Want to keep fish at home? Think carefully when buying an aquarium

Are you thinking about buying an aquarium for your children? Do you want to have an unpretentious pet and think that fish are just right? Would you like to change that idea?

Do you want to keep fish at home? Think carefully about whether or not you want to buy an aquarium!

Fish are considered low-maintenance pets, but this is not generally true. Sure, they don\’t require as much work as, say, a dog, and they don\’t need to be taken to the vet, walked, bathed, or exercised, but an aquarium is not necessarily undemanding. Of course, it depends on the size of the tank and the number of fish. An aquarium is not just a decoration; it cannot be left dormant, it must be cleaned, the environment must be suitable for the fish, and the fish are susceptible to disease.

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One fish or a whole school?

If you are keeping fish for your children, choose a species that does not require a mate and can be kept in an aquarium without filtration or other equipment. In this case, you can keep just one fish in a smaller tank, either square or round. With a small tank, water changes are easy, you can observe the fish at any time, and if the fish dies, you can easily clean the tank and keep a new fish. Furthermore, there is no need to set up a small aquarium, no need to connect the filter to electricity, and the aquarium can be easily moved from place to place.

However, if you want to keep a school of fish or several fish, you will need a larger tank. And you will need to purchase a filter, sometimes an aquarium heater, and often aquarium lights and covers. Not only is this a larger investment, but it is also more labor intensive. Cleaning the aquarium can take a considerable amount of time, and you may even have to deal with more fish attacks and a variety of other problems.

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Yes or no?

If you are hesitant, know that every pet needs care. The same goes for a fish or a school of fish. Even if you are not home, you must take care of your fish, clean their tanks, and feed them. However, compared to other animals, fish are less labor intensive, more attractive, and you will surely fall in love with them. And best of all, fish are suitable for people with allergies.

You can start by getting a small aquarium and taking care of the fish.