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The ancient Egyptians kept fish both as a source of food and for entertainment. Their hieroglyphics depict several different fish species. The Chinese began to breed goldfish in the 10th century. Goldfish were introduced to Europe at the end of the 18th century.

Today's aquariums have improved technologically and much information is available for the hobbyist. Most fish available for purchase today are bred in captivity. This means that the fish are hardier, less likely to harbor parasites and less expensive. Most fish breeding is done in Asia although some is done in Florida.

The disadvantage of captive-bred fish is that successive generations tend to have less color and smaller fins than wild fish except in the case of selective breeding.

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Caring for a Goldfish Aquarium

Keeping Goldfish can be a fun and rewarding hobby. As with any new hobby, especially one that involves living creatures, always consider the maintenance that will be involved. If you care for your aquarium properly, you will be sure to have happy and healthy Goldfish for many years.

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