Well, I’ve said it before. Fish may not seem like the most exciting of pets. But don’t be fooled into thinking that you need unique fish tanks just to get your aquarium to stand out.
Your search for an aquarium for sale may have ended up with a regular old 29 gallon aquarium, or maybe a bigger 75 gallon aquarium. And that’s okay. If you’re like me, you can play around with your aquatic pets’ new home by investing in some truly unique and sometimes quirky aquarium ornaments.
I list my favorites below:
1. Petco Asian Gazebo Aquatic Décor
- Detailed Asian gazebo.
- Swim-through holes.
- Non-toxic, fish-safe materials and colors.
- Ideal for medium and large freshwater tanks.
- Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.5 inches.
- Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Look at that gazebo and tell me you don’t feel all Zen and calm-like. It’s a nice addition to any aquarium. Your fish will love going through the holes and playing within the gazebo.
Just a word of advice though. Wash and rinse this in warm water before putting it inside the tank. Not doing so may leave your water to become cloudy.
Also, this is a rather large décor, around 8 inches tall. So if you have a small tank, this may not be the best fit.
2. Exotic Environments Ancient Stone Head Ruin Aquarium Ornament
- Made with durable poly resin.
- Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 7 inches.
- Weight: 1.2 lbs.
In keeping with the exotic theme, here’s an ancient stone head ruin by Blue Ribbon. The entire thing is made from poly resin. I like how it looks nice and not cheap.
It even comes with a vent already so you can easily hook up your air filter through it. But perhaps the best part about this décor though is how it looks even better when it’s got moss and algae growing on it.
3. Glowing Effect Aquarium Fish Tank Artificial Jellyfish Ornament
- Made with soft silicone material.
- Attaches by thin invisible line and suction cup.
- Harmless to all fish (fresh and saltwater).
- Glowing effect under actinic lighting.
- Moves by water current.
- Size: 5cm.
- Weight: 1.6 oz.
- Available in 5 colors.
This ornament looks awesome in the dark. They also look very real and life-like under right lighting conditions so don’t be surprised if people start asking you how you’re able to raise jellyfish. Kids especially will love this.
At a little over $2 each, you can certainly buy a few pieces without breaking the bank. However, please note that the monofilament is very, very fine. Make sure you always check that it’s still properly attached or you risk having your fish become entangled in it.
You also need to ensure that they don’t come near your filters lest they end up getting snagged. Other than that, it’s a great conversation starter and certainly looks rather impressive on any fish tank.
Aquariums are almost like another room in the house, in a miniature kind of way. You have living things actually, uhm, living in them. And you can have loads of fun decorating the space (with the added bonus of the inhabitants not complaining at all!). You can even redecorate more often that you do your own living space as it’s definitely cheaper to redecorate a fish tank than your living room or bedroom anyway.
There are plenty of different ornaments available online and in physical pet supply stores.
At the end of the day, the only thing stopping you is your own creativity. Just make sure that whatever you choose, you still put the safety of your pets first and foremost. After all, you don’t want a pretty looking ornament that ends up just harming your fish.