A mini aquarium can be the most fun!

Keeping a mini aquarium is one of the most relaxing hobbies you can find. Having pet fish around can bring about a very tranquil atmosphere to a room or office space. At the same time, maintenance for a mini aquarium is relatively easier than compared to the larger fish tanks.

Typically, any tropical aquarium that holds less than 7.5 to 10 gallons can be considered “mini”, and it does not matter if it is a fresh water habitat or one that holds salt water. It also does not matter what shape the container takes on, or whatever fish you might want to keep. If you are thinking about getting one for yourself, here are a couple of tips you might want to consider in order to maximize the use of your mini aquarium.

1. Always consider both the number of fish you have and the size of the fish in relation to the size of the actual container. One way of guaranteeing that your finny pets have a long and healthy life is to always calculate the amount of space each of them will need in order to thrive. How many times have you seen a mini aquarium literally crammed to the gills with fish or schools of fish that could hardly swim?

There is a very simple rule to follow here. Small aquarium means small fish and small number of fish; it’s that easy. Maximizing your mini fish tank does not necessarily mean getting all the fish your aquarium can carry. Rather, it is making sure that your pets remain happy and healthy for the longest possible time. The best piece of advice is to not overstock your mini aquarium. Too many fish will result in too much waste, a build up of ammonia, and unhealthy fish.

2. Choose a fish tank that is both decorative, fairly easy to clean and even easier to set up. With so many uniquely shaped fish tanks available, choosing one that will suit your personal style or blend with the room’s decor is a very easy task. However, make sure that the tank you choose will also be easy to maintain and that there are no unnecessary accessories or pieces of equipment included.

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