Online Class: Aquariums for Fish

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Course Description

Aquariums are a good alternative to keeping other house pets particularly in small spaces or those that restrict conventional pets. There are many things to consider when setting up an aquarium for the first time. One must consider the amount of time and money that will be spent on fish, their care, equipment and supplies. The type of fish is also a factor as saltwater fish and freshwater fish are quite different in price, temperament and the level of care required. However, maintaining an aquarium takes less time and money than a traditional house pet and can bring many hours of education and pleasure to the entire family.
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.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(275 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
  • Review 4 Articles: Start A Fish Tank; AqAdvisor; Aquatic Community; Tips for Cycling Your New Aquarium
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: 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
  • Review Article: Aquarium Builder
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: 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
  • Review Article: Aquarium Maintenance
  • Review Video: Aquarium Maintenance - How to Clean a Fish Tank
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: 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
  • Review 3 Articles: Saltwater Aquarium Guide; Saltwater Fish For Beginners; Stocking Your Saltwater Aquarium
  • Review Video: Tips for Choosing Saltwater Fish
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: 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
  • Review Article: Freshwater Aquariums
  • Review 2 Videos: Pet Fish : How to Start a Freshwater Aquarium the Right Way; Adding Fish to Your Aquarium
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: 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
  • Review 2 Articles: Stocking Your Freshwater Aquarium; The Right Fish
  • Complete: 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
  • Review 5 Articles: Freshwater Fish Disease Symptoms and Treatment; Saltwater Aquarium Fish Disease Trouble Shooter; Common Marine Fish Diseases; Common Freshwater and Tropical Fish Diseases: Symptoms, Cause, Treatment, and Prevention; Common salt water fish diseases and treatments
  • Complete: 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
  • Review Article:
  • Complete: 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
  • Review 2 Articles: Common New Aquarium Mistakes; Common Aquarium and Fish Keeping Mistakes
  • Complete: 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. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 9 Articles: Petsmart Site; Tropical Fish Care; Fishcare; The 101 Best Marine Invertebrates by Randy Carey; Aquarium Supplies; Aquarium Fish for Sale; Your Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Resource; Aquarium Equipment and Supplies; AC Tropical Fish
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam
  • Complete: 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, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Aquariums for Fish
Course Number: 8900209
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (275 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (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
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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