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Aquaria And Vivaria

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Aquaria And Vivaria

Aquaria and vivaria are two types of enclosures used to house aquatic and terrestrial animals, respectively. Aquaria are specifically designed to hold water and are used to house fish, aquatic invertebrates, and other aquatic animals. Vivaria, on the other hand, are designed to simulate the natural environment of terrestrial animals, such as reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Aquaria come in a variety of sizes and shapes, ranging from small desktop aquariums to large public aquariums that house thousands of fish. They are typically made of glass or acrylic and are equipped with filtration systems, heaters, and lighting to maintain a stable and healthy environment for the aquatic animals. Aquaria can be freshwater or saltwater, and can be set up to replicate specific aquatic ecosystems, such as coral reefs or Amazonian rivers. Vivaria, on the other hand, are designed to simulate the natural environment of terrestrial animals. They can be as simple as a small terrarium for a pet lizard or as complex as a large greenhouse for exotic plants and insects. Vivaria are typically made of glass or plastic and are equipped with heating and lighting systems to create a suitable environment for the animals. They may also include features such as rocks, logs, and plants to create a more naturalistic habitat. Both aquaria and vivaria require careful attention to detail to ensure the health and well-being of the animals. Proper filtration, water quality, and temperature control are essential for maintaining a healthy aquatic environment, while proper lighting, heating, and humidity control are essential for creating a suitable habitat for terrestrial animals.

Aquaria, Vivaria, Terrestrial animals, Aquatic animals, Filtration systems

Nicholas Smith

CITATION : "Nicholas Smith. 'Aquaria And Vivaria.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on September 27, 2023)"

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