10 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums (Kits & Stands)

Our collection of 10 gallon fish tanks and aquariums is one of the most comprehensive (and varied) on the internet. We've searched the web to bring you the very best collection of 10 gal tanks out there, both glass and aquarium, and we've also included a variety of different designs and features, as well as kits (which are perfect for beginners) and stands (which are perfect if you want to show your fish off). It's important to note that these aquariums aren't exactly massive - in fact, we'd only recommend this size of aquarium for very small fish. Here is a quick overview of the best 10 gallon aquariums we've included in our guide:

The best 10 gallon aquariumsSellerWhere to buy
AqueonAmazonCheck Best Price
Aqueon kitAmazonCheck Best Price
Aqua CultureAmazonCheck Best Price
Marina kitAmazonCheck Best Price

And here are the more detailed reviews:

What are the best fish for a 10 gallon fish tank?

We actually have a full guide about this linked above, but as a summary - there is not a huge amount of space in a 10 gallon tank, so you need to make sure that you choose your fish wisely. Generally the best fish for an aquarium of this size are fish like Danios, Tetras and Guppies. I would go as far as saying that any peaceful fish between 1-2 inches in length would be suitable for a tank of this size. You could keep 3-4 fish in the tank at this size. If you're wanting more fish, I'd recommend a 30 gallon or 20 gallon. 

What equipment is needed and what is the best setup?

For most 10 gallon tanks, you'll need a filter, heater and lights. Most tanks in this list are starter kits, so they come complete with quite a lot of this equipment. If you're a beginner and you're still learning about keeping fish, then I'd suggest getting a starter kit.

Aqueon 10 Gallon Fish Tank Starter Kit (less than $90)

Aqueon are a brand that we feature pretty regularly on FishTankBank, and for good reason – they’re a reliable company who make great looking and functioning fish tanks. This 10 gallon aquarium starter kit is proof of that – equipped with everything that a beginner would need to get started on their fish keeping adventure, it’s a great purchase for anyone who needs an ‘all-in-one’ solution to help them get started with their fish. The filter that this fish tank comes with includes an ‘indicator light’ that is a clever little feature which lets you know when the cartridge needs changed (so you don’t have to check yourself). We’ve got a slightly larger 30 gallon Aqueon aquarium here. The kit includes:

  • Currently priced at less than $90
  • Made from glass LED lighting system (including LED hood)
  • 50W heater Fish food & net Thermometer
  • Dimensions – 20.2 inches x 10.5 inches x 13.3 inches
  • Over 50 reviews on Amazon (with an average of 4 stars)

Marineland BioWheel Kit

A BioWheel is a unit that provides biological filtration, which can be a really helpful (and in many instances crucial) addition to have in a fish tank, as in this Marineland aquarium. It’s not just a BioWheel that makes this tank an awesome choice – it’s got plenty of other nifty little features that make this tank a firm favorite of ours at FishTankBank, however it’s the Penguin 75 bio-wheel filter that is the real standout feature here. It rotates as it’s running, which increases aeration and the production of healthy bacteria in the water (always helpful). Other features include:

  • LED lighting system
  • Stylized hood that creates a shimmering effect in the water (mimicking water in the natural habitat of your fish) and reduces evaporation
  • Submersible 50 W aquarium heater
  • Made from glass
  • Tropical fish flake food
  • Dimensions – 12 inches x 20 inches x 12 inches

Clear-For-Life Aquarium

Clear-For-Life have a great range of simple fish tanks that provide the safety and comfort that your fish needs to make them happy! These Clear-For-Life aquariums have a lifetime warranty associated with them, which is perfect. We’ve got a nice much larger version of this tank over on our 100 gallon fish tank page. Other notable features of this awesome tank include: Made from highest quality acrylic – stronger, lighter and clearer than glass Available in 3 colors – colored back panel also available Suitable for freshwater and saltwater Rectangular shape Dimensions – 20 inches x 10 inches x 12 inches

Top Fin 10 Gallon Fish Tank (Hooded)

Compared to the rest of the fish tanks included in this countdown, this hooded aquarium from Top Fin is seriously cheap. At only $30, it’s an absolute steal. What’s even better about this tank is that it has some awesome reviews, with an average score of 4.4 stars out of 5 from 50 reviews. There’s even a video that demonstrates how to to use this tank efficiently! It’s almost identical to the Top Fin tank that kicks off our 20 gallon fish tank page. The main features of the tank include: Made from glass fitted with center-braced framing to prevent bowing Fluorescent hood Available in the color black Rectangular shape Dimensions – 10 inches x 20 inches x 19 inches

