A lot of times you hear about aquariums as “display pieces” and are talked about like you would a painting or sculpture. In some cases, the aquarium has replaced some peoples televisions all together. One thing that may become lost in the process is the fact that no matter what your tank actually looks like you still have living animals that have individual personalities. Ok, maybe your snail is a boring pet, but your clownfish, tangs, puffers, and even damsels are uniquely varied in attitudes and needs. Sounds like a dog or a cat to me, right? en.wikipedia.org When you go to the LFS to buy your critters there is usually the same vibe you get from going to rescue dogs from the pound More: Fish Are Pets: Take Care Of Them As Such!