Top 10 Of The Worlds Most Amazing and Unusual Aquariums

I am one of those people who can sit down and watch a fish tank/aquarium for hours on end. The countless hours inside Sea-Life centres looking at all the amazing sea life just swimming around and going about their daily lives. But what brings us here today is a very special breed of people who love watching fish far, far more than me. So much in fact that they have decided to incorporate aquariums in the most unusual places I ever thought I would see. It brings me great pleasure to bring you…


Top 10 Unusual Aquariums

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Amazing Facts About Fish


Aquarium Inside a Coffee Table
Aquarium Inside a Coffee Table

10 – Inside a coffee table! There are some amazing coffee tables out there that I would love to own and have in my front living room.

FACT: Fish might well be cold-blooded, but because their internal body temperature changes as the surrounding temperature of the water changes, they have been known to reach near warm-blooded temperatures as well! Cold fish, hot fish and just about right fish.

Aquarium Inside a Bookcase
Aquarium Inside a Bookcase

9 – Bookcase! What I really like about this one is that it’s not rocket science, the maker just has a normal fish tank and they have clearly built an entire bookcase around it!

FACT: Electric eels have been known to discharge up to 550 volts! They use this shock tactic to catch food, but also as a deadly defence tactic to escape.

Aquarium Inside an old TV
Aquarium Inside an old TV

8 – Old TV There is a little touch of genius in these, as it is not only cool looking but also a great use of an older TV set that has blown and no longer in use!

FACT: Arowana fish have been seen and studied to have the ability to jump out of the water to catch prey such as insects, birds, and bats at heights of up to 20ft!

Aquarium Inside an old cupboard
Aquarium Inside an old cupboard

7 – Door! OK, OK it is not actually inside the door. But it does give the illusion of it! And this old storage cupboard turned into an aquarium is a great idea especially when you use an old external door.

FACT: More species of fish are found in the Amazon River than all the rest of the fish found in rivers, lakes, oceans and stream in all of Europe! That is one very active river.

Aquariums Inside Office Desk
Aquariums Inside Office Desk

6 – Office Desk Nothing more says “CEO” than an office desk that is also a rather impressive aquarium! Although I have to say that it might well distract me from my work!

FACT: The female seahorse transfers the eggs to the male’s pouch, where they are incubated until birth, but this is not the only species in the world to do this as some fish have been known to do it as well.

Aquarium Inside Sofa
Aquarium Inside Sofa

5 – Sofa While it is very, very impressive this sofa / aquarium might not be the most comfortable thing you have ever sat on, with its hard edges I just get that feeling.

FACT: The largest fish in the world is, in fact, the whale shark which can grow up to a very scary 41 feet long! Might need a bigger tank for one of those!

Aquarium Inside Fireplace
Aquarium Inside Fireplace

4 – Mantelpiece What better way to cover that boring old mantelpiece than to wrap an entire aquarium around it! Not only stunning to look at, but it also creates a real illusion on depth.

FACT: The male banggai cardinalfish incubates the eggs in his mouth and continues to hold the young within his mouth cavity after hatching to further protect them. But while the coast is clear they don’t hold them in there, they spit them out!

Aquarium Inside Overhead bed
Aquarium Inside Overhead bed

3 – Overhead Bedside Cabinet. WOW! That is just about the only thing I can say whenever I look at it!

FACT: The Australia grunter fish is so named because it emits an audible grunting sound when handled out of the water. Wouldn’t you if you lived underwater!?!


Aquarium Inside Sink
Aquarium Inside Sink

2 – Bathroom sink It just doesn’t get any better than this stunning aquarium that is built inside a bathroom sink! Who says I have everything on my blog except the kitchen sink?

FACT: Feather blennies lay their eggs in empty oyster shells, but that is not the only amazing thing about these highly territorial predators as they are also known to use their strong jaws to snap up and eat small fish and crabs making them a very deadly predator.

Aquarium Inside Toilet
Aquarium Inside Toilet

1 – Toilet I promise you! I really do like to look at aquariums, but this one that is built inside a toilet is going too far.

FACT: Remember finding Nemo? Well, he had a leader, because in a group of clownfish there is a strict dominance hierarchy. The largest and most aggressive female is often the leader of the whole group. Maybe it was Nemo’s mum!

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