Best Types of Pet Fish

goldfishMany children are fascinated with pets, especially with fish. They often have a small fish bowl or an aquarium in their homes, and they do enjoy feeding them. Most often, they take care of a cold water fish which one of the popular types of pet fish. It is crucial to remember though that regardless of the type of fish, sufficient space and adequate amount of water are of prime importance.


There are two types of fish that can be considered pets namely the tropical kind and
the cold water kind. Although there are some fish types one can care for; the most popular types include barbs, goldfish, guppy, catfish and bloodfin tetra. Barbs usually live in groups. Living alone can make them very aggressive, and they require to be placed in a much-secured aquarium. They have the very pleasing appearance, very colorful and are quite active as well. The goldfish are the favorites of many kids, and they now come in different varieties and colors as well. This type of pet fish requires a different kind of food to survive. On the other hand, guppies can multiply quickly and have a lifespan of two years. They can likewise grow up to 5 centimeters and are quite slender. Catfish also come in different types, sized and colors. Caring for them requires having a relatively large aquarium. The red-tailed ones should be isolated form the smaller ones are they can be extremely aggressive, too.

One of the kindest fish types is the bloodfin tetra. They lime to live peacefully, and they live for a long time as compared to other fish types. For beginners, this is the highly recommended type of fish to take care of. Taking care of fish is a good hobby and therapeutic for many.

As for outdoor varieties koi fish would have to be the most popular type.  They are a Japanese fish and are very beautiful.  Koi require specific feeders to keep them healthy, for example

Fish watching is a soothing, relaxing hobby. When it comes to care, fish outrank any other type of animal for lack of trouble. Fish are a terrific first pet because children can play a role in caring for them. Fish make great pets for small children. Fish sometimes eat food from the tank, rocks, plants. A nice vibrant color fish means that the fish is healthy. If your fish has a pasty color and is sluggish, that is usually signs of illness, so you want to keep their immune system up by feeding them a nice well-balanced food that is going to help boost the immune system.

Gambling in Australia

Here at the aacsich we like to talk about issues within Australia and an important issue that we see all the time in our communities and neighborhoods and that is responsible gambling.  Being Australian ourselves we know that gambling is quite popular out here and that theres nothing wrong with getting a good punt in down at the casino or online.  Hell, we all do it and most of our friends do as well, we mainly want to talk about the other side of gambling that isn’t talked about too often.

The problem comes when things are taken too far.  If you’re a parent for example and you’re choosing to stay on the computer playing real pokies rather than spend time with your family well then you may have a problem.


So you may be thinking… What can I do if I spend too much time gambling online or at the casino?  Well the first step that we would recommend would be to call the Australian gambling commission and get help sooner rather than later.

It’s important not to let gambling take control of your life and to always put the things that matter most in perspective which includes family and friends.  Instead of heading down to the track to punt away your paycheque like you do everyday, why not invite some mates over for a barby and some poker.  Thats a much better solution in our opinion.

So the next time that you feel the urge to have a punt down at the local casino think for a few minutes is this really what I want to do? Then give it your best judgement and you’ll be much better off.

The Importance of Physical Activity for Adults

For adults aged 18 to 60, physical activity and recreation, travel (eg walking or cycling), occupational, household chores, playing activities, sports or planned exercise all contribute to the development of good habits and health.

There are many benefits of physical activity like improving your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and bone health as well as reducing the risk of depression.

  • Adults aged 18 to 60 should exercise for at least 150 minutes per week doing a moderate-intensity endurance activity or at least 75 minutes of intense activity, or a combination equivalent of moderate intensity and sustained activity.
  • Endurance activities should be performed for a duration of at least 10 minutes.
  • Muscle strengthening weight lifting involving the major muscle groups should be practiced at least two days a week as well.

These recommendations mainly apply to adults with disabilities. But it may be necessary to make adjustments based on capacity, risks and limitations of each person.

We can accumulate 150 minutes of physical activity per week in different ways.

The concept of increasing duration aims to reach the goal of 150 minutes of weekly physical activity by doing several shorter activities –At least 10 minutes spread over a week, the principle is to add onto the time spent on each activity, eg.30 minutes of moderate intensity activity 5 times a week.

Pregnant women or women who have just given birth and people with heart disease should take extra precautions and seek medical advice before trying to reach the recommended levels of physical activity for this age group.

Sedentary adults or people limited by certain diseases will see their health improve if they pass the “inactivity” to a high level of physical activity. The adults who do not reach recommended levels of physical activity should make sure to increase the duration, frequency and finally intensity with the aim of achieving it.

Overall, all evidence suggests that adult men and women who exercise are better off than more sedentary individuals.