On 1/16/08, Steph wrote:
> I need help on a finding a low maintance education pet for
> an 8th grade classroom. Does anyone have any suggestions?
A fish tank with some hardy tropical fish works well for my
classroom. (Just don't get snails-- they multiply like
crazy and take over the tank.)
The fish usually last a long time. I only have to clean the
tank once or twice during the year. The kids take care of
all the feeding. During long vacations, I put in an
automatic feeder and the fish are usually fine. And, in the
rare event the fish die, I can get a whole new set of fish
for under $15.
If you want to, you can also get Mollies, guppies, or other
fish that will reproduce. Kids love it.