A list created by: Lee Sonogan
It is time to get a new pet. If I had to choose a new pet it would be in an aquarium. I have never had an aquatic pet before and it would be the best low maintenance pet ever. Narrowing down my choices there is 10 that would be interesting. I am willing to pay for a good tank and learn about the animal I choose. This list of aquatic pets is in no particular order
10. Sea Monkeys
- Once a week feedings
- They require minimal care
- If you shine a flashlight on sea monkeys, they will follow the light; essentially performing tricks for you.
- Sea monkeys breathe through their feet.
- These underwater creatures do best when housed alone
- Need at least 10 gallons of water in their tank.
- Native to Mexico
- These pets can’t be handled because they don’t have any bones.
- Platies come in almost every color.
- They are a great community fish, they’re very peaceful and get along well with some other fish.
- A 10 gallon tank is large enough for 5 fish.
- They need a good mix of plant based food and proteins.
7. Moon Jellyfish
- 95% percent water.
- lifespan up to a year or over.
- Interesting to look at.
- Jellyfish can clone themselves.
6. Dwarf Frogs
- These frogs spend most of their lives underwater
- They have lungs instead of gills, so they do need access to the surface,
- 5 or 10 gallon tank is best for these frogs.
- One of the more low maintenance amphibians,
- These frogs have no tongue or teeth, and use their front legs to shove food into their mouths.
5. Hermit Crabs
- Kept in a 5 to 10 gallon tank
- Hermit crabs do prefer to live with friends.
- If they have a damaged or broken leg, it can sometimes repair itself when they molt.
- They can live for 30 Year with proper care
4. Dwarf Seahorses
- Only grow to about 1 inch.
- Lifespan of 2 years in captivity.
- Need a saltwater aquarium.
- 20 gallons per seahorse is the minimum for a pair of seahorses
- Lives in water and on land.
- Salamanders are nocturnal.
- Some live up to 55 years.
- Feed two to three times a week.
- Oscars are thought to be one of the most intelligent aquarium fish available
- One of the few species that can be trained to do tricks.
- They can grow very large, very quickly.
- One of the few species you can hand feed; they will often eat food from between your fingers.
- Oscars thrive when kept in pairs.
- Newts have the ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, spinal cords, hearts, intestines, and upper and lower jaws.
- All newts are salamanders, but not all salamanders are newts.
- Newts hibernate in winter usually under logs and stones and in rubble piles.
- They are typically smaller then 8 inches.
- All of them spend most of their time hunting for food or lounging in a cool area in the shade.
Looking over this list just now it is still a very hard descion. Some are bigger then others while some are require more maitence then expected. I am wanting a pair of two animals in an aquarium. I am going to do much more research before I go out and get my new friends.
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