RE: NANFA-L-- Carp introductions

Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Carp introductions
From: Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (Jan.J.Hoover at
Date: Fri Oct 29 2004 - 16:32:19 CDT

There was a recent thread re early carp introductions in the US.
Just saw this and thought it might be of interest (to somebody):
Klee, A.J. 1968. A history of the aquarium hobby in America - Part 3.
TheAquarium 1[Feb]: 36-38, 60, 62-64, 65


It notes:


Hugo Mulertt was an aquarist and florist in downtown Cincinnati in 1875. He
specialized in "native and foreign ornamental fish, amphibians, and for
ornamental and scientific purposes, aquatic plants of every description." He
was appointed Assistant Commisioner for Fisheries for southern Ohio and
became the leading producer of carp. He apparently started with 21 that he
received from the US government (The government at the time would provide
free of charge 10-20 fingerlings to anyone willing to attempt their
cultivation.). In 1876, carp applications totaled 3, but by 1879,
applications totaled 324 many of which went to Ohio. Mulertt was also the
first successful goldfish producer and the first editor of an aquarium
magazine in the United States.









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