Brackish Aquarium Care & Amazon Black Water Aquarium Care Products
These aquarium care products replicate the unique water conditions in brackish and black water habitats. Brackish water forms where rivers merge with oceans, blending freshwater and saltwater. Brackish water fish are easy to keep, as they are used to frequent changes and quite hardy.
Black water forms in conditions like those in the Amazon river, where rainforests add tannins (plant acids, like tea!) and other acids that stain the water. Many tropical fish such as angelfish and gouramis come from soft waters like these. In a black water aquarium, water should be clear despite a light golden tint. Genuine driftwood and live plants aid in creating this environment.