Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-21-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 22
Goldfish in the wild?

Where do people catch these critters? Particularly, the Koi and common Goldish. While on the subject, can anyone post pics of them in the wild...I am curious too, where they get the other fish, bettas, guppies, etc.

Comunista is offline  
Old 08-21-2006, 09:37 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 2,724
Koi and goldfish are to fish in the wild, as dogs are to wolves.

Bettas come from S.E Asia I believe. I know mollies come from the Southern US, not sure about guppies.

RogerMcAllen is offline  
Old 08-21-2006, 10:01 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
zacusmaximus's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 211
On topic: I know next to nothing about goldfish and koi, so here goes: Is there a specific species "koi" refers to?

It seems "koi" is often used to describe the orange/white splotchy coloration seen in many species. In Japan, a GIANT decorative carp species is often referred to as "koi", but I didn't think it was the same as the pond pets. Anyone know?

Off topic: Green sailfin mollies (P. latipinna) are native to the majority of the southern U.S. coast, brackish waters, in particular. Other mollies come from central and south america.
zacusmaximus is offline  
Old 08-22-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
Sicklid's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,051
Bettas pretty much live in rice paddies and small, shallow pools.
Sicklid is offline  
Old 08-22-2006, 07:12 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
WaterPond's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Corunna, Ontario (outside of sarnia)
Posts: 3,139
Send a message via MSN to WaterPond Send a message via Yahoo to WaterPond
guppies are amazonian, aren't they?

Koi are just coloured carp. The only wild ones I have heard of are ones that have been released. There is a large orage and black koi that lives in the bay that I live close to. Tried to catch it many times, never a bite. Koi were developed by the japanese as decoration that were only to be owned by the emperor or japan. Carp are the same thing as koi except less colourful, many people call koi "koi carp". Carp were also developed by the japanese, but are found everywhere now because of something called the "carp act". This took place around the time of WWI. It was part of a beautification process that all ponds and rivers and lakes in the U.S. were to be filled with carp. Canada soon followed (I am just going by what my school history book told me).

No idea about goldfish, i know there were developed by either the chinese or japanese.

In the wild, bettas live in rice paddies and other places with stagnant water. In the wild, all males resemble females because they have short fins, the males do not have all that colour either. I will include a pic. of wild male and female. Bettas and guppies are not generally wild caught since they can be bred easily with nice fins and great colour.

I hope this is what you wanted to see. Very interesting stuffm eh. And if i am wrong at all, please correct me.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bettamf_843.jpg (126.2 KB, 19 views)

Canadian Aquarium Auction!
WaterPond is offline  
Closed Thread

goldfish, wild

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
where the wild things are JPKeenan Aquaria Off-Topic 12 10-20-2009 02:06 AM
Wild MTS fish_4_all Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 04-21-2006 10:36 PM
Algae gone WILD! fish_4_all Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 1 03-07-2006 12:58 AM
Wild Clams fish_4_all Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 09-16-2005 01:58 PM
Wild Goldfish dogartist Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 03-19-2004 06:29 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.