Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chinese Goldfish

Q: Which civilization began keeping fish as pets for the first time in history?

A: The earliest civilization that began keeping fish in captivity were the Chinese in 265 A.D. in China. The Chinese kept goldfish in ornate pots in their gardens to gain a higher status in their community.

Information gathered from The Everything Tropical Fish Book by Carlo DeVito and Gregory Skokal.

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Submitted by Kasia Piasecka, Reference Assistant

November 4, 2009

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