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10 Best Aquarium Ornaments And Decorations For The Fish Tank

Updated on October 12, 2017

Whether you are looking for a bit of fun, or just something interesting to liven up your aquarium,  listed here are the 10 best aquarium ornaments that will add a bit of je ne sais quoi to your tank.

Fish don't have feelings because they have small brains. Some would disagree with this. They believe that a fish is just one big brain that is sensitive to their environment in every way. Watching fish will help you to understand that they are cleverer than you think. A school of fish, for example, will quite often work in unison and swim deep within a pond when a predator flies over. They are aware of their environment and the dangers that surround them.

With this in mind, why not make their environment interesting by adorning your aquarium with ornaments for fish to swim and play?

“There is a natural hootchy-kootchy motion to a goldfish.” Walt Disney Quote

1. Tetra Disney Aquarium Ornament - Dory

What a wonderful brightly coloured friend to add to your aquarium? If you are looking for fun, you won't go wrong with this Disney ornament - the kids will love it too! Why not welcome Dory to your tank?

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Tetra Dory Aquarium Ornament
Tetra Dory Aquarium Ornament

This brightly coloured ornament is an essential addition to your aquarium. Best suited within the context of a tropical theme, your neon tetras, for example, will be enhanced in colour. I have found this product durable, fun and is a fantastic addition to brighten any fishy fantasy!


Somewhere To Hide? Fishy Can Go Natural!

Amazon always have great bargain prices - that's why they always come top for best value!  Quick deliveries at reasonable prices - sometimes free!  You can't go wrong!  So, why not treat fishy to a hide-out.  It is true fish like a hide-a-way too!

Take a look at these!

2. Click For Exotic Environments The Caribbean Living Reef Aquarium Ornament

Exotic Environments Caribbean Living Reef Aquarium Ornament, Mini , 4-Inch by 3-1/2-Inch by 3-1/2-Inch
Exotic Environments Caribbean Living Reef Aquarium Ornament, Mini , 4-Inch by 3-1/2-Inch by 3-1/2-Inch

In the dark depths of your fish tank, there lies the darkness within a diverse splash of colour. Your fish will love you as they pop in and out of this coral reef. In conjunction with Tetra Dora, as seen above, I have found this complimentary. Try not to over clutter your aquarium, just enhance it with this living reef as a focus point, around

aquamarine oxygen plants and your fish. This ornament can enhance any tank and provide somewhere for your fish to hide.


3. Exotic Environments Skull Mountain Aquarium Ornament

So, do you want the fear factor? Maybe your fishy friends are more like Colonel Sharky? If this is the case, then frighten off your feline friends with this scary skull mountain aquarium ornament! Set your fish free to hide from kitty with this!!! This ornament may be able to provide a gothic theme to any fish tank.

Gothic, Scary But Beautiful - Welcome To Grey Skull!


If you have a 10 gallon tank, this is absolutely perfect for this size. Skull mountain can dominate, so less is more, in this example. It looks best, in my opinion, to the corner of your tank, surrounded by aquarium plants that move with the flow of the water, providing an ever changing aquarium tank environment. The skull feature is on both sides of the ornament, giving a 360 degree view from all around the tank. A fun investment!.


4. Magic Castle Kingdom Set Fish Tank Ornament Decoration

And then of course there is the very best of the best. Again, in the theme of the goth, try and set out a dark, mystical world for your fish.

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Pen Plax SKD4 Magic Castle Kingdom Set Fish Tank Ornament Decoration
Pen Plax SKD4 Magic Castle Kingdom Set Fish Tank Ornament Decoration

This 5 star product adds a wow factor to your large tank. This can be used as a centre piece - a worthwhile investment to the overall ambiance of your aquarium. Highly recommended!


5. Exotic Environments Ancient Stone Head Ruin Aquarium Ornament

Justified And Ancient

So, what about stone? Yes, at the bottom of every ocean there are antiquities! Why not do the same by adding these little beauties to your aquarium?

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Exotic Environments Ancient Stone Head Ruin Aquarium Ornament
Exotic Environments Ancient Stone Head Ruin Aquarium Ornament

Grace this beautiful piece of ruin with algae and moss, this ornament really looks authentic in stone. Click on the link and see the brilliant reviews that this item holds, including a great idea from a reviewer - check out the video by 'I Like It' for a great design idea that he used for his tank. Don't lose your head - moss it!


6. Exotic Environments Egyptian Vase Aquarium Ornament

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Exotic Environments Egyptian Vase Aquarium Ornament
Exotic Environments Egyptian Vase Aquarium Ornament

Overall 5 Star product reviews gives this piece a thumbs up for it's authentic look and durability. Although I don't have this piece, I am tempted to use this as a central theme when I revamp my 12 gallon tank. By all accounts, reviewers fish love this vase, whilst being practical, it provides a safe haven for happy fish!


