Fish tank pets – What other pets can live in your fish tank?


Every time somebody utters the words “fish tank”, the first thing that comes into mind is a single or a large number of fish that are swimming inside a glass enclosure. This is to mimic an underwater environment so that it can be enjoyed by the fish enthusiast. However, while this is definitely one of the most common uses for a fish tank, fish are not the only animals that can be placed inside an aquarium. For those who don’t know, there are other kinds of fish tank pets that can be kept aside from fishes. Some of these can be used in combination with each other will some needs to be placed alone.

Shrimps – watching these creatures move across the aquarium can be a fun thing to do especially if there are many of them. Just make sure to keep the water in the aquarium level low to prevent them from jumping outside.  Some of the most interesting species of freshwater shrimp include red cherry shrimps, amano shrimps, and ghost shrimps.

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Snails – some species are considered pests as they will feed on your aquatic  plants destroying them in the process. Apple snails are arguably the most popular snails kept in aquariums since they are docile, bright, and fun to watch!  However, there is a huge variety of snails that come in such shapes as globose, discoid, conical and cup-shaped and a bunch of different color options.

Octopus – this is another unique kind of aquarium creature that can be housed by anyone who wants something other than fish. Octopi are marine organisms and will certainly be a centerpiece in any home!
Turtles and frogs – these are also great fish tank pets which require only a little amount of time and attention. They can also be easily moved and carried anywhere the owner likes.  As with all aquarium pets, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling your turtle or frog!

Crayfish and lobsters – these “giant shrimps” make also great fish tank pets as this provides a unique and different outlook for any visitor or audience.

As you see, there are many non-fish pets that can be successfully housed in a “fish tank”.  If you want to stand out and wow your guests, why not branch out and try any of these fish tank pets!


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