Fish and water have always had a soothing effect on the human mind, probably because you watch as they float smoothly and undisturbed in the crystal clear water and wish you could take their place.

Coral Reef 3D Screensaver  delivers that same feeling, straight from inside your monitor

Despite being nothing more than a static 2D image. the background is truly something you could call "HD", as it doesn't show any signs of pixelations, even when tested on a screen with a resolution of 1920x1080.

The fish are also neatly rendered, as their 3D model has no signs of blockiness or jagged edges, and they scales seem like they actually reflect the sunlight realistically.

The animations don't let down either, as they are also smooth, just like you'd expect it to be.

The lighting effects and the plant life add to the overall image of an aquatic world teeming with life.

Given that there are few elements besides the fish that could use up any system resources, the whole app is lightweight and causes no performance drops, neither in screensaver nor animated wallpaper mode.

For those running older systems that do encounter any issues, know that several features can be disabled or adjusted from the "Settings menu to ensure everything is always running as smoothly as possible.

For example, you can disable the high texture quality, sounds, and music. Having widescreen monitors or multi-monitor systems is not an issue since the app has adjustable resolution, aspect ratio and fully supports multiple monitors at a time.

If you are looking to relax while watching some fish but cannot afford a trip to the closest diving area, or even an aquarium, then Coral Reef 3D Screensaver might be a good alternative you should consider.

Worth noting is that the developer created another screensaver that delivers pretty much the same experience, but has an old ruined clock instead of the sunken ship as the background.