All Glass Aquarium/Eco Hood

I have a confession to make – I’d never heard of All Glass Aquariums before starting my reviews for this list. But it got my attention because of all the positive reviews it had (from over 30 reviewers), so I decided to explore a bit further. The most interesting aspect of this All Glass aquarium is that it is economical – something that very few other fish tanks can claim to be. The ‘eco hood’ is essentially a low profile LED hood that won’t eat away at your energy bills. You’ll also get:

  • Currently priced at less than $75
  • Made from glass
  • Eco hood
  • Dimensions – 20.2 inches x 10.4 inches x 12.6 inches

Tetra Half Moon Aquarium Kit

Tetra are big fans of the half moon shape for their fish tanks and aquariums, and so are we. They allow for a great view of your fish while also providing your fishy friend with the chance to get some much needed privacy and quiet (if they want it). You’ll also be able to brag to your friends that your fish lives on the ‘light side of the moon’. The unique shape means it is a little bit taller than your average tank, making more room for taller plant decorations (if that’s what you fancy). Before you get this tank you should be aware that the lid has quite large holes in it, which smaller fish could potentially jump out of if you aren’t careful. In theory you could simply lower the water levels slightly to prevent this from happening. There are a few other features of this 10 gallon tank that we love, including: Frameless top – so you can enjoy the view of your fish without obstruction Cartridge filtration Whisper filtration – keeps water clean and safe 50W heater Dimensions – 18.5 inches x 12.6 inches x 20.8 inches An average of 4 stars from 90 reviews on Amazon

Aqua Culture 10 Gal

There’s not much to say about this fish tank – it’s completely empty! Think of it as blank canvas for you to create the perfect environment for your fishy friend. It’s designed for fish, but could even be used for reptiles as it’s made from strong glass making it very versatile. Other notable features include:

  • Currently priced at less than $30
  • Glass enclosure
  • Silicone casing – high strength
  • Dimensions – 20.25 inches x 10.5 inches x 12.63 inches

Marina LED Aquarium Kit

Unlike most other brands included in this countdown, Marina haven’t actually been included very often on FishTankBank. But that doesn’t necessarily make them a poor choice – they might not have a huge amount of products available, but what they do sell tends to be really good. This 10 gallon LED aquarium kit is a good example of that (and the reviewers on Amazon seem to agree – over 170 reviews and an average score of 4 and a half stars!). The main features of this tank include: Made from glass Daylight effect LED lighting Clip-on filter Fish net (soft mesh) & food Aquarium care guide Dimensions – 22.6 inches x 12.6 inches x 15.3 inches

Aqua Culture 10 gallon Aquarium Starter Kit

Aqua Culture have tried to create an ‘all in one’ starter kit for anyone who wants the ultimate 10 gallon tank. It has an average rating of 4 stars on Amazon so they must be doing something right. The real benefit of this starter kit comes from the fact that it includes pretty much most things that you’d need to get started, including: Charcoal pump filter LED cover Made from glass Fish food Set up booklet

Innovative Marine 10 Gallon NUVO Fusion

We don’t feature fish tanks from Innovative Marine on our site very often, which is a shame really as they make some seriously interesting and cool aquariums, like this 10 gallon variety of their Nano Fusion tank. Aside from looking cool, the tank has a bunch of useful features that make it a great choice for beginner and intermediate fish keepers, including: High clarity low iron glass, built in overflows, filter sock.

Oceanic Systems Black Fish Tank

This is a very basic fish tank that has mixed reviews over on Amazon. The general consensus seems to be that it’s cheap, and it kind of feels that way. Regardless, we decided to include it purely to give a different perspective in this list, and it does have some pretty decent reviews from people who knew what they were getting for their money. The main features of the aquarium include: Made from glass Dimensions – 26 inches x 26 inches x 14 inches

Penn Plax Curved Glass 10 Gallon Aquarium Kit

This Curved aquarium from Penn Plax is available in a few different sizes, but we’ve included the 10 gallon variety in this post (makes sense right). It’s a pretty awesome looking fish tank and has some genuinely useful features that make it one of the best choices in our list. The glass is described as ‘bent’, which although admittedly might not sound like a positive thing, it essentially described the curved shape of the glass which gives it such a unique look. Other cool features of this fish tank include:

