If you haven’t had a fish as a pet before, you should consider it. While they greatly differ from owning a dog or cat, seeing as you can’t physically pet them, they still bring much joy. Consider the following reasons to own a fish:
Hassle Free: Allergic to dogs or cats? Don’t have a yard to walk your dog? Don’t want to pick up your dog or cat’s poop? Fish are the perfect pet for you! They don’t chew, claw, or have potty accidents in the house. Fish are the optimal pet for those of you who prefer not to pick up bags of poop or don’t have the time or space to take your pet on a walk. They can be easy to feed and depending on the filtering system in place, you only need to change the water once a month.
Reduce Anxiety: If you have anxiety, are stressed or are just having a bad day, your fish can put you in a better mood. It’s true! Observing fish in their aquarium is like observing a whole new world. It will give you an escape from your daily stresses and we promise you’ll look forward to feeding and caring for your fish each day. Also, the slight babble from the filter may sound like a calming stream which is very relaxing.
Entertaining: Watching your fish swim so beautifully is very enjoyable. Taking care of your fish is just as enjoyable as well as it is rewarding. Feeding them and making sure their environment is safe and optimal for them is commonly enjoyed by many people. It easily becomes a hobby that many people find consumes them for hours. Watching those pretty gill-bearing aquatic cuties swim through water can be relaxing and fun. Even kids can be mesmerized and sit in front of a tank for hours.
Conversation Starter: When a person walks into a friend’s home or business and the first thing they see is an aquarium, they’re immediately drawn to it. Fish have a magical ability to captivate everyone around them. Resulting in conversations being struck up about your aquarium or the types of fish that inhabit them.