Keeping Fish Boosts Children S Performance

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Keeping fish boosts children’s performance
11th May 2017

By Sandra Pearce

Children perform 10% better in school if they have a fish as a pet.

Research by Tetra has found that children with pets do better in school, meeting or exceeding teacher’s expectations by almost 10% compared to children without pets. And when it comes to interacting with others, those with pets are also more confident and friendly.

The research showed that the type of pet also has an impact on a child’s performance outside of school, with over half of parents believing that keeping fish had a calming effect on their child. Besides this, keeping fish also taught them responsibility, helped develop social skills and encouraged cognitive development, said parents.

The average age that UK children are given the responsibility for the day-to-day care of pets is seven-and-a-half years old, with one in 10 children owning a fish.

Ashleigh Foster, aquatics marketing manager at Tetra, said: “It’s great to see how fishkeeping has grown in popularity over the years, especially with young children. At Tetra we’re dedicated to developing easy-to-use care products and solutions to help make maintenance easier than ever to allow fish fans to spend more time enjoying their aquarium while encouraging others to learn more about the fascinating hobby.”

With the two main reasons for not owning a pet being lifestyle (such as long working hours) and living in rented accommodation, fish make great, low-maintenance companions, says Tetra.

The company provides a range of affordable aquariums from Peppa Pig-themed tanks to introductory starter kits, which include everything families need to kick start their new hobby.

 

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