Desktop Aquarium 3D LIVE Wallpaper & ScreenSaver

Developer: Useless Creations Pty Ltd

Current Version: 1.9

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 9.6 MB - Download



The original and the best Desktop Aquarium!

** v1.9 adds:


Watch as your monitor fills with water and real 3D fish begin to swim around your desktop, behind your icons and windows!

Features Include:
- Screen Saver option lets the aquarium appear as a screen saver when you're system is idle. (This won't interfere with your system's screen saver or sleep settings. For best results, disable your system screen saver.)
- Real time 3D fish that don't just swim back and forth, but towards you and away from you, up and down. Like real fish!
- Uses realistic 3D fish models, not just flat 2D images like other aquarium apps or screen savers do! Their eyes even move!
- Dymanic underwater lighting. So if the surface of the water ripples, so does the refracted light!
- You can select the background you want! From your wallpaper or a random image. Any image can come alive with your fish!
- Now with over 20 different realistic 3D fish species! And remember, in virtual water you can mix fresh water with salt water fish!
- Feedback is always welcome! If this isn't the best 3D aquarium there is, then let us know how you think it can be improved by emailing us from the website!


Release Notes:



Many bug fixes and updated for Mountain Lion.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.8.5
Review by JustGettingBetter

Have had this for 20 days and it runs great - Don't know what everyone is complaining about. This is not supposed to be a screensaver. It is a 3d wallpaper. I have it set up to run on my secondary monitor. I changed my background pic to a Tardis in outer space. I have the fish set to a large number of varied species with the water set to full. It is cool looking. Since i use two 27 inch screens I have extra real estate so it's fun to have different backgrounds/3d wallpapers on both. I have a 3.4ghz with 16gb of mem running lion 10.7.2. I have this set to open up with my computer starts up. It runs flawlessly. I have many other products from this creator and they all run great on my system. I have his actual screensavers that I bought from his web site. I think that apple does not allow actual screensavers to be sold so this is a compromise. Bottom lin folks is this runs just fine. I run multiple applications and I have never noticed any difference in performance. This is just fun. I also run the WhiteNoise app all the time with water running sounds so it all makes a great affect to my work space.

Found helpful by 11 out of 12 people
Version 0
Review by Jeph4e

Just to be clear! - This is a free standing application and *not* the screen saver. The screen saver costs $12.95.

Found helpful by 51 out of 54 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.9
Review by I ♥

So sad... - I used to absolutely LOVE this screen saver when it came out as actual system screen saver back in the days and had the same expectations for the version in the app store but unfortunately there are some things which are not working out that great. -No dual screen support -Strange atrifacts on retina display -No ability to save this as actual system screen saver -Please include the Motion Sensor Tilting support like in the screen saver file However if you use only one screen and not have a retina display it probably works okay as live wallpaper. I will probably go with the actual system screen saver file which is on sale on the website for 3.99.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.9
Review by wgrasse

White Box Desktop Confirmed - The screen saver works fine with the exception that your normal desktop does not show. Rather a white desktop (as described by others) appears. But what do you want for .99 cents? All else works well.

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people
Version 1.9
Review by schwab.h

overall ok - It would be nice to have the program already use my background since I like them to cycle through and the only way to even use your own background is to choose load random image. So if you REALLY want to use your own make a folder somewhere and point it to it. Tould have given 5 stars if not for this and the fact that the fish choices are still very limited. a couple that I would like to have seen are Puffer fish and guppies. There is also only one pattern for any fish so you don't get the veriaty of patterns that appear on angelfish. If there where either more kinds of fish and patterns or the ability for it to use the wallpaper you already have i would give it a 4 star have both and 5 stars. All in all a good way to add life to your desktop

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.9
Review by Jackson37336

too bad - Too bad.And fish are too little

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.9
Review by Xanadoom

Apparently bugs still haven't been fixed... - I downloaded this app despite reading the reviews. My advice? Read the reviews!! Still buggy (it took me twice to quit and restart the app to finally stop mindlessly bouncing on my dock) and app will NOT allow you to use your own background, it's completely white, therefore completely lacking dimension. Looks like the developer hasn't addressed issues from customers. Sad, it seems like it would be adorable, gonna have to delete it.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people