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AQUATIC LIFE when
PhotograpKed b^ the AutKor
4 During the
latter part of
year (1916) Mr.
well-known pet fancier, of Washington, D. C, obtained from a Japanese dealer in San Francisco, a lot of over one hun-
them formed the subject for a colored which I prepared, giving the animals a size of some six times that of life (linear). Employing this chart as a means of demonstration, with the aid of
dred specimens of that most beautiful
of the living specimens in a small fish
salamander of Japan, the Red-bellied Newt (Diemyctylus pyrrhogaster). This
elegant form belongs in the same genus
not very closely related to
be at the extreme confines
great differences to be seen in the color parts.
ing animals, and these
chart with the camera, reducing the
Schmid very generously loaned from this fine me collection, and these I picked out for the distribution on their
five figures to the natural size of the liv-
group. half a dozen specimens
Washington, which was held on the 8th of April, 1916. Subsequently I copied
these very interesting batrachians at the
colored as in
supplement the short description given Superiorly, the skin of this batrachian
rather rough, due to the presence of a
warty growth upon
dark or black-
no way relieved by any brighter color, and the observer would never suspect the brilliant orange vermilion of the markings of the under No two specimens have these two parts. ish-brown skin
but by studyobserved that in
highly-tinted patterns alike
ing the series
nearly entire, as
more or the
harmless as any other species of Diemy-
localities as Ir
or three different styles.
tend to become broadly zigzag between the throat and the vent, as in It
with crooked lateral branches and a few scattered spots, as in Fig. 5; finally,
may break up
islands and spots of color, as exhibited Rarely are the color spots to in Fig. 4.
be found on the under side of the limbs.
Again, the color area frequently seems to persist about the genital fissure or the
vent, as the case
specimens the chin area
strongly inclined to believe that these color patterns are quite independent of
the sex of the individual, and possibly of age.
This seems to be a hardy species, and is certainly a very beautiful creature in an aquarium. They are very fond of small frog tadpoles and angling
it would be likely to thrive. makes a very interesting and handsome addition to the
might, in time, become a part of
the aquatic fauna of the country, in such
Water Hyacinths a Pest Experiments on water hyacinth have in French Indo-China for
lying islets of red spots.
would be a beautiful
addition to introduce into our ponds, in
or both of offfew with a jagged, and less broken
outer margins are
this area is nearly entire, either its
aquatic insects, perhaps mosquito larvae,
must believe they de-
of the inferior border of
being always red.
and as some of the females appear to be heavy with spawn, I am in hopes that later on I may have the opportunity to They try to rear the young from eggs. seem to like pretty deep water, and have no apparent inclination to come up on the mossy bank or flat stones that rise out of it. This newt is probably quite as
been carried on
some profit the which encumbers the lower Mekong and other waters of Cochin China and Cambodia to such a degree that it has become a positive menace to The fibre produced by this na\ngation. the purpose of turning to
according to the "London Engi-
neer," has been used in the manufacture twine,
boxes and chairs, cradles and other cles
a somewhat stiff but Water hyacinth has now
entered the commercial
of rattan, rather than jute. that since April, 191
has been mixed
as a rival It
the plant has been
used as fuel at Khartum and other points on the Upper Nile.
These briquettes can
be put on the market at $5.75 per ton,
and it is said that tests made on a steamer on the White Nile have demonstrated that their efficiency as a fuel equals that
same amount of the best
â€” "Why economical animal â€” Dorn "Because, Torn
after casting off
into a neat ball
Indian Golden Bass
WALTER LANMOT From
of Mysteries," India,
that densely populated country inhabited
by more than forty million people, and
boasting of as
to a silver
depth of six to eight inches; clean sand on the bottom, planted with
thickets of Vallisneria in the corners
along three sides, open
and and cenleast one
languages, comes to us one of the most
and elfin-like of the fishes that grace and lend an air of mystery to our aquaria the tiny Golden Bass, Ambassis
corner will afford shelter for the female should an argument arise. temperature of about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, for
breeding, and 65 to y2 degrees at other
bass, for such
over an inch
with a depth of body of a much, and a thickness at the
thickest part of the thorax of
bunch of Nitella
that a sheet of paper
of this dainty
he can help
seems thicker and lies the mystery
permits a broadside viev/
though transparent body,
of his glittering
not "nothing," then so close to
ever heading straight at you,
or else in the opposite direction, so that it
almost necessary for two people to
from opposite him
sides in order to steal a glimpse of
of the plants which afford and surroundings most congenial
rushes to cover
always an admixture of sea salt, such as is found in the haunts of our own Mol-
lala will live
contentedly in quite fresh water, though I
always add sea a
salt to the
the plants wherever
they are dense and free from waste matter
and excreta. They are tiny, clear as and are deposited in lots of five
or six at a time to a total of thirty to fifty.
