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Discus aquarium therapy

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 27, 2017 09:00 AM
A replica of a knarled, decayed tree trunk. A false rock wall. And eight gorgeous and peaceful discus without a care in the world. When I think of "aquarium therapy," this is what I think of.

Research has repeatedly shown that aquariums can reduce stress, anxiety, muscle tension, pulse rate, and blood pressure. It's even been found to aid patients suffering Alzheimer's disease by increasing their appetite while reducing physically aggressive behaviors.

Just watching this three-minute video will put your mind in a more serene place.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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