Are Aquariums Cruel?

Not really.

Certainly, an aquarium is nothing like a bullfight: there is no deliberate cruelty involved, and a well-kept aquarium focuses on the welfare of the fish.

Most public aquarium stock is wild-caught.

Are home aquariums cruel?

Depending on the animal, it may or may not be expensive to adequately provide for it. As long as the requirements of the animals inside are met, aquariums are not cruel. Being ignorant of an animal’s needs, and confining it under unhealthy conditions, is cruel.

Are aquariums bad for animals?

Not only does being held in captivity cause animals mental stress, it’s also physically damaging to the animals. The chlorine and copper sulfate used to keep tanks clean has caused dolphins’ skin to peel off and may cause dolphins and seals to go blind.

Do fish suffer in aquariums?

No, but most do. There is a lot of misinformation about fish, misconceptions passed from parents to their children, reinforced by companies wanting to sell their inadequate products. Most people don’t realize how much space most fish actually need.

Do fish get bored living in a tank?

Even the best tank at an aquarium can’t compare with the majestic seas but they can live longer in a tank since there are no predators. Fish get bored from time to time no matter where they are. Fish have emotions.

Are curved tanks bad for fish?

I can’t think of any reason why round aquaria are bad for fishes in general. Also, in a small round aquarium there will be a lot of visual distortion because of the curved glass. For pelagic fish and other continuously swimming fish a round aquarium can be beneficial. Open water fish never encounter corners.

Do fish like music?

Fish Listen to Music, Prefer Bach. Goldfish not only listen to music, but they also can distinguish one composer from another, a new study finds. The paper adds to the growing body of evidence that many different animals understand music.