About Us

 

Kyra and Roderick met while working at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford, CT in 2007. Since then they have shared many  adventures, traveling, rescuing cats, and collecting aquariums.

 

In 2017 the couple honeymooned in the Philippines, where they enjoyed snorkeling and finding common aquarium fish in the wild. Soon thereafter Roderick  put his dream in motion. He launched Fishin’ Rod’s Aquarium Service. The couple’s love for aquariums, fish, and cats adds up to one thing for fish and feline enthusiasts:  The Purrfect Aquarium.

 

Why Cats and Fish?

 

We both share a love for felines and fish. We got Leo, in September of 2008, and shortly after, set up our first aquarium. Over the years our condominium became crowded with exotic fishes and feline friends, How do two people, five cats, and eight aquariums full of aquatic life coexist in one condo? Fish tanks and cat climbing platforms adorn the rooms on all three floors. Everyone gets along swimmingly, most of the time!

 

Meet the Cats:

 

Leo

Leo

The first addition to the family, Leo is a big black cat with a tiny meow. He is shy, but lovable. He doesn’t like to rough housing with the younger cats. Leo was adopted from Protectors of Animals Rescue in East Hartford, CT in 2008.

Mylo

Mylo

We got our Egyptian Mau from Mt. Sinai Cattery in Woodstock, CT in 2009. Mylo enjoys hiking and chasing sticks. Once the weather is warm, he is always asking us to take him for walks on his harness. He also enjoys going for car rides. Mylo is the alpha of the pack.

Roy

Roy

Our wanna-be barn cat, Roy loves to climb and chase things. He was adopted from Project Purr in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2013. He is the smallest cat in the house, but has the biggest attitude. He doesn’t like to be petted or picked up, but he loves to play and is always in the room that people are in. Roy is the first to greet us at the door when we come home for the day. If you want to find Roy, all you need to do is look up and he’ll be watching over the room from the safety of a high cat perch.

Leo Minor

Leo Minor

Leo Minor was rescued from the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was found inside the undercarriage of a vehicle as a tiny kitten in 2014. We took him in, nursed him back to health, and within weeks he transformed into a beautiful sleek black cat. Leo Minor absolutely loves his humans, and requires constant attention. He isn’t shy about asking for attention either, his distinctive meows have earned him the nickname “Squeagy”. His big personality is rarely seen by others, because he takes a really long time to warm up to strangers.

Orion

Orion

The latest addition to the family, Orion was up for adoption at a Petco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2014. Roderick used to carry him around the store with him while he was working. Orion came to live with us shortly before we moved back to Connecticut. He is a calm and gentle cat, who is very soft spoken. He doesn’t meow, he chatters. Orion likes to help his dad out at work, so you might meet him when you visit The Purrfect Aquarium.

 

 

FAQ

 

  1. “Do the cats try to eat the fish?” The answer to that question is “no”. The cats do like the aquariums for two main reasons: One, they like to drink from them. Two, the lights make for nice warm places to nap on.
  2. “Don’t you need a lot of litter boxes?” The answer to that question is, “yes and no. We have the Litter Robot Open Air Self Cleaning Litter Boxes on each floor of the condo!”
  3. “Where did you get your cats?” See “About Us”.

 

Orion and Leo like to watch the fish swim around, but Leo Minor, Roy, and Mylo would rather watch birds out the window.