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for "Small Fry" Also you will find the latest news about freshwater
aquariums here that gets updated on a regular basis. (Something
for Mom & Dad)
Your Child's First Aquarium Below you
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It has been shown that children who keep pets have increased emotional
development and learn valuable lessons of responsibility and empathy. Tropical
fish make ideal pets for children, as they combine the fun and collectible
aspects of an affordable hobby with the experience of caring for living things.
The Fun of a New Aquarium
The set up process for a new aquarium is an exciting family project. By starting
the process from scratch, children gain an insight into every aspect of building
a fish habitat. This joy of learning and building is further enhanced when the
child shares in the decision making process, selecting aquarium elements and
aquascaping the new environment.
Your Child's Aquarium Is a Teacher
The best lessons teach through fun. The set up and maintenance of a fish tank
teaches children about the totality of our environment, and the many factors of
the life-cycle that are interconnected. By entrusting your child with her own
miniature world to care for, she learns lessons of responsibility and discipline
by meeting the regular needs of her pets. The self-confidence that comes from
your child's new found expertise and responsibility will carry over into the
other aspects of your child's life.
Selecting Your Child's First Aquarium
The child's first aquarium should be primarily designed to be easy to maintain.
Selecting an 'all-in-one' package that meets the basic needs of filtration,
light, heat, and aeration is a good option to start with. While the temptation
to get a very small tank for your child seems intuitive, keep in mind that
larger tanks are easier to maintain and keep clean, and offer room for more
fish. Above all make sure your child understands each and every aspect of the
home aquarium environment, and that your child's choices are part of the buying