Top 10 Aquarium Pets I Am Interested In

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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It is time to get a new pet. If I had to choose a new pet it would be in an aquarium. I have never had an aquatic pet before and it would be the best low maintenance pet ever. Narrowing down my choices there is 10 that would be interesting. I am willing to pay for a good tank and learn about the animal I choose. This list of aquatic pets is in no particular order

10. Sea Monkeys

  • Once a week feedings
  • They require minimal care
  • If you shine a flashlight on sea monkeys, they will follow the light; essentially performing tricks for you.
  • Sea monkeys breathe through their feet.

9. Axolotls

  • These underwater creatures do best when housed alone
  • Need at least 10 gallons of water in their tank.
  • Native to Mexico
  • These pets can’t be handled because they don’t have any bones.

8. Platies

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  • Platies come in almost every color.
  • They are a great community fish, they’re very peaceful and get along well with some other fish.
  • A 10 gallon tank is large enough for 5 fish.
  • They need a good mix of plant based food and proteins.

7. Moon Jellyfish

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  • 95% percent water.
  • lifespan up to a year or over.
  • Interesting to look at.
  • Jellyfish can clone themselves.

6. Dwarf Frogs

  • These frogs spend most of their lives underwater
  • They have lungs instead of gills, so they do need access to the surface,
  • 5 or 10 gallon tank is best for these frogs.
  • One of the more low maintenance amphibians,
  • These frogs have no tongue or teeth, and use their front legs to shove food into their mouths.

5. Hermit Crabs

  • Kept in a 5 to 10 gallon tank
  • Hermit crabs do prefer to live with friends.
  • If they have a damaged or broken leg, it can sometimes repair itself when they molt.
  • They can live for 30 Year with proper care

4. Dwarf Seahorses

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  • Only grow to about 1 inch.
  • Lifespan of 2 years in captivity.
  • Need a saltwater aquarium.
  • 20 gallons per seahorse is the minimum for a pair of seahorses

3. Salamanders

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  • Lives in water and on land.
  • Salamanders are nocturnal.
  • Some live up to 55 years.
  • Feed two to three times a week.

2. Oscars


  • Oscars are thought to be one of the most intelligent aquarium fish available
  • One of the few species that can be trained to do tricks.
  • They can grow very large, very quickly.
  • One of the few species you can hand feed; they will often eat food from between your fingers.
  • Oscars thrive when kept in pairs.

1. Newts

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  • Newts have the ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, spinal cords, hearts, intestines, and upper and lower jaws.
  • All newts are salamanders, but not all salamanders are newts.
  • Newts hibernate in winter usually under logs and stones and in rubble piles.
  • They are typically smaller then 8 inches.
  • All of them spend most of their time hunting for food or lounging in a cool area in the shade.

 Looking over this list just now it is still a very hard descion. Some are bigger then others while some are require more maitence then expected. I am wanting a pair of two animals in an aquarium. I am going to do much more research before I go out and get my new friends.

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