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General Public Resources
Why does the PIAA ask its Companion Animal Breeder, Boarding & Daycare, Cattery and Retailer Selling Companion Animals members to complete a vet audit report before their membership is accepted?
The PIAA has very strict Standards & Guidelines to which our members must comply:
- Standards & Guidelines for Boarding and Doggy Day Care
- Standards & Guidelines for Companion Animal Breeders
- Standards & Guidelines for Retailers
- SA Standards & Guidelines for the breeding & trading of companion animals
Would you like to know the facts about Pet Shops & Puppy Farms?
What you need to know as a tenant with pets:
- ACAC - Tenants with Pets (a guide for Landlords and Managing Agents)
Are you a Landlord with a property tenanted with pet owners:
- ACAC - Renting with Pets (a guide for Tenants)
Tasmanian Animal Welfare (Dogs) Regulations (commenced 1 January 2016)
Copy of the regulations can be accessed at www.thelaw.tas.gov.au.
- Carpet Python Care Guide
- Salamander Care Guide
- Tarantula Care Guide
- Turtle Fact Sheet
- Scorpion Care Guide
- Stick Insect Care Guide
- Frog Care Guide
- Hermit Crab Care Guide
- Gecko Care Guide
- Burrowing Cockroach Care Guide
- Bearded Dragon Care Guide
- Bettas & Gouramis
- Catfish & Corydoras
- Cold Water Fish
- Fish Compatibility Charts
- Freshwater Inverts
- General Care
- Loaches, Eels & Sharks
- Natives & Rainbows
- Tissue Culture Plants
- Tropical Fish
Keeping fish is good for your health, which is why doctors and dentists surgeries often have fish tanks in their waiting rooms. Fish tanks have always been suggested to provide a ‘calming’ effect for their owners, but finally we now have proof.
Researchers in the UK from the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth University and the University of Exeter found that people who spend time in aquariums improve their physical and mental wellbeing. The study identified a significant difference in blood pressure and heart rate of the tested participants watching a fully stocked aquarium when compared to people watching a tank with no fish (the control). In addition, they also found that an aquarium with more fish held participants attention for longer and improved their mood compared to the tank when partially stocked with fish.
BUYING YOUR FIRST FISH
Aquarium fish make a great first pet. With some basic understanding they are easy to care for, fun to watch and offer a calming reward for their owners. Like any other pet, you must care for your fish.
The following 6 simple steps, will ensure everyone will enjoy their fish
- Choose the right fish
- Select your equipment
- Cycle your tank
- Unpack and release your fish
- Easy weekly and monthly maintenance
- Daily tasks
For more detail on each of these steps download the following care sheet on “How to set up a Child’s First Tank”.
The options for setting up aquariums are limitless from a few goldfish to a cichlid tank or even a marine tank to replicate your very own piece of the reef in your living room. Additionally, planted nano aquariums are one of the hottest trends in fish keeping right now as they are small, super stylish and ideal for homes, offices or small apartments, they provide all the fun of keeping fish or other aquatic creatures as pets, in a beautifully planted environment.