Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Cleaning Aquarium Nets

1. Penn Plax Aquarium Fish Net – Aqua Blue Quick Catch Mesh Wire Net Safe for All Fish – 4 Inches

User Ratings: 79 2

Penn-Plax QN4 First Impressions

"Well made."

If you want a actual bait net it's twice the amount of money. A larger net would make it tough to get junk out of the small spaces. I usually use small Shad so it works perfect. Very pleased with the quality materials. Way better than having to go to the store to buy only one at the same price. I can easily clean out all the debris and just add a little water when needed. I didn't think she would even notice them, but she also likes to play with them.

  • Penn Plax Aquarium Fish Net – Aqua Blue Quick Catch Mesh Wire Net Safe for All Fish – 4 Inches
  • Aquarium fish net is safe for all fish.  Fine nylon net lining is designed with their safety in mind.  The 4 inch net is a great size for many different size fish and aquariums.
  • Aqua-Blue Quick Net blends in water to help catch those crafty, quick fish that make a hobby out of avoiding other nets that are easily seen in the water.
  • Great for cleaning out debris from the tank as well.  You can easily skim the surface and remove light debris from the water.
  • Handle is covered in vinyl adding to strength and length of the 13 inch long fish net, so you can catch the fish much easier.  Net measures .40"D x 4.15"W x 13"H.
  • Durable construction means it will last for many years without bending or breaking. This versatile net is a must have for all home aquariums!
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 4.15 x 13 inches; 1.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax QN4
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Penn-Plax QN4 Final Thoughts

"Good price, Good quality."

Exactly what I needed for my 5 gallon vertical tank that contains 5 male guppies. The size of the mesh is small and perfect for my needs. He now has three in the bank for when the first one is worn out! I would certainly buy another of these if I needed more, it was a great buy! It's all about having the right tools! This net perfectly fits my intended use. This net did the trick for our quick little betta fish.

Overall Score
4.7


(5991 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Cleaning Aquarium Nets

2. FISH PROS Fine Mesh Fish Tank Net with Long Handle – Aquarium Fish Net with Extendable 24-inch Lon...

User Ratings: 68 5

FISH PROS FN-401 First Impressions

"The net itself is tiny."

It is actually pretty easy to scoop shrimp in! The size of the mesh is small and perfect for my needs. They are just as described and great quality, especially for the price! I am planning to slowly siphon the hatched eggs into the aquarium. The fine mesh allows me to capture fry with incident too. The net is very soft and it has a nice wooden handle. Will definitely buy again if I need them.

  • FISH PROS Fine Mesh Fish Tank Net with Long Handle – Aquarium Fish Net with Extendable 24-inch Long Handle – Fish Tank Aquarium Accessories
  • 【DURABLE HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS】★ A strong but soft nylon mesh net, safe for catching small fish, but tough enough for removing large quantities of debris – A heavy duty stainless steel handle that will not bend or rust -- This aquarium net is made to last.
  • 【EXTENDABLE TELESCOPIC HANDLE】★ The extendable feature of the stainless steel handle enables you to reach to the bottom of deep fish tanks without having to get your hands wet. The handle extends up to 2 feet long!
  • 【SAFELY CATCH AND TRANSFER FISH】★ The soft, nylon netting is safe for catching almost all aquarium fish. Gentle enough for baby fish, guppies, small fry, and shrimp.
  • 【EASILY REMOVE DEBRIS】★ Great as a skimmer for removing debris, waste, or uneaten fish food from your aquarium. This fish net is perfect for general aquarium cleaning and maintenance.
  • 【DIMENSIONS】★ The 4 Inch net measures 4" W x 3" H with a 2.5 inch deep pocket and the 6 Inch net is 6” W x 4.5” H with a pocket depth of 4 inches.
  • Manufacture: FISH PROS
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FISH PROS FN-401
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

FISH PROS FN-401 Final Thoughts

"Good price."

This is SUCH a great deal for a set of PREMIUM aquarium nets. I HATED trying to catch shrimp before, so I was skeptical this would help at all. I suspect that it will just if you don't. I do recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller size fish tank net. Those dirty dishes in the washer will just have to wait. And they are not meant to scoop heavy things. It has worked very well for me and I especially like the small size of it.

Overall Score
4.4


(1018 Points)

3. SunGrow Betta Net, 5x4 Inches with 11 Inches Handle, Anti-Stress, Extra Soft Nylon Net, Easy Routine...

User Ratings: 76 3

SunGrow First Impressions

"I really love this net."

Great for the price very sturdy and much bigger than i expected! Very pleased with the quality materials. Sturdy, easy to clean and easy to use. The wire for the net part is kind of soft though. We need to clean out the pond and this works great. I didn't think she would even notice them, but she also likes to play with them. This was shipped in a padded mailer and arrived bent.

  • SunGrow Betta Net, 5x4 Inches with 11 Inches Handle, Anti-Stress, Extra Soft Nylon Net, Easy Routine Tank Maintenance, Random Color
  • ✔ LESS STRESS FOR YOUR FISH AND YOU --- The fine mesh netting of SunGrow betta net intertwines together to give you a much easier and more enjoyable time capturing your fish or any unwanted objects in your fish tank.
  • ✔ YOUR MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT IS RIGHT HERE! --- For anyone who owns or takes care of home aquariums would know that maintenance doesn’t come effortlessly. Picture owning a flexible and sturdy tool that’s perfect for all your aquarium cleaning needs at a great price. It’s a bargain AND a lifesaver too!
  • ✔ DURABLE, VINYL-COATED HANDLE --- The superior plastic coating that frames the neck of the net offers an overall sturdier grip, and the cushiony soft padding wrapped around the handle allows for a smooth and comfortable grip. The mesh net is available in many colors. Expect to receive a random color at your doorstep.
  • ✔ REFINED MESH NETTING FOR SMOOTHER FLOW --- Made out of a soft, close-knit mesh and delicate nylon that prevents discomfort for the fishes when capturing. The fine netting endorses smooth and fluid, natural movements through your aquarium’s water without a hitch.
  • ✔ NOT JUST A SINGLE USE OBJECT! --- This SunGrow mesh netting is not made just to capture your fish. You can also use it to remove or separate undesirable debris and impurities from your tank such as extra food and excess decoration.
  • Manufacture: Marimo Pet Store
  • Item Weight: 1.58 ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SunGrow
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SunGrow Final Thoughts

"Solidly built."

It has worked very well for me and I especially like the small size of it. I would have rated 4 stars, but it's my fault for not looking at the dimensions. I don't regret this purchas though lots of size options for cheap cheap cheap! I have been on the hunt for the perfect net for the last several months. Still, a good value if you need really small cheap nets. The three different sizes works best for each of the three different size bowls. They aren't anything special, just solid and a great value.

Overall Score
4.6


(348 Points)

4. Awpeye 4 Pcs Aquarium Fish Net, 4 Inch Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Nets with Plastic Handle - Gre...

User Ratings: 75 2

Awpeye First Impressions

"They work great."

The mesh net is very fine and nicely captures everything. It is actually pretty easy to scoop shrimp in! Net end is sorta flexible giving better options round to oval like. I needed something bigger, stronger, and with a fine mesh. Those dirty dishes in the washer will just have to wait. Would highly recommend the Marina Nylon Net line of products to any aquarium owners. It is actually pretty easy to scoop shrimp in!

  • Awpeye 4 Pcs Aquarium Fish Net, 4 Inch Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Nets with Plastic Handle - Green
  • Quantity: 4 Pcs fish net
  • Net Size: approx. 4 x 3 inch; Length of Shaft: 10 inch.
  • Easy to use, no harm to fish, Made of Soft, rush-proof and lightweight nylon net reducing the likelihood of injury.
  • Durable, non-slip handles are not easy to bend, essential tools for aquariums and swimming pools, All metal parts are plastic coated.
  • Perfect for cleaning debris in water such as extra food and excess decoration. It’s a great tool for catching your fish when routine tank maintenance is necessary.
  • Manufacture: Awpeye
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Awpeye
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Awpeye Final Thoughts

"If I do say so myself."

They were so nice and STURDY that I ordered 4 more. Nothing is going to escape this net! I love the reach of this net and that it holds its shape. Don't think I’ll need the second one for quite some time. When done using, extend it all the way. 4 sizes is incredibly helpful and these are super well made. I do recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller size fish tank net.

Overall Score
4.6


(205 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Cleaning Aquarium Nets

5. SLSON 4 inches Aquarium Fish Net Fine Mesh Nylon Nets Quick Catch Net with 10 inches Handle for Fish...

User Ratings: 74 3

SLSON First Impressions

"Like I usually do."

It is absolutely perfect for cleaning bare-bottom tanks. He now has three in the bank for when the first one is worn out! I love the reach of this net and that it holds its shape. My husband uses these nets to dip trash from our fountains! Works good, the extendable handle is nice. This net did the trick for our quick little betta fish. Those bigger nets are just too cumbersome to use in there and this is perfect.

  • SLSON 4 inches Aquarium Fish Net Fine Mesh Nylon Nets Quick Catch Net with 10 inches Handle for Fish Tanks,Green
  • STRONG STRUCTURE:this fish net made of high quality metal,sturdy,durable and light weight,with fine nylon mesh net weaved,perfect for many different size fish like betta tetra goldfish and shrimp.
  • NO HARM TO YOUR FISH SCALES: fine nylon mesh net lining is carefully designed for the fish safety,it will not harm the fish scales and aiding safe quick release, a great tool for catching your fish when routine tank cleaning.
  • WIDELY USED:this catch fish net not only for aquarium fish,but also suitable for aquatic plants or cleaning out debris from the tank as well.Great aquarium accessories.
  • DIMENSION: approx. 4'' for net, 13'' for total length.
  • Plastic wrap over the metal handle tail give you a comfortable feeling and convenient to hang it up when done
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 4 x 0.4 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SLSON Final Thoughts

"They work great."

Catching things I can barely see with my eyes. Mesh size is great for collecting leaves. Those bigger nets are just too cumbersome to use in there and this is perfect. It has worked very well for me and I especially like the small size of it. This little net is just when I needed for my 2. Keeps me busy so I exercise longer. This net did the trick for our quick little betta fish.

Overall Score
4.5


(184 Points)

6. Tugaizi Aquarium Fish Net Fine Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Catch Nets with Plastic Handle - Green...

User Ratings: 82

Tugaizi First Impressions

"But not many at a time."

The mesh net is very fine and nicely captures everything. I would certainly buy another of these if I needed more, it was a great buy! Easy to maneuver into corners with a fairlly deep pocket. The net is very soft and it has a nice wooden handle. Swimming pool nets are too large for my hot tub. I do recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller size fish tank net. Wiggles love's it and says if your thinking about buying one for your Mr.

  • Tugaizi Aquarium Fish Net Fine Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Catch Nets with Plastic Handle - Green (3in, 4in,5in, 6in)
  • SIZE: 2 Size: 3": Approx. 2.75 x 2.95" Handle length: 9.84 inches 4": Approx.3.14 x 3.93" Handle length: 9.84 inches 5": Approx.3.94 x 4.72" Handle length: 11.81 inches 6": Approx.4.72 x 5.90" Handle length: 11.81 inches
  • MATERIAL: Made of Soft, rush-proof and lightweight nylon net .All metal parts are plastic coated. The superior plastic coating that frames the neck of the net offers an overall sturdier grip, and the cushiony soft padding wrapped around the handle allows for a smooth and comfortable grip.
  • ADVANTAGE: Our packaging contains four sizes, different sizes, can be exchanged for use, more convenient and fast, can meet your daily needs. Our net no harm to fish, perfect for cleaning debris in water such as extra food and excess decoration.
  • APPLICABILITY: Durable, the non-slip handle is not easy to bend. Fine nylon mesh is very soft, crushed fish is very safe, greatly reducing the harm to fish. Durable construction means it will last for many years without bending or breaking.
  • FUNCTION: It’s a great tool for catching your fish when routine tank maintenance is necessary. Remove the floating surface of the water ,cleaning up debris in water tanks, won't hurt the fish, easy to operate. The fine mesh network is intertwined, making it easier and more enjoyable to capture any unwanted objects in your fish or aquarium.
  • Manufacture: Tugaizi
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tugaizi
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tugaizi Final Thoughts

"But not many at a time."

Works good, the extendable handle is nice. This net did the trick for our quick little betta fish. They were so nice and STURDY that I ordered 4 more. Net end is sorta flexible giving better options round to oval like. I would have rated 4 stars, but it's my fault for not looking at the dimensions. He now has three in the bank for when the first one is worn out! Mesh is tight enough that little fins don't get stuck in the net.

Overall Score
4.7


(75 Points)

7. GankPike Aquarium Fish Net – 3 Pcs Quick Catch Mesh Wire Net Safe for All Fish – 3 Inches, 4 Inc...

User Ratings: 53 10

GankPike First Impressions

"Works great!"

I wanted one to clean an outside solar fountain. Exactly what I needed for my 5 gallon vertical tank that contains 5 male guppies. If your using anything over 4-5 inches might want to look into a actual bait net. But it should be shipped in something that will protect it better. Our tank is small, so this was perfect for maneuvering in the tight space. At least it has a decent depth to hold fish vertically. These nets work great and I have only needed the one so far.

  • GankPike Aquarium Fish Net – 3 Pcs Quick Catch Mesh Wire Net Safe for All Fish – 3 Inches, 4 Inches, 5 Inches
  • Aquarium fish net is safe for all fish. Fine nylon net lining is designed with their safety in mind. The multiple sizes of net is great for many different size fish and aquariums.
  • GankPike Quick Net blends in water to help catch those crafty, quick fish that make a hobby out of avoiding other nets that are easily seen in the water.
  • Great for cleaning out debris from the tank as well. You can easily skim the surface and remove light debris from the water.
  • Durable construction means it will last for many years without bending or breaking. This versatile net is a must have for all home aquariums!
  • Quantities: 3 pcs. Large: 5 inch diameter net, 10.25 inch long handle. Medium: 4 inch diameter net, 9.25 inch long handle. Small: 3 inch diameter net, 9 inch long handle
  • Manufacture: GankPike
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GankPike
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GankPike Final Thoughts

"Don't worry."

Keeps me busy so I exercise longer. Exactly what I needed for my 5 gallon vertical tank that contains 5 male guppies. These do the job and I like the variety of sizes. This net perfectly fits my intended use. Took a while for it to be delivered but definitely doing the trick for the mini-pool. Most nets do not have sufficiently strong handles-- these DO. I figured I would try these this summer.

Overall Score
3.9


(70 Points)

8. SLSON 5 Pack Aquarium Fish Net,4 inches Quick Catch Fine Mesh Nylon Nets with 10 inches Handle for F...

User Ratings: 72 3

SLSON First Impressions

"Works like a charm."

I am planning to slowly siphon the hatched eggs into the aquarium. But it should be shipped in something that will protect it better. The net is very soft and it has a nice wooden handle. Sturdy, easy to clean and easy to use. The rod extends out like an antenna so you don't have to bend down while cleaning. Net end is sorta flexible giving better options round to oval like. Swimming pool nets are too large for my hot tub.

  • SLSON 5 Pack Aquarium Fish Net,4 inches Quick Catch Fine Mesh Nylon Nets with 10 inches Handle for Fish Tanks and Bowls,Green
  • STRONG STRUCTURE:this fish net made of high quality metal,sturdy,durable and light weight,with fine nylon mesh net weaved,perfect for many different size fish like betta tetra goldfish and shrimp.
  • NO HARM TO YOUR FISH SCALES: fine nylon mesh net lining is carefully designed for the fish safety,it will not harm the fish scales and aiding safe quick release, a great tool for catching your fish when routine tank cleaning.
  • WIDELY USED:this catch fish net not only for aquarium fish,but also suitable for aquatic plants or cleaning out debris from the tank as well.Great aquarium accessories.
  • DIMENSION: approx. 4'' for net, 13'' for total length, 5 pcs fish nets included.
  • Plastic wrap over the metal handle tail give you a comfortable feeling and convenient to hang it up when done
  • Manufacture: SLSON
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 4 x 0.4 inches; 5.61 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SLSON
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SLSON Final Thoughts

"These worked great."

Catching things I can barely see with my eyes. We were too rough with it and the handle broke on the first day. I suspect that it will just if you don't. Those dirty dishes in the washer will just have to wait. The size of the mesh is small and perfect for my needs. Never have to put your hand in the tank. Great net, just wish it was a little bit bigger.

