About Aquarium Illusions

Kenji Kawabata

Kenji Kawabata, BS in Ichthyology (fish biology), owns Aquarium Illusions and has been maintaining award-winning aquariums in the Tampa Bay area for over 15 years.

    • He has over six years experience working and volunteering at the Florida Aquarium where Mr. Kawabata created a display for their AquariuMania exhibit, which closed a few years ago.
    • He also worked for a tropical fish importer and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
    • For seventeen consecutive years (1997-2013) he won the Grand Champion Award (and many others) at the Florida State Fair for the Aquarium Beautiful Competition for both saltwater and freshwater aquariums.