Introduction: Pet fish club is an information center and an online community for aquarium fish hobbyists. It is a place to provide guidance for aquarium fish care.
Keeping pet fish in a home aquarium or pond has a very long history. People first domesticated koi fish in China for non food purpose over 2,000 years ago.
According to a 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey, 11.9 million families (account for 10.1% of total) in the United States have one or more freshwater aquariums at home. Over 0.7 million families in the U.S. have saltwater aquariums. The fish owners might not be the most numerous among all pet owners, the total number of fish far exceeds any other pets. There are more than 151 million freshwater fish and 7.9 million saltwater fish in the home aquariums in the U.S. alone. Compared to 86 million cats, 78 million dogs, 13 million reptiles and 16 million birds. The pet fish has clearly won the most numerous pet crown.
Aquarium fish keeping has become increasingly popular around the world. As a result, you can find fish tanks and pet fish for sale almost everywhere. It is not just fun to have fish in a home aquarium. Most doctors agree that by watching aquarium fish swimming, there is a calm effect on humans. So it makes a good natural mood stabilizer without actually taking any medication. Watching aquarium fish is also known to be good for those people with high blood pressure. Regular aquarium maintenance involves weekly partial water changes. As a result, it can keep the aquarium owners a little more physically active.
Stores sell tens millions of pet fish in aquarium trade every year. Sadly many of them die young due to the improper setup and fish care. Many basic advice from fish stores are often false. Since most of them only care about the profit. Many have poorly trained staff. We the fish keepers have the responsibility to spread the correct information. To help beginners to get into the pet fish club successfully.
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