Overstocked aquariums in fish stores in china - YouTube
Chinese Fish-man and his aquarium. S.E. cor. Jackson & Grant Ave. Feb. 1922 [A]
"Sucker fish" is a catch-all term for a few different species of algae-eating, freshwater aquarium fish with disk-shaped mouths. The term may refer to plecostomus or other members of the catfish family, or Siamese or Chinese algae eaters. Their purpose in the home aquarium is to eat excess algae, though you must feed them supplemental food, such as algae wafers and fish pellets, to insure their health.
Fish tanks and natural items for aquarium decoration are stylish home decor items that make rooms look more interesting and Feng Shui a home for wealth. Fish tanks attract good luck and abundance, protect homes and people, according to ancient Chinese Feng Shui masters.
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Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Chinese Algae Eater
The Asian arowana is the world’s most expensive aquarium fish. It is a tropical freshwater fish from Southeast Asia that grows three feet long in the wild. That’s roughly the size of a snowshoe. It is a fierce predator dating back to the age of the dinosaurs. It has large, metallic scales, like coins; whiskers that jut from its chin; and it undulates like the paper dragons you see in a Chinese New Year’s parade. That resemblance has spawned the belief that the fish brings good luck and prosperity, which is why it has become a highly sought-after aquarium fish.Fishes: Movement of fishes in aquarium generates and enhances positive energy and attracts prosperity, wealth and happiness. Even Chinese Feng-Shui says that the more rapidly fishes move within an aquarium, the more positive energy (Chi) they generate and more prosperity, wealth and happiness is attracted.Ornamental fishes are among the most popular and fastest growing categories of pets in the United States (U.S.). The global scope and scale of the ornamental fish trade and growing popularity of pet fish in the U.S. are strong indicators of the myriad economic and social benefits the pet industry provides. Relatively little is known about the microbial communities associated with these ornamental fishes or the aquarium water in which they are transported and housed. Using conventional molecular approaches and next generation high-throughput amplicon sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA gene hypervariable regions, we characterized the bacterial community of aquarium water containing common goldfish (Carassius auratus) and Chinese algae eaters (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) purchased from seven pet/aquarium shops in Rhode Island and identified the presence of potential pathogens. Our survey identified a total of 30 phyla, the most common being Proteobacteria (52%), Bacteroidetes (18%) and Planctomycetes (6%), with the top four phyla representing >80% of all sequences. Sequences from our water samples were most closely related to eleven bacterial species that have the potential to cause disease in fishes, humans and other species: Coxiella burnetii, Flavobacterium columnare, Legionella birminghamensis, L. pneumophila, Vibrio cholerae, V. mimicus. V. vulnificus, Aeromonas schubertii, A. veronii, A. hydrophila and Plesiomonas shigelloides. Our results, combined with evidence from the literature, suggest aquarium tank water harboring ornamental fish are an understudied source for novel microbial communities and pathogens that pose potential risks to the pet industry, fishes in trade, humans and other species.Our results, combined with evidence from the literature, suggest that ornamental fishes and aquarium tank water are an understudied system with highly diverse microbial communities and sources of potential pathogens of interest to the pet industry and public health. Many of the potentially pathogenic bacteria discovered in our survey cannot be eradicated as they are part of the normal microbial flora of myriad hosts and aquatic environments. And, as described above, they are not always harmful. Nevertheless, risks exist and so we encourage owners of ornamental fishes and the pet industry to take responsibility for the health of the animals in their care and the people caring for them. Risk reduction can benefit from additional science aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the microbial ecology of aquarium systems and especially the industry/consumer practices that influence microbial community diversity and facilitate opportunistic infections. Such knowledge can be distilled into specific consumer and industry outreach initiatives. Guidelines have been established to help prevent salmonellosis in reptile owners (see those from the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Centers for Disease Control) and help industry eliminate pathogen-carrying ticks on reptiles imported to the U.S. for sale in the pet trade (PIJAC's National Reptile Improvement Plan). Similar agendas may be created for ornamental fishes, perhaps in line with the Marine Aquarium Council's certification program. Consumer education initiatives on the topic of healthy pets are already reaching more groups (i.e. PetWatch and CDC's Healthy Pets Healthy People), some of which include information on ornamental fishes. After a series of failed policy attempts to address disease in wildlife trade , a multi-pronged approach that unites consumers, industry and scientists to reduce potential pathogens and disease in the nation's pet population, ornamental fishes included, seems to be the most realistic way forward.