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Holiday gift ideas for your pet fish in 2021 can brighten your season too. A red discus fish is shown here with green plants in the background.

admin    December 3, 2021   CATEGORY: Aquarium Maintenance ,Industry News and Tips ,Uncategorized

Pampering Your Pet Fish for the Holidays: Gifts You Know They’ll Love

Your dog is getting lots of new chew toys and tasty treats.

Your kitty is getting a charming new cat tower.

But what are your fish getting? You’re not forgetting about them, are you?

Don’t do that! They may be your quietest pets, but they also can make your day so much better.

They might not wag their tails in gratitude or be able to rub their foreheads against yours as a way of saying “thank you” for their gifts, but let’s pretend they can express these emotions. The holiday season is all about magic, after all, so let us help you make the season come alive for your wet pets.

Here are some great gift ideas for your pet fish … and maybe for yourself too.

1. Buy them a bigger home.

Now that’s one grand gesture for the holidays. With more room to swim and sway and breathe and play, they’ll appreciate you more than they know. As long as you have the space for it and maintain it properly, you really can’t go wrong with a larger fish tank, regardless of the species inside.

2. Introduce them to some new friends.

If you’ve been wanting to grow your underwater family, the holidays may be the perfect time to do just that. Most fish enjoy the company of good friends with traits they like, so introducing new pets to your aquarium may make life exciting for all of its inhabitants.

Bonus: You’ll be giving the new friends new friends too!

(Of course, you probably are familiar with the rules, like trying to choose livestock that are compatible, as well as slowly acclimating any new fish to the water in your fish tank. See this blog to learn how to do that.)

3. Decorate your fish tank for the holidays.

Buy holiday-themed decor for fish tanks, which will provide your livestock with new places to play. Consider decor the fish version of pet toys. Make the experience even more fun by changing the color of the lights in your tank, switching up the color of the gravel, adding colorful rocks, and, if it’s a saltwater aquarium,  introducing red-green coral into your tank

4. Pamper your wet pets.

You can’t overfeed your fish, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some healthy vitamins into their tank to shine up their scales and boost their spirit. Consider it a mani-pedi for your fish.

5. Modify their diets, if it’s advisable.

Ask me which foods are best for your pets. If you’re not already feeding your livestock the most nutritious foods, this might be a good time to consider improving their diet. More substantial and more ideal foods will not only keep them healthier, but they will likely keep your tank cleaner.

Your fish tank is an aesthetic element of your home, so remember to incorporate it into your decor this season.

Ask me for additional tips on how to make the appearance of your aquarium come to life, either for the holidays or in order to start the new year off just right.

TAGS: Aquarium Decor, Aquarium Design, Holiday Gift Ideas,

admin    November 24, 2018   CATEGORY: Aquarium Maintenance ,Livestock ,Saltwater Aquariums

Our Favorite Types of Coral for Saltwater Aquariums

Beautiful coral is one of our favorite elements of saltwater aquariums. The fact that they vary so extensively by nature is fascinating, and the colors, shapes, and details add exciting color and character to your fish tank. Because so many types of coral for saltwater aquariums exist, swapping them or adding new ones into your tank is a fun way to redesign your aquarium and give it a new look.

If you’re a new hobbyist, you probably want some of everything. At the same time, the many categories and subcategories of coral can be very confusing and overwhelming.

We’ll help you narrow it down with our list of the best types of coral for saltwater aquariums.

Best Types of Coral for Saltwater Aquariums

1. Leather Corals

Leather corals are suitable for all kinds of light and water qualities, and they are available in virtually every color under the rainbow.

Varieties of leather corals include:

  • Toadstool Leather
  • Long Polyping Leather
  • Rasta Leather
  • Yellow Fiji Finger Leather
  • Blue Devils Finger Leather

2. Mushroom Corals

Mushroom corals are strong and grow in many shapes and colors. They are fairly aggressive, so they’ll need a lot of space.

Some types of mushroom corals are:

  • Lavender Mushroom
  • Green Fluorescent Mushroom
  • Bullseye Rhodactis Mushroom
  • Spotted Mushroom
  • Mushroom Anemones
  • Disc Anemones

3. Euphyllia Corals

Euphyllia hammer coral is one of our favorite types of coral for saltwater aquariums. We love their color, and they are sturdy enough to last. For aquarium design and fish tank installation services, contact Seatech Aquariums.

Euphyllia Hammer Coral

Corals in the Euphyllia family are among our favorite for their vivid color and fascinating appearance, and they are easy to maintain. They have a variety of colors and do very well in reef aquariums.

Our favorites include:

  • Hammer Coral
  • Frogspawn
  • Torch Coral

4. Gorgonians, also known as Alcyonacea

Gorgonian Sea Fan and Soft Coral are pictured underwater. They are among the favorite types of coral for saltwater aquariums.

Gorgonian Sea Fan and Soft Coral

Gorgonians resemble tree branches or twigs. The soft coral is also known by the term sea fan or sea whip, and the individual polyps form colonies that can be several feet high.

Types of gorgonians include:

  • Red Gorgonian
  • Purple Bush Sea Fan
  • Encrusting Gorgonian
  • Bushy Sea Rod
  • Pacific Encrusting Gorgonian

5. Zoanthid Corals

Zoanthid are among the top types of coral for saltwater aquariums.

White Encrusting Zoanthid

Zoanthid corals are polyp corals that do very well in reef aquariums, and we love the flair they add to aquarium designs.

Some types are:

  • Rastas
  • Super Metallic Blue
  • Amazing Superman
  • Golden Oranges
  • Eyes of Jupiter

6. Small Polyp Stony Coral

Stony corals within the SPS family are also among the corals we prefer to use in our aquarium designs. They are strong, easy to work with, and a beautiful addition to your saltwater aquarium.

Some of our favorites include:

  • Branching Acropora
  • Montipora Capricornis

Contact Seatech for Saltwater Aquarium Design

If you need help determining the best types of coral for your saltwater aquarium, contact Seatech Aquariums. We’ll help you create or redesign a beautiful, colorful, and vibrant environment for your wildlife.


The best types of coral for saltwater aquariums will last a long time and beautify your fish tank. Contact our aquarium maintenance technician if your aquarium needs a redesign, for general aquarium maintenance services in the greater Phoenix area, or to have a fish tank installed.


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