Dream Aquarium
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Realistic virtual aquarium screensaver.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Dream Aquarium is a next-generation virtual aquarium & screensaver that brings the beauty of lush freshwater aquariums to your computer with unsurpassed realism.
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later

MacUpdate - Dream Aquarium

  • Marine Aquariu...

  • Fish
Dream Aquarium User Discussion (Write a Review)
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HackDefendr reviewed on 29 May 2013
Its very simple...No matter how awesome this screensaver looks, and how easy it is to span multiple monitors, and how funny it is watching my cat try to catch the fish - I just cannot agree with any of the other people who commented about how good this screensaver is.

--- the lack of support for Mac OS X 10.8 is stunning
--- the lack of actively fixing known issues is abismal
--- the lack of technical support for the Mac OS is painful
--- the fact that the Crash Error has become part of the screensaver is more aggravating than Republicans doing anything.

I wish I could get my money back...because this screensaver just sucks. I share this with you, because I believe everyone else that has commented may just be accepting the shortcomings for the gorgeous looking screensaver.

But I just cannot stand it anymore...Don't waste your money on this rubbish unless you are OK with crap, crappy support, and just plain overall crap.
[Version 1.0]



Brighton-Pete reviewed on 19 Dec 2012
OK, so I gave in & purchased this aquarium. There isn't much in the way of aquarium software/screensavers out there. The screensaver parameters are set within the screensaver itself, and not in System Preferences. But, unlike the free version, there are no issues with changing any of them.

It does look absolutely stunning on my 27" iMac!
[Version 1.0]


Brighton-Pete commented on 17 Dec 2012
Took a look at this, and it does look better than most aquarium screen savers I've seen. Unfortunately, all settings are done within the screensaver & not in System Pref's. Whenever I try to change the settings, the screen saver stops. It would be nice to have the settings where they should be, where you can alter to your liking.

I noticed their forum has an awful lot of questions and problems with add-on's. Screensavers really should be simple. If you need a forum for a screensaver, it is too complicated, or it isn't working right.

I'll pass on this one...
[Version 1.0]



Nicky-Maddison reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
I have submit this screensaver to MacUpdate because I am using it for many years now on PC and it is now available for the Mac as well. This is probably the most beautiful and the most realistic aquarium screensaver ever made. Even my two kittens are fooled when it is running on the cinema display! The author redistribute a part of the money to an environmental charity. Make yourself a treat, you will not regret it.
[Version 1.0]



Julsa1 reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
Also knew this one from my "Windows" time.
Always loved it and secretly hoped it would be available for Mac someday...
Great, beautiful. Great graphics.
Also purchased the extra species pack.
Together with Marine Aquarium a great couple !

Relaxing time can begin .....
[Version 1.0]


B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 07 Dec 2012
I agree this appears to be an excellent aquarium. Certainly Marine Aquarium can use the competition. But the developer doesn't understand how to install a screen saver on the Mac. You don't need to drag the Dream Aquarium.saver file anywhere. All you have to do is Control-click the file in the mounted disk image and select Open. This will enable you to bypass Gatekeeper to open the file, which will then open System Preferences with an option to install the screen saver in the appropriate location. And the Start item doesn't work - it can't find the app that's supposed to run it. Once you get past this confusion, Dream Aquarium is loaded with options - though, naturally, you need to pay for the full version to access them all.
[Version 1.0]

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piquadratpi2 replied on 07 Dec 2012
ok, some of the typical Mac properties aren't included. But nevertheless I am happy and thankful to the developer to adapt this wonderful aquarium to the Mac. And it really is a great piece of realistic software. Thanks for that. I am sure that after some updates this will be one of the best aquariums on the Mac.


Djsteve reviewed on 07 Dec 2012
I'm a long-time user of Dream Aquarium on the PC and the level of attention to detail with this screensaver is second to none! This is far and away the best aquarium simulator on any platform. You won't find more realistic fish short of filling your Mac with water! The developer has done a great job of porting to MacOS, and has been very helpful over the years via email and the active forum on his website. Highly recommended!
[Version 1.0]

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Version Downloads:907
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
Date:07 Dec 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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Dream Aquarium is a next-generation virtual aquarium & screensaver that brings the beauty of lush freshwater aquariums to your computer with unsurpassed realism.

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