Fishes also love to play, but many fish-keepers are not aware. In fact, an active fish is a more productive fish. When you keep your fishes within the enclosure of an aquarium, they will have limited space to play and move around and this can make them get bored. How can you reverse this trend and add more excitement to the lives of these wonderful creatures? All you have to do is to participate in a fish show and also compete in the show. Competing in fish shows, aside from helping to keep your fishes active and in great shape, will also earn you a lot of prizes, including money and equipment that can help make your aquarium more functional than before.
Fishes love the lives of competition. In fact, they complete all the time in the wild; they have to compete for food and learn how to trickily avoid being attacked by larger predators. Also, fishes have to contend with unfavorable weather conditions and learn to adapt. The lives of competition they live in the wild tend to improve their sense of alertness and make them constantly active. By keeping them in an aquarium, you successfully take away their needs for such competitions. This can make them feel bored and weakened, so to say. Competing in fish shows can help bring back some of the alertness and reignite the life of activity that the fishes love so much.
Put yourself in their shoes for once and imagine yourself swimming in a bathtub all day long; it is obvious you will want to find a way out. The fish show competitions act like a way out for your fishes also and help make them more active and productive.
Categories of fish shows
Fish shows are in different categories; it can be local, regional or national. The number of people in attendance differs from one type to another, so is the kind of prizes you can win at the shows. A good example of international fish show is the International Betta Congress (IBC). Small shows are called Bowl Shows and usually sponsored by local clubs. Small shows are not usually open to the general public, but only the members of the society.
Regional shows, on the other hand, welcome a larger group of people from different states with different societies competing against one another to know the top piranha. An aquatic convention is one of the largest fish shows ever and is usually convened by international societies and tropical fish magazines.