The threat of deteriorating habitats and a loss of biodiversity make this reference work on the freshwater fishes of British Columbia more necessary than ever before. Eighty-one comprehensive species accounts aid accurate identification and consist of an illustration, the scientific and common names of the fish, its distinguishing characteristics, taxonomic comments, geographic distribution, a life-history summary, a habitat-use summary, and conservation comments. The book is a critical resource for biologists, naturalists, management and conservation officers, anglers, and members of the public who are concerned about our natural heritage.For normal goldfish, spawning begins in the spring, usually when water temperature rises above IC, and continues ... They probably live only 4a years in the wild, but in aquaria, they can survive for up to 30 years. In the Wonnock Lake population, adults rarely exceed 20 cm TL; however, a pond in Salmon Arm is said to produce much larger goldfish. food hABits Goldfish have a long gut and a largeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia (The)|
|Author||:||J. D. McPhail|
|Publisher||:||University of Alberta - 2007-09-28|