Shot glass or swimming pool - how large should your aquarium be?
It’s up to you what size aquarium you choose, but you need to take the following into account in order to provide a suitable home for your fish and invertebrates: The German Animal Welfare Act prescribes that vertebrates (fish) need to be kept in aquariums with a minimum volume of 54 litres. For invertebrates, such as shrimps, there are no provisions. In general it can be said that it depends on your choice of animal stock. If you want to keep large fish, such as angel fish, the aquarium needs to be at least 50 cm high and 100 cm long. If you want fast swimming fish, e.g. rainbowfish, the aquarium should also have a length of 100 cm, but it doesn’t need to be as high. Goldfish can reach 30 cm (!!!) in length and need suitably large aquariums. Please research the demands of your fish and then the suitable aquarium size for them.
Exemplary themed aquariums
We have prepared a few aquarium types for you. Have a look and see if you like any of them. As a rule the species and number of the animals determine the aquarium size.