The Benefits of Owning an Aquarium

Aquariums make a tranquil and beautiful addition to any home, and come in all shapes, sizes, and types, so that you can place it, design it, and decorate it exactly the way you’ve envisioned. All aquariums are personalized in a variety of different ways, from aquarium material, to ornaments, to fish species, to plant type. Rest assured, your tank will be a one-of-a-kind art form by the time you’ve finished setting it up!

Aside from being an exciting, low-maintenance project, aquarium keeping or fish keeping also provides surprising health benefits, including a reduction of blood pressure and stress. Watching fish can calm children with hyperactivity disorder and even improve the unpredictable and disruptive behavior of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that Alzheimer’s patients have also exhibited an increase in appetite, and ate up to 21% more food after viewing fish than they had before the introduction of an aquarium. Overall, a fish tank’s calming effects on all who view it are extremely beneficial, and can even aid in getting a better night’s sleep!

In addition to these health benefits, aquariums act as a fresh, new type of “living art” – a 3D model of expression as opposed to one-dimensional paintings. Fish tanks can also act as a great substitute for video games or TV for children, especially if they are encouraged to feed, clean, and do hands-on activities with or for the aquarium. Fish keeping can become a true, lifelong hobby if children begin learning about fish and aquarium life at a young age. Aquariums also tend to draw the eye in any room, and your visitors will always have something positive to say about a tastefully designed aquarium!

With so many health and design benefits to owning an aquarium, it’s no wonder that so many people have taken up the fish keeping hobby! A home or office aquarium will greatly enhance any personal space, and will add a unique twist to the surrounding environment. Set up your fish tank today, and reap the benefits of this exciting form of “living art.” API is here to help you in the hobby every step of the way! Check out our Simple Care Guide to get started!

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