Plenty Of Fish

by Renske Buursma - Date: 2007-04-17 - Word Count: 500 Share This!

Little do you know, but the goldfish and other finned friends have served as pets for more than thousands of years. From the simple bright orange companion to the colorful display of bright shades of tropical specimens, pet fish are popular. Having a fish for a pet is one of the most relaxing and less time-consuming commitments to make when you're ready to embrace the animal world into your home. To date, there are more than 120 varieties of goldfish and an endless supply of tropical fish selections to consider.

Out of all the fish choices one can bring into their home, the common goldfish is one of the easiest types of pets to consider because it is the only kind of fish that can reside within a home setting in an uncomplicated cold-water living environment. This is why goldfish are also considered one of the best pets to allow a young child to learn about responsibility.

When it comes to tropical fish, a simple bowl with tap water will not do. These kinds of fish thrive in saltwater, meaning specialized tanks and aquariums are needed to accommodate their well-being. While some individuals feel threatened by bringing a large tank into their home, bigger options are actually easier to maintain than a smaller selection. Plus, the visual intrigue of a large aquarium with an assortment of colorful creatures shimmying and gliding through the water makes a calming scene or impressive conversation piece when family and friends are visiting.

As you ponder the type of fish to select or how to take care of your new pets, below you will find a few suggestions to follow that might make life much easier:

1) You should never handle pet fish with you hands. Whenever they need to be transported, a plastic bag containing water is reasonable. Some people place their bags inside a polystyrene container to help maintain temperature when cleaning tanks or transporting.

2) Refrain from overfeeding your fish because the uneaten leftovers only sit in the water, causing contamination.

3) When looking for a proper place to situate your fish tank, remember to avoid locations with direct sunlight or cold drafts.

4) If your goldfish should reach the size of 12 centimeters or more, they should be relocated to a pond. As a rule of thumb, every 4.5 liters of water should accommodate 2.5 centimeters of body length.

5) To ensure the health and safety of your pet fish, it is important to pay attention to their actions. Healthy fish easily move throughout their environment. When they appear to gulp at the surface of the water, they might need more oxygen in their tank. To remedy this problem, changing the water or adding more plants can increase tank oxygen.

When it comes to fish, you can build a creative and relaxing collection to decorate your home. The beauty of their graceful swimming skills, curious-looking eyes, and delicate nature is what makes the intriguing world of pet fish all the more appealing.

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