Albeit they are undoubtedly beautiful, aquariums are much more than astonishing pieces of decoration – mainly because they are inhabited by living beings. Whether you have saltwater or freshwater fish swimming around in your own aquarium, you must know very well how much work, effort, and time goes into the maintenance of your aquarium’s health. Proper aquarium maintenance is a whole lot more easier if you have a few relevant iPhone apps on deck – which is the exact reason why we’ve put together a compilation of the best (not literally) fishy apps the App Store has to offer.
Aquarimate is a powerful app perfect for managing both saltwater and freshwater aquariums. Aquarimate not only comes equipped with an immense library containing heaps of information on freshwater and saltwater fish, invertebrate, coral, and plant species, but also packs a wide variety of tools such as tank parameters tracking and livestock tracking, task reminders, tank parameters and activity analyzation with graphs, the ability to manage several aquariums, and advanced unit converters and dosing calculators.
Just like Aquarimate, AquariaPro also specializes in aquarium management, although its set of features is significantly smaller compared to that of Aquarimate. The latter fact, of course, does not make it any less useful, and the “Pro” epithet is more than justified, as it has everything an aquarist needs to maintain a healthy aquarium. With Aquaria Pro, you can manage multiple aquariums, create to-do lists for various tasks and testing, and monitor water parameters in the test center to ensure ideal water parameters. Aquaria Pro costs $2.99.
3Coral Tank Pro
Coral Tank Pro boasts a design as colorful as the flora and fauna of a coral reef, and focuses on saltwater fish tank management. For only $0.99, you get an all-in-one aquarium app with which you can manage as many saltwater fish tanks as you like, track 7 chemical levels with graphs, easily manage track water changes with notifications and a countdown timer displayed on the home screen, and store records of fish and coral you can spruce up with pictures and custom notes.
With Apex Fusion – brought to you by the developers of the world’s most popular aquarium monitoring and control system – you can care after your aquarium even if your travels take you thousands of miles away from your fish tank. Important note: the app in itself is not enough for remote fish tank management, an Apex system connected to the internet is also required. Regarding the capabilities of Apex Fusion, you can monitor the health of your aquarium based on current and past water parameters, control aquarium equipment (e.g. turn on or turn off light and pumps, adjust lightning spectrum, and change pump modes), see how your fish and plants are doing while your away via IP web cams, remotely feed your fish, enter crucial water testing parameters to find out whether everything is on point, and even get immediate notifications the moment something goes wrong so you can prevent a potential catastrophe.
AquaPlanner Pro prides itself on being the number one aquarium manager app for iPhone, and has the features (and download numbers) to back up that not-so-humble claim. With aquaPlanner, you can manage multiple aquariums, and thanks to its task alert system, you’ll attend to all fish tank maintenance duties (such as changing the water, checking water chemistry, adding medication and various supplements) right on time. You can log equipment, inhabitants, and of course key water parameters, and even monitor parameter changes on graphs. AquaPlanner Pro costs $4.99.