Your dog is getting lots of new chew toys and tasty treats.
Your kitty is getting a charming new cat tower.
But what are your fish getting? You’re not forgetting about them, are you?
Don’t do that! They may be your quietest pets, but they also can make your day so much better.
They might not wag their tails in gratitude or be able to rub their foreheads against yours as a way of saying “thank you” for their gifts, but let’s pretend they can express these emotions. The holiday season is all about magic, after all, so let us help you make the season come alive for your wet pets.
Here are some great gift ideas for your pet fish … and maybe for yourself too.
1. Buy them a bigger home.
Now that’s one grand gesture for the holidays. With more room to swim and sway and breathe and play, they’ll appreciate you more than they know. As long as you have the space for it and maintain it properly, you really can’t go wrong with a larger fish tank, regardless of the species inside.
2. Introduce them to some new friends.
If you’ve been wanting to grow your underwater family, the holidays may be the perfect time to do just that. Most fish enjoy the company of good friends with traits they like, so introducing new pets to your aquarium may make life exciting for all of its inhabitants.
Bonus: You’ll be giving the new friends new friends too!
(Of course, you probably are familiar with the rules, like trying to choose livestock that are compatible, as well as slowly acclimating any new fish to the water in your fish tank. See this blog to learn how to do that.)
3. Decorate your fish tank for the holidays.
Buy holiday-themed decor for fish tanks, which will provide your livestock with new places to play. Consider decor the fish version of pet toys. Make the experience even more fun by changing the color of the lights in your tank, switching up the color of the gravel, adding colorful rocks, and, if it’s a saltwater aquarium, introducing red-green coral into your tank.
4. Pamper your wet pets.
You can’t overfeed your fish, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some healthy vitamins into their tank to shine up their scales and boost their spirit. Consider it a mani-pedi for your fish.
5. Modify their diets, if it’s advisable.
Ask me which foods are best for your pets. If you’re not already feeding your livestock the most nutritious foods, this might be a good time to consider improving their diet. More substantial and more ideal foods will not only keep them healthier, but they will likely keep your tank cleaner.
Your fish tank is an aesthetic element of your home, so remember to incorporate it into your decor this season.
Ask me for additional tips on how to make the appearance of your aquarium come to life, either for the holidays or in order to start the new year off just right.