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So Many Reasons to Own Tropical Fish!

Aug 15, 2008
Are you thinking about owning tropical fish? Then you're in for a treat - there are many reasons why these little beauties make great pets, and some of those reasons may actually surprise you! So if you're still on the fence about whether or not you want to spend your money at the fish store, let's take a closer look at some reasons and benefits - that's right, we said benefits - that you may want to consider when it comes to choosing tropical fish as your new pets.

For one thing, there are many apartment dwellers today or those who live in limited space. Even the smallest cat may take up some room because of his or her litter box and may not even be allowed in an apartment because of potential damage. But most apartment managers allow tropical fish because they don't scratch the carpet, make messes on anything, or disturb the neighbors. And for those who aren't even limited by an apartment's rules, consider that tropical fish don't need to be walked, groomed, scooped up after, and won't tear up the rosebushes or leave you a dead mouse as a gift. They don't get fleas and won't get into fights with other neighborhood fish and won't give you a litter of six or seven babies that you somehow need to give away.

While there is still some work involved in keeping tropical fish, they are usually some of the lowest maintenance pets you can own which is good for anyone that doesn't want to put a lot of work into keeping a pet, someone that travels often and will need someone else to care for their pet, or someone that doesn't have all the time in the world to devote to an animal. They can also be great pets for families with young children as dogs and cats sometimes don't interact well with children while tropical fish usually get along with everyone.

It's believed by some that keeping tropical fish can actually be very relaxing. Some doctors believe that looking at fish has a calming effect on anyone, as being over-stimulated by television shows and even the news can be agitating to a person even if they don't realize it. But just sitting quietly and watching tropical fish can be very calming and soothing.

They also make for great educational pets as well. If you introduce your children to the world of tropical fish they can get a firsthand feel for how the oceans and lakes really work and what it looks like underwater. They can also better understand how pollution really affects the environment as they see the water get dirty or cloudy when it needs to be cleaned. By having them feed the fish and help as much as they can with cleaning the tank, young children too are taught responsibility and can really enjoy having tropical fish as they bond with each one and see how they interact together.
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