Plastic fish bowls are a preferred choice of many pet owners because they make great habitat for pet fish if maintained regularly.
Fish bowls tend to require more maintenance than other fish tanks because they aren’t bigger. Now this may sound surprising to many. Why do they require more maintenance if they are smaller in size? This is because you have to manually discharge water and other waste since most fish bowls do not have space for a filter.
It should also be noted that only a few specific fish are suitable to live inside fish bowls. Normally, plastic fish bowls have capacity for 1 - 10 gallons and the water needs to be drained every two days and filled with fresh water so that it doesn’t become toxic and the fish stay healthy.
Fish that are suitable for fish bowls are bettas, guppies, goldfish, tetras, Corydoras and Danios because they are small and non-violent.
Without further ado, let’s have a look at 5 large plastic fish bowls perfect for small fish owners:
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Capacity: 2 Gallon
This fish bowl is perfect for beginners who have no experience of how to maintain large fish tanks. This 2 gallon fish bowl is easy to maintain and one can also enhance its aesthetics by adding plants and gravel inside.
The plastic from which this fish bowl is composed of is highly durable and doesn’t crack or break easily and is ideal for fish to live in as the diameter of the bowl is around 9.8 inches.
This is one great plastic fish bowl that can accommodate 2 - 3 small fishes easily. Draining and filling water is easy as the bowl is very light. However, the sticker that comes attached to the bowl is very difficult to remove.
You’ll need to soak a towel in vinegar and place on top of it for a few hours and scrub it off with magic eraser to get rid of it. Other than that, it is one of the best large plastic fish bowls on the market to buy.
Capacity: 1.5 Gallon
If you’re looking for a plastic fish bowl that serves as a top notch underwater environment for your pet fish then KollerCraft is your best bet.
While there are many plastic fish bowls out there but they lack durability and break easily. Such is not the case with this piece of beauty because the plastic is sturdy and won’t break even on heavy impact.
The plastic is crystal clear and doesn’t affect the view. This is why it is a perfect option for both homes and offices.
The diameter of the bowl is 8 ½ inches while the top part is 5 ½ inches, hence, you will have no problems changing water when required. However, while it won’t break easily, it can still sustain scratches. That’s the only downfall of the bowl.
Capacity: 1.6 Gallon
For people looking for large plastic fish bowls, here is the best pic. The height of this beauty is 9.5 inches while the diameter is around 9 inches as well.
Fish like betta, guppies and other smaller fish can easily accommodate in this bowl and live freely.
The plastic is made up of good quality so even if you have kids at home, its safety won’t be a problem because it has a shatter proof plastic that doesn’t break easily.
It can be daunting to clean fish bowls, but this one is very easy to maintain and you can easily clean it and even wipe off stains left due to fish waste.
There’s a flaw to this product which involves its pedestal on which the bowl stands. It requires tremendous care because if it breaks, the bowl won’t stand on anything.
Capacity: 3 Gallons
When it comes to large plastic fish bowls, KollerCraft 3 packs quite a punch as it has a capacity of holding 3 gallons. Not many fish bowls are that big, also, it comes with a LED light that illuminates the entire fish bowl by changing 7 different colors and makes it look super amazing and crafty, however, you will have to buy 2 AA batteries as they are not included in the package.
That’s not all, you will also get a sample of API betta food which is quite helpful for beginners who have no clue of what to feed the fish. Apart from that, the bowl offers a panoramic view that can make the bowl the center of attention, no matter where it is placed.
You can also add gravels, plants and decorative items to make it look more alluring. As for its maintenance, cleaning the bowl is extremely easy and you don’t have to go through a lot of hassle to clean the edges and bottom of the bowl because the shape of the bowl makes it easy to clean and reach for the bottom and edges.
The only con to this product is the batteries that only last 4-5 days and you have to replace them if you wish to lighten it up.
Capacity: 1.5 gallons
This round fish bowl is a perfect fit in a good price. The size is adequate and you can easily accommodate a betta fish and a gold fish.
Cleaning the bowl is hassle free. You can empty 80% of the water and pick the leftover food waste and fish waste particles with the help of a net and refill the bowl.
There is extra plastic molded at the bottom of the bowl that gives it stiff support when you put it on a table. However, the plastic isn’t thick enough so it needs good care if you wish for it to last long.
Fish bowls are heavily in demand, and if you use them properly you can even make these small bowls appear bigger.
Place fish which can easily survive in a fishbowl. These include bettas, guppies, goldfish, danios, tetras and corydoras. These are small fish and need less space, hence you can have plenty of room for other things to place in the aquarium such as gravel and plants etc.
Using these accessories can make your fish bowl look bigger, but make sure they do not take a lot of space
Moreover, keep the bowls maintained because dirt, debris and waste may contaminate and stick to the side and affect the size of the bowl. Plus, fish typically stay away from areas with a lot of dirt, leaving them less space to roam around.