Which fish can I put in the aquarium?
The Tetra PLAYMOBIL aquarium is a 54-litre tank. It is suitable for small tropical freshwater ornamental fish such as guppies, neon fish, platies, mollies, zebra danios, pygmy catfish and bushymouth catfish. If you want to set up a coldwater tank (which does not require a heater), you can add coldwater fish such as gold fish and paradise fish. The size of the aquarium also makes it suitable for invertebrates like dwarf shrimps, zebra snails and trumpet snails and for crabs. Always bear in mind that some species like to live in (small) shoals, while others should be kept only in pairs. Seek advice from your pet store on which types of fish and invertebrates go well together and in what numbers. The brochure enclosed with the aquarium also contains some initial information on possible set-ups and suitable fish.
Can I put fish like Dory and Nemo in the PLAYMOBIL aquarium?
No, definitely not! Dory is a palette surgeonfish, Nemo is a clownfish and both species are marine fish that require a very specific aquarium set-up, technology and water quality (such as the right salt content). Above all, marine fish need a lot more than 54 litres of space. They must also be treated and cared for in a very specific way and are not suitable for people who are new to the world of fishkeeping. There is a reason why a marine aquarium is considered a “higher form” of fishkeeping.
Can I put the Tom PLAYMOBIL figure or other PLAYMOBIL toys in the aquarium?
No, only decorative items designed for this purpose can be used in an aquarium. Please speak to your pet store, who will be happy to advise you and provide suitable decorative items.
Where can I find further information that children will find interesting and easy to understand?
The following link contains several articles aimed at children and their parents. They provide lots of useful information for children about buying, setting up and maintaining an aquarium: https://www.tetra.net/en/en/discover/inspiration/all-about/aquarium-for-kids
There is also a special landing page packed with games, fun and information about the Tetra PLAYMOBIL aquarium:
For more tips and tricks for setting up a (new) aquarium, see:
The Tetra Care System has plenty of useful information about water and plant care as well as SOS tips: