Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Fluval Aquarium Nets

1. Fluval Telescopic Shrimp Net

User Ratings: 61 8

Fluval 11256 First Impressions

"99 or whatever this was."

I have guppies and bettas, and this is the perfect size for those types of fish. Way better than having to go to the store to buy only one at the same price. Net is square and fine so as not hurt fish or remove small particles from water. Mesh size is great for collecting leaves. So far, very happy to have this tool in my aquarium toolkit! Probably the best thing I have gotten! They aren't anything special, just solid and a great value.

  • Fluval Telescopic Shrimp Net
  • Net designed especially for freshwater shrimp
  • Equipped with a durable, stainless steel handle
  • Soft nylon netting material to protect delicate shrimp
  • Deep net prevents shrimp from escaping
  • 2-inch height, 2.75-inch width (net); 5-14 inch extendable handle
  • Manufacture: Fluval
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 4 x 9.8 inches; 0.71 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fluval 11256
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.1']
  • Net Strength [star rating='3.5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Fluval 11256 Final Thoughts

"Well constructed."

The lid on the boat fell on one of them and shattered the handle. Most nets do not have sufficiently strong handles-- these DO. The mesh net is very fine and nicely captures everything. These do the job and I like the variety of sizes. Love that it is a four pack because we will have extra. It works perfect for my 20G and 29G. Nothing is going to escape this net!

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(147 Points)

2. uxcell 2Pcs 17cm Wide Pink Plastic Coated Handle Aquarium Tank Fish Skimming Net

uxcell a17042100ux0724 First Impressions

"Solidly built."

The fine mesh allows me to capture fry with incident too. I didn't think she would even notice them, but she also likes to play with them. My husband uses these nets to dip trash from our fountains! I keep it hanging next to the skimmer and it lasts for the entire pool season. The plastic handles are not very tough. Keeps me busy so I exercise longer. I do not have a big fish tank so, I needed a smaller net.

  • uxcell 2Pcs 17cm Wide Pink Plastic Coated Handle Aquarium Tank Fish Skimming Net
  • Color: Pink; Package Content: 2 x Aquarium Fish Net
  • Product Name: Aquarium Fish Net; Material: Plastic,Nylon,Metal
  • Net Weight: 130g; Net Size: 17 x 16cm/6.7" x 6.3"(L*W)
  • Total Size: 52 x 17.5 x 0.4cm/20.5" x 7.0" x 0.2"(L*W*T); Handle Length: 35.5cm/14.0"
  • Feature: Made of fine, soft mesh for fragile fish; Tightly woven. Plastic-coated handle for safe, comfortable grip. Slip-resistant handle.
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell a17042100ux0724
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.8']
  • Net Strength [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

uxcell a17042100ux0724 Final Thoughts

"These are small."

A larger net would make it tough to get junk out of the small spaces. This was shipped in a padded mailer and arrived bent. Excellent net, very happy with it. I have guppies and bettas, and this is the perfect size for those types of fish. I do not have a big fish tank so, I needed a smaller net. Swimming pool nets are too large for my hot tub. It's all about having the right tools!

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

3. Penn-Plax QN10 Quick Net for Fish – 10” x 7”

User Ratings: 78 3

Penn-Plax QN10 First Impressions

"These nets a great!"

And these are also very reasonably priced as a fringe benefit. A larger net would make it tough to get junk out of the small spaces. I keep it hanging next to the skimmer and it lasts for the entire pool season. The telescoping handle is fantastic! I do recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller size fish tank net. I use these for a bait net for my boat. We were too rough with it and the handle broke on the first day.

  • Penn-Plax QN10 Quick Net for Fish – 10” x 7”
  • age range description: All Life Stages
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax Inc
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 4 x 1 inches; 1.59 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax QN10
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Net Strength [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.2']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Penn-Plax QN10 Final Thoughts

"So far I have no cons!"

Wiggles love's it and says if your thinking about buying one for your Mr. Great for the price very sturdy and much bigger than i expected! Wiggles love's it and says if your thinking about buying one for your Mr. The telescoping handle is fantastic! The plastic handles are not very tough. Yes, they're light, and they do feel a little flimsy. I have been using this net for my hot tub and it works great!

Overall Score
4.7

[star rating="4.7"]
(152 Points)

4. Pawfly 3.8 Inch Telescopic Aquarium Net Fine Mesh Small Fishnet with Extendable 9-24 inch Long Handl...

User Ratings: 53 16

Pawfly First Impressions

"No regrets."

It works perfect for my 20G and 29G. Have bought nets before and width was measurement used. They are just as described and great quality, especially for the price! Exactly what I needed for my 5 gallon vertical tank that contains 5 male guppies. Works good, the extendable handle is nice. The three different sizes works best for each of the three different size bowls. I have a 29G and a 20G long shrimp tank.

  • Pawfly 3.8 Inch Telescopic Aquarium Net Fine Mesh Small Fishnet with Extendable 9-24 inch Long Handle
  • Telescopic handle allows you to reach the bottom of 9 to 24 inch deep tank without dripping hands.
  • Solid flexible handle built with 304 stainless steel won't get rust or bent. Excellent net for skimming small debris or leaves from marine aquarium and pools.
  • Soft Fine Nylon netting reducing the risk of injury while transferring delicate fish, especially suitable for betta and newborn guppy.
  • Frame size 3.8" W x 2.7" H, 2.5 inches deep pocket is great for small fishes & baby shrimps.
  • Hanging ring added on handle end so that it can be simply hang up when done.
  • Manufacture: Naludo
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pawfly
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.7']
  • Net Strength [star rating='3.9']
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4']

Pawfly Final Thoughts

"Nice net at a good price."

These nets are actually metal wire coated in plastic or rubber or something. This little net is just when I needed for my 2. Eventually I am sure they will rust or break. Remove the jar and shells to see just how big they will get. Swimming pool nets are too large for my hot tub. Never have to put your hand in the tank. Those dirty dishes in the washer will just have to wait.

Overall Score
3.8

[star rating="3.8"]
(589 Points)

5. Aquarium Adjustable Fish Net 5.9"x4.9" Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Handle Shrimp

User Ratings: 63 6

Aquarium Equip D3006 UP 6 First Impressions

"I love it."

I don't regret this purchas though lots of size options for cheap cheap cheap! Wiggles , our betta who lives in a 2. I needed something bigger, stronger, and with a fine mesh. This extendable net is working just perfectly for me! The mesh net is very fine and nicely captures everything. I didn't think she would even notice them, but she also likes to play with them. I have been using this net for my hot tub and it works great!

  • Aquarium Adjustable Fish Net 5.9"x4.9" Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Handle Shrimp
  • [TELESCOPIC HANDLE]: The handle is scalable design.
  • [GENTLE AND SECURITY]: Soft Fine Nylon netting reducing the risk of injury while transferring delicate fish, especially suitable for betta and newborn guppy.
  • [DURABLE FISHING NET]:Solid flexible handle built with 304 stainless steel won't get rust or bent. Excellent net for skimming small debris or leaves from marine aquarium and pools.
  • [COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT]:Aquarium fish net is safe for all fish. Fine nylon net lining is designed with their safety in mind. Adjustable Fish NET 15x12.5cm / 5.9"x4.9"
  • Hanging ring added on handle end so that it can be simply hang up when done.
  • Manufacture: D3006 UP 6"
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquarium Equip D3006 UP 6
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Net Strength [star rating='4.8']
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Aquarium Equip D3006 UP 6 Final Thoughts

"If I do say so myself."

But for a fish tank, that would be optimal. Nice net but I guess I should have read more closely. The net is very soft and it has a nice wooden handle. I have been using this net for my hot tub and it works great! This little fish tank net arrived on time and in good condition still in its wrapper. I don't regret this purchas though lots of size options for cheap cheap cheap! Just wish it was a bit longer but it works for my size tank.

