About Us


Tropical World Pets has been in business for over 20 years. We are a fish and reptile shop with over 7,000 square feet of aquariums, supplies, and livestock. We have a huge tank showroom with tanks from 2 to 265 gallons and all the supplies and fish needed to make them look great. Come check out our display tanks, whether you need ideas or just want to look.

We have over 5,000 gallons filled with freshwater fish. We specialize in Cichlids (Central, South American, and African) and odd and rare fish, but carry a wide array of fish from the old favorites to the new and exciting. Tropical World Pets has the largest selection of Freshwater fish in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.

Our newly renovated saltwater room has over 3,000 gallons filled with corals, fish, and invertebrates. From tiny reef fish to large predators, we can find something that will enhance your tanks. We have over 150 corals in stock including many that are cultured. Be sure to check out our saltwater display tanks.

We also have a 3rd obsession, reptiles and arachnids. The selection of quality captive bred lizards, snakes and arachnids is unrivaled in the St. Louis area. We carry many varieties of cornsnakes, kingsnakes, milksnakes, boas, and pythons. Bearded dragons, chameleons, geckos, and monitors are just a sampling of the lizards that we carry. We can not forget the spiders!!! We have one of the largest selections of tarantulas in the St. Louis area.