• Aquarium Plant Habitats

    Aquarium Plant Habitats (10)

    Freshwater Aquarium Plant Habitats to make ordering easier for you!

    Aquarium Plant Habitat Packages - Beautiful habitats designed to give you the Ultimate Instant Jungle! Need Help Putting Together An Order? This is a quick way to stock your tank if you're feeling overwhelmed with our massive plant selection! Just pick a Region of the world based on your fish type and choose your aquarium size! We spent a long time dreaming up these sweet tank packages! The quantities are probably on the 'perfect scale', but also could be used in different size tank scenarios depending on your personal preference of foliage. These plants would typically be found in their native lands, which is great if you want your little fish to feel more "at home"....Many of these plant collections are very easy to grow! Buying these habitats is also cheaper than buying the plants individually! Feel free to add to your habitats as a-la-carte items for more lush beauty! Please note that sometimes we make very mild substitutions on these habitats if we are out of stock on certain items but it will certainly be pleasing! No disappointments ever! If you ever have any questions, just email call or text us.  We are here to help you!  Since 1987, our family cares.
  • Freshwater Algae Squads

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    by Arizona Aquatic Gardens The Perfect Natural Solution for Algae Problems in Freshwater Aquaria azgardens.com has been imitated for many years by fly-by-night companies that have no prior experience in the field of qater quality management, or professional algae control services. Arizona Aquatic Gardens IS experience! Do NOT be fooled by inexperienced competitor’s so-called “algae solution” packages. We do this every single day since 1987 and we do not give bad advice about fixing an algae problem. The animals we ship you WILL fix your algae issue! Our years of algae management programs for aquariums and ponds is what prompted these Algae Squads back in 1993. Our company has pioneered putting Farm-Raised True SAEs back on the map as well as the introduction of True Olive Nerite Snails that we introduced into the aquarium industry in 1992. We are also one of the largest producers & suppliers of algae eating shrimp & snails in the USA. If you want REAL, NATURAL algae solutions and rock-solid expert advice, backed with confident, knowledgeable people that care….Rest assured, you are on the right track with us. Thank you! AAG Nurseries, Inc. A Family Farm since 1987.
  • Freshwater Aquarium Plants

    Freshwater Aquarium Plants (332)

    Lowest Prices on the Planet for quality aquatic plants. Proudly grown right here in the USA!
    Need Help Putting Together An Order?  Building a New Aquarium?  Just call us at (520) 742-3777, We'll be happy to walk you through it! We put orders together for all kinds of customers....hobbyists, zoos, schools, pet stores, casinos, even NASA buys plants from us. The inclusion of plants will not only make your aquarium more aesthetically pleasing; they will also provide your fish with a slew of benefits.  For example, they help maintain the quality of the water, and they also provide fish with a place to hide when they are feeling shy. Some fish will lay their eggs in plants, and baby fish (frye) will use plants as refuge. With a massive variety of freshwater aquarium plants for sale, Arizona Aquatic Gardens will have just the right look and species for your aquarium.  From sword plants, oxygenating grasses, potted plants to plants on driftwood, our diverse inventory is sure to turn your aquarium from ordinary to EXTRAordinary! Since 1987, regardless of the time of year, we will ship your plants right to your door, and we guarantee they will arrive in pristine condition! For more information about a certain style of plant, and to look at the different varieties of that particular category, please click on one of the pictures below.  Please feel free to call or email us with any general or specific questions you may have. Hot or Cold Weather Shipping? NO PROBLEM! We ship year 'round live goods successfully since 1987.  If you're on a map, we'll get it to you....ALIVE & HE
  • Freshwater Aquatic Snails

    Freshwater Aquatic Snails (26)


