While most times people ask if you are likely a cat or dog person, maybe you would like to tell them something really cool you are more into: petting ocean creatures. Although not so popular, still it can be fun and refreshing to pet such unique and (mostly) pretty-looking underwater animals.
Our oceans are full of fascinating creatures; and it’s possible to have one of them as a pet. Yet, you must consider if you can handle the responsibility to take care for a saltwater aquarium that is definitely not easy. Besides, it usually costs you a lot of money to purchase ocean creatures—legally—and also for the maintenance.
For instance, you’ll have to provide larger aquarium to pet marine fish that you should for some freshwater fish. Usually, it takes a couple months just to set up a saltwater aquarium. Further, you need to make sure your fish live in water with the right pH and temperature, also quality, just like their natural habitat.
In addition, remember that you have to be careful not to put marine creatures that don’t play together in the same tank, and to keep them in the right amount; for they are bred to live in the wide ocean and can’t be confined.
Before deciding to invest your money and love for these ocean fishies, especially if you are new to saltwater aquariums, talk to an expert from a local store that specializes in marine life to get you enlightened.
If you ever wonder what animal is best to choose when you’re finally going for petting ocean creatures, consider these buddies below.
Petting Ocean Creatures: Jellyfish
Find jellyfish are possible to pet, such as blue blubber and upside-down jellyfish. You might need to equip the aquarium with LED lights, so you can enjoy their beauty.
Octopus might look weird or hideous, but many people love them! Just note that this nocturnal creature always needs clean water.
They are cute and unique; and in fact, turtles have been a popular pet.
Likewise, seahorses are just too unique. Just remember not to keep two males in the same tank.
You can keep these pretty creatures together with some other fish. Though they don’t seem harmful, note that some species are carnivorous and cause trouble.
Last but not least, they are as popular as freshwater fish. Coming in various shapes and colors, the beauty of marine fish is nothing new. Some species you can consider are Nemo or Clownfish, Botana Blue Tang, Yellow Tang, Butterfly fish, Angel fish, and Moorish Idol.
Check out our other post about ocean creatures here.