Hugo Kamishi Goldfish Flake Food is made from the highest quality ingredients. This ensures a proper diet for all goldfish and other coldwater fish.
CONTENT PER 1KG:
Vitamin A 30.000 i.e., Vitamin D 3.000 i.e., Vitamin E 150g, Vitamin B1 60mg, Vitamin B2 30mg, Vitamin B6 30mg, Vitamin B12 14μg, Vitamin C (stab.) 600mg. Niacin 150mg, Cholinchloride 400mg, Folic Acid 4mg, Biotin 3mg, Iodine 30μg, PABA 3mg.
Crude protein 36.6%, Crude fat 5.1%, Crude fibre 3.5%, Calcium 1.9%, Phosphorus 0.8%. Contains EU approved pigments.
The origin of the goldfish
Beginning in early China, numerous types of carp (in a group known as Asian carp) have been domesticated and raised as food fish. Some of these usually grey or silver types have a propensity to yield orange, red or yellow colour mutations. The first recording of this was during the Jin dynasty (265–420).
During the Tang dynasty (618–907), it was popular to raise carp in ornamental ponds. A natural genetic mutation produced gold (primarily a yellowy orange) rather than silver coloured. People began to breed the gold variety instead of the silver variety, keeping them in ponds. On special occasions, they would be moved to a much smaller container. This is so the owner could show them off to visiting guests.
In the Song dynasty (960–1279), the domestication of goldfish was commonplace. In 1162, the Song Dynasty Empress ordered the building of a pond to amass the gold and red variation. At this time people outside the imperial family are prohibited from keeping goldfish of the gold (yellow) variety. This is because yellow was regarded as the royal colour. This maybe why there are more orange goldfish than yellow, even though the latter are easier to breed. The occurrence of other colours (apart from red and gold) was first recorded in 1276.
Goldfish become very popular
By the time of the famous Ming Dynasty (1368–1644), goldfish were also beginning to be raised inside. As a result selection of mutations that would not be able to survive in outoor ponds was achievable. The first incidence of fancy-tailed goldfish was recorded in the Ming Dynasty. By 1603 goldfish were introduced to Japan. By 1611 goldfish had been introduced to Portugal. From Portugal they spread to many other regions of the European continent.
During the 1620s, goldfish were highly thought of in southern Europe because of their silvery scales which symbolised good fortune. It became traditional for married men to give their wives a goldfish on the occasion of their first anniversary. A symbol for hope and the prosperous years ahead. This custom quickly died out, as goldfish became more widely available. As a result they lost their standing. Goldfish were initially introduced to North America around 1850 and rapidly became prevalent in the United States.
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