Cold Water Fish Tanks

Cold water fish tanks help and advice

Find the right tank for you

Our cold water aquariums are available in a wide selection of styles and colours ranging from timeless classics like rectangular tanks and bowls to sleek modern integrated cabinets. Within this range, you'll find many top brands including BiOrb, Aqua One and Fluval.

What is a cold water fish tank?

A cold-water fish tank is designed to hold freshwater fish at a cold temperature. Cold water fish like water that is unheated and are often suggested as a good choice for beginners as they generally require less maintenance and upkeep than tropical or marine fish. A cold water fish tank is suitable for a variety of fish species including Koi, Goldfish, Rainbow Shiner and White Cloud Mountain Minnow.

Why should I buy a cold water fish tank?

Cold water fish tanks can be much more versatile as they don't need to accommodate the same range of equipment that marine and tropical tanks do. This means that you can find a cold water fish tank that would fit nicely into every room of your house. Cold water fish tanks can be smaller than any other fish tank as well, so if you have limited room they can be a good option.

What are the main types of cold water fish tanks?

There are quite a few different types of cold water fish tanks ranging from those that are just aesthetically different, like our range of children's tanks, to those that are designed for a completely different function, like the Betta Trio Glass Aquarium. The other major difference in the range is between the tanks that include a fish stand with them and those that don't - even if your tank doesn't come with a fish tank stand, we recommend buying one separately to ensure the safety of your tank and fish.

What should I look for?

There are a lot of decisions to make when setting up an aquarium, from the type of fish you want to keep to how the tank will fit in with the rest of your decor. The important thing is to ensure that all the needs of any wildlife you home are catered to, including the tank's size, the aeration of the water, and the filtration of any waste. If your cold water fish tank doesn't have built-in mechanisms to deal with the needs of your fish tank inhabitants you will need to invest in some filtration and water management equipment.