By Anna Hazard
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Part 1 - Benefits & Drawbacks
Part 2 - Tips, Alternatives, & Helpful Programs
Part 3 - Best Dogs for Seniors
Part 4 - Best Cats for Seniors
Part 5 - Best Birds for Seniors
Part 6 - Best Rodents for Seniors
Part 7 - Aquariums & Aquarium Plants
Part 8 - Best Aquarium Fish for Seniors
Here are a selection of aquarium fish that would make suitable pets for seniors, aquarium beginners, or those without the time or capability of dealing with intricate aquarium set-ups. These fish are hardy, easy-to-keep, have low minimum maintenance requirements which makes them more beginner friendly, and most are also suitable for peaceful community tanks.
In addition due to their other qualities --whether it's being overly colorful or flamboyant looking, prone to interesting habits or actions, or due to being more interactive than usual with their owners -- these particular types of fish also provide additional potential therapeutic benefits when it comes to aquarium watching.