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How a Fish Tank Can Make Your House Feel More Homey

Written by Posted On Monday, 16 October 2017 14:59

Many people would argue that a house just isn’t a home without at least one pet!


It’s actually true. Pets are great for seniors, and they’re great for children. But, what if you don’t have the time, money, or attention span for more traditional pets, like cats and dogs?


Consider fish instead!


Not only can fish be a lot of fun to care for, they can actually transform your home environment. Here are a few ways fish can help your house feel more homey.


Share Your Space

If you live alone, or you find yourself spending time at home alone frequently, it can be a bit lonely. After all, it’s the people and creatures that live in a house that truly make it feel like home.

By sharing your house with fish, you’ll find your space seems a lot more comfortable. The gentle bubbling of a tank can even make a house feel less frightening to young children!


The tank doesn’t have to be big, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to care for either. FishLab has tons of tips that will make sharing your space with fish easy.


Increased Happiness

We all want to be happier, but it’s much easier said than done. Fortunately, happiness doesn’t have to come from winning the lottery or landing your dream job. It’s as easy as staring into a fish tank!


Studies have shown that people who stare into a fish tank experience higher levels of happiness. That's not all.


Fish tanks have other benefits:


- Watching fish has been shown to calm hyperactive children

  1. - Alzheimer’s patients ate more and required fewer supplements with proximity to a fish tank
  2. - Staring into a fish tank can drop both your heart rate and blood pressure
  3. - Dental patients required less pain medication after a procedure with a fish tank in the office


The happier your house, the more like home it will feel. Fill your tank with a wide variety of plants and fish to get the biggest boost to your happiness.


Beauty and Interest

There’s no doubt that a fish tank can boost the mood in your home, but it can also make your home more beautiful too.


A strategically placed fish tank provides your home with the perfect focal point. It can also serve as a great conversation starter. When people come over to your home to visit, they’ll likely want to know all about the kinds of fish you have in your tank!


Salt water fish can provide your home with the most interest, but there are plenty of wonderful fresh water fish that can have a profound effect on your home environment as well. The trick is to start small, especially if you’ve never cared for fish before.


Purchase a small tank with a few fish and see how things go. After you enjoy the benefits of sharing your home with a few aquatic companions, you’ll likely be tempted to get a few more!

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