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Aquarium und Museum für Fischzucht, 1906–1937, in Brüssel, Belgien = Aquarium and Museum for Pisciculture, 1906–1937, in Brussels, Belgium
Robeyns, G. (2009). Aquarium und Museum für Fischzucht, 1906–1937, in Brüssel, Belgien = Aquarium and Museum for Pisciculture, 1906–1937, in Brussels, Belgium. Zool. Garten N. F. 78(5-6): 300-313
In: Der Zoologische Garten: Zeitschrift für die gesamte Tiergärtnerei. Elsevier: München. ISSN 0044-5169, more
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Keywords
    Aquariums; Marine

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  • Robeyns, G.

Abstract
    In the beginning of last century an aquarium opened in Brussels where besides fishes also a collection of amphibians and reptiles was shown to the public. A small museum was also included. This aquarium was