10 Reasons Fish Make Good Pets
Fish make truly wonderful pets for people who don't have the time or physical space to devote to a higher-maintenance companion animal. Fish can also be good "starter pets" to teach children the responsibility of caring for a pet.
10 Reasons Fish Make Good Pets
- Fish are known to have a tranquil, calming effect on anyone who watches them glide serenely through the water.
- Pet fish are easier and less expensive to feed and care for than other pets
- Unlike many dogs and other furry and feathered pets, fish don't develop separation anxiety or destructive behaviors when you leave them alone at home.
- Fish are quiet -- you never have to worry about a barking or squawking fish upsetting the neighbors or waking a sleeping baby.
- Fish come in an infinite variety of sizes, shapes and stunning, vibrant colors.
- Your pet fish don't need to be walked, they don't require a litter box, and they'll never leave a surprise for you on your brand new carpet or your bed!
- Fish are very clean pets that don't need to be groomed or have their teeth brushed.
- Your pet fish won't track dirt and mud in from outdoors or shake litter from his paws all over the house, and neither do they shed, slobber or drool.
- A fish aquarium of any size, as long it's well maintained, can be a beautiful addition to any room in your home.
- Some types of fish interact with their owners, are playful, and can even be trained to do tricks.
If You're Thinking to Get Fish as Pets
The best advice I can offer, especially if you've never kept pet fish before, is to do plenty of research before you take the plunge. I'd also recommend you start small, with a fish bowl or small aquarium and two or three hardy, low-maintenance varieties like goldfish or Aqua Dragons. As your interest grows, you can upgrade to a bigger, more expensive or unusual aquarium and more exotic varieties of fish.
A few initial questions you'll need to ask yourself:
- Are you interested in tropical freshwater fish, cold-water fish, or perhaps tropical marine fish?
- What do you know about the best pet fish for home, that you're interested in? For example: How big will it get? If it's a large fish, will it see smaller fish in the tank as prey? If it's a small fish, will it become prey for larger fish? Will it eat live plants in your aquarium? What kind of water best suits it (temperature, hardness, pH, etc.)? Does it need to live with other fish or alone? What does it cost?
- With that said, for practical reasons you'll also need to consider what size aquarium you can afford and have the space for, and where you'll set it up in your home. Aquariums aren't just large fish bowls -- even the most basic models come equipped with filtration systems, artificial lighting systems, often a heater or chiller, and some have hoods.
If you want to start..
Aqua Dragons are easy to care for pet fish. A clear Jam Jar/PET container at home can be used to hatch the eggs, The eggs formula works immediately upon contact with 350-380 ml of bottled packaged drinking water (i.e. Bisleri)
In 24-48 hours you will see tiny buzzing baby Aqua Dragons, doubling in size everyday - they grow upto 2cms long. In less than three weeks they will start to reproduce!
Aqua Dragons make the best pets, because they are easy to hatch and grow yourself - What an awe inspiring accomplishment! They do not require any more than 2-3 minutes of your care in a day. The formula works itself, so no water change is required.
Aqua Dragons are interactive, playful and swim gracefully, providing hours of fun for your entire family
Fish can make wonderful pets, fish keeping provides a fascinating hobby for many fish enthusiasts and perhaps you find your future in Marine Biology or Marine conservation!