Moorhead, Jonathan, and Knop, Daniel (2012) Ornamentals. In: Lucas, John S., and Southgate, Paul C., (eds.) Aquaculture: farming aquatic animals and plants. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex, UK, pp. 583-605.

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[Extract] The maintenance of aquatic organisms for aesthetic and ornamental purposes has been practised for almost 1000 years. It finds its origins in ancient China during the Sung Dynasty (ca. 960-1279 AD), with the goldfish, Carassius auratus (Balon, 2004). This species was kept in outdoor 'ponds of mercy' or as part of a manicured, ornamental garden, and has remained popular since the introduction of the indoor aquarium in 1548. Establishing rapid and reliable transportation and improving shipping techniques have allowed the aquarium hobby to reach world popularity. The market for, and trade of, ornamental species in the past 25-30 years has grown significantly (Wittington and Chong, 2007). The past 15 years in particular have seen developments in nutrition, responsible captive care and life-support systems, making aquarium care easier and more successful, especially in maintaining marine organisms. This has boosted the popularity of the aquarium hobby, and has contributed significantly to recent trade and industry growth.

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Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 23:31
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