Excerpt from The Aquarium, Vol. 2: June, 1913
Pond culture. Is the oldest of the three methods. Its practice dates back to very ancient times. The Romans, the Greeks and the Egyptians all raised fish by that means. So did the Chinese. Indeed there is reason to believe they we... re the first. There are records that more than five hundred years before Christ, a Chinese built a pond and dotted it with islands, with the avowed idea of fooling the fish that they were in their natural environments, and that the islands were continents. In the pond, the cute Chinese placed about twenty fish. By the end of the first year there were several thousand fine fish, by the end of the second, several hundred thousand, and by the end of the third there were so many that the pioneer fish culturist couldn't count them all. That this man did business there is no doubt, but we are forced to the con elusion either that he outclassed Annanias or did better than any fish culturist since his time, for there is not one at the present time who could not count every fish he can raise by pond culture. In fact pond culture produces less fish than any other method.
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