Secret goldfish

The delicate art of these stories allows the writer to draw our attention to such symbols or images without pressing too hard on the connection. Suppose that a man and woman are getting married. The bride feels that she may be making a mistake, that she will be swamped by her more successful husband-to-be. Weeks ago, she had been reading about a new dam being built in China, which had involved the flooding of entire villages and the obliterating of the evidence of hundreds of lives.

Secret goldfish

Goldman 21 October Goldfish are a bit "meh", aren't they? They're not as popular a pet as cats or dogs, presumably due to the deplorable lack of cuddles. Really they just swim around, opening and closing their mouths, endlessly tormenting your cat with the promise of a tasty snack.

But there is more to your fishy pet than meets the eye. Here are four things you probably didn't know about goldfish. Goldfish were originally kept for meat The goldfish didn't start out as a pet. Modern goldfish Carassius auratus auratus are a domesticated version of a wild carp from east Asia.

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Their wild ancestor was silver-grey. Known as "chi", it was at one time the most common fish eaten in China.

Secret goldfish

Every so often, a genetic mishap would produce a fish that was a brilliant red, yellow, or orange. In the wild, such fish stood out and were gobbled up quickly by predators. But in the ninth century Chinese people — mainly Buddhist monks — began to keep chi in ponds, where they were safe from predators.

View image of This modern fish pond is in the city of Suzhou in east China Credit: The pond then became a "pond of mercy".

Secret goldfish

In the Buddhist tradition, it is a good deed to set an animal free, especially if the animal is rare. So it became common practice throughout China for the rare coloured chi to be spared the stewpot and released into ponds.

Official records document an accumulation of colourful chi in ponds around CE. But for at least years, they were no different from wild chi.

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Unlike domesticated animals, the proto-goldfish hid from humans and did not eat the food that was given to them. Balon of the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

The goldfish bowl was a disruptive technology By around CE, goldfish were domesticated and distinct from their chi ancestors.

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