There are many places to buy fish tank accessories available both online and if physical stores. I personally like Amazon.com and today, I’m going to look at some fish tank accessories or aquarium decorations that they offer. They offer a nice variety. A search for ‘fish tank accessories’ returns 569 results.
Keeping fish in fish tanks is very relaxing. It relieves stress and consequently can lower blood pressure. A fish tank is normally comprised of a glass tank, a filter to process waste and places for the fish to hide. It can also include something that aerates the water.
What is so fun about fish tank decorations, in my opinion, is how many fish tank accessories are available for purchase. There are so many styles and you can create all kinds of environment with all kinds of themes. There are a wide range of prices available too. You can create underwater kingdoms based on a cartoon that are actually very affordable or you can put together more expensive submerged ruins. Or perhaps you would rather go with the tried and true pirate theme.
These decorations usually serve a double purpose. First, they make it enjoyable to look at the tank. They also provide places for the fish to hide, which makes life more comfortable for them. The following are just some examples of accessories available. Keep in mind that these prices are from March 10, 2012 and are subject to change.
Sponge Bob SquarePants® Theme
SpongeBob SquarePants® 6′ Pineapple House Aquarium Ornament ($6.55)
SpongeBob SquarePants® Bikini Bottom® Aquarium Decorating Kit ($27.95)
Spongebob 10 Piece Aquarium Set ($43.99)
SpongeBob SquarePants® 23.6’x 15.7′ Aquarium Background for 10-20 Gallon Tanks ($4.24)
SpongeBob SquarePants® 3′ Aerating ° Bubbles ° Aquarium Ornaments ($9.63)
Marina Ornament Sunken Galleon, Large ($8.51)
Exotic Environments Sunken Treasure Chest Aquarium Ornament ($8.99)
Medium Pirate Treasure Chest Ship Fish Tank Ornament Decoration ($79.90)
Exotic Environments Treasure Chest and Palm Tree Bubbler Aquarium Ornament, 5-1/2-Inch by 4-Inch by 3-1/2-Inch (5.99)5.99)
Marina Ornament Pirate Skull, Large ($7.47)
Marina Ornament Ship Wheel, Large ($8.77)
Caring For Fish
There are many types and species of fish that you can keep. Fish are one of the easiest pets to take care of, in my opinion. In terms of daily maintenance, all they truly require is feeding and observation to detect any odd behaviour. This, of course, is part of the joy of owning fish and not a chore at all. Regular maintenance is also required to clean the tank and with the equipment to ensure that everything runs correctly.
The Most Common Fish Species
There are many fish species that are commonly kept as pets. The most popular fresh water species include: angelfish, barbs, Bettas, bichers, cichlids, Danios, gobis, goldfish (of which there are a variety as well) gouramis, Guppys, Mollies, needlefish, Pacus, Platys, small sharks, silver dollars and Tetras, just to name a few. It is possible to have a salt-water tank as well.
Keeping fish is a fun endeavor. It can help teach children about responsibility without being to arduous a task. It can also help with the stress levels. Last, but definitely not least, you can have fun decorating your fish tank in your favourite theme. It’s fun to shop and buy fish tank accessories.