7. SpongeBob SquarePants® Pineapple

Insane Aquarium Ornaments

...And there are alwayst the complete insane aquarium ornaments...this one is fun, bright and great for the smaller tank!

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Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Small 6 Inch Pineapple House Aquarium Ornament from Penn Plax – Durable Resin Safe for All Fish - SBR10
Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Small 6 Inch Pineapple House Aquarium Ornament from Penn Plax – Durable Resin Safe for All Fish - SBR10

Got a sense of humor? Who doesn't like Nickolodeon's SpongBob SquarePants? Made of durable resin that is non toxic for fish, this small ornament provides fun to your aquarium provides a sturdy base and can easily be cleaned with just a wipe.

The pineapple house is perfect for the smaller tank and provides interest for children to be consistent in looking after their fish - a very important point for kids to have a responsibility to living things!


8. Spongebob 10 Piece

Spongebob 10-Piece Aquarium Decorative Set
Spongebob 10-Piece Aquarium Decorative Set

Along with the same theme of SpongeBob SquarePants, this is a complete fun package for any aquarium, especially if you have a 10 or 12 gallon tank.

Kids love this brightly coloured set and is exceptionally priced when you consider that if purchased separately, you can pay around $100. The price is right, the product well made and the theme is loved by children and fish alike!


What About Roman Aquarium Ornaments?

Can't afford a trip to Italy? Why not create the Roman environment in your own home, not only for your fish, but you too! Yes, I know it isn't quite like being there, but, what the heck, it will be a reminder of things, perhaps, to come. Make your fishes wishes come true with these Roman Aquarium ornaments.

9. Greek Roman Stone Wall Marble Column Ruins

FantaSea Aquarium Greek Roman Stone Wall Marble Column Ruins AR005
FantaSea Aquarium Greek Roman Stone Wall Marble Column Ruins AR005

This hand painted, resin ornament has finesse and flare. It is non toxic and will not hurt the water in your fish tank. Your fish can weave in and out of the stone wall which will provide entertainment for all. Is it no wonder it is ranked within the top 10!


10. Aquatic Gardens Wet N' Wild Roman Coliseum Ruins Aquarium Ornament

Polyresin Roman Square Columns Aquarium Decoration 23cm by Classic
Polyresin Roman Square Columns Aquarium Decoration 23cm by Classic

This is a well made classic aquarium decoration that will suit any tank. It has a convenient size: Size Approx: L19.5cm x W15cm x H13cm in this durable polyresin material, making it easy to clean and is great for salt, as well as, fresh water aquariums. As part of the popular underwater kingdom range, this ornament will not disappoint you or your fish!


Wow Factor From Amazon - 10 Best Aquarium Ornaments Does It For Your Fish!

There you have it! 10 of the best aquarium ornaments. Pretty up your tank with only the best from Amazon. With fast shipping, reasonable prices and a great reputation, what is stopping you from giving your fishy friends the wow factor!!!

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      5 years ago

      Yes I thankyou as well! I want to share some info. Having soft rocks and/or shells as a floor for your aquarium is not a good idea. You never know if the fish could some how get stuck vertical under the fountain in between the rocks and long fins can get stuck under big things in the tank..especially a tank with a little "current". I saved my fishys life at one point maybe!

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      SAM ELDER 

      6 years ago from Home

      very nice done

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      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you Ruchira.

    • Ruchira profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      just as we like to adorn ourselves with will be worthwhile to have our fishes aquarium with these pretty ornaments...loved how you explained each of them.

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      7 years ago

      Really good one and really i appreciate your hard work.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      amybradley - thank you for your vote of support, much appreciated. These ornaments really are the best and most diverse around and makes for a pretty addition to the room space too!

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      8 years ago

      Voted up! I have some family who are way hooked on these kind of items, thanks for the tips. Plus, very nice page good looking work here.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Truckstop Sally - yes fish can put you in a meditative state, calm the nerves and lower the blood pressure. These ornaments add more interest. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Truckstop Sally 

      8 years ago

      I love the Sponge Bob pineapple. I do not have any fish now, but I love the soothing nature of an aquarium. They say watching fish lowers your blood pressure - unless they are aggressive (I guess).

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      mtsi1098 - you little rebel, you! *wink*

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      8 years ago

      if I were a fish, I would be hanging out at skull mountain...thanks for the gallons of fun :)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks annmackiemiller - these ornaments really are the bees knees... or is it the fishes fins? Thanks for stopping by:)

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      8 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      great lens - I like the jug best. From a fellow challenger, first time for me.


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