Freshwater aquarium & accessories in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Benefits of freshwater aquariums
The freshwater aquarium is the most common form of home aquariums. One great advantage over seawater aquariums is that a freshwater tank costs less to maintain. In a seawater aquarium, more comprehensive equipment is needed to maintain the ecosystem. That is why a freshwater aquarium is particularly suitable for novice fishkeepers.
What is a freshwater aquarium?
A freshwater aquarium is an underwater world for keeping primarily tropical fish whose natural habitats are lakes or rivers. These fish generally need warm water. Depending on the type of fish, the temperatures are between 22 degrees and 28 degrees Celsius. The basic equipment of a freshwater aquarium includes a filter, lighting and heating. Added to this are the flooring in the form of gravel or sand, aquarium plants, cave hideaways made of wood or stone and accessories such as thermometers, nets, feed, fertilisers and care utensils.
Which fish live in a freshwater aquarium?
The variety of fish available for the freshwater aquarium ranges from cichlids to guppies, catfish and neons to discus fish. It is important to have precise knowledge of the needs of each type in terms of water temperature, water quality and other requirements when making a selection. If you are mixing them with other types of fish, please make sure that the fish can live under the same conditions and match with each other in terms of character. In addition to checking the water values and temperature, caring for the plants and feeding the fish, you should regularly change some of the water.
Where can I buy a freshwater aquarium?
You can find a freshwater aquarium in the Maxi Zoo online shop in various sizes and designs from well-known manufacturers such as Eheim or Juwel. Before you make a purchase, find out exactly what options are available for the various freshwater aquariums and think about the size of the tank. The choice of location in the apartment should also be well thought out: the freshwater aquarium must not be exposed to direct sunlight. Temperature fluctuations due to heating or draughts are also unfavourable. If you care for the freshwater aquarium and its inhabitants regularly, you will enjoy your own shimmering underwater world.