    Snails Shipped Quick to Your Door! Just scroll to the bottom of this page to purchase all of the snails we offer for sale!
    Algae Eating Nerite Snail Care Info
    This is our collection of farm-raised snails grown, named and pioneered exclusively by Arizona Aquatic Gardens! These are the Best Algae Eating Snails you will ever Own, period. Arizona Aquatic Gardens introduced the Olive Nerite Snail to the freshwater aquarium hobby in 1992! Patent pending.
    Most Olive Nerites only grow to about the size of a dime or smaller, older Olive Nerites will get larger with age and condition of growing environment. Older nerites may develop little barnacles on their shells when collected from the wild. When nerites are commercially reproduced they will not grow barnacles. The largest specimens of the Nerita reclivata species of algae eating snail are less than an inch across. Olive nerite snails are probably about the best algae eating snail for aquariums in the world as they DO NOT reproduce in freshwater but only in brackish or saltwater. We ship these snails already acclimated to freshwater, so you don't need to worry about a new acclimation process unless you want them BACK in Saltwater. DO NOT use R/O Water with any nerite snail or they may perish. They may lay "pretzel- salt-looking" eggs, but they won't hatch unless the eggs are laid in at least “brackish water” at an optimum temp. Olive Nerites are great for keeping GLASS & PLANT LEAVES clean! NO, they won't eat your plants either. What else could you want in a snail?  Maybe if it cleaned your house too?
    REPRODUCTION: Most aquarists have not had much luck breeding these Nerites. Many species simply do not lay eggs under typical aquarium conditions, and on the few occasions where it has been reported of egg laying, only rarely have baby snails been produced. Nerites cannot reproduce without mating first, unlike the Malaysian livebearing snail. In the wild, this species is found primarily in coastal marine habitats, in fresh, brackish, and saltwater conditions. This snail will prosper in hard, alkaline freshwater for long periods, perhaps indefinitely. In brackish conditions, this is perhaps the ideal snail for low to moderate salinity at (SG 1.003 and upwards) success is altogether more secure. Nerite Snails are usually shipped as a small size and used for algae eating. They will delicately pick algae off of your plants and glass. Nerite Snails are used in aquariums of all sizes and do not normally die in transit, not in Summer, not in Winter! We have shipped these animals all around the globe without any losses. If you try to claim a loss for nerites or any snail herein, it will not likely be honored. We could ship these animals to Timbuktu, lose them in transit for 2 months, and when they came back to us, they’d still be alive. Once placed in your aquarium, they may take a week or so to start moving, but as long as your aquarium water is up to par and without ammonia, all Nerites will thrive! We can’t stress this point enough to our customers. When you get your snails in, add them to the front of your aquarium so you can monitor them closely. They will be most active at night, NOT during the day or when your tank’s lights are on. Nerites are A NATURAL ALARM! If you’re walking past your tank during the day and see them clustered up at the top of the water’s surface, you more than likely have a serious water quality issue that requires immediate attention, i.e. a pump or filter may have failed.
    CHOOSING THE RIGHT NERITE SNAILS FOR THE JOB: ALL nerites are wonderful snails to own in just about every single type of aquarium setup. They can all adapt to many different water parameters. The only differences are that some Nerites are more colorful, more expensive, some are spiny, and of course the sizes are the biggest differences. It is also thought that Spiny Nerites are the best for cichlid tanks due to the natural spines that occur on the shells to help protect them from predators, but the truth is that most cichlids will give up on pestering all nerite species because nerites are just too tough to get to the meat because they are a true “trapdoor snail” and they can button themselves up very tight. Below is a list of typical sizes to help you figure out which Nerites will be the best choices for your aquarium. Hope this helps you out.
    Olive Nerites: The cheapest, but maybe the best algae eater snail offered within the choices here and certainly the most popular! Simple, no frills, or fancy colors, plain looking about the size of a dime to a penny. Not typically out during the day at all, they do most glass work during the night and eat waste in the gravel, rocks or under wood during the day. If they are at the top of your water line during the day, this should alarm aquarists that there may be something seriously wrong with your water quality or lack of oxygen in your tank, perhaps your filter has failed! What else could you possibly want in a snail. If they were only prettier! Use 1 per gallon if you want your tank spotless. Try a few in your pet's water dish, or stock 'em up in your livestock water trough. These are amazing little critters!
    Spiny Nerites: A tad more money, but ideal for small aquariums as these are a much smaller snail, rarely larger than a dime size, typically pea-sized when shipped. A nice add-on snail for those of you wanting to marvel at how cool they look, but we’d suggest still getting the Olive Nerites as your primary snail and use these to mix things up and keep your tank interesting.
    Tiger Nerites: These are your largest and usually the most expensive Nerites and shipped about nickel size and will grow to quarter size or more. Good algae eaters, but tend to work on one spot for a longer period of time, kind of like your slower “semi retired janitor” but with magnificent coloration. Can be seen almost all the time in your tank, rarely burrows, and prefers to park themselves at the water line and NOT an indication of troubled water quality issues like other nerites. Again, these are another good compliment to the Olive nerites.
    Bush Grazer Snails: Our Bush Grazer Snails are used for controlling large algae outbreaks mainly in ponds or large pools, and not used in a planted aquariums. Great for tanks with testosterone fish, i.e. Cichlids or where other larger fish might be kept in systems without plants. Grazer snails will keep glass & rocks clean, they eat dead animals, waste, and detritus. These snails WILL reproduce by laying a pink cocoon-like sack at the water's rim that will hatch. Bush Grazers ship at least the size of a quarter to half-dollar size and may grow as large as a golf ball or larger in a couple years.
    Substrate Burrowers
    Substrate Burrowing Snails are filter feeder animals! These include Clams as well! Burrowing Snails won't usually eat plants unless there is just nothing else to eat in the tank and of course, clams only feed off floating debris and cannot actually eat plants anyway. They will not dig up plants in your substrate, and they'll help keep your soil aerated, kinda like havin' an earthworm in your garden except in your aquarium......These are really beneficial for any aquarium. If the shell is closed on a clam they are alive! If the shell is wide open, they’ve gone to crustacean heaven. Substrate Burrowing Snails are a live bearing snail, and not egg layers. Most usually have both sexes onboard.
  • Freshwater Tropical Fish

