The Healing Power Of Pet Fish
The continuing drought in our region is causing high stress levels for many people in the shire. There are many ways of relieving stress, but keeping pet fish is probably not often considered. It has been proven there are health and
emotional benefits that come from having a fish tank. People are attracted to water. It is in our nature as one of the environmental stimuli we find very soothing is the sound of running water.
There is nothing more calming than going to the beach and watching the waves roll on shore and listening to the sound of the surf pounding the beach. This is also why many people go fishing in streams and lakes. It is not just about catching fish, but the benefit you get from taking in the sounds of nature and the beauty of the surrounding
An aquarium brings the calming effects of nature indoors. Once an aquarium is established and decorated with rocks and plants, watching fish swim reduces stress and anxiety. The gurgling sound of the bubbles add to the therapeutic effect of looking at the tank. Also relaxing are the colours of both the fish and background inside the tank. Studies show it can reduce blood pressure and emotional agitation. That is why you get fish tanks in places like a dentist offices, nursing homes, and restaurants.
You can start small and it need not cost you a fortune. Sean White at The Pet Barn in Parkes is the person to get you going. He has everything you need including tropical and golf fish, and can order in specific species.