The parent fish in the swim side by side,
act of laying
the function being performed with so swift a move-
ment through the plants be witnessed.
water, using old aquarium water in pref-
The period of incubation
hatching, the fry cling to the glass and
eighteen inches to two feet wide; water
plants for three or four days.
The aquarium should be placed less than a yard distant from an east window v/here there
abundant morning sun-
narrow end should be nearest
As with other
frst food of the
Cyclops. rcised to
fish is Infusoria,
Daphnia and The greatest care must be exstrain the Daphnia and Cyclops prefer
tlirough a very fine brass wire screen or t:oth, so that
no large ones pass through.
he young are very voracious as they rrow up and often choke themselves on 'i
l:rge mouthfuls of live food.
breeding such rare and interesting fishes with which other fanciers had not suc-
no reason why any one who is fortunate enough to possess this most desirable fish should not do as I do throughout the winter when Daphnia is ?'.carce, namely, keep a constant supply in mason jars set in an east window, with
on the bottom of each, and water plants thrown in at random. As the sunencourages the growth of algse on of
course, only a few, say the
equivalent of a large pea in bulk, can be
loom tain J
more you can keep, within cerWith twenty-four jars a
No more my
like a thin slip
The dormarked with
an angle. are
Indian red, and have light blue edges. There are a few indistinct vertical, broken black bars on the sides. The female is more greenish, and clear, glassy and transparent, the red of the male being absent. During the summer the ovaries are visible through the abdominal walls. The Golden Bass is a shy little fish, and great care must be exercised not to frighten
Don't Be Hasty Though time onward
"Are there any trout out there?" asked "Thousands of 'em." "Will they bite easily?"
to bait a
An enthusiastic fisherman was some friends about a proposed trip to a lake in Colorado he had
and summer's sun is setting, not for some time will it be wise to shake ye
eyes than a series of
A man hook."
has to hide behind a tree
Schmidt, of Freidrichshagen, near Berlin,
and all and tails,
with golden gleams as
successive broods of
The male Ambassis of
as absolutely require them.
ood supply can be maintained for such
dry foods, and indeed anything but live :'ood, is out of the question for Amhassis
The young Amhassis
with dorsal and anal
the light strikes
with great success.
This gentleman devoted
himself at that time, 191Q, exclusively to
all round about us one which no man can labor for himself, without laboring at the same time for all others." Hyperion,
vast union, in
4 OtOned ty JoKn
W. H. HeimbacK
YOUNG CALICO TELESCOPE BROAD -TAIL GOLDFISH The
to possess at
is an earthworm?" answer would be "food for True, and fine food, but there fishes." Its skin the question would likely rest. is soft and naked, and protected with a The body consists of coating of slime. from one hundred to two hundred rings, each provided with minute bristles. It is
one asked "^^'hat
The muscular system
so successfully resist being pulled
be rent apart well developed,
and the animals can crawl backward and forward.
internal organs are rathei
oughly would require brief,
has a pharynx, which
the oesophagus, which
This conducts to is
enlarged into a
crop in front of the gizzard.
the close of the outdoor season
in a straight line to the vent.
grains of sand are found in the gizzard
and probably serve
on through the whole surface of the body. Eyes and ears are not present, but the is
is sensitive to light and sound. Each individual unites the two sexes in its body, but two worms pair together.
cocoon formed of mucus, which hardens when exposed to the air.
feeds on vegetable sub-
stances contained in the
constantly swallowing earth to obtain nuIt plays a most important part economy of Nature, as, by breaking up and mixing the soil and by drag-
triment. in the
ging leaves into
its burrow, it has tilled and manured the earth for ages. They are found throughout the world. Though
in species, they
Morphology of Gambusia
has been estimated that they average
about one hundred thousand to the acre. The earthworm forms an excellent and easily obtained food for It
ones— not brge
to cut each into small pieces suit-
able in size to the particular fishes to be When tiny particles are desired for fed.
fry, place a tablespoonful of coarse
round-bottom china bowl, add a few worms killed by scalding, then proceed in a
water-worn pebble the size of a hen's egg, just as a chemadd ist would use a mortar and pestle water, stir rapidly for a moment, pause to allow sand to settle, then pour ofif into to grind with a smooth,
most interesting studies the Laboratory of the Bureau of Fisheries, at Beaufort, N. C, is that reported by Dr. Albert Kunz, of the
the University of Iowa, in "Science."
