The Aquarium: Its Inhabitants, Structure & Management

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Hardwicke, 1876 - 316 pages

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Page 6 - Thence to see my Lady Pen, where my wife and I were shown a fine rarity: of fishes kept in a glass of water, that will live so for ever; and finely marked they are, being foreign.
Page 12 - ... a very small portion of a tree or shrub generates a considerable quantity of oxygen, there were no reasons to doubt that the influence of the vegetable might serve as a complete compensation for that of the animal kingdom.* The history of the various successful attempts that have been made to construct Marine Aquaria is very interesting.
Page 9 - Fire and hail, snow and vapour, and stormy wind, fulfil his word," and are the necessary agents in completing the scheme of paternal kindness.
Page 172 - In the latter instance these movements are very quiet and uniform, the fish swimming"round their tank in one shoal and one continuous stream. At night, on the contrary, the shoal is entirely broken up, each fish taking an independent path and darting from one side of the tank to the other with an amount of agility scarcely to be anticipated by a mere daylight acquaintance with the species. It was during these active nocturnal movements that the fish struck against the rockwork of their tank and came...
Page 171 - ... to readily take their prepared food from the keeper's hand — a circumstance which would seem to indicate that young fish, like the young of other animals, are more readily susceptible of domestication, adult herrings not being known to display an equal amount of confidence towards those who tend them. The food question being settled, another difficulty presented itself, and this time one that threatened, sooner or later, to accomplish the extermination of the whole shoal. Immediately succeeding...
Page vi - Scotica is now presented to the Public, in the hope that it may be received with as much favour as its predecessor.

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