I like fish just fine….buttered in my pan. Why do people want them in their home? They are great for about a week then they start to stink. They die for no reason. The best place for them is the toilet. One flush and no more problems. I used to clean the tank weekly. The filters were gross and the rocks in the bottom were full of poop. The fish would eat at each other and looked pretty bad soon after arriving in the tank. The tank pump made a loud noise taking away any hint of Zen moments with the fish viewing. Do yourself a favor and skip the fish bowl. Dana Sibilsky is a fish fan.