Kunz's studies were devoted to morphology of the reproductive organs of Gambusia affinis. which abounds Dr.
fresh water streams entering the harbor.
the structure of the apparatus control-
will be held in
suspension in the
water longer than the heavier sand. thus decanting several times
ground worm will be separated from the sand and may then be fed. For a winter supply of worms, secure a wooden box from the grocer, or several Be certain if a large supply is desired. nailed. Put in a that the box is securely two-inch layer of garden soil and leaf mould, and over it distribute a good layer of worms. Add two more layers of earth and worms, with an inch layer of soil on top. Cover with three boards an inch thick, leaving an inch space all around, Place the with a brick on each board. box in a moderately col cellar, and the
the top layer of
projecting ventrally from the fourth to the
modified anal spines of the proximal end of the anal
rays of the
greatly elongated and variously curved,
bearing short spines on their distal por-
The interhemal which
with the third ray
elongated to articulate with the
two anterior processes,
muscle controlling the anal
enlarged and suf-
brought into proximity with the third. In this manner a groove or tube ed,
through which the milt
from the male
to the female."
her works are the works of the highest
powers, the highest something
you plow around
origin on a honey process
\Vhen worms are desired, lift off the boards and they will be found on the Do not disturb the soil any surface. more than is necessary.
"functions as an intromittent organ and
way we may
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Quillwort in Aquaria
to botanists, the
two hundred, or even more, springfrom a flat bi-lobed or tri-lobed tuber-
leaves are pro-
said to be
from the centre of the rosette. The plant reproduces from spores, which
derived from two Greek words meaning
are born in a hol'owed-out portion of the
"equal" and "year," and was applied be-
base of the outer leaves.
cause of the perennial character of the leaves.
While the purpose of
primarily, to direct attention to their interest as
are usually ignored or given scant
attention in vv^orks on the aquarium,
not be amiss to give a brief descrip-
which should aid
The systematic group as a
plant life are not by any
of this genus, nor classes of plants.
a distinct species
relationship to other
belongs in that di-
Pte;ridophyta, which includes the ferns
and some other spore-bearing or flowerless plants called the fern allies.
development the pteridophytes are above the mosses and below scale of plant
the Ouillwort to be related to the
wort and Adders-tongue ferns, around which so much superstition clustered in ancient times, while others aver that
The Quillwort is
bears spores of
two sexes on the same
structure indicates a connection with the
pines and related plants which are the
more primitive forms of flowering plants. The quillwort is essentially an upright
about one-fourth the size of a pinhead
plant, but in
number, while the male spores
are about one-thousandth of an inch in
pointed leaves of a grasslike or in
diameter and very numerous. The spores have an outer coating of silicon, that of
length in the various species from a few
the male spore being beautifully sculp-
inches to two feet, and in
of course, re-
quired to see the marking. is
guishing the various species.
gravel on the bottoms and banks
A great many and streams. are always submerged, while
others are only partially so, or are terresIt is rather rare and local, but is trial. apt to be abundant
probably often over-
Goldfish enthusiasts remote from the
ing the fancy varieties, are apt to be dis-
couraged by the rumors of the prices
commanded by discussion of
entitled to consideration
and position in the vegetable world. In the aquarium it increases in size and luxuriance, but can't be propogated, except possibly by dividing the rootstock. Snails are very fond of
forth leaf after leaf in spite of their on-
overcome and nothing remains but the rootstock. Reslaughts until finally
gardless of this,
should be in every
fishes that will attack plants.
to the experienced aquarist, but
to the novice the loss of
such a specimen
be a severe shock, and very discour-
During the late summer and autumn months it is possible to buy very attractive fish at little prices
â€” twenty-five cents
show aquarium make handsome These
will not be
Given the proper
fair-sized tank, they will
occasional one dies the loss will not be great.
