“My goal has been and always will be to provide my customers with beautiful, healthy shrimp as well as quality supplies that are needed to care for your shrimp.”

Our Story

Back in 2010, I found a tiny soft shell turtle in my back yard, about the size of a half dollar. I had no idea how he got there since my back yard was fenced in and there wasn’t even a lake or pond nearby. My guess is that a bird must have had it and dropped it in the yard as it flew over. I decided to keep the turtle until it grew bigger so that it wouldn’t get eaten.

I went to Walmart and bought a cheap 10 gallon aquarium to keep the turle in. At the time my daughter was a little over a year old and I put the aquarium on a low table so she could enjoy watching the baby turtle. Once the turtle grew to about the size of my hand I decided it was time to release it. I took the turtle to a local park and released it into a lake.

Because my daughter loved the tank so much, I bought some fish to keep in it. I had no idea at the time what I was doing. I bought some cheap pebbles for substrate and some fake plants. The light I was using was the hood light the aquarium came with and I had no idea about water changing. This caused huge algae blooms which made the aquarium look ugly and I just couldn’t get it under control. I decided it was time to get rid of the aquarium, but my now four year old daughter became very upset about this, so I felt I had no choice – I had to keep the aquarium.

Then I decided that, if we were going to keep the aquarium, I had to learn how to maintain it and make it look good, so I turned to YouTube. While watching videos on planted aquariums, I stumbled upon a video of a planted aquarium that had this soft calming music playing and as I watched, suddenly this small Cherry shrimp came into frame walking over a rock. At the time I had never seen such a thing and had no idea that freshwater aquarium shrimp even existed. Instantly I fell in love with the idea of keeping shrimp, but first I needed to learn how to keep a planted aquarium. After a couple of months and about $400 spent on the proper lights, substrate, and plants (which I had to keep buying because I couldn’t keep them alive) I finally figured it out.

I bought some small community fish to stock the tank but couldn’t figure out how or where to find shrimp to buy. I finally found a local pet store that had some cherry shrimp but now I needed another aquarium. One night while walking my dog very late I noticed a 2 or 3 gallon plastic aquarium in someone’s garbage at the curb, and that became my first ever shrimp tank. After a couple of months, the shrimp began breeding and before I knew it I had about 80 Cherry shrimp in this tiny tank. I soon learned how to sell the shrimp on eBay, just for the purpose of buying more shrimp! This was in 2013 and I have been selling on eBay ever since. In 2019 I created my first website and Terry’s Shrimp Shop was born.

In 2023 I decided to have our website redone (by a professional) and changed the company name to Seek Aquatics to pay tribute to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. One day when Jesus went to be alone to pray, his followers asked how they would find him. Jesus turned to them and simply said “seek and you shall find” meaning all who search for him with a desire to know him would simply have to seek him out and they will find him.

Currently (2023) I have close to 70 tanks in my home that are breeding shrimp. All the shrimp I sell are USA bred, right here in my home. My goal has been and always will be to provide my customers with beautiful, healthy shrimp as well as quality supplies that are needed to care for your shrimp. Being such a small business, I work directly with all of my customers and am always willing to help if you should experience any issues, even if you are not buying anything.

Terry Blake,
Owner & Founder