    Freshwater Tropical Fish (548)

    So much to see here! Take your time and look through our massive selections of tropical fish. We've been in business since 1987 and have dedicated our lives to farming and shipping aquatic livestock! If you need a hand putting together an order, just give us a call, we offer a text/cell number to professionally assist you 7-days week. THAT is personal service you won't find everywhere! Think of it as a personal assiantant while you shop!
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  • The Shrimp Factory

    The Shrimp Factory (60)

    Freshwater Aquarium Shrimp, Crayfish & Lobsters

    At Arizona Aquatic Nurseries, our goal is to help you combat algae problems naturally and without the use of harmful chemicals! Look at the selection of freshwater shrimp, freshwater crabs,  freshwater crabs below.  Our freshwater crustacean selection has grown popular over the years.  Our shrimp varieties offer excellent algae-eating, scavenging or filter feeding services.  With the correct stocking you too will be able to keep most any freshwater aquarium algae free and on a long term basis!  Most crustaceans have a typical lifespan of about 3 to 5 years depending on environment provided. Scavenger shrimp forage the bottom of the gravel for debris, removing detritus and waste, etc. World famous Japanese aquarium photographer Takashi Amano uses large numbers of Caridina multidentata, formerly japonica, to keep his popular aquascapes clean. Below, you can choose from one of the largest selectons of crustaceans in the U.S. that will clean your aquarium, entertain, and mesmerize you. Our lively invertebrates are highly robust animals which will flourish when kept in the correct conditions. Most shrimp varieties have a relatively large tolerance of water parameters, so don't be too worried that things won't be compatible with your setup.  Remember that Sulawesi type shrimp do well in high pH  and hard waters.  In Arizona, our water is very hard, and pH is always high or at least above 8.0 out of the tap.  A good supply of air or oxygen and filtration is very important. If the oxygen level drops too low, this will have a devastating effect on crustacean health. Many varieties of crustaceans thrive at a room temperature of 73-79F. Tropical varieties prefer slightly warmer temperatures of 77 plus. In some cases, up to 85F and up is not uncommon. In this instance an additional heater is necessary. Shrimp will become inactive water gets too cold. You should offer plenty of hiding places, such as a densely planted tank, rocks, wood, and cave-like retreats to help their well-being. Shrimp are gregarious animals and many of the most popular shrimp varieties reproduce regularly in captivity. The larvae of certain varieties of shrimp grow up in the sea in nature and will need marine salt additive to develop properly, therefore breeding these varieties in an aquarium is considerably more difficult or impossible for hobbyist. We also offer other assorted crustaceans that will help you with your aquarium, and complete your natural biotope. See below picture links for your options.  If you need any advice, we are here to help, just use our CONTACT page above to reach out to us. Hot or Cold Weather Shipping? NO PROBLEM! We ship year 'round live goods successfully since 1987! If you're on a map, we'll get it to you, ALIVE & HEALTHY 100% Guaranteed!