and ultimately breed just
"Say, bub," remarked a woul !-be
their stud, or to
comseems that the more perfect a fish the harder it will be to keep in condition. This is not a matter of much improve
would have quillwort, out must they go. It is remarkably tenacious of life. Throw a plant into a tank with snails, where it will float at the surface, and it will send
The novice should
paid by experienced breeders
be spent, but
prices for very fine specimens are usually
neither be attracted nor repelled by the fascination
how much can
will suffice to stock
While the adaptability of the quill wort not as broad as some other aquarium
the purpose of this note to enter into a
centres of the greatest activity in breed-
wort occurs growing
will be learned
and the desire created for
fishes will increase in value.
should encourage the sale of fancy varie-
"Will they bite?"
you don't need to go into the water fish if you don't like."
preference to the common,
for this reason.
ing a dime, increases fact,
kind, costvalue, in
twelve inches long
but a dollar.
frequently read about cats mother-
ing chickens, but
to the present time
no correspondent has had the nerve to tell
us that a goldfish
up a brood of parrots.
trying to bring
the wiser in respect to
edge, and the better qualified for
tunes for knowing that there in
HEATING THE AQUARIUM EDGAR TALLMADGE
A. B. C. D. E. F.
question of heating aquaria con-
Radiator between aquarium and glass B. Heating coil Heat-retaining cone placed around coil Expansion tank Bottle inverted in tank to regulate expansion
sary heat for
and no doubt other lovers of tropical have been perplexed by the same problem. To those old at the game, or more fortunate in having a room heated to and kept at a given temperature, this
interesting reading, but to
those not so fortunate
be of value and possibly lead to an
even better method.
in the it
ences in heating the
was the only
house affording the proper
to furnish the neces-.
systems of tank heating.
selected one that
seemed best suited to It was the hot water
system that enters at the top of the tank and drops to the bottom, then returns over the top again to drop to the heating coil.
I inquired of of the society and had and explained to me all the known
constructed one and tried
into the tank. It
so beautifully that I
began to figure
from burning themselves as I pictured them gathered around to keep warm. Alas All my hopes and schemes were shattered, for as soon as I tc
placed the radiator in the tank, and
one-half inches deep, with a light of glass
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no way obstructs the light, it would keep a lot of cold air away from the window side of the aquarium. The frame is placed against that of the tank, and in the resulting space of one and one-half inches between the two pieces of glass is placed the hot water radiator, for which any set in
W. A. POYSER JOSEPH E. BAUSMAN
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did no more,
chose small lead pipe having an internal
diameter of one-qujirter inch, such as
in the construction of pipe organs.
Foreign remittances should be by international
The portion that is outside of the frame is made of copper tubing, a part of which is bent to form the heating coil. Around
this coil is placed a heat-retaining
der, draft, postoffice order or registered
made known on
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sank below the surface of the water,
with water a bottle of water is inverted and placed in the brass expansion funnel. Ijy this means the system is supplied constantly, evaporation is slight, and constant watching of the water level is obviated.
After the system has been
by Joseph E. Bausman.
aquarium by means of clamps made from strips of sheet metal.
have intimated that the room in I which I keep my fishes is not easily
became chilled, circulation stopped, and I saw at once that it would not work. Out it came, and was relegated to the
taining a temperature of 22 to 74 degrees
to a friend with
with a slight improve-
Fahrenheit, in the tank with a tempera-
placed in the aciuarium.
ture at times in the
It has at least one advantage over other hot water systems pipe or anything else in that no metal is
have had no
heater, contenting myself with the credit
would like to take it myself, I must give him credit for the "storm window" of constructing
term a "storm
window," enclosing a hot water radiator, and placed on the outside of the tank and out of sight from the room. The 'apparatus consists of a frame or shallow box the size of the tank, and one and
of about 60
degrees, and have been unable to detect variation of the water temperature, showing that the radiation through the tank is very good. The aquarium has a a
thirty by fourteen
of heat and
regard to the source
doubt but that good results could be cured by using a small find that a
Welsbach burner from an upwith the mantle removed but
retaining the screen cap, will do
has a regulator, so that
the size of the flame can be adjusted to
ordinary winter weather one-fourth inch high i:icii
or even more.
use a flame
very cold a halfkeep the tank cov-
ered with a piece of glass, which conserves the heat.
making the necessary
be well to
course, the tiny hole in
the tube just below the cork acts as a
and permits the passage of
keep the burner
cient gas to
Mr. Dorsey has used this regulator in an aquarium placed before a window duressjwwytr^
TOfiLLOkV escAPeoF o/\s TO m:j;£p eiAME
wide the ends and pour
TH/5 PORTIO/V SUB.
