Cats and aquariums are a nice combination. Within the last 4-5 years, I’ve gotten into saltwater aquariums. My reef aquariums are super beautiful and teaming with life.
In 2011, we got a new cat. His name is Mojo – or Mo for short. He was a stray when we moved into our new home and easily made himself a part of the family.
Of course, any cat knows he has found heaven when he comes into the home of someone with large numbers of CatTamboo™ Pet Toys and aquariums. I like to keep a selection of the best custom cat toys around for fun. My cat Mo falls into CatTamboo bliss during playtime, but during chill time, Mo loves sit gazing into our saltwater aquarium.
Mo likes to chill by the aquariums and enjoy their activity. It is important to locate your aquarium in a place where your cat(s) can get close. Saltwater aquariums are most rewarding when you can get close. The back or side of a couch is perfect. Near the dining room table is also nice.
Most people don’t know it, but keeping a small saltwater aquarium is not difficult and it is truly a gift for the whole family. It takes a bit of know how for sure, but the general upkeep is relatively simple. If you are someone who does freshwater fish tanks or has no problem caring for plants, then a saltwater aquarium is a nice option for you. If you buy new, then you need about $500 to get started but interestingly enough, salt aquarium systems are often given away or sold for cheep. Cats and people both love to watch fish and seem to be especially interested in large, colorful invertebrates such as starfish, shrimp, crabs, and urchins.
If you love cats and fish, you might consider a nano reef aquarium. Here is a link to an article that I wrote about caring for small saltwater aquariums called nano reef tanks. Enjoy!