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Fish and aquatic plant lovers can vivify their living quarters with aquariums of all sorts. The most common types of aquariums are like those in the photo adjacent. These typically are made of glass and acrylic plastic.1 Fish bowls are also notable aquariums.
Some aquariums function using heating and cooling, filtration and lighting systems. Some fish will prefer warmer or cooler water, as makes sense depending on the habitats in which they evolved. Salinity levels in aquariums must also be calibrated to suit the fish types. Some like catfish, cichlids and rainbow fish thrive in freshwater.2 Others, like the spectacular angelfish, need to live in saline environments.3 Fish tanks must be cleaned regularly to ensure the health of the organisms within them.
Aquariums can help remind people of the importance of protecting natural water ecosystems. They teach animal lovers about the basic requirements needed to keep water-loving organisms alive. Aquariums can provide a fun pass-time for families and a great learning tool for elementary biology school teachers.
Aquariums have risen in popularity since the 1850s.4 Freshwater fish are in fact the 3rd most popular pets in the world. In the U.S. there are, for example, 13 million households with aquariums5!
Photo credit: Ales Tosovsky
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