articlo: Evolution aquarium
If the equipment necessary to plant an aquarium, at first glance may seem very complex, it must be remembered that the skill lies not in understanding all the gadgets (which, moreover, are efficient and safe) to understand what the fish, their needs and the natural processes affecting the animals confined in a static mass of water. This skill is far more ancient than the modern aquarist might think, because you probably love the aquarium goes back about 4,000 years ago at the time of the Sumerians. Since ancient times man has recognized the food value of fish stocks, and many people living their food stocks held in special ponds. In Egypt, the fish enjoyed a high esteem even more, and Perca nilotica was even worshiped as a deity. At the time of the Roman Empire, fish farming was already well developed and probably the technology and the construction of locks, dams and canals had also intended to catch fish in good condition, they were both species of freshwater and marine but edible. Despite the interest in the breeding of fish cultivated in Europe and the Middle East, you have to go far away, in China and Japan, to observe a subsequent evolution. And 'in these countries because the fish were reared as ornamental element of the environment, and not only in home aquariums, but even in pools, lakes or ponds in the gardens. And 'certain that the tradition of raising the common Goldfish was widespread under the Sung Dynasty (960-1279), and around 1500 the fish was introduced in Japan. In 1665, the date which is to show the introduction of the red fish in England and Europe, 1611 and 1691. From 1730 onwards the flow of goldfish was intensified, and the Red Fish spread with great success in Holland and Germany. As with any fashion, the increasing popularity went and were designed and ingenious new aquariums, each with a patented system of different types for heating water or to keep it clean. They went to an increasing number of companies and magazines for the hobbyist, the tropical aquarium was particularly successful in Germany, from which fish were then exported throughout Europe, and finally to America. A further intensive development of the hobby you had with fast and secure development of air transport which allowed to carry the fish in a short time, from the places of capture to destination. The current aquarium hobby has huge dimensions: nobody knows exactly how many people are engaged this hobby of those involved, in fact, only a small fraction are listed in the companies legally established or are linked to some aquarium association.