Having a buddy around can be a huge emotional lift. Especially if it’s a buddy who never talks back. Our aquatic cousins make great silent companions, and they’re generally low maintenance. All you have to do is keep them wet and drop some food in every once in a while. They’ve really got a lot going for them. And an aquarium is more than just a fish house – it’s a work of art that the owner can continue adding to as time goes by, augmenting the landscape with new colors and new forms of animal and plant life. A personal miniature universe. Who hasn’t dreamed of that?