Benefits and Drawbacks in using Fish bowls to house fish pets

If you are a fish lover, you might want to start keeping fish now. But you wonder what you’d go for, a large tank or try the basics – fish bowl. Below are the things you need to know when choosing to keep fish in a fish bowl.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll acquire when you keep a fish bowl:

•             Fish bowls are non expensive although some are costly but not as expensive as a fish tank.

•             Fish bowls are known for being tiny and cute that allows you to limit your stock of fish which is good since overstocking is never good.

•             Since fish bowls are small therefore they are not heavy even if they are filled so you can easily transfer them in any location you want inside your house or office. Their tiny size makes it simpler for owners to change the water in it because they can bring it to their water source.

•             Fish bowls are great for kids and for those who are new in fish keeping because they are not complicated to handle.


Now, let’s take a look at some of the drawbacks when keeping your fish in a fish bowl.

•             Fish bowls are too tiny for almost fishes since they grow bigger when they mature.

•             There is no room for any filtration system in a fish bowl; it will only make your fish bowl crowded. And according to studies, a fish tank needs a filtration system for it to help the inhabitants to survive. If you enjoy watching other fish tanks with many fishes then you’ll get bored with fish bowls. You cannot stock a number of fish inside a fish bowl because they are small as what have been mentioned over and over again. Clean water is necessary in maintaining an aquarium so you need to change the water so often.

•             Don’t you ever try keeping a saltwater fish in a fish bowl, this isn’t a good idea. Most of the aquarium hobbyists would not prefer using a fish bowl to accommodate their fish while cleaning their huge aquariums.

Despite all these disadvantages, there are still many people who were able to manage their fish bowl successfully. It’s not how big or small is the aquarium, but it’s how you care for it and for all living organisms inside it.


Four Ways to design Kids Aquarium

Do you have any idea on how to arrange an aquarium for your kids?

An Aquarium for your fish needs to be landscaped and arranging an aquarium for kids could be troublesome without sacrificing the make-believe natural habitat for their fishes.

Here is the list of suggestion to design a fish tank for your kids while providing the type of environment their pets needed.

  • Do some little research. You should research the natural habitat for each of their fish. This will help you a great deal in deciding the sort of landscaping it requires. Try to study about the habitat requirements of the chosen species of fish. Some fish require caves or dark corners. Then you need to decide how you can make such arrangements for their fish. You can preferably arrange a visit to your nearest pet store to see how they can help you in this regard.
  • Add Marine Ornaments. You can arrange for a live or manufactured decoration for their aquariums. You can find plenty of clays pots, plastics figurines, driftwood, rocks, slate etc. If you’re using live decorations then you should take care to monitor the pH level of water in the aquariums as live decorations for instance rock and limestone have a tendency to alter water acidity. This can affect the water and harm the fishes.
  • Maintenance. You will have to consider the maintenance of the decorations you pick to keep. You should choose the decorations that can be cleaned easily. The Manufactured decorations are much easier to clean in these respects. If the algae forms on your decorations are not cleaned, this could be harmful to the health of the fish.
  • Decide for the Theme. You must select a theme for their Aquarium. The Aquariums for fish should follow an ideal that links to all the decorations and the ecosystem will eventually develops. You can also decide on one of your favorite themes like a sunken pirate ship theme or that of a sand castle etc.

If you follow all these tips correctly, I am sure you will have one of the best kids aquarium arrangements for your kids.


Aquariums: How did it started?

Egyptians kept some fish species in this cold water vessels | Source:

All of us have seen an aquarium. Many people love to have it, and you can find it everywhere at a party, a restaurant, a friend’s house and even in a local business.

The word ‘aquarium’ comes from the Latin etymologies ‘Aqua’, meaning water and ‘rium’, means place or building. Basically, a freshwater aquarium is a water building!

Brief Historical Background of Fish Aquarium

Modern form of home freshwater aquariums was developed in the 1850’s, but the concept of keeping fish in “water building” is actually very old. Even the Sumerians had a way of keeping their fish: they had a pond in which they kept wild fish until they are ready to have it on dinner.

As for the fishes, Goldfish and the Koi were bred as far back 2,000 years ago in China and during the Song dynasty, goldfish were kept in ceramic. Even in ancient Egyptian art, it is possible to trace the existence of an Egyptian version of an aquarium-Fish were kept in rectangular temple pools, which something unique and interesting.

Fish Keeping

Keeping fish as a hobby was known to people before the First World War (during the late 1800’s and in the beginning of the 20th century). While you could see fish tanks at museums, zoos and more spacious places like public aquarium with modern lighting and the filtration, still many people keep fishes as pet inside their home.


Detroit Aquarium 1890-1910 | Source:

As the fish keeping began to gain popularity, private companies see this as a profitable venture and come up with a unique and interesting accessories and amenities that makes possible for fishes to put into tanks. There was also an intensive research made to create efficient ways to keep fish healthy, and their environment clean.

These are the main reason why we have access to many options and choices when it comes to aquariums. You could choose from different aquariums ornaments and requirements – stones, plants, trucks, stars and a great array of tropical fishes – to make your freshwater aquarium set up unique, interesting and yes, even fun.

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Better Option for Kids Aquarium: The Acrylic or Glass?

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When parents buy an aquarium for kids, this is the frequent question parents asked. Which is the better material used for my kids aquariums. Should I go for Acrylic or the Glass one?


Aquariums made of glass are relatively inexpensive when compared to acrylic aquariums. This all depend, however, on the size and on your aquarium distributor.


Manufacturers give a long warranty period on acrylic aquarium relative to glass aquariums. Most glass Aquariums is warranted for 90 days and some for a year depends on the sellers.

Weight and Durability

Acrylic is lighter than glass and is much easier to move from one place to another. It is also much stronger than the glass. It could stand high pressure relative to its counterpart. The glass aquariums are a bit heavy to transfer. Moving a large glass aquarium could be stressful sometimes.


It is true that Acrylic aquariums are easy to get marks and scratches from sharp objects and other elements that dash the glass; however, it could be erased using Acrylic Scratch Removal Kit. The glass, on the other hand, is not easily mark but the scratches in the glass are permanent.


Glass is held together by a silicone sealant, which can wear out over time, but can be resealed. Acrylic, however, is bonded together by applying a solvent to the seam and melting the Acrylic together forming two pieces into one. It has been proven that the joint of an Acrylic Fish Tank is stronger than the adjacent material.


The Acrylic could be drilled easily. You could drill holes into any acrylic made objects like Acrylic Aquariums without the help of the experts. Drilling a Glass Aquarium is too risky and requires the proper tools and technique. Thus, it is easier to customize acrylic aquariums when compared to glass aquariums.

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