It’s been estimated that close to 10% of US households have aquariums. And why not—aquariums are an inexpensive and interactive way to observe a variety of fish, often with minimal upkeep for a pet. Yet despite the ease with which you can purchase and possess a wide range of fish species, there is a growing list of ecological concerns that accompany the aquarium industry.
|Home aquariums can range from the classic fish bowl, to just about anything. (L, R)|
|Large goldfish sampled in Lake Tahoe. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
|Lionfish are established throughout the southeast US Atlantic. (Source)|