Top 10 pet fish populations

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  1. Henk Hugo

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    Estimated pet fish population in 2005

    USA 147 290 000 :eek:
    China 140 778 200
    Germany 53 500 000
    France 35 910 000
    Japan 34 550 000
    Italy 29 400 000
    UK 21 800 000
    Russia 20 600 000
    Philippines 19 552 300
    Australia 13 600 000
     
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    very interesting henk wonder where sa falls?
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    no idea - this book only lists top10 :D
     
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    haha ok wonder if we would even make it into the top 100 :p
     
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    Some interesting numbers there.
     
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    S.A would be luck to make the top 100...
    cool info, did not know that those countries were so into pet fish.
     
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    i think the numbers also reflect where the well know brands of aquarium equipment come from. namely usa china and germany if im not mistaken.
     
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    Bet you those guys up north would say the same thing "Didn't know those guys in South Africa were into pet fish keeping"
     
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    More like, South Africa? Is that in Kansas?
     
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    no they know were we are but they are going to think that we cant keep fish in our huts because we don't have power to run the filters and pumps so the fish must be in the rivers and dams....lol were the loins drink from......:) :)
     
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    Linga Aquarist or Gardener ?

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    now we see why the guys in the states get the best equipment so cheap as well
     
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    Yes and we still fishing with spears
     
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    more like catching with our hands :p
     
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    Hi all
    Numbers are a little confusing or should i say miss leading. Holland has garantied more fish keeper per head of population than France or Italy. It would be interesting to know about the quality of fish keeping. I often saw a goldfish bowl in Italy but never saw or heard of someone having a proper AQ
    never the less, interesting :bigsmile:
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    goldfish bowls are illegal in europe
     
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    Seriously? Why?
     
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    Not true. They tried to ban it, unsure of progress. I know the BiOrbs, which is pretty much like a fancy fishbowl, is still avaliable in many European countries.
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    Same reason it should be illegal here....

    small surface area, no to little filtration - gold fish are exteremly messy, a fish that gets rather large in a small bowl is cruel. The animal rights guys in the EU lobbied the goverments and it got banned a few years ago

    Bio-orb comes with filters etc build in - VERY expensive goldfish bowl
     
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    I just finished talking to one of my friends from the UK - still no bans on goldfish bowls. And te BiOrb, in essence, is a goldfish bowl. It still has hugely limited space. Still cruel.
     
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