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Snorkel zombies might not breathe, but they still need brains! Take care of your unusual pets and they'll produce enough sun to buy the trophy.

Description of Zombiquarium in Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies

Zombiquarium is a mini-game unlocked by beating Adventure Mode and the previous mini-games in Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies: Endless Edition, and Plants vs. Zombies: Great Wall Edition. In it, the player spends five sun to feed brains to Snorkel Zombies which produce sun in return. Up to three brains can be in the tank at a time. Brains can only disappear by either sinking to the very bottom or if a zombie eats it. The player can use sun to buy more Snorkel Zombies or to buy the trophy and win the level. The trophy costs 1000 sun. One Snorkel Zombie costs 100 sun. The player has 20 seconds to feed a Snorkel Zombie before it perishes.


This mini-game is based on the game Insaniquarium, also created by PopCap Games. Its name is a portmanteau of "Zombie", referring to Snorkel Zombies diving underwater to eat brains, and "Aquarium", the place where Snorkel Zombies dive.



The sound that plays when a Snorkel Zombie dies of hunger.

The music played here (Moongrains).


Simply feed the zombies when they get hungry. They will turn green if they are hungry. If a Snorkel Zombie hasn't been fed for 20 seconds, it will perish and disappear. You should collect sun and occasionally buy more zombies if needed until they have produced enough sun for the trophy. It is a good idea to keep one brain floating in the tank at all times, as you can tell when zombies are hungry by seeing if they swim towards it. [Is it recommended to have atleast 4 or 6 snorkel zombies, however it can be your choice.]

Related achievements[]

Beyond the Grave
Attention Deficit
Attention Deficit
Earn a trophy in each Mini-game.


Video Walkthrough[]

In other languages[]

Please note that only official translations are used.

Language Name Description
United States of America English Zombiquarium
China Simplified Chinese 僵尸水族馆
Taiwan Traditional Chinese 殭屍水族館
The Netherlands Dutch Zombiquarium
France French Zombaquarium
Germany German Zombiquarium
Italy Italian Acquario zombi
Japan Japanese ゾンビ水槽
Russia Russian Зомбиквариум
Spain Spanish Zombiquarium Portmanteau of "Insaniquarium" and "Zombi" (Zombie)


  • This is one of the three parts of the game that doesn't involve any zombies attacking the player's house, the others being the Zen Garden and the hidden mini-game Ice Level.
  • In some versions, the second tombstone's message RIP is replaced by something that closely resembles the unused Orchid Cactus from Plants vs. Zombies: All Stars.
  • Zombiquarium is the only area that is under the water, other than the Zen Garden's Aquarium Garden.
    • Coincidentally, they both use the same background.
  • Zombiquarium, Whack a Zombie and Last Stand are the only mini-games where zombies give sun.
    • When the player has more than ten zombies, more instruments will play in the music (like when a huge wave of zombies come on a night level).
  • Zombiquarium and Air Raid are the only mini-games that do not take place in the front yard, the backyard or on the roof.
  • If the Zombiquarium save file is modified to another save file, for example, Last Stand, then the player can't feed the zombies. Instead, if the zombies die, they will drop money, chocolate, diamonds and Zen Garden plants.
  • This is the one of two times in Plants vs. Zombies which zombies can be purchased via sun, the other being I, Zombie.
  • The Sunny Days achievement can be earned through this mini-game, by not purchasing the trophy and continuing to collect sun.
    • Sunny Days can't be earned in the iOS and Android versions of this mini-game, however.
  • Zombiquarium is one of the two levels without any plants in Plants vs. Zombies, with the other being the DSi-exclusive mini-game Zombie Trap.
  • It is the only mini-game where zombies do not attack player's house.
  • The player can right click to tap on the tank, which will make a sound in the PC version.
  • The sound of a Snorkel Zombie dying is the same as when something kills a duck in the Disney mobile game Where's my Water?, besides also being provided by Clarence Nash, the original voice actor for the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck.
  • If there are no Snorkel Zombies present in the tank by any means such as all of them were died of hunger, and being killed by plants like Cherry Bomb and selecting a button that despawns all zombies on-screen through third party programs, the losing dialog box says "All your pet zombies have perished!" and only the game over music plays.
    • In iOS and Android versions, the dialog box header says "GAME OVER", while on console, DS, and PC versions, the name of the mini-game is instead used (Zombiquarium).
      • The reason why the name of the mini-game is used on console, DS, and PC versions as the dialog box header instead of the generic "GAME OVER" text is because on Lawnstrings.txt, the text says "[ZOMBIQUARIUM_DEATH_MESSAGE]: All your pet zombies have perished!", with [ZOMBIQUARIUM_DEATH_MESSAGE] part is programmed to display the mini-game name (Zombiquarium) as the header.
    • This is one of the only two mini-games where a different losing dialog box is shown as well as only the game over music plays when losing, the other being Last Stand.
    • Due to the game over music being played when the dialog box appears, it is possible to skip the music by exiting the game over screen through restarting (Try Again) or exit the level (Main Menu/Menu/Quit (depending on the version)) while the music plays.
    • Because plants (through third party programs) can still kill zombies in Zombiquarium, this is one of the two instances where the plants act against the player, the other being I, Zombie.
  • If a Snorkel Zombie disappears into the tank by any means other than hunger such as being killed by plants and selecting a button that despawns all zombies on-screen through third party programs (with the latter causes an instant game over as once the tank becomes empty when all zombies were despawned, the game still counts that all of the pet zombies (Snorkel Zombies) have perished), the dying sound will not be heard.
  • If the player hacks this mini-game into another level, it is an instant game over as the losing dialog box "All your pet zombies have perished!" will be shown upon exiting the Aquarium Garden by hacking.

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