Posted by Shari Horowitz in Tropical Fish Hobbyist Blog on April 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm
For many, an interest in fishkeeping may have got no further than winning a goldfish at the funfair.
But new figures have shown the remarkable rise in the numbers of Britons keeping the creatures as pets.
One in ten households now own fish, with estimates for the total numbers kept in aquariums varying from 23 to 65 million. It means there are far more pet fish in the country than cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs combined.
Photograph by James Fatherree.