Dr. Richard Peter (PhD in Fisheries)
"Aquarium is the source of life in a lifeless world!!"
Blessings Aquarium (Best Aquarium Store in Pune | India) is an idea of two Fishkeeping devotees Dr. Richard Peter ( Founder ) and Dr. Aditee Kashikar (Co-Founder) . Their passion for Fishkeeping encouraged them to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries. While studying for Master’s Degree they started their own Shop in 2002 at Nagpur.
Realizing that people in our country are lacking behind having nearly zero knowledge about Fishkeeping. They started a revolution by swimming deep into Fishkeeping Ocean.
After a year of research and study, Richard and Aditee started seeking help from Banks to start Blessing Aquarium in Pune. From making Project Report to building the actual Project was the first Milestone of Blessings Aquarium.
Aditee and Richard completed training from MCED ( Maharashtra Center of Entrepreneurship Development) and became Certified Aquarists.
In the early 2000s people in India were aware of Gold Fishes and Angel Fishes. But that was the only reach of pet fishes in India. Blessings Aquarium introduced Exotic Import of Fishes in 2006.
Aditee (Co-Founder) thought, ” Why to keep the knowledge to ourselves? “. So she started Vocational Batches about Fisheries offline. These batches helped a lot of people around the globe to gain immense knowledge about Fisheries.
We started importing Saltwater fish/ Marine fish and we have an exotic collection of Marine Fish. Yellow Tang, Angelfish, etc.
Blessings Aquarium held India’s First Live Jelly Fish Exhibition. Discus Fish, Clown Fish, Yellow Tang, Marine Tang have also robbed the attention of the crowd. This exhibition was covered in Pune Mirror on 6th November 2013.
We started importing Aquariums, Fish Tanks, Filters, Air Pumps, LED lights, Rotary Pumps, and Plantation Tools from other countries. Which made Blessings Aquarium make a mark in Dry Accessories Import.
Sticking offline and not reaching people in large scope was somewhere in my mind. Aditee later thought of getting in touch with people via YouTube to help Fish Hobbyist. Today Blessings Aquarium is a family of 11.5k+ subscribers.
Blessings Aquarium has attended the 3 days “Budding Entrepreneur Program” at IIM Bangalore and has been awarded ADVANCED level by IIM Bangalore’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summit.
Blessings Aquarium Founders completed their Ph.D. in Fisheries which makes them Certified Aquarist with Ph.D. to run Aquarium Store.
Blessings Aquarium have been in business from 2006, and was founded by Dr. Richard Peter and Dr. Aditee Kashikar; built by professional ICHTHYOLOGISTS and CERTIFIED AQUARISTS for aquarium hobbyists. The main objective of Blessings has since been to provide its clients with quarantined and well-conditioned live ornamental freshwater and marine fish, invertebrates, aquatic plants, and to culture a sense of responsible fish keeping in Aquarists for maintaining their fish and aquariums in pristine conditions.
Blessings Aquarium takes pride in delivering the industry’s finest fish and fish aquarium at the most competitive and reasonable rates. We have supreme and talented employees who are always ready to help with their knowledge and hard work. Our employees are dedicated to achieving the company’s goals by delivering outstanding services.
Over the years, we have satisfied a large number of clients with beautiful fishes and advanced aquariums. We have a wide range of excellent quality and healthy food for fish. It is our duty to keep your fish healthy and give you all the necessary details about their nature, for which, we have employed some of the best intelligent people in our company.
“We take pride in our work”
"I believe Aquariums make us realize how beautiful silence is with a vibrant visual"
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