Most Popular Starter Fish
If your child is pestering you for a pet but you don’t really want the responsibility of caring for a puppy or a kitten, perhaps a fish (or some fish) is a good compromise.
Of course, having fish is more than simply throwing some food in the tank once or twice a day. But, depending on the type of fish, they’re fairly low maintenance pets and, if you get the right ones, cheap and hardy.
Fish are great starter pets for kids, which will teach them about responsibility, and give them something to do after school apart from playing video games or watching cartoons.
Where to Start?
Do some research. Fresh water fish are much easier to care for than saltwater fish. And live-bearing fish are easiest of all. Variety and color will keep a kid interested, but remember hardy is the key. Sure, goldfish the cheap traditional standby, but variety is the spice of life.
Here are the top three most popular fish for children.
#3 The Platy
Live-bearing and sturdy, this fish comes in many varieties. The platy is considered one of the top beginner fish. They can be kept