The Aquarium, Vol. 3

The Aquarium, Vol. 3 : A Quarterly Magazine for the Acclimatization of Animals and Plants; April, 1894 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Aquarium, Vol. 3: A Quarterly Magazine for the Acclimatization of Animals and Plants; April, 1894 The spawning season occurs in May or June; the eggs when extruded are very tender at any rate more so than those of the common carp. The young are of a yellow color immediately after having been hatched, and swim to gether in shoals as minnows do. The fish was but lately introduced into this country, at first being called the golden ide. The name was thought to refer to the golden eyes and degenerated into golden eyed, a very manifest error. To correct it, the original German name, gold orfe was thought preferable, and the fish is now known by it. There is scarcely a fish that for orna mental purposes so fully meets all de mands. It is of a lively disposition, is constantly seen at the surface of the water, where it goes to seek insects, crustacea, etc., upon which it feeds, and being a shoal-swimmer, presents a beautiful sight in the water of small lakes or fountain basins. Another very im portant fact is that it does not muddy the water as the food-carp and goldfish is very apt to do. It is exceedingly watchful, the least suspicion of danger causing it to dart away into deep water. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
  • English
  • 21 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243081359
  • 9780243081356