• One of Florida's leading tropical fish farms since 1970, Imperial Tropicals is operated by Mike Drawdy in Lakeland. We specialize in breeding high quality tropical fish including a variety of community fish, American and African Cichlids, invertebrates and more.

Welcome to Imperial Tropicals

Florida’s largest freshwater aquarium fish breeders

Our 20 acre farm is host to millions of inhabitants, distributed over a hundred ponds plus hundreds of breeding vats housed in several large greenhouses.


A passion for the hobby for over 50 years

We've been importing, breeding, selling, and shipping freshwater aquarium fish and supporting the hobby in North America for over 50 years. We have enjoyed every minute of it!

Rare fish specialists

While we breed many common species, we love to focus on harder to find and harder to breed varieties. We often import wild fish from overseas in hopes of creating unique domesticated strains for the hobby.