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Eating fish is good for you, but owning them may be even better

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Having a stocked aquarium in your home could improve your mental and physical health, and the team at Big Al’s Pet Supercentres on Centennial Parkway North in Hamilton has the right prescription for you.

A growing body of research is revealing what many fish and aquarium owners have known for years. Fish are good for you — not just eating them, but owning them.

Doctors and medical researchers have discovered that a patient’s heart rate can be reduced within minutes of placing them next to or within sight of an aquarium. The calming influence of the fish reduces anxiety and heightens mood, allowing the body’s natural health defences to do their job.

Patients at dental offices with stocked aquariums in the waiting room report having less anxiety and even less pain during typically unpleasant procedures.

Playing a video recording of fish in an aquarium can also have a calming effect, but there is no substitution for the real thing. Even an aquarium without fish has beneficial effects, but the more fish you add, the better.

Groundbreaking research on the benefits of aquariums for autistic children and seniors with Alzheimer’s is leading to new forms of therapy and education.

Researchers recommend that people find a reputable aquatic pet supplier with experience and expertise in equipping both new and experienced fish owners.

For more than three decades, Big Al’s Pet Supercentres have been supplying fish enthusiasts with fish and other aquatic life as well as aquariums and all the necessary accessories.

With 12,000 square feet of floor space and 50,000 gallons of water displays, Big Al’s staff are able to show customers everything they need to know to properly care for aquatic pets.

The experts at Big Al’s Pet Supercentres will help you to select the right fish, aquarium and accessories to get your collection started and provide everything you need to improve and expand an established collection and system.

To learn more, visit the pet shop at 140 Centennial Parkway North in Hamilton, or give them a call at 905-560-1000.

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