When I was about 7 years old, I begged my parents to let me have a small aquarium in my room. They hemmed and hawed, but they finally gave in. Although I fed them on schedule and cleaned their tank regularly, all three of them died suddenly within a week of each other. I was devastated, and it dawned on me that I had no idea what a fish wants or needs. They’re animals who’ve figured out how to survive in the ocean for more than 500 million years! That’s a mind-boggling amount of time spent evolving and adapting to their habitat—a habitat that no tank can rival. The following are some interesting facts about fish:

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