Water covers over three-quarters of the earth’s surface and fish are the most numerous of the vertebrates. There are about 31,500 species of fish and they are classified by physical characteristics, habitat, behavior etc.
Two primary issues must be examined when discussing the morality of fishkeeping. The first is whether keeping fish is harmful to the environment. The second question is whether the fish themselves are deprived of happiness. With regards to the first question, a distinction must be made between fish bred in captivity and fish collected from […]
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays. It is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia. In 1981, it was selected as a World Heritage Site. It […]
Fish were kept as pets already in ancient times. The ancient Egyptians kept fish both as a source of food and for entertainment. Their hieroglyphics depict Tilapia species and Mormyrids. The Chinese began to breed goldfish (from carp) in the 10th century. Goldfish were introduced to Europe at the end of the 18th century. In […]