• Discus are very popular with advanced aquarium owners
  • The red flame dwarf gourami is a color morph of this popular tropical fish
  • The Pseudotropheus demasoni is a popular Mbuna from Lake Malawi

Home Aquariums

The Complete Online Guide to Owning a Tropical Fish Tank
Whether it is because you want to get an allergy friendly pet or create a beautiful focal point in your living room, aquariums are very popular with people all over the world. They are fairly inexpensive and help create a calming atmosphere in whatever room of the house you place it in. Whether you choose a planted freshwater tank or a marine reef tank, you will find that there are thousands of different species of tropical fish and marine fish available in the hobby. The hardest part of owning a home aquarium is not setting it up or doing regular maintenance, it is choosing what fish to keep.

If you are new to aquariums and buying your first fish tank, you will want to choose good beginner fish that don’t require much to keep them happy. These fish include Goldfish, Betta fish and even Angelfish. However, a more experienced aquarium owner might look at setting up a planted community tank, a cichlid tank or try breeding their favorite type of aquarium fish.

There are many possibilities with home aquariums and each option can have a unique and beautiful result. Whatever you choose, in the end, you will enjoy the beauty and tranquility of your own thriving aquatic ecosystem.

Setting Up Your Aquarium

Altum Angelfish in a home aquarium

Setting up an aquarium can seem like a daunting task at first, but the final rewards are well worth it. There is nothing like watching your own thriving ecosystem and enjoying the results of the time and effort you invested into it.

Choosing Your Aquarium Fish

A male Ngara Flametail peacock cichlid

There are literally thousands of different tropical fish to keep in your home aquarium, like the Ngara Flametail Peacock cichlid. The challenge isn’t finding something you like; it is making sure the fish that you like will get along with each other!