Helping you keep your aquarium beautiful and healthy

Weird and Wonderful Creatures
to Keep in Your Aquarium

There are two ways to go when stocking your aquarium. You can design and stock a tank for beauty and color. Or, you can populate the fish tank with unusual and exotic specimens that are more interesting to watch.

I usually have tanks dedicated to each and some of my tanks mix the two. Right now, my main tank is a 92-gallon aquarium with small and colorful community fish including swordtails, barbs, and tetras. But it also contains a couple of more interesting inhabitants: a fire eel and a large freshwater shrimp.

The centerpiece of our 40-gallon tank is a fascinating teacup stingray. Balancing out the tank are beautiful but ordinary angel fish and rainbows.

If you, like me, have a taste for the exotic in the specimens you keep in your fish tanks, the sites below can give you some ideas and resources for stocking an exotic tank: