Fish as Pets 1
FISH AS PETS
Everyone has their own opinion about what makes a pet, and many do not consider any animal they cannot hold a pet. I disagree (even though I love my dog); my experience with fish and the customers and persons I have met in aquarium internet groups over the years tell me otherwise.
Many fish have personalities; I had a batfish that recognized different persons and would wiggle his tail and swim to the specific area that each different person in this office would feed (which demonstrates sight recognition).
I had an Octopus that would come to the top of the aquarium and stroke my hand until I would feed him.
I have had Oscars that would let me “pet them”.
Then there are the customers that I have seen grow an attachment to their fish from the interaction and the enjoyment they received from their aquarium pets. Often when their aquatic pets passed away, it would be as traumatic as their family dog or cat.
Aquariums are a way of remembering a trip to Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and more. Aquariums are also a way of having an aquatic pet that brings home the under sea adventures of a favorite movie or TV documentary such as National Geographic or PBS’s Nature series.
I hope some of the future posts are found interesting by those who read this article. If you have a blogger account, please add some of your own stories too!
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS
AQUARIUM INFORMATION A GREAT Resource for aquarium information, directories, and products. This is a fast growing resource with links to some the best and most accurate information sites currently on the internet.
American Aquarium Products Innovative aquarium and pond supplies.
EVERYTHING AQUATIC -A great group where the discussions are about anything aquatic related. You post photos and there is a useful links and information page too.
SPONGE FILTERS Informational blog about how sponge filters work, and the benefit of using them in aquariums and ponds.
AQUARIUM ANSWERS -Aquarium and pond questions and answers. Regular posts of aquatic groups and other web information.
AQUARIUM LIGHTING -THE PREMIER Aquarium Lighting Article, with researched facts & information found no where else on the Internet in one location.
AQUARIUM INFORMATION AT AMERICAN AQUARIUM PRODUCTS
FOR MORE ABOUT ME, Carl Strohmeyer-Los Altos High class of 1977