OF /ii£/ecxjKy yAis/Bs
Be sure the pipe
out the sand.
buckle at the
each end with a pair of flat-nosed or
and then close
curves and cause impeded circulation. use sand,
Otherwise, unless great care
with dry sand before making the various bends.
oiT the gas gradually
not suddenly, as
joints of the
rot do so,
cut at an angle, so that the rising
used, as a flux, zinc cut up in
nohr OF OfiS.
used to heat an aquarium
ing the winter months,
dropped thirty degrees, yet the aquarium thermometer
constantly registered the 70 degrees the
thermostat was set to maintain.
be secured from any dealer in labor-
atory equipment, and can readily be adjusted
Stock patterns usually pro-
vide for a greater supply of gas than
— 'T said he'd repay — Briggs "He
lent that geologist $5,
needed, but can be changed as desired.
herewith was de-
scribed several years ago by Mr. L.
a corner of the aquarium,
be noted that the intake
very short time
was doubtless speaking
submerged in and the gas
room, then from the outlet to the burner used. A few experiments will serve to determine the proper height for the mercury and the position of the gas intake pipe.
a very short time, to
Agassiz taught his pupils to
blow on the back of the head as soon as they were caught, that they might not a
good things people intend
do tomorrow were only done today?
NOTES & NEWS
. »• • •
AQUARIUM STAND OF IRON
difficult to find a suitable
of proper size will
aquarium, any small
large sizes, the great weight requires a
stand at once strong and durable.
of wood, while desirable because of adaptability to various finishes,
COURTESY OF JACOB
ing in Saull's Hall, 802 Girard avenue, on
September 20th. Annual auction of and general discussion of the out-
lines of the
for the winter.
by reason of stout construction, cumbersome in appearance. The stand of
Otto Ruess, of Chicago, has a
iron pipe possesses every requirement ex-
cept that of finish to conform to ordinary
though, of course, or
Polymurial, Pollyanna, Poly-
has several hun-
dreds of nameless babies on hand.
Paul W. Roth.
Preston, of Baltimore, has ex-
pressed a desire to have a public aqua-
rium located Philadelphia
has exhausted the dictionary
under "Pol," and
The Society will hold the
One-half inch pipe
be sufficient for a stand for a twentygallon tank; three-quarter inch for fifty will
aquarium frame is brass, a very handsome stand can be made of polished and lacquered brass pipe.
young Polyacanthus, which he has named
in the battle
which inspired Francis Scott "The Star Spangled Ban-
Stquatic Hitt ner."
the president of the
Park Board, Mr. George Weems Williams, and prominent aquarists of the the project
city, indicate that
(Greek polupous, many-footed) was originally given to the octopus
in allusion to its
and thence extended fresh water Hydra.
ther indication of the tion of the value of
an aquarium as an
The extremely water
surface layer of
contact with the air acquires
physical properties comparable to those
Potatoes Ala Daphne
of an extremely fine membrane.
Braunf oxit is a little wooded Housatonic River, Connecticut, a There the legion rich in Indian lore. Reverend Arthur Boxer Creichton maintains his summer camp, and with him recently, as guests, were Mr. and Mrs. G. Frederick Wood and Mrs. W. A. in
They discovered that the water used for camp purposes was Poyser.
impart flavor to the camp cookery and
/Cst to the appetite ii
loyal fish lovers strain
have double, tails.
]^arge Jap and red snails should be watched closely and removed from the
lateral lines of a fish
Aquarists are divided on the use of for aquarium plants. Sagittaria and Anacharis seem to grow just as well in sand or gravel. Under these conditions
the organ of hearing in fish J.
pollution of the water
no attempt was made
increasing cost of high living,
The mayoung are plain colored, some are scaled, and a few of both will of
equal the parents in coloration.
