I’m Alex K. Worley, the co-founder and one of the main creators of the aquarium and fish care guides on Fishparlor.
I grew up in Georgia but I live in Kent, Washington. My aquarium and fishkeeping hobby started in 1995 when I was just 9 years old. My dad adopted and brought home three guppies that were displaced following the closure of Georgia Pacific’s paper mill in Calhoun, Georgia, that year. I began to look after the fish and learned a lot from the pet store guy who came home on a weekly basis to check the aquarium’s chemistry, cycle the tank, and replenish the fish’s food.
My work during that year was mostly to stare at the fish in awe and feed them the pellets strictly per my instructions. A few years later, I’d learned a lot of skills and started a bigger community tank with multiple species of fish and snails in it.
Today, I help aquarium hobbyists care for their fish and maintain their aquariums through volunteered free consultations and paid maintenance visits.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Andrew College in Georgia, and I spend a lot of my time gardening, tending to my ecosystem fish pond (thanks to Waterscapes Northwest in Kent, WA), and tending to my two aquariums.
I write aquarium fish care guides on Fishparlor to share the knowledge and experiences I’ve gathered in the hobby for over 28 years.
PS: I became a Certified Master Gardener in 2019 and having also volunteered as a gardener and plant care expert at the Outback Nursery in Baxley, Appling County, Georgia in 2011, I grew my love for gardening. I share this knowledge on a website that I own, Gardenine. If you’re a fan of houseplants and backyard gardening, you can check out my articles there.
What You’ll Find on Fishparlor
On this website, I share my knowledge, experiences, and expert tips to help both experienced and beginner aquarists start and maintain their aquariums successfully (without killing fish).
Here are some of my articles that readers love: