Online Class: Aquariums for Fish

This course relies on experienced aquarists who give their advice on the proper way to start and maintain a healthy aquarium sure to bring years of enjoyment to its owners and their families.

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Course Description

"Aquatic Elegance: Dive into the World of Home Aquariums"

Imagine creating a slice of the majestic underwater world right within the confines of your living space. Aquariums, beyond being mesmerizing visual spectacles, can be tranquil oases, seamlessly integrating the rhythm of aquatic life into our often hectic urban lives. Especially for those nestled in compact spaces or in dwellings where traditional pets are a challenge, aquariums offer a breathtaking and low-maintenance alternative. Yet, starting this journey demands more than just a simple dive; it's about navigating the intricate balance of aquatic ecosystems.

Enter the world of aquarium mastery with this course. Designed meticulously, it equips you with the tools and knowledge to cultivate a thriving underwater sanctuary, ensuring it not only flourishes but also becomes a source of boundless joy and learning for you and your loved ones.

Here's why "Aquatic Elegance" is an unmissable course:

  1. Informed Decisions: Understand the nuances between saltwater and freshwater environments. Discover which aligns with your passion, budget, and commitment level.

  2. From Novice to Expert: Navigate the initial stages of setting up your tank with ease. From selecting the right equipment to understanding water chemistry, this course sets a strong foundation.

  3. Fish Fundamentals: With a myriad of fish species available, making the right choice can be daunting. We simplify this by offering insights into temperament, care needs, and compatibility.

  4. Budgeting Brilliance: Get practical advice on effectively managing your investment—be it time or money. Aquariums can be tailored to fit various lifestyles without compromising on their charm.

  5. Holistic Approach: Beyond just fish, delve into the world of aquatic plants, decorations, and themes to enhance the aesthetic and ecological value of your tank.

  6. Family Fun and Learning: Aquariums aren't just decorative pieces. They're live classrooms. Unravel the mysteries of marine biology, ecology, and more, turning your aquarium into a hub of family education and bonding.

Embracing the world of home aquariums means becoming a custodian of a living, breathing ecosystem. With this course, you'll not only be equipped to craft a stunning aquatic space but also be enlightened on nurturing its delicate balance, ensuring a fulfilling and lasting relationship with your marine mates.

Plunge into this immersive experience, and let the tranquil waters of your very own aquarium be the antidote to life's chaos. Embark on a journey that promises beauty, serenity, and an ever-evolving bond with nature.

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  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(333 votes)

Lesson 1: Basics

Fish aquariums are often the choice for parents who want to introduce their children to the wonderful world of pets. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Appropriate Placement and Equipment

Finding a place for your new aquarium should take some thought and consideration, particularly if you have children or house pets. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Aquarium Care

In the case of aquariums, there are many terms and definitions of products that should be known. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Introducing and Caring for Saltwater Fish

Many would-be fish enthusiasts are drawn to saltwater fish because of their uniqueness and beauty. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Introducing and Caring for Freshwater Fish

Freshwater fish do not live in a salty atmosphere like the ocean. Freshwater fish live in a more unstable environment than saltwater fish and are able to adapt more easily to drastic change as long as there is a period of acclimation. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Selecting Appropriate Fish

There are hundreds of choices when it comes to choosing fish for any type of aquarium. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Common Fish Diseases

There are many differences between saltwater fish and freshwater fish, including the ailments and diseases they can contract from parasites, infections, improper cleaning, improper nutrition, and other inhabitants of the aquarium. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Fish Health

Providing health care for a fish may sound somewhat ridiculous at first but fish, like all animals, require medical treatment from time to time. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Common Aquarium Mistakes

Like any new beginner, a beginning fish owner can expect to make some mistakes. This is quite common. The best way to avoid many mistakes is by doing research ahead of time. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Recommended Reading and Sources

There are many valuable resources in bookstores and online that can help a beginner educate himself on aquarium care and on specific types of fish. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize appropriate placement and equipment for aquariums.
  • Describe aquarium care.
  • Describe caring for saltwater fish.
  • Summarize caring for freshwater fish.
  • Describe selecting appropriate fish for your aquarium.
  • Summarize common fish diseases.
  • Summarize common aquarium mistakes.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Aquariums for Fish
Course Number: 8900209
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (333 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: September 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This is a great class for beginners, as well as more experienced aquarists! I learned a lot of very helpful information! Very well put-together curriculum." -- Larissa C.
  • "It was a very fun and informative course!" -- Abby H.
  • "Perfect. Great course." -- Daryl ace O.