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Aquatic Pets and Aquariums

What’s the best freshwater aquarium fish combination? What size tank does a pet puffer fish need? Does an aquarium need to have plants? Uncle Bill’s can answer these questions and help you find the right aquatic pet, along with all the supplies you need to give it a comfortable home.

Best Aquatic Pets for Beginners

Fish habitats can range from a simple desktop tank to a saltwater aquarium holding 100 gallons or more. Uncle Bill’s generally recommends that people who are new to maintaining an aquarium choose a fish that’s low-maintenance – Guppies, Mollies, or Platies, for example. These are three types of freshwater fish that get along well with each other – in a large enough tank, they can live peacefully (in same-sex groups).

Looking for a Betta for sale? These smart and showy fish are also suitable for beginners. Female Bettas can share a tank, but male Bettas are aggressive and should not be housed together. A male Betta may be able to share a tank with Neon Tetras, because these small fish can outswim and hide from a Betta, should it show aggression.

Aquarium Care

Uncle Bill’s has everything you’d expect in an aquatic pet store: aquariums, filtration systems, fish food, and more. Our friendly associates can help you choose an appropriately sized saltwater or freshwater aquarium for your pet and provide tips on aquatic plants and fish tank accessories.

When you set up your freshwater aquarium at home, make sure it’s not in direct sunlight, as sunlight promotes algae growth. Once a week, change about 10-20% (depending on the tank size and number of fish) of the tank water, using a siphon hose to slowly remove water. Set that water aside and use it to clean the filter. Add pre-treated or R/O water to the tank.

Other Aquatic Pets

In addition to fish, Uncle Bill’s has a wide variety of water-loving animals: Fire-Bellied Toads, Sideneck Turtles – even Axolotls! Our inventory varies by location, so please contact us if you’re looking for a specific type of aquatic pets, or stop by one of our stores. Some popular benefits of aquatic pets include:

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Aquariums are great learning tools.

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Whether you’re an adult hobbyist or have kids interested in science, building and perfecting an aquarium habitat is a fun and exciting way to learn about nature and ecology.

Aquariums promote responsibility, but need not be demanding projects.

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Kids of all ages can participate in various tasks related to keeping their aquarium running, and often become deeply invested in the saltwater fish or freshwater fish they select. However, keeping an aquarium can also be a relatively low-maintenance hobby, making it perfect for busy pet owners.

Aquariums reduce stress and anxiety.

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Have you noticed how many doctors’ offices have aquariums? That is not a coincidence! Experts including the former Surgeon General of the United States advocate aquariums for their proven health benefits, including reducing blood pressure!

Read more on our Aquatics blog!

Aqueon's NEW Shrimp Items!

| Oct 16, 2018

Aqueon's NEW Shrimp Products!

Shrimp are easy to care for and can be very entertaining as pets! Aqueon's new shrimp tank and accessories are specifically designed for freshwater shrimp and plants.


Whether you are a beginner or seasoned hobbyist, this setup makes keeping shrimp or a planted aquarium simple and fun!

The tank includes an elevated base, hidden LED lighting, and a QuietFlow 10 Internal Filter made especially for shrimp as it includes an intake grid and pre-filter foam sponge that keeps shrimp from getting into the filter housing.  

The sinking shrimp discs provide the optimal nutrition needed by freshwater shrimp and other crustaceans. Plus, they are large enough to allow several shrimp to feed off of them at a time. These foods are formulated to mimic a shrimp's more natural diet and are boosted with color enhancers and Bentonite Clay for strong exoskeletal development and to aid with molting.
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The substrate is ideal for the shrimp's environment as it is clay-based and spherical in shape so it does not break down into compressed soil or lose its form. This also helps the roots of plants flourish and grow, making it a great option for aquascaping as well!

The Shrimp Essentials conditioner helps the water keep its minerals that are important for invertebrate nutrition but typically removed during the filtration process. These nutrients and minerals are necessary for the exoskeleton's health and maintenance.
The Shrimp Tank Plus conditioner neutralizes the harmful chemicals in tap water such as chlorine, ammonia, and certain metals. Specific elements are also added to benefit good health and coloration in your shrimp! 

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The 7.5 gallon kit includes all the essentials you need to get started such as the glass aquarium, lighting, filtration with carbon cartridge, 10 lbs. of substrate, water conditioner, and a setup guide!  

Right now until November 12th you can get these new shrimp-specific supplies and kits on sale at 10% OFF at your local Uncle Bill's Pet Center!

To learn more about how to get started with an aquarium, or to view our amazing selection of freshwater fish and saltwater fish, as well as other aquatic animals and accessories, visit Uncle Bill’s Pet Center today!

Uncle Bill’s Pet Center is an ethical, humane source for a wide variety of pets, including Dogs, Cats, Fish, Birds, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Reptiles, Amphibians, and other small and exotic animals. We are the premier pet store in the Indianapolis area, with locations on the east, northeast, and west sides of Indianapolis, as well as in Fishers, Greenwood, and Ft. Wayne. Uncle Bill’s Pet Center carries a large inventory of pet supplies, and is committed to helping our customers understand and care for their animals throughout their lives.