  • Currently priced at less than $82
  • Frameless and seamless front for non-obtrusive viewing of your fish
  • Internal filter
  • LED lighting system
  • Dimensions – 17 inches x 11 inches x 12 inches
  • Average score 0f 4 stars from over 40 Amazon reviews

Less than 10 Gallon Fish Tanks


Fluval 9 Gallon

This 9 gallon fish tank kit isn’t just designed to keep your fish safe and happy, it’s also designed to support the growth of plants. It has a powerful 7500k LED system which will ensure the plants stay healthy and continue to grow long after you’ve placed them in the tank (and the system comes with a remote control). The aquarium also has a bent glass design similar to other tanks in this list, providing a unique viewing experience and creates the illusion that everything inside the tank is larger than it actually is (so don’t be alarmed if your friends think you’ve got a shark in your tank). A nice feature of this tank is that the lid is very simple to remove, despite the complicated design. The filtration system is in the back of the tank, and has plenty of room for a considerable amount of filter media.

Fluval Edge Aquarium

This is actually a 12 gallon fish tank, but there’s no harm in including it in this 10 gallon list (unless you’re deeply offended, in which case I apologize profusely). It’s another tank from Fluval, which is why it has such a unique design, which includes 6 sides and a vent under the lid that makes the tank appear to have no air at the top. The glass lid reduces evaporation, but there is still a filter in then lid to ensure oxygen exchange. 3 stage filtration is included, ensuring that the water stays clean and healthy. Plus you get a nice LED lighting system and it’s available in 3 colors – silver, black or white. Dimensions are 14 inches x 17 inches x 22 inches

Aqueon 10 Gallon Fish Tank (Black)

This is another Aqueon 10 gallon aquarium, this time from PetCo. It has black rims and is currently on offer over on PetCo. The reviews for the tank are overwhelmingly positive, with many Betta fish owners saying that their Betta really loves the tank. If you’d like to learn more about this product, please feel free to visit PetCo through the link below.

Fluval Edge Aquarium

This is another Fluval Edge aquarium, and again it’s available through PetCo. The product has an average rating of 4 stars from more than 40 reviews, which is very high. One of the coolest features of this tank is it’s 3 position switch, which allows you to choose between different lighting settings – bright daytime, deep blue nighttime and completely off. It also comes with handy features like low voltage power (to save energy) and 3 stage filtration. It’s ideal for the home or even the office, check it out below.

Aqueon Aqua Springs Kit

This 10 gallon aquarium from Aqueon has 2 purposes – to look great and to provide a comfortable environment for your fish. Made with high quality glass and fitted with QuietFlow filtration, it’s attractive enough and subdued enough to sit within a bedroom or an office. The tank is fitted with concealed LED lights which add to the calm and collected feel of the tank, hopefully keeping you (and your fish) really chilled out!

Aqueon Ascent 10 Gallon Aquarium

Aside from having a really cool name (‘Ascent’ makes it sound otherworldly), this is a seriously cool fish tank. Firstly it’s completely rimless, so you can see every inch of your 10 gallon space, plus it makes viewing your fish much easier. Plus this is a kit, so you get a whole bunch of things with your purchase, include:

  • LED lighting
  • Floating base
  • QuietFlow Power filtration
  • Filter cartridge
  • Premium fish food
  • Set up guide

Biorb by Oase (Classic)

This fish bowl from BiOrb has a unique look, but still does everything you need it to. It’ll keep your fish happy, and it’ll look great wherever you put it. The main features include:

  • Made with acrylic – stronger and lighter than glass
  • 5 stage filtration system
  • Low power voltage – 12V
  • Equipped with low voltage LED lighting
  • Includes filter cartridge
  • 4 star rating from more than 30 reviews


Caitec 10 Gallon Fish Tank Stand

This stand is specifically designed for fish tanks which are roughly 10 gallons in size and weight, so it’s perfect for any of the tanks we’ve included in this list. The main features of this tank are:

  • Dimensions: 22-1/2 inches length x 31 inches high x 10-1/2 inches wide
  • Average rating of 4 stars out of 5 from over 30 reviews
  • Powder coated (rust and water damage resistant)

How many fish could I put in my 10 gallon tank?

Generally, the rule of thumb with fish tanks is 1 inch of fish per gallon of tank, so with only 10 gallons there isn't masses of room for fish here. Ensure that you're leaving plenty of room for your fish to be happy and healthy. The best fish for a tank with these dimensions would be a guppy or a betta or something similar.