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Therapeutic Fish Tanks The fish never seem to sleep (though they do have restful periods in a 24 hour day). As they dart and gleam inside a clear fish tank, they give your eyes so much to savour. Watching fish move about is a strangely soothing activity. It gives you a pleasant canvas for the play of your thoughts. As you examine their vibrant micocosm, some of the stress from your own magnified problems falls away.

There was a period in my life when I was crazy about fish and fish tanks. In fact, I may still have had them if I had not begun to keep more cats, instead. Every room in our house had a tank of its own. The balcony had two earthen pots filled with water – one growing green algae, food for a particular species of fish called Skats, and the other holding plants for the fish tanks. My fish-craze finally drew protests from my husband, and I had to cut down on the number of fish and tanks.

But the memory of those fish-filled days is still pleasant. Having a cup of tea by the side of my largest aquarium, I would stare into its limpid depths, where the iridescent colours of fish would glide between the green of the plants, and the patterns that the swimming fish formed would change every second, like a live kaleidoscope. In that period, I kept all manner of fish, and began to have my particular favourites – Black Mollies were definitely one, and a black and silver Mono was another. The algae eating Skats had such violent fights with each other that they splashed water on to the wall from their tank, and had to be given away to a friend’s garden pond. Guppies reproduced in colourful profusion, and had to be separated from the other fish in time, so that they did not lose their young. Siamese fighters, although truly beautiful, with their sapphire blue and purple fins could be kept rarely, if at all.

Having an aquarium is a pleasant hobby that can involve the whole family. Although labour-intensive at times – like the fortnightly tank cleaning days, it is sufficiently rewarding to merit time, investment and effort. After a few days of keeping your aquarium, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that some of the fish begin to ‘recognize’ you (like the Black Molly and the Mono I mentioned earlier). They will actually wait for you to come to the side of the tank to greet you in fish-fashion! At other times, you will be content to be a witness of the sometimes ethereal, sometimes gross, sometimes funny antics of your fish.

Feng Shui places a lot of emphasis on fish tanks and their positive contribution to the chi, or energy in a home, due to the constant movement. Some experts recommend having six gold or orange coloured fish and a black one, or even three orange coloured fish and a black one. The black fish is supposed to draw towards itself the negative energy that might otherwise be aimed at you! If you are keeping a Feng Shui fish tank, don’t keep it with goldfish – an insatiable, greedy species that often dies in the younger ages and smaller sizes. As your fish grow, you will need a bigger and bigger tank. Instead, you can substitute the orange and black theme with orange or red Swordtails and Black Mollies to start with. These smaller species are hardy and will be easy to care for. Also, do give some thought as to where to place your tank. Apparently, fish tanks cannot be kept in bedrooms, but must be in a living room or other general area. You can also check the precise direction in which to place the tank with a Feng Shui expert or website.

Good luck with your fish friends!

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