To ensure your fish feel safe and have proper hiding places, you can introduce different types
of aquarium ornaments, either natural or artificial. An empty tank can put unnecessary stress on the fish.
Adding ornaments can be for aesthetic reasons too as you can hide equipment behind them and even
cover up the air stones.
The great thing about ornaments is that they are easily affordable, are easy to maintain and
there is a large variety available to match any taste.
Artificial plants are usually made from either plastic or silk and greatly resemblance the real
thing, but are less trouble to maintain. They serve as hiding paces for the fish, can camouflage the equipment. You
simply put them into the gravel, and the only time you need take them out is to clean them.
Fancy Plants and Sea Garden
They provide a realistic environment, are perfect places for the fish to hide, and give the
aquarium a natural lush look. The material used for these types of plants is silk or sometimes silk-alike material
that is completely non-toxic. They resemble a lot of freshwater or marine plants and accompany other plants or
ornaments but can have the same charm even alone.
Penn Plax Aqua Plants and Plus Artificial
Both of them are artificial plants which have an incredible resemblance to the live ones
especially to freshwater marine plants. The material used for these ornaments is non-toxic and they are suitable
for all types of aquariums. There is also a huge variety to choose from in excess of 200 examples.
Water Wonders Artificial Plants and
Made out of non-toxic plastic, they last longer than the natural ones and also have the
advantage of movement like real plants do. They provide hiding places for the fish and are very easy to fix them to
the gravel as they come with a special base that enables their secure placement.
Red Sea Edible Plants
This ornaments are also edible as they are made out of dehydrated seaweed, they are soft and can
be considered as a snack for herbivorous fish.
Blue Ribbon Jungle
Like other artificial plants, these are non-toxic and look incredibly realistic. Because they
have attachments they look even more natural and give you the impression that there is more than just one
Genuine Aquarium Driftwood
These types of ornaments come in various shapes and colors are completely natural and have the
advantage that some fish like to snack on them. Before introducing them to your aquarium you must remove any acidic
tannins and then boil them for a couple of hours.
Never to use driftwood made for reptile tanks, the chemicals they contain may be lethal for your
fish, and try to keep away from your tank also the driftwood you can find yourself, you might have the surprise of
rooting in your tank if it is not seasoned.