Going into the new year is always exciting, especially if you already have so much planned to look forward to. Many people use the new year to plan exciting trips, make new friends and start new hobbies. If your goal for this year is to spend more time with the kids, or simply bring the family closer together, starting up an aquarium is a fantastic way to do this.
Stimulating for both children and adults, fishkeeping provides a lot of opportunities for everyone to get stuck into and learn something new. Studies have shown that there are many benefits of keeping fish for both children and adults.
Firstly, having an aquarium at home provides a terrific learning opportunity for everyone, no matter what age. Learning as a family will make starting up this new hobby all the more worthwhile.
Helping set up and decorate a new aquarium can be the perfect way for your little ones to get involved, using their imagination to create their very own fish paradise. When it comes to choosing decorations, plants and backgrounds their little minds can run wild with ideas, so be prepared for some very excited children and some out-of-this-world decor.
Many studies have shown that keeping fish in your home can be beneficial not only in terms of learning but also in terms of mental health as it can reduce stress and anxiety. So, when you’re feeling a bit on edge, you can take a second to gaze over to the tank and breathe easy knowing your fishy friends are there for you.
Getting the whole family involved in looking after a fish tank also allows you to get that quality togetherness time – be that during the initial set up, shopping for equipment and fish, or during cleaning time.
Our team of expert fishkeepers are here to help you succeed in your new hobby at our 13 stores across Scotland.