Overall Score
4.3

[star rating="4.3"]
(27 Points)

6. uxcell Blue Black Nonslip Handle Net Aquarium Tank Cleaning Tool Cleaner Sets

User Ratings: 42

uxcell US-SA-AJD-35011 First Impressions

"These worked great."

I was initially scared of the other reviews, seeing how theirs had rusted. I wanted one to clean an outside solar fountain. Mesh size is great for collecting leaves. These are your regular quality fish nets, pretty much just what you'd expect. Wiggles love's it and says if your thinking about buying one for your Mr. The lid on the boat fell on one of them and shattered the handle. Great telescoping net good for storing.

  • uxcell Blue Black Nonslip Handle Net Aquarium Tank Cleaning Tool Cleaner Sets
  • Product Name : Aquarium Brush;Color : Green, Black, Blue, White;Material : Plastic, Metal, Fabric
  • Handle Size : 41x 1.2cm/ 16.1" x 0.47"(L*Max.W);Head Size : 98 x 17mm/ 3.9" x 0.67"(L*W);Fish Net Size : 110 x 100 x 50mm / 4.3" x 3.9" x 2"(L*W*Depth)Net Dia:1mm
  • Gravel Rake : 75 x 58 x 13mm/3" x 2.3" x 0.51"(L*W*T);Algae Scraper : 76 x 31x 41mm/ 3 " x 1.2" x 1.6"(L*W*T)
  • Flat Fork : 74 x 58x 17mm/2.9" x 2.3" x 0.67"(L*W*H);Window Sponge : 7.9 x 8.4 x 2.3cm/3.1" x 3.3" x 0.9"(L*W*T)
  • Weight : 182g;Package Contents : 1 x Handle1 x Fish Net1 x Algae Scraper1 x Flant Fork1 x Window Sponge1 x Gravel Rake
  • Manufacture: uxcell
  • Editor's Impressions Of The uxcell US-SA-AJD-35011
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.2']
  • Net Strength [star rating='4.3']
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.8']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.6']

uxcell US-SA-AJD-35011 Final Thoughts

"Thanks for this item!"

Their barb's got stuck in the netting. The rod extends out like an antenna so you don't have to bend down while cleaning. I wanted one to clean an outside solar fountain. Still, a good value if you need really small cheap nets. Very nice for smaller tanks or large tanks. They aren't anything special, just solid and a great value. I breed Africa cichlids and the nets I was getting from pet co were not cutting it.

Overall Score
4.1

[star rating="4.1"]
(5 Points)

7. Penn Plax PP23203 3 in. Brine Shrimp Net

User Ratings: 74

Penn-Plax 1538-BN3 First Impressions

"Good price."

The size of the mesh is small and perfect for my needs. The three different sizes works best for each of the three different size bowls. Great telescoping net good for storing. Works good, the extendable handle is nice. We were too rough with it and the handle broke on the first day. Have bought nets before and width was measurement used. 4 sizes is incredibly helpful and these are super well made.

  • Penn Plax PP23203 3 in. Brine Shrimp Net
  • Brine Shrimp Net is made of a fine nylon mesh with nylon stitching.
  • Dimensions: 3" x 2".
  • Weight: 0.1100 lbs.
  • Cubes: 0.0001.
  • Manufacture: Penn-Plax
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 4 x 12 inches; 2.82 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax 1538-BN3
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Net Strength [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='3.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.6']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

Penn-Plax 1538-BN3 Final Thoughts

"Net is a little soft."

Love that it is a four pack because we will have extra. It is actually pretty easy to scoop shrimp in! I didn't think she would even notice them, but she also likes to play with them. These nets work great and I have only needed the one so far. I've had to bend it back into shape a few times. The three different sizes works best for each of the three different size bowls. 4 sizes is incredibly helpful and these are super well made.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(6 Points)

8. Sera Pond Fish Net Small Aquarium Nets

User Ratings: 70 7

Sera 8371 First Impressions

"Really good length."

