Love what you see?

At Georgia Aquarium, we believe that seeing amazing aquatic animals up close can foster emotional connections with the natural world that can last a lifetime and inspire stewardship for the ocean. Thousands of guests come through our doors every day, and we hope that all will feel a greater connection to the aquatic world after their visit. Some may even leave inspired to try keeping fish at home! Keeping a home fish tank can be a fun and rewarding pastime, but there are a few things to consider before diving in.

We’ve partnered with Mars Fishcare and the API brand to help bring your dreams to life in your home.

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First Things First

The first step is to choose what kind of home tank you want to keep. Some examples are tropical or coldwater, freshwater or salt.

Here is a more in-depth look at choosing the right home aquarium for you.

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How to Dive In

Resources like API Fishcare are here to help you with all aspects of keeping fish at home including:

  • Choosing the right aquarium for your home
  • Necessary equipment and accessories, like filtration and lighting
  • How to create your aquascape and prep your aquarium for adding fish
  • How many individual fish in a tank
  • How to choose compatible species
  • The importance of water changes and ongoing maintenance for a healthy aquarium
  • Tips on feeding your fish, water quality, and the importance of testing
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