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tetrabarb
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PostSubject: Interesting Facts   Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:59 am

Some interesting facts i have gathered from various places:

Freshwater fish owners maintain an average of
13 fish and nearly one-in-eight U.S. households keep fish as pets.

Research and experimental evidence indicates
fish aquariums lower blood pressure in
both hypertensive and normal subjects.

Aquarium fish are the most popular pet in
America, with nearly 12 million households
owning more than 158,600,000 fish.

Students who are fish owners score the highest on both math and verbal SATs, with a combined score 200 points higher than non-pet owners.
High schoolers who keep fish or other pets have an average GPA of 3.5, versus non-pet owners at 3.2.
Fish keeping began with the Sumerians more than 4,500 years ago.
The first display aquarium opened in 1853 at Regent's Park in London.
First time freshwater fish owners spend an average of $27.00 on fish when starting up their new aquariums.
Fish Keeping is the #2 hobby in the US (Photography is #1) (from MAGGIE)


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PostSubject: Re: Interesting Facts   Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:16 am

How do you get by with setting up a tank for $27.00? I set up a 10 gallon for $90.00 and thaught I got out cheap......
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting Facts   Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:51 am

I have no idea! Thats a good point! I just found it on a website...

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PostSubject: Facts   Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:41 pm

They are prety cool facts, but yeah it's not really possible to start a tank with $27, I started my 10G with about 70 Euros.

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting Facts   Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:38 pm

$27 on fish and only fish when setting up their new tank? I bettered that - I started out with 3 Neon Tetras and 3 Rasboras, on sale, for a total of 13$ including tax. Of course, 2 weeks later I doubled my fish count and spent another $13, then a week later I spent another $30. . . Then I spent some more. . . and some more. . . and now my fish are making more fish for me, so I might be OK for a while. . . But I'll need more tanks Cool
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PostSubject: Interesting Facts   Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:24 pm

I found a fact in an aquarium book. It states.........

The number 1 hobby in the United States is Photography.
The number 2 hobby in the United States is Fish keeping.

I tend to agree with the author of the book that Fish keeping should be number 1. After all if it weren't for all the beautiful fish why would we need to take pictures? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Facts   Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:40 am

Very true...before people likes to keep dogs but now fishkeeping people are growing.

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