4 sizes is incredibly helpful and these are super well made. The lid on the boat fell on one of them and shattered the handle. Nice net but I guess I should have read more closely. Will definitely buy again if I need them. The birds come for drinks and baths. Eventually I am sure they will rust or break. They were so nice and STURDY that I ordered 4 more.

  • Sera Pond Fish Net Small Aquarium Nets
  • Net Diameter 20 cm (8 in.)
  • Total Length 120 cm (3.9 ft.)
  • Handle Diameter 15 mm (0.6 in.)
  • Net mesh Width 5 x 10 mm (0.2 x 0.4 in.)
  • Manufacture: Sera North America, Inc.
  • Product Dimensions: 0.79 x 8.27 x 47.24 inches; 5.68 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sera 8371
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='3.9']
  • Net Strength [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

Sera 8371 Final Thoughts

"The net itself is tiny."

Great net, just wish it was a little bit bigger. It works fine and should last another few years for the purpose I bought it. This is SUCH a great deal for a set of PREMIUM aquarium nets. These nets work great and I have only needed the one so far. I can easily clean out all the debris and just add a little water when needed. I love the reach of this net and that it holds its shape. At least it has a decent depth to hold fish vertically.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(54 Points)

9. Penn Plax Aquarium Net, 3-Inch, red

User Ratings: 69 7

Penn-Plax QNR3 First Impressions

"Light weight, yet sturdy."

I breed Africa cichlids and the nets I was getting from pet co were not cutting it. I have been using this net for my hot tub and it works great! The lid on the boat fell on one of them and shattered the handle. Our tank is small, so this was perfect for maneuvering in the tight space. I have been using this net for my hot tub and it works great! These nets are actually metal wire coated in plastic or rubber or something. Love that it is a four pack because we will have extra.

  • Penn Plax Aquarium Net, 3-Inch, red
  • Easy to use
  • No assembling required
  • Fits into most tanks
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 3.25 x 0.1 x 12.5 inches; 0.35 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Penn-Plax QNR3
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='5']
  • Net Strength [star rating='4.1']
  • Quality [star rating='4.3']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.1']

Penn-Plax QNR3 Final Thoughts

"These nets a great!"

The wire for the net part is kind of soft though. This is SUCH a great deal for a set of PREMIUM aquarium nets. I actually use this product to keep my large outdoor fountain clean. If you want a actual bait net it's twice the amount of money. Don't think I’ll need the second one for quite some time. Keeps me busy so I exercise longer. I can easily clean out all the debris and just add a little water when needed.

Overall Score
4.4

[star rating="4.4"]
(43 Points)

10. Python 18" Koi Inspection Net Head

User Ratings: 52

Python Aquarium Products First Impressions

"Nice net at a good price."

Most nets do not have sufficiently strong handles-- these DO. These nets are actually metal wire coated in plastic or rubber or something. These are your regular quality fish nets, pretty much just what you'd expect. Excellent net, very happy with it. The birds come for drinks and baths. The net is very soft and it has a nice wooden handle. Mesh is tight enough that little fins don't get stuck in the net.

  • Python 18" Koi Inspection Net Head
  • Aquatic
  • Pond Supplies
  • Pond Supplies
  • Manufacture: Python Aquarium Products
  • Item Weight: 5.6 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Python Aquarium Products
  • Cleaning Ability [star rating='4.5']
  • Net Strength [star rating='5']
  • Quality [star rating='4.5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

Python Aquarium Products Final Thoughts

"But it works."

Eventually I am sure they will rust or break. The lid on the boat fell on one of them and shattered the handle. If you want a actual bait net it's twice the amount of money. Nothing is going to escape this net! The plastic handles are not very tough. They were so nice and STURDY that I ordered 4 more. This telescoping net is exactly what I was looking for.

Overall Score
4.5

[star rating="4.5"]
(3 Points)

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