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The Advantages of Having Fish in Aquariums to Other Pets in Your House

BY: S Edwin | Category: Pets | Submitted: 2010-03-21 11:43:05
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Article Summary: "Aquariums in your house are a very pleasing sight for those who visit your house. Read all about the various advantages of having fish in aquariums to other pets in your house..."

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Aquariums are one of the best kinds of pets that you can have in your house. Though these fish are not able to respond to you like a cat or a dog would, there are many advantages of these as pets rather than having other animals. This is true when you have kids in the house as they can be harmed by the other animals if one is not careful. On the other hand, if you have an aquarium, there is very little chance of any problem occurring to your child.

The advantages of having aquariums in your house rather than any other pets are as follows:

1. Saves money:

The first thing that you should think of is if you can spend money to take care of all the various animals that you can have as pets. Any dog or cat needs a lot more attention and also you have to buy them food. All this will cost a lot of money. You can save all this money if you have a aquarium and some fish in it.

2. Maintenance:

The maintenance of a fish tank is relatively easy when you compare it to taking care of you pet dog or cat or any other animal. The reason for this is that a cat or dog can be kept in your house or a kennel built for the purpose, but you need to take them for walks or give them a bath and make sure that they are clean. For the aquariums, all you have to do is to clean the tank, which can be done once in a few days time.

3. Save space:

When you have an aquarium, you save a lot of space. The reason is that though you might need the space to keep the fish tank, it is a space that is occupied permanently till you have the fish. On the other hand, your pet dog or cat can be moving around and though you have a kennel, the pets do not live inside them the whole day. So you need a lot more space when compared to the aquarium.

4. No health risks:

The health risks posed by having an aquarium are very less when you compare them to the health risks that are caused by the cats and pet dogs. The pets can bite or scratch you or your children and that can be dangerous. Similarly, if you have a furry cat or dog, then they can shed these hairs and this can also cause some health risk to these people who have lung diseases. There can also be other health risks caused by other animals that are kept at home as pets and so the aquarium is a risk and disease free relaxation for the whole family.

These are the various advantages of having fish in aquarium as your pets at home than having any other animal. In spite of this many people have the other animals as pets due to various reasons like the love of those animals and also the fact that these animals are much friendlier than fish in your aquarium.

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