Watching fish swim about like they haven't a care in the world is a very therapeutic and calming activity. You might imagine you have no room for a fish tank in your home and you could always play one of those video recordings of swimming fish on your TV. Or you could try one of these ideas: everyday objects turned into fish tanks.
lizmarkovich i would NEVER put a fish in any of these but maybe an aquarium w/ out fish would still have the affect
Eden I agree with @Chiao completely
Chiao @Olivia a fighter fish may survive in these conditions, but they may not thrive and live as happily as they could have. Would you keep a fish in a jar just to have it be barely alive? Also, in the wild, their genes are slightly different to those we keep as pets, making them better adapted to those conditions
Em This is so sad! Why would you even dare put a fishy in TINY PLACES?????
Olivia @chiao The Siamese fighter fish is called a fighter fish because it can survive in a variety of conditions. They have been known to be able to survive in just a puddle of water.
Chiao I love AWS but this article is complete nonsense. Pretty as some of these ideas may be, it is cruel to keep a fish in most of them. Jars, bottles, old xbox's, TV's... They are way too small to keep a healthy thriving fish. Most of these fish are betta fish, commonly known as siamese fighter fish. They need at least a 40 litre tank, heated with a good filter. Anything smaller would not do. Betta fish are extremely intelligent and respond very well to human interaction, and keeping them in small containers is animal abuse. I have a betta in a huge tank and he been living there happily for years. Coffee tables and that kitchen idea seems alright, as long as the water can be easily changed. I strongly suggest you do a but more reading before you start going around suggesting readers to keep fish in a bottle. Unless you are thinking of keeping some dead fish, then these ideas would be great for that!
Snowlion I agree with Laraw. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to spend my life inside a light bulb. :(
Laraw Cruel for the fish ! As an ichthyologist, there are fish who have labyrinthine organs and need a large surface area to " breathe" also I see no practical way of cleaning the tanks or replenishing the water ( or removing !) fish are delicate creatures and they need certain temps and a filtration system as well as regular checks on the water parameters. This sort of post encourages Ill keeping of fish. I would retract this post - fish aren't ornaments ! Obviously some of the tank specific creations have been made with proper fish keeping in mind,but to put them in an enclosed jar ??? REALLY ? Where's the advice on using tap safe - or checking nitrate levels - or even how often to do a partial water change ? Don't post if you know nothing on the subject !
apple How do you clean these tanks?
Neecey @apple, I'm sure the owners know how. They have to have access to provide food and look after the pump so presumably there's access for cleaning too.
mar So pretty
Bela Some of them seem a bit small for the fish, but I do love the two table-tank ideas :)
Hope4u2 My dad did the vintage tv everyone loved it when they would visit our house
Elizabeth Cute! But some could be dangerous...blender fish tank 😕