Overall Score
4.5


(67 Points)

9. DSSPORT 2 PCS Aquarium Fish Nets,4 Inch Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Nets with Plastic Handle Gree...

User Ratings: 70

DSSPORT First Impressions

"This came in quickly."

This is a great sized net for almost any size tank. These are your regular quality fish nets, pretty much just what you'd expect. Right size net for my needs, good value. I didn't think she would even notice them, but she also likes to play with them. And these are also very reasonably priced as a fringe benefit. These nets work great and I have only needed the one so far. The three different sizes works best for each of the three different size bowls.

  • DSSPORT 2 PCS Aquarium Fish Nets,4 Inch Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Nets with Plastic Handle Green
  • SIZE: The 4 inches nets are great size for many different size for picking up small fish, shrimps, aquariums and aquatic plants.
  • MATERIAL: The fish net set made of high quality metal,sturdy,durable and light weight,with fine nylon mesh net weaved ,won't hurt the fish .Non-slip handles are not easy to bend and plastic wrap over the metal handle tail makes your hand feel comfortable.
  • DESIGN: The design of the net is fine with soft soft mesh and it is safe for all small and fragile fish in the aquarium. The net can be mixed with water to help catch those crafty, quick fish.
  • SAFE: The fine nylon mesh was soft to touch, safe for all fish, reducing the likelihood of injury. Fine mesh net is perfect for safely transferring delicate fish and skimming small debris from the water.
  • WIDELY USED: The catch fish nets are suitable for aquatic plants for cleaning out debris from the tank .Also perfect for cleaning debris in water such as extra food and excess decoration .Great aquarium accessories.
  • Manufacture: DSSPORT
  • Product Dimensions: 13.78 x 5.12 x 0.2 inches; 2.12 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DSSPORT
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DSSPORT Final Thoughts

"As described."

I love the reach of this net and that it holds its shape. They are just as described and great quality, especially for the price! I love the reach of this net and that it holds its shape. Our tank is small, so this was perfect for maneuvering in the tight space. If you want a actual bait net it's twice the amount of money. These are your regular quality fish nets, pretty much just what you'd expect. Net is square and fine so as not hurt fish or remove small particles from water.

Overall Score
4.7


(58 Points)

10. Awpeye 4 Pcs Aquarium Fish Net, 4 Inch 6 Inch Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Nets with Plastic Handl...

User Ratings: 73 5

Awpeye First Impressions

"They work great."

It's all about having the right tools! This was shipped in a padded mailer and arrived bent. I have guppies and bettas, and this is the perfect size for those types of fish. Nice net but I guess I should have read more closely. This will make keeping my breeding tanks organized so much easier. Wiggles , our betta who lives in a 2. I wanted one to clean an outside solar fountain.

  • Awpeye 4 Pcs Aquarium Fish Net, 4 Inch 6 Inch Quick Catch Mesh Nylon Fishing Nets with Plastic Handle - Green
  • Quantity: 4 Pcs fish net,4 inches X 2, 6 inches X 2.
  • 4 Inch Net Size: approx. 4 x 3 inch; Length of Shaft : 10 inch; 6 Inch Net Size : approx. 6 x 5 inch; Length of Shaft : 15 inch.
  • Easy to use, no harm to fish, Made of Soft, rush-proof and lightweight nylon net reducing the likelihood of injury.
  • Durable, non-slip handles are not easy to bend, essential tools for aquariums and swimming pools, All metal parts are plastic coated.
  • Perfect for cleaning debris in water such as extra food and excess decoration. It’s a great tool for catching your fish when routine tank maintenance is necessary.
  • Manufacture: Awpeye
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Awpeye
  • Cleaning Ability
  • Net Strength
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Awpeye Final Thoughts

"I recommend this product."

I will probably end up with one of these for each tank before I'm done. I actually use this product to keep my large outdoor fountain clean. The birds come for drinks and baths. He now has three in the bank for when the first one is worn out! We were too rough with it and the handle broke on the first day. My kids use it to scoop up messes in our little pond, very easy to use. Our tank is small, so this was perfect for maneuvering in the tight space.

Overall Score
4.5


(55 Points)

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