This luscious crustacean,
beloved of our aquarium
Goldfish fanciers who have bred the shunkunkin have found that a very few
perforated by a
said that the roots serve mainly to
the plants and consume the humus, the leaves assuming a more attractive bright green color.
tube leading to a duct connected with a sac in the head, their function being the
mucus, which covers the body to lessen the friction of scales and This water, and make it impervious. secretion
with nerves and
the seat of a peculiar
sense which corresponds to the organs
of touch and hearing.
r reeds," by H. The
of a goldfish,
good condition, usually appends for some time as a long worm-like thread. Its texture and freedom from mucous and gas bubbles rather than color indiThe color will depend cates health. upon the food, few other than daphne cause black-brown excreta.
The excrement fish is in
ponds and slow streams.
in the closet
of clothes, and
during the week.
Tadpoles are very interesting "critters" aquarium, but have an unfortunate If you habit of stirring up the humus. would have them be clean, remove any in the
accumulation of sediment at frequent inIn general, their value in an tervals.
the only possible treatment in illness
Don't look for flaws as you go through hfe, and even if you find them, be wise
and kind and somewhat
Received by a land syndicate
letter says if
Florida land you will start the machinery
can holding a gal-
of the law
and protected by
a jacket of tin or
I'm not going to pay
an advantage. Daphne can
be placed to keep up the strength of the fishes.
of the study in natural be recognized by any one possessing even rudimentary ideas of the
of the smelt are so minute
that about 500,000 are required to
or the July, or the
August, nor any of the sc start
your machinery of the law, and
I'll put a monkey-wrench into it that'll knock out more cogs than Mr. Blackstone could replace working nights and Sundays for the next three years.
the June installment on that 10 acres of
sters, a glass coal oil
In such a container a
that slick-tongued salesman
of yours sold
down and $10
those ten acres for $50
as long as
For aquarium heating a very satisfactory small bunsen burner can be obtained from dealers in dental supplies.
out on the
the bereavements sufifered by
year was the death of a
states that this
recorded of of
from pulmonary diseases among crocomust be difficult to obtain but it is
highly probable that the disease
known on the banks of the Niger and Nile. The majority of the deaths among
evening breeze laden with perfume of
a friend of
mine who went
Florida on other business sends
he had the Indian sign on me, with his "back to the land" and "be your own
porch after supper smoking my pipe and dreaming about that Southern home, the
For the transportation of the smaller tropical fishes, and particularly young-
woven wire can be used
way by which we
can reach our desired goal, and that
for the virtues behind them.
Park are either from the maladies of civilized life or from over-eating. Medicine is useless where wild animals are concerned, and the animals at Regent's
kodak picture of
a fellow sitting in the middle of
would be a grand place for a fishing lodge if there was a chunk of ground big enough to build a shack
on, sticking out of the water anywhere.
Did you think I could live in water just because I'm a sucker, or does a diving suit
go with that ten acres
Slowly the morning had passed into then the afternoon had also
The Nature Stud}? Review
evaporated; and now, as the poet said, OFFICIAl, JOURNAL,
"the shades of night were falling fast."
But still the angler went on angling. "Caught any fish, guv'nor?" asked a cheery and cheeky lad, as he paused beside the weary wielder of the rod. The latter deigned no answer. "Any luck, sir?" asked the boy persistently, as
he loitered near.
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coming school year from prac-
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the second turning or
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Gets rather cold at times in Minne-
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North Pole, the first local organization will be an aquarium society. a city at the
Announcement! John Pigg, of St. Louis, is about to be matched against the champion pancake eater of the country, and perhaps you reason
will notice that there is a
are willing to put
Rare Tropical Fishes Trichogaster facetus
our money on John.
Breeder of Broad-tail Calico Telescopes $2.00 up
EXTRA LARGE SPECIMENS OF Poeciliopsis peteri (new)
$2.50 pair $2.00 pair
Gambusia holbrooki (pond-grown) $2.00
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Pnilaaelpnia FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND FOOD FOR FISH Why are some of the most successful
YOGI FISH ROBI.
