Disney's Finding Dory Aquarium Tips
As Dory and Nemo take their latest undersea adventure to theaters nationwide, many parents may find their kids suddenly excited to start a home aquarium. We encourage parents to nurture their children's enthusiasm, as it's a tremendous opportunity to teach proper aquarium care. Here are some tips to turn your family's Finding Dory inspiration into a fun, healthy aquarium hobby for years to come.
Mom, Can I Get a Dory Fish?
In order to create an environment at home large enough for a Blue Tang to grow, swim, hide, and thrive, your family would need to invest up to $1,000 in a 180-gallon saltwater aquarium. That's an aquarium over 6 feet long, 2 feet wide, 2 feet tall, filled with water and weighing nearly one ton! Plus, Blue Tangs require a significant level of saltwater expertise and dedication to properly care for, often culminating after years of experience. Therefore, we do not recommend Blue Tangs for beginners.
BEST BETS FOR FIRST AQUARIUMS
The Benefits of Starting Your First Family Aquarium
Talk with your family about what to expect the first couple weeks as the new aquarium establishes and stabilizes. Teach your kids how to read the thermometer, what proper feeding portions should be, and even how to help with weekly maintenance like testing and water changes.
We wish your entire family the best experience setting up your first aquarium at home. You're embarking on an exciting adventure that will be filled with discovery, fun, and lessons in responsibility for all ages!