Fish supplies for the perfect aquarium
Aquariums make for beautiful features in your home, but they’re more than just decoration—they’re habitats. If you’re going to care for fish, you want to create an underwater environment that is both eye-catching and comfortable. Filters, water treatments, and heaters are some things you’ll need, in addition to fish food, which comes in many forms. Fish lovers: You’ve come to the right place. We have a wide variety of supplies so you can design and decorate your tank, and fill it with fish. This page outlines everything you need to know.
Fish aquariums and supplies
An aquarium is an artificial ecosystem. When you put it that way, selecting and furnishing a tank may sound complicated. Luckily, fish aquariums and starter kits come with all the basics.
Generally, bigger is better when it comes to tanks, but of course you’ll need to consider your space. You might also want a stand or better display, and a lid to keep your water warm and clean. Some tips for getting started:
Glass and acrylic are the most popular fish tank materials.
Aquarium starter kits include essentials that are usually sold separately.
Pick up some fish cleaning and maintenance supplies for healthy fins, shiny scales, and crystal clear water.
Goldfish bowls, which don’t require filters, heaters, or lights, are simple options for first-time fish homes—though water does need to be changed regularly.
If starter kits are not your thing, you can also opt for a DIY option. If this is the route you want to go, keep in mind that fish filters and media keep tanks clean, clear, and odourless.
Some filters are designed for smaller tanks while others reduce noise for nervous fish.
Fish care and fish water care items are necessary to test pH, nitrate, and ammonia levels, as well as treat parasites and remove phosphates.
Some freshwater tanks and all tropical tanks need fish heating and lighting to mimic warm oceans and the sun of hotter climates.
Check your tank temperature often.
Fish-only tanks require less wattage per litre of water than tanks with plants or coral living inside.
Of course, plants need light to live, too.
Every tank looks better with a bit of decoration. Mermaids and mushrooms and starfish, oh my! Fish decor and accessories are striking additions to any tank. Plants, miniature castles, and artificial rock formations provide hiding spots and stimulation for your fish.
Choosing the right fish food
There’s a fish food formulation for every species, so which fish food is right for you?
Picking the right fish food
Does your fish friend live in a bowl? Keep in mind:
Goldfish food and betta fish food are the perfect diet staples.
Bloodworms are a fan-favourite for both of these popular pets—they are freeze-dried, so they won’t make a mess.
Cichlids are a family of bony, freshwater fish that is very diverse.
Angelfish are one of the most common breeds found in fish stores. For these angelic creatures and their friends, consider cichlid fish food.
Tropical fish food comes in flakes, since these fish are surface feeders and light flakes float a bit longer. Tropical fish will also feed mid-tank, picking up all those bits eventually.
Bottom feeders fish food is entirely different, with both pellets and wafers available. You guessed it—these formulations sink to the bottom faster, where catfish, shrimp, and snails like to hang out and eat. Koi and pond fish food
Are you also keeping pond fish as pets? Koi and pond fish food will keep your backyard fish fed. And bonus: some are even formulated to keep pond water clean. Vacation fish feeders
Taking a trip? It’s probably impractical to bring your fish. Vacation fish feeders can slow-release food for the duration of your holiday. Then, come back home to enjoy your functional, beautiful fish tank.