So you’re thinking about getting some goldfish. The good news is there are tons of goldfish-specific tanks on the market or ones that work for small or tropical fish! We’ve put together this fish tank for goldfish buying guide to help you choose the right one for you! Your fish will love any one of these new homes! Before we get started, here are some things that you should look for before you start shopping.
Capacity: This is how many gallons the tank can hold. Certain types of fish need more room than others. If you’re buying multiple goldfish, you’re going to need a tank big enough for them. This is important information.
Material: Fish tanks are made of acrylic or glass. Which material is best for your aquarium depends on what’s living in yours. Acrylic is lighter weight and usually less expensive, but it scratches easily. Glass is heavier, can shatter leaving you with a mess, and can usually only be made into rectangular shapes. Look at this information to help you decide which is best for you.
LED Light: Some tanks have LED lights built into the hood so you can see your fish at night and give them daylight-type lighting even when they aren’t near a window or other light source. You’ll both be happier!
Pieces: This is how many pieces come with the tank. Most come with a filter and cartridge as well as a hood and other accessories to make the perfect happy home for your fish! More accessories is a better buy!
Filter: Filters are especially important for goldfish. They’ll keep the water in your tank oxygenated so the fish can breathe a little easier, as well as maintaining the water and keeping it cleaner. Look for an integrated filter!
Size: This is how big the tank is, or its dimensions. If you have a limited amount of space, this is important so you can tell if the tank is going to fit. Otherwise, it’s good for planning out your space!
Now we can get to our fish tank reviews! We've researched and reviewed a selection of tanks to bring you the best that is specifically made for goldfish! If you're in a hurry, check out our top pick and budget pick before you swim off! They will show you what's available on both ends of the spectrum. The rest of the tanks on our list are pretty awesome, so stick around to the end! Find a tank that you'll love!
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Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019