The Aquarium Management course provides the skills and knowledge needed to manage an aquarium set up whether it is at home or work.

If you like learning about marine life and have an interest in how to organise their ecosystem and feeding requirements then you should undertake the Aquarium Management course.

There is the chance to go onto further studies in this area after completing this course. Please contact one of our course advisors to find out more.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Scope and Nature of Aquarium Management –Home, Commercial, Tourism, Pet Shops, Conservation; Fresh or Salt Water, Types of Equipment, Size, Complexity
  2. The Water Ecosystem -Animals, plants, interrelationships
  3. Water Quality and Management
  4. Equipment and System Design –tanks, filters, heating, cooling, light…
  5. What Species – Avoiding prohibited or noxious fish.
  6. Diseases. Fish Health
  7. Freshwater Tanks
  8. Simple Saltwater Tanks
  9. Aquarium Maintenance
  10. Breeding Fish
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Discuss the scope and nature of aquarium use and management
  • Describe the Water Ecosystem
  • Explain Water Quality and Management
  • Determine appropriate equipment and systems for different applications in the provision of aquaria.
  • Determine appropriate species of animal and plant life to introduce into an aquarium
  • Explain the establishment of a freshwater aquarium
  • Explain the establishment of a saltwater aquarium
  • Explain the maintenance of an aquarium
  • Explain how to breed a range of different fish