I am Paul Parks, a Master Breeder as recognized by the Raleigh Aquarium Society, and the Society’s 2019 recipient of the Breeder of the Year Award.  I operate a small, not-for-profit fish room with 16 aquariums and have worked with over 50 species.  I keep primarily Central and South American species, but I do work with North American, African, and Asian species as they become available.  Experience has taught me clean water, proper nutrition, regular maintenance, and plenty of live plants is what it takes to encourage fish to thrive.  I keep my tanks clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.

Awards and Titles

Raleigh Aquarium Society Breeder of the Year
Raleigh Aquarium Society Master Breeder
Raleigh Aquarium Society Livebearer Specialist

Below is a list of species I’ve either already spawned or I am currently working with.

Ancistrus cirrhosus
Ancistrus cirrhosus, albino
Ancistrus sp. L144
Ancistrus sp. super red
Ancistrus sp. Wabenmuster honeycomb
Ancistrus dolichopterus L183
Aspidoras poecilus
Corydoras adolfoi
Corydoras aeneus
Corydoras cf. aeneus
Corydoras napoensis
Corydoras panda
Corydoras pygmaeus
Corydoras sp. CW009 green laser
Corydoras sterbai
Hypancistrus sp. L260 Queen Arabesque
Peckoltia compta L134 Leopard Frog

Characids & Cyprinids
Danio rerio
Hyphessobrycon columbianus
Paracheirodon innesi
Puntius titteya
Tanichthys albonubes
Tanichthys albonubes, gold

New World Cichlids
Amatitlania nigrofasciata, pink
Andinoacara sp. electric blue
Apistogramma cacatuoides
Mikrogeophagus altispinosa
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

Old World Cichlids
Anomalochromis thomasi
Julidochromis transcriptus
Lamprologus brichardi
Neolamprologus multifasciatus
Neolamprologus ocellatus
Neolamprologus similis
Pelvicachromis pulcher
Pelvicachromis pulcher, albino
Pelvicachromis silviae
Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor
Pterophyllum scalare

Gambusia holbrooki
Heterandria formosa
Ilyodon furcidens
Neoheterandria elegans
Poecilia obscura
Poecilia reticulata
Poecilia sphenops
Poecilia wingei
Xenotoca eiseni
Xiphophorus alvarezi
Xiphophorus helleri
Xiphophorus maculatus
Xiphophorus variatus
Zoogoneticus tequila

Clea helena
Neocaridina sp. blue dreams
Neocaridina sp. red cherry shrimp
Planorbella sp. blue
Planorbella sp. pink/albino
Pomacea diffusa

Pseudomugil luminatus
Sewellia lineolata
Tateurndina ocellicauda