Keeping a fish in a Vase usually requires a vase with a peace lily plant. Also, place a few marbles in the vase either located at the very bottom of the vase or in sitting in a tray housed on top of the vase. This is all the rage right now. Everybody who thinks that there trendy or shick, are buying one of these types of vases along with flashy ornaments and accessories. You will oftentimes see a fish vase in a friends home, office and place of work. True. A "Fish in a Vase" looks quite wonderful (on say a coffee table or on a table in your dining room) but truthfully speaking, it’s really quite unhealthy for any fish.

Fish suffer in a small vase

It’s also considered inhumane because the fish actually suffers in a small vase. Don’t listen to sales people who insist that your pet fish will be alright being in the vase. But are they really alright? Let’s consider for a moment the life of a fish living in a small vase. To start with, fish require more room than you’d think. Fish also need quite a lot of space within there living environment. They have to stretch out their fins in order to get enough exercise. In the case of a small vase it really limits a fish’s movement, and can result in them… damaging their beautiful fins. Note: Fish need more Oxygen than a small Vase can provide for them. It’s true that fish can obtain sufficient oxygen either from fresh water or from their respiratory gland which allows them to breath air from the atmosphere if say the oxygen levels in their water are extremely low.

Do not use a peace lily plant

But what most people fail to understand is, for the fish to use it’s respiratory gland, it will require direct and open access to the atmosphere. Another important consideration is the use of a peace lily plant which has a tendency to eventually wither and die off, thereby releasing deadly toxins into the water. Usually the toxins will have an dramatic and fatal effect on a fish placed in a small vase. On the subject of the food intake and care you need to know that when a fish is in its natural surroundings and habitat its diet consists mainly of insects and insect larvae. The fish’s digestive tract is . . . designed to digest meats. Keeping a fish in a small vase requires regular feeding and care. You should feed it with freeze-dried blood worms or frozen fish to ensure its ongoing health and well-being. When a fish is starved for food it becomes desperate, and will even resort to feeding on the lily roots when there is nothing else available to feed on.

Vases Require Frequent Cleaning

If this occurs, the fish will eventually become unhealthy and die. You must ensure that your fish isn’t deprived of nutrients or it may succumb to fin rot and other diseases. If you still decide to keep your fish in a vase then the same considerations given to a pet fish life in a tank should be followed. Any leftover old food should be siphoned out so that the vase water doesn’t get contaminated. It should be replenished with fresh water containing water conditioners. If this is not done, it will result in the death of your pet fish. The vase cannot be viewed in the same light as that of natural waters. A vase requires frequent cleaning and this should be done at least once a week!

Check for suitable water temperature

This is a factor that’s oftentimes overlooked by those who keep fish in a vase. Fish will thrive . . . in hot, moist climates and especially in water that’s kept at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Fish can survive at lower temperatures but they get lethargic and will STOP eating. So, if you don’t live in a warmer climate, you must watch the temperature range so that it remains constant, and the fish then can thrive in its environment. You can find other helpful advice and information regarding water