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Freshwater Aquarium Or A Cat - Easy Decision

May 30, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 199

Introduction

So you are trying to decide on whether to buy a freshwater aquarium or a cat. Well I would opt for the freshwater fish, and here is why.

Feeding

Feeding the freshwater fish is a whole lot easier than trying to feed a cat. I have both, a cat and a 75-gallon freshwater aquarium, and believe me feeding fish is a whole lot easier.

Cats are finicky eaters as you may know and if you do not feed them the food they want, you are placed on their bad list. Plus you have cans or boxes to open, dirty plates and left over food to take care of.

Fish on the other hand will eat just about anything you feed them in the form of fish flakes and tablets. Plus you do not have to call them, they are in the same place they were when you last fed them. After you feed then there is nothing to clean up. They also do not eat as much as a cat.

Clean Up

When you have a cat, you have to clean their litter box just about every other day. For me this is a very dirty job and you have to dump the waste in the garbage

Now fish on the other hand need to have their waste removed once a week at the same time you replace 10% of the aquarium's water. The big benefit with this waste water is that you do not need to throw it away. It contains nitrates, phosphates, potassium and many other vital nutrients that your plants and vegetables love. So you can save money on fertilizer and grow lovely flowers and vegetables.

Care

If you have a cat you may need to brush it if it has long hair. They also want to be cuddled when they want to be, not when you want to cuddle them.

Fish on the other hand do not need to be brushed or held. This does not mean they are not good pets, for they do recognize you when you come in the room. They will gather at the side of the tank greeting you with smiling faces. Ever see a cat smile?

Care Overall

A cat takes a lot of time to care for, whereas taking care of a freshwater fish tank takes little time at all. You can save money by having a freshwater fish aquarium by not having to buy fertilizer for your plants and vegetables.

J.W. Chase is an amateur Aquarist who has successfully been keeping aquariums for over 35 years. Over 75% of people who start aquariums fail in the first month for lack of knowledge. If you want more information on how to keep an aquarium, go to his web site and download a free eBook on "15 Tips On Building And Maintaining An Aquarium" at http://www.squidoo.com/homefreshwateraquariums.

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