10 Small Pets for Your Fish Bowl - Wide Open Pets

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Sierra Fish & Pets has been offering friendly knowledgeable advice to our customers for over 40+ years and continue to gain loyal customers with everyday low prices and our professional pet advice. If you are ready to provide your pets with the very best in pet care, then Sierra Fish & Pets is your one stop shop for ALL your pets needs. We welcome you and you’re pets to our family!
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I can't believe they poison fish before they come to our homes! No wonder there is such a high mortality rate for these pets!
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If you’ve been considering dipping your toes into the waters of owning a pet fish, there’s never been a better time to dive. Like all pets, live fish have individual personalities and temperaments – some can become aggressive and territorial in a community tank, while others are comfortable enough to follow the motion of the ocean. Petco’s fish store associates can help you find the right live pet fish for your unique needs. Generally speaking, freshwater aquarium fish can be easier to care for and maintain than their saltwater cousins. Many freshwater species are more adaptive to changes in your tank’s water temperature and habitat. Most are also raised in captivity on aquarium foods and flakes, so they transition more easily to a home aquarium environment. Saltwater aquarium fish require precise temperature and habitat environments in their tanks, and may take some time to adjust to a fish flake diet. They may require more hands-on care, but the results are undeniable: the splashes of color these pet fish bring to an aquarium tank brighten any space. 27 reviews of Happy Fish Pets
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For all the little aquarium hobbyists 10 year of age and under, we at Sierra Fish & Pets have our Fish of the Month Club, a FREE community fish for our young ichthyologists to add to their community aquarium. Aquariums can teach young children valuable lessons in responsibility and the basics of an enclosed eco-system. If you have wanted to start your child into the wonderful world of aquariums then come in today and ask to sign up for your FREE membership into our Fish of the Month Club. While at Sierra please make sure to check out our aquarium supplies for all size aquarium and all levels of aquarist advanced or beginners.Fish were kept as pets already in ancient times. The ancient kept fish both as a source of food and for entertainment. Their hieroglyphics depict Tilapia species and Mormyrids. The began to breed (from carp) in the 10th century. Goldfish were introduced to Europe at the end of the 18th century.Sierra Fish & Pets was originally opened in 1972 under the previous name of Fish Gallery and Pets. We now continue operating our original flagship location,located in Renton WA just south of Seattle, which is a 7200 sq ft full line pet store that specializes in all around pet care. We strive at this location to be the very best all around pet store in the Seattle metro area. We are dedicated to provide the very best for pets health. We have all the foods, supplies, and habitats you would possibly need to care for your Dog, Cat, Aquarium, Reptile, Bird, or Small Animal. We have a complete aquarium service team that offers design, installation, and maintenance services for your home or office. We can also provide aquarium relocation, breakdown or vacation services for your existing aquarium.Admittedly, they’re never going to be appealing for the doting cat or dog owner – the person that will always keep cats or dogs for as long as they live. Fish perhaps serve the modern-day person much better though, as we’ll now mull over ten reasons why they have emerged as one of the most popular pets in the country. If your child is pestering you for a pet but you don’t really want the responsibility of caring for a puppy or a kitten, perhaps a fish (or some fish) is a good compromise. Low MaintenanceOf course, having fish is more than simply in the tank once or twice a day. But, depending on the type of fish, they’re fairly low maintenance pets and, if you get the right ones, cheap and hardy. Fish SchoolFish are great starter pets for kids, which will teach them about responsibility, and give them something to do after school apart from playing video games or watching cartoons. Where to Start?Do some research. Fresh water fish are much easier to care for than saltwater fish. And live-bearing fish are easiest of all. Variety and color will keep a kid interested, but remember hardy is the key. Sure, goldfish the cheap traditional standby, but variety is the spice of life. Here are the top three most popular fish for children. #3 The PlatyLive-bearing and sturdy, this fish comes in many varieties. The platy is considered one of the top beginner fish. They can be kept in a smaller tank than the swordtail, but they like to have friends, and are friendly and active. Pop some plants in the water and they’re good to go. They eat fish flakes and, like all live-bearing fish, are omnivorous. #2 The Swordtail FishAnother live-bearing fish, the swordfish loves to swim in all areas of a tank. It enjoys plants in their living environment to frolic in and requires plenty of room to move about. The swordfish is similar in shape to both the guppy and the platy, but is the huskiest of the three. Additionally, swordtails come in many different colors, and will quickly liven up a drab children's room. #1 The Fancy GuppyAlso known as the guppy and the millionsfish, this live-bearing creature loves to live in groups and is most adaptable -- able to live in various tank conditions, including brackish water. The guppy comes in lots of colors and also loves to play amongst the plants. ----- So there you have it, either choose one type of fish or fill your aquarium with many of the fish listed above. Once properly informed in the manners of a fish, your child will be ruler over his own watery kingdom. Food is obviously one expense, while you may have to spend a little on cleaning agents to provide a pleasant environment. However, forget about costly vet bills, ludicrously expensive toys and all of the other luxuries – the needs of fish are minimal in comparison to more mainstream pets.