There's no dog
There's no cat miaowing
There's no budgie
There's also no pet hair and no walkies in the pouring
rain. Although you've got to feed them and change their water regularly, fish
are fairly low maintenance compared to other pets. This leaves you time to
really enjoy your pet ownership and the time you have with them.
type, my neighbor's dog is going through its regular half hour barking
frenzy....I've never heard a fish bark yet!!
7. The Fish Can Stay Home Alone
Yup, no hauling your tank to the fishy equivalent
of the kennels when you go on your holidays.
Ok, your fish can't look
after the house while you're away, but there are ways and means of automatically
feeding them that mean they can stay home alone.
No need even to pester a
neighbor to look after them. How cool is that - you can have pets AND go away on
8. Tap into your Inner Artist
Let your imagination go wild!
your artistic side!
The aquascape is yours to design and you really can
let loose if you like.
You can research and buy all sorts of plantlife,
rocks, and other items for your fish to discover and hide in.
A wee note
of caution, though; don't forget that you will actually want to see the fish, so
don't overcrowd your aquarium.
9. Inexpensive Start Up Costs
This is especially true for freshwater aquariums,
as they have lower set up costs than their saltwater counterparts.
could go completely mad and buy everything the pet shop owner puts in front of
you, but start off with the necessities to keep your costs under control....and
don't buy fish until you are ready for them.
Starter kits can help as
they give you the essentials and save you money, so these are always worth
10. My Hobby is My Business is My Hobby
You can of course turn this wonderful hobby into
a money spinner.
Start breeding your fish (soooo much easier with freshwater fish than for saltwater fish, who are a bit fussy when it comes to
You can also start selling aqautic plants, rocks,
How lovely to make money from your hobby.
Become an expert and
those who want the best will certainly seek you out, as the local pet store may not always be the best source of expert
help and advice.