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The Goldfish And Its Systematic Culture With A View To Profit | by Hugo Mulertt



A practical treatise on the fish, its propagation, enemies, diseases, - and - care of the fish in captivity, together with hints on the construction of ponds, etc.

TitleThe Goldfish And Its Systematic Culture With A View To Profit
AuthorHugo Mulertt
PublisherHugo Mulertt
Year1883
Copyright1883, Hugo Mulertt
AmazonThe goldfish and its systematic culture

By Hugo Mulertt, Propagator Of Ornamental Fish And Aquatic Plants.

Illustrated With Colored Frontispiece And Nineteen Wood-Cuts, Drawn From Nature.

-Preface
There are not many, if any, homes in the country or suburbs of large cities where fish culture could not be indulged in, either as an agreeable pastime or with a view of realizing an income from it. ...
-Part I. The Goldfish And Its Varieties. Chapter I. The History Of The Goldfish
Every man is a valuable member of society, who, by his observations, researches, and experiments, procures knowledge for men. Smithson. Long before the principles upon which the success of an aqua...
-Chapter II. The Common Goldfish
(Carassius auratus.) Der Goldfisch. Le poisson rouge. The goldfish belongs to the carp-family, and by some authors is called Cyprinus auratus, which means gold-carp. A thorough investigation of the s...
-Chapter III. Japanese Goldfishes
( Carassius japonicus) Japanische Goldfische. Poisson d'Orient. In introducing this variety of fish to the attention of the reader, it may be said that the description of the mode of reproduction, ha...
-Chapter IV. Chinese Goldfishes
(Carassius orientalis) Chinesische Goldfische. Poisson d'Orient. The Chinese species of goldfish differ more from each other in color than in the shape of the body and fins, the contrary being the do...
-Part II. The Ponds And Their Construction. Chapter V. About Fish-Ponds In General
Withholding facts is robbery. Orville Dewey. A basin of water in the open air, so arranged or constructed that the water may be drawn off at any desired time, is called a pond. A body of water not...
-Chapter VI. The Construction Of Ponds
The fish-culturist recognizes three kinds of ponds, which are designated by the source from which they receive their supply. First, the creek and river ponds; these are fed from the source that gives...
-Chapter VII. The Author's Establishment
The accompanying diagram will serve as a reliable guide for the construction and arrangement of a complete establishment for the raising of goldfish. It will be observed that the ponds are arranged i...
-Chapter VIII. The Propagating Bed
. Having now had a general view of the ponds, the reader's attention is directed to a detailed study of them, each one separately, the method of their construction, and the reason why they differ from...
-Part III. The Propagation And Care Of The Goldfish. Chapter IX. The Anatomy Of The Goldfish
Nature my school, the water my field. Before we enter into the details of the propagation of the fish, it is necessary to learn something about its anatomy. A study of the accompanying cut (which...
-Chapter X. Propagation
Among fish culturists it is the universal custom to divide fishes into two classes according to the season in which they spawn; we thus have summer spawning and winter spawning fish. They are further ...
-Chapter XI. Preparing The Spawning Bed
As the goldfish deposits its spawn upon plants that live in the water, it is necessary that the natural condition of things be closely imitated in preparing the bed in which the fish are expected to s...
-Chapter XII. Care Of The Eggs
In the morning sow thy seed, says Solomon: - This advice of the Sage of the East has many applications to the affairs of every day life, and amongst other things it may well apply to the subject und...
-Chapter XIII. First Care Of The Young
About the second or third day after the young have left the eggs, they become strong enough to swim freely about in the water, and can then be transferred to the nursery, temporarily established in so...
-Chapter XIV. Setting Out The Young Fish
The day before the fish are transplanted from the nursery into the rearing pond, the water is let into the latter, but not sooner than this. The reason for this is, that the water, if allowed to stand...
-Chapter XV. Care Of The Ponds
It being the intention to raise goldfish for aquarium purposes, this final end must never be lost sight of, for with that end in view we direct all our efforts to make the net result in every way sati...
-Chapter XVI. Fishing The Ponds
For the purpose of taking the fish from the ponds, the water in the latter is drained off. But before this is done two or more large-sized clean tin vessels are to be provided - tin buckets or wash-bo...
-Chapter XVII. Care Of Fish In Stores
When fish are kept in tanks as merchandise by dealers, the location of such receptacle should be well lighted, airy, and not permitted to freeze. As was stated in another chapter, it is the oxygen con...
-Chapter XVIII. The Care Of Goldfish In Aquaria
An aquarium may be made of any water-tight vessel, the material of which will not alter the qualities of the water by impregnating it with anything that would stain it or give it an offensive odor, ei...
-Chapter XIX. Transportation Of Fish
The vessel best adapted for the shipment of live fish, to any reasonable distance in this country, is a tin can, clad with wood. The shipping can should be perfectly smooth upon the inside, so that t...
-Part IV. Enemies And Diseases Of The Goldfish. Requisites, Tools, Etc. Chapter XX. The Enemies Of The Goldfish
Knowledge is power. It has been stated elsewhere in these pages that the raising of goldfish consists largely in the protection of them against their enemies, and to make the defense most effective...
-The Black Water Beetle
(Hydrophyllus piceus.) As the name indicates, this beetle is black, shining with a rich, purple lustre. (See illustration.) It is of larger size than the preceding, and strong in proportion. The Bl...
-The Dragon Flies
The dragon flies (commonly known as snake-feeders) may be divided into three classes, all very destructive enemies of the fish. 1. The Libellula possesses a short, flat body, about two inches in leng...
-Chapter XXI. The Cray Or Craw-Fish
(Astacus fluviatilis) Is also known as the fresh-water lobster, and should be killed whenever and wherever met, as it is very destructive to the eggs of fishes. It will also occasionally catch a you...
-Chapter XXII. The Diseases Of The Goldfish
The goldfish, when in perfect health, carries the dorsal fin in an erect position, in other words, fully expanded. Its colors are very-distinct, the body of the fish glistening as though highly polish...
-The Diseases Of The Goldfish. Continued
The name slime has heretofore been applied to this description of disease, but without any apparent reference to the cause producing the trouble. In the author's opinion, it is the presence of the p...
-Chapter XXIII. Requisites And Tools
Not many of these are necessary for the raising of goldfish. In addition to the ordinary gardening tools used in constructing and repairing the ponds, four sizes of dip-nets should be kept near at han...
-Chapter XXIV. Profitableness Of Goldfish Ponds
The question will naturally arise in the mind of the reader, should he have any desire to engage in the culture of the goldfish, Will it pay? Are the profits accruing sufficient remuneration for th...
-In Preparation
Mulertts Aquarium. Practical Natural History OF FRESH WATER FISHES, AMPHIBIANS, INSECTS, ETC., AND AQUATIC PLANTS; With a View to their Culture, and Hints for the Successful Construction, and MANA...









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