Fish are very relaxing and beautiful to look at and many species are kept for these reasons. They are suitable pets for people living in flats or other confined areas, but for people with plenty of outdoor space an in-ground fishpond can enhance a garden setting.
Whether kept in an aquarium or pond, a great deal of care is required in looking after fish properly in terms of facilities, time, financial means and level of interest.
Particular attention must be given to water surface area, temperature control and water quality.
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