tropical freshwater aquarium fish

Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Preface
Introduction
Fish Anatomy
Water Chemistry
The Aquarium
Plant Care
Plant Species
Food
Disease
Biotope Aquaria
   'Species by Ecosystem' Database
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Non-fish Species
Breeding
Bibliography
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Fish Families
   Catfish
   Characins
   Cichlids
   Cyprinds
   Killifish
   Labyrinth Fish
   Livebearers
   Loaches
   Others
   Perches
   Rainbowfish

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The first public aquarium was opened in London in 1853. Its popularity led to an aquarium craze among private collectors and drove the establishment of aquariums in other cities. But the hobby remained small, mostly limited to public institutions and wealthy individuals.

After the first World War when electrification became widespread, private aquarium ownership blossomed. Innovations such as air pumps, silicone sealant, and acrylic aquariums boosted the hobby, while air freight introduced previously unknown tropical species to the masses. By the early 2000s, some 10 million households in the United States owned an aquarium. In 2006, a survey concluded that Americans kept near 150 million freshwater and saltwater fish.

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