A fish tank has an integral or attached active display. The fish tank provides an area for live creatures (e.g. fish, mollusks, reptiles, birds, etc.) and the display is filled with, for example, a background image or video, adding to the depth of view, the complexity of view and aesthetics of the fish tank. Any type of display is anticipated as well as any type of image displayed on the display, including television, computer screens, still images, video images, etc.