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Strongly Built, Suitable for the
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DRIED SHRIMP— Whole and Ground
Chameleons, Southern Fish
WE HAVE little
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wonder pump, 25 gallon tank,
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AQUATIC LIFE when
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150 Chambers Street,
work on care and breeding of Aquarium, Greeniiouse and out-door Finely illustrated.
fish In tlie
Foods, Plants, Snails,
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Special Prices on Quantity Lots
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WILLIAM 1309 North 55th
BREEDER OF FANCY GOLD AND TROPICAL
Manufacturer of Fish nets
Per Pound $1.00
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Broad tail ^flfsropcs CALICOS BLACKS BLUES 4324 WYALUSING AVENUE, PHILADELPHIA Breeder of
CKamelions, Turtles, Alligators, Etc. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED
other animals Eugene Smith. 213 pages its
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The Freshwater Aquarium
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By Eggling and Ehrenberg.
trated. 352 pages, art cloth binding. $2.00.
The Home Aquarium and How
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1632 Broadway Greenhouse 1630 Broadway
of finest netting, 15c.
Great reduction by dozen or gross.
DRIED SHRIMP (Ground 75c
kinds of aquariums
Contains all the practical information necessary to the selection, grouping and successful cultivation of aquatic and other plants required in the making of a water garden and its surroundings. A l)Ook that should be in the library of every fish breeder. Postage paid. Price, $2.50. pages,
ONCE YOU TRY, YOU ALWAYS BUY Gnadt's Perfect Fish Food, 10c a Box
THE BOOK OF WATER GARDENING— By
African Snails 50c per Dozen
W., Washington, D. C.
$5.00 per Dozen I.
ALL KINDS OF GOLDFISHES AND AQUATIC PLANTS AND
CALICO TELESCOPE YOUNG Try
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342 AQUATIC LIFE when
E. Girard writing
PRINCELY RECOGNITION 15 West 67th
York, N. Y.
June 2, 1916. Mr. T3 Brind: I have read with much interest and I am glad to have your books on "DOMESTICATED FISH" with the very
vahiable information they contain, for I have been interested in Aquaria for a long time, affording as they do the observation of a corner of Nature so little known as to be mysterious and so full of fascinating beauty.
Sincerely yours, (Sd.) Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy.
NOTE!— Only copies of above
a limited number of work remain and may be
liad by sending $2.60 direct and publisher
(who has now
to the author
Address Slquatic ILitt (Book Department)
542 E. Girard Avenue
MILWAUKEE TRIPOD CO. 457 Eleventh
and repairer of aquariums. kinds of aquarium fishes and Imported Japanese and Chinese gold-
to 449 West 206th Street, New City, where old friends and new customers will be welcomed (evenings
Direct Importations of Fish, Reptiles, Plants,
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ilOTION PICTURE FILMS OF FISH. ETC..
only!) By appointment: Nicholas.
F. Z. S.
MADE AND SOLD
$10 to $100 each.
VIOLET RAY FISH REMEDY Relieves Constipation. Fungus, Tail Rot, ConBox of six powSafe and effective.
"Everythinji is Fish
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PETS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION AND KIND Manufacturing and Maintenance of Aquariums a Specialty
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water with one
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Broad -tail Telescopes
to Nature WILL HELP YOU
Correspondence Solicited It
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by Edward F. Bigelow, and earth, as as the waters under the earth. is
Single copy, 10c.
TEN VARIETIES OF BEAUTIFUL AQUARIUM PLANTS for
$1.00 Postage Prepaid
THE AGASSIZ ASSOCIATION ArcAdiA
Henri Wagner, 1909 North
Washington, D. C. Please
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Green River Bahy Fish Food
PERMANENT DISPLAY OF
I5c a Box
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A GOOD FISH FOOD most
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After the test of
food on the market.
Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn. N.
good color by promoting bust growth.
a healthy, ro-
will not sour or cloud
the water. 1163
one of the
things necessary to keep
years Green River stands out as the best
Plaats and Tropical Fish a Specialty Importations of
dealer or send for
Blue, Black and Calico
Nippon Goldfish Go.
Telescopes and Japs $1.00 per
San Francisco, Cal.
Importers and Dealers
JAPANESE GOLDFISH Direct From Breeders
$5 per Dozen
Shipping Can, 25c Extra
NORTH WARNOCK STREET PHILADELPHIA
Otto Walter 86 5u3)dam
Near Evergreen Avenue L Breeder atni
TROPICAL AWARDED GOLD & SILVER MEDALS Panama-Pacific International Exposition
San Francisco, 1915
Kinds of AQU4RIA
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