United Pet Group Aquatics is a manufacturer of aquarium ornaments. The company was founded by Ulrich Baensch, who initially called the company Tetra Werke. The company was founded in Melle, Germany, in the 1950s. Tetra developed flake fish foods. United Pet Group Aquatics now manufactures hundreds of products and publishes books about aquarium fish, reptile and amphibian keeping. The company also published books on water gardening. United Pet Group Aquatics center for warehousing and distribution is in Blacksburg, Va., and is the location for United Pet Group Aquatics' equipment research and development. Electrical products for aquariums, ponds and reptile keeping are engineered in Blacksburg for all global affiliates. United Pet Group Aquatics maintains a professional sales organization that is regionally based. Thus each sales colleague can ensure an ample supply of products for their distributors and dealers. Its customer service team supports the sales team. In response to dealers' inquiries, the company customarily supplies product information, point-of-purchase materials and informational literature at no cost. The company is a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands.