5 scientific reasons for ‘why nature aquariums decrease your stress level’

1.Colors Of Nature Aquarium

The colors of a Planted Aquarium have a calming effect on the human mind.
Studies have shown that people who are exposed to aquariums, have reduced anxiety levels of up-to 12% Lesser than a normal person.  Having different plants and fishes in an aquarium, getting close to nature can help you feel more relaxed and improve your mood.
The National Marine Aquarium, University of Plymouth & University of Exeter have conducted new research and found that people who spend time sitting and watching an aquarium can improve their physical and mental well being according to research that they published in the journal Environment and Behavior.


2.Fish Movement

Watching the fish move around in an aquarium will reduce your stress levels.
Do you remember the aquarium or aquarium posters in lobby from your last dentists visit?

“Fish tanks and displays are often associated with attempts at calming patients in doctors’ surgeries and dental waiting rooms,” said Deborah Cracknell, PhD Student and Lead Researcher at the National Marine Aquarium. “This study has, for the first time, provided robust evidence that ‘doses’ of exposure to underwater settings could actually have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing.”

3.Water flow

Just by watching and listening to flow of water you can relax to a meditative state of mind. People are naturally attracted to the inconspicuous water sounds, hues, and quietness of the aquarium. The cadenced developments of the fish, the swing of the plants with the water in movement, the delicate sound of water waves relaxes people state of mind. People who do meditation nearer to the water feels more pleasant than normal places.


4.Oxygen Level

Nature Aquariums increases oxygen levels in the room taking away carbon dioxide. Level of oxygen, low or high, can be a source of stress depending on the biological context.


5.Maintaining The Aquarium Ecosystem

According to a study, having aquarium keeping as a hobby will reduce the mental stress. People will be fascinated to see how fish follow your movements and gestures. In the United States, as of 1996, aquarium keeping is the second-most popular hobby after stamp collecting. In 1999, an estimated 9.6 million US households owned an aquarium.



Watching the activities of fish calms down children who are suffering from hyperactivity disorder. When an aquarium is placed in the dining room of elderlies suffering from Alzheimer’s, they start eating more and require fewer supplements.

So do you have a Nature Aquarium ?

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Still Water Aquatics – Bangalore

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#70-B, DN Rd, Kamgaar Nagar, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400024

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