VEBAS Aquariums, which they operated from the backyard of their Palmyra home.

In 1997, the business moved to its current location in O’Connor, and today, under the management of new owner Patrick Smith, Vebas Aquariums has grown to become one of Australia’s biggest suppliers of fish, aquariums and related products to both the retail sector and general public.

We are proud of the reputation we have gained over the years for the quality of our stock, our prices, and above all, our customer service. We are a member of the Perth Cichlid Society, and are happy to share our extensive knowledge about fish and aquariums with our customers.

At Vebas Aquariums you’ll find all your aquarium needs under the one roof, including:

  • Tanks
  • Fish
  • Corals
  • Cichlids
  • Koi
  • Filters
  • Test Kits
  • Covers
  • NLS Buckets
  • Discus
  • Heaters
  • Aquaclear
  • Quickvac Pro
  • Books
  • Eheim Canisters
  • Live Worms
  • Live Shrimp
  • Light Units
  • Auto Feeders
  • Fish Food

Quarantine Room

Our custom-built quarantine room is AQIS approved and features freshwater and saltwater tanks, which enable us to import our fish direct.

If we don’t have what you’re after in stock, let us know and we’ll do our best to source it for you.

Our Fish

We have one of the biggest fish selections in Perth. Some of our current stock includes:

  • Gold and Blue Rams (local bred)
  • Pseudomugil Conniae & Furcatus
  • Celestial Pearl Danio (Microrasbora ‘Galaxy’)
  • Bleheri Rainbows
  • Corydoras Barbatus, Sodalis, Punctatus & Habrosus
  • Discus (inclduing goldens, reds, leopards)
  • Botia Sidthimunki (Dwarf Chain Loach)
  • Peacock Gudgeon
  • Filamentosa & Gold Australe Killifish
  • Halfmoon Fighters
  • Platinum Halfmoon Fighters
  • Marble Halfmoon Plakart Fighters
  • Red Dragon Halfmoon Plakart Fighters

We invite you to browse our website or come into our O’Connor showroom – we’re open 7 days.