These Amazing Coffee Tables Are Also Fish Tanks

Have you seen these amazing coffee tables that are also fish tanks? What do you think about all those incredible fish swimming around in their aquatic environment whilst you are sitting in front of the box or woofing down a packet of Twinkies or two? I kind of feel that they are pretty special pieces of furniture, but that you really need the right kind of room for something as out there as this. I am just not sure whether I want to share my slob out time with these wriggling fellas beneath me.

Are they going to be looking up at me when I am scoffing down a few golden fried fish fingers? Am I going to feel uncomfortable about their scrutiny? I like to relax when I am at home, especially after a hard day’s work. I eat a lot of takeaway at my coffee table in front of the TV. How is going to go down when I am enjoying a Thai prawn curry and I look down and see all these fish and their tails going wild? Are they going to want to share my spaghetti marinara? What do fish even eat anyway?

These Amazing Coffee Tables Are Also Fish Tanks

I can imagine that for really chilled out people these things could be right up their alley, you know, Zen dudes and women into yoga, but for me I am not so sure. I like to put my feet up on the coffee table and relax. What are the fish going to think about these enormous work boots coming down on them? The shadow they will cast could make them feel like it’s an apocalypse or something, frantic fish could be darting left and right in sheer panic and shitting themselves. Sending out SOS messages and silently screaming in terror, how will I feel being the innocent cause of all this fish stress and tension?

I have always had normal timber coffee tables. You know, wooden top with four wooden legs; something sturdy and solid. Nothing wriggling about, no fluid, except when I spill my glass of wine on it, and nothing much to look at, apart from a bit of wood grain. I like the peace that wood sends out, the simple message that this is a bit of dead tree and there are no surprises. I suppose timber is soulful in a way; here I am put your bloody great big feet on me, I can cope, no worries mate. Yeah, wood that’s for me!

Fish Fertility: Fish Switching Genders

Fish, unlike most human beings, can naturally switch their gender in some instances. Clownfish and wrasse are known to change sex. Clownfish have a hierarchy with a female fish at the top; and when she dies, get this, the most dominant male fish changes sex and takes her place. It all sounds suspiciously like our political system at the moment. With wrasses, the gender change is from female to male, and involves the largest female in the harem switching sexes and changing into a male. Life is obviously very interesting when you are a fish; playmates abound. Life in the goldfish bowl may not be as boring as we all thought. Parrotfish can also live for some time as either male or female, then different hormones takeover and cause the parrotfish to change. In the case of parrotfish this only occurs in their immature stage before their organs have developed as either a male or female.

More recently, fish have been turning from male to female caused by birth control pills for humans entering natural river systems. Chemical components of birth control pills excreted in urine and flushed down toilets have made their way into waterways. In a recent study by the US Geological Survey, it found that fish that were exposed to synthetic hormones call 17a- ethinylestradiol, or EE2, produced offspring which struggled to fertilize eggs. This affects them on an intergenerational level, with the grandchildren of the originally exposed fish suffering a 30% decrease in fertilization rates.

Fish Fertility: Fish Switching Genders

According to The Washington Post newspaper, male smallmouth and largemouth bass throughout the United States have switched sex; growing ovaries where their testes should be. Oral contraceptives for women are widely considered to be the cause of this sex change in fish, in this instance. The number of intersex fish keeps increasing and spreading. Scientists have been looking into the chemicals used by miners as possible cause for the sex changes as well. Synthetic estrogen, such as EE2, is more persistent than natural steroids and is usually present in higher concentrations in treated wastewater.

Even chickens, can on occasion undergo natural sex changes.  In the case of the female chicken, she usually only has one functional ovary on her left side. If Mrs Chicken has a problem with her ovary, in that it does not develop properly, her right side may begin to grow a male organ; and the hen changes completely into a rooster. No wonder so many people are worried about hormones in their chicken dinners.

 

Fish Oil Is Helpful for Women’s Health

New research has found that Omega 3 essential fatty acids can help slow the ageing process in the human body; which every woman would like to do. Researchers at the Ohio State University discovered that taking omega 3 supplements could lengthen these things called ‘telomeres’ which are tiny segments of DNA in white blood cells. They naturally shorten over time as part of the ageing process; and when they stop capping chromosomes the DNA unravels. This, then, causes irreversible cell damage.

Fish oil is helpful for woman’s health in another way as well. Omega 3 supplements also have been shown to reduce inflammation in a number of test subjects. Inflammation is responsible for things like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. A diet rich in Omega 3 rich fish, nuts and seeds can help reduce your chances of developing these debilitating conditions. Taking supplements like fish oil can also be of great beneficial help. Foods rich in Omega 3 are salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, herring and anchovies. Plus walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds and their oils are also a good source of Omega 3.

Fish oil is helpful for women’s health; especially as women age. Depression has also been associated with inflammation, inflammation of the lining around the brain. Fish oil, in large doses, has been prescribed for sufferers of depression with some good alleviating results. It has also been shown to help for sufferers of anxiety, in reducing their levels of anxiety. Sexual appetite has been shown to improve in older women who take a regular Omega 3 rich supplement.

Fish oil has been linked to improvements in just about every facet of health and wellbeing. This includes: hair care due to the growth stimulation properties of Omega 3 for hair follicles; and fertility is impacted through sperm quality improvements via Omega 3, a preliminary study of boars who were fed fish oil showed improvement in their sperm quality. In pregnancy the development of the foetus’s brain and eyes is helped through the mother taking supplements rich in DHA and eating a diet rich in Omega 3. Breast health and period brain can also be helped by the supplement of Omega 3 to the diet.

Fish oil truly is a superfood and whether you get in your diet naturally or you take it in an approved quality supplement it can be very beneficial to your health. If you are suffering from inflammation based conditions, and diseases, taking fish oil in consultation with your doctor can be a helpful measure to reduce inflammation and its consequences.