Thomas Reich

Thomas R. Reich PhD

Thomas R. Reich is a fish expert with over 50 years of experience in keeping fish. He has written books and produced several videos on fish as pets.


  • Over 50 years of experience in keeping fish
  • ​Freelance writer and author of several books on fish keeping
  • Video producer of documentaries on fish
  • Contributed fish and aquatic content to The Spruce for over a year


Thomas is a former writer for The Spruce Pets, contributing articles for over a year. He grew up in the world of tropical fish, fascinated by all things involved in the hobby. He authored the book “All You Need to Know about Tropical Fish Keeping" for beginners at age 17 and later created the Aquarium Fish Advisor website.


Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Marketing at the University of Tampa. 

Awards and Publications


  • "All You Need to Know About Tropical Fish Keeping"
  • “How to Breed Live-Bearing Aquarium Fish”
  • “Egg-Laying Fish, Care and Breeding"


  • TV documentary “The Wonderful World of Fish Keeping”
  • DVD "Tropical Fish Aquarium"
Expertise: Fishkeeping, Freshwater Aquariums, Tropical Fish
Education: University of Tampa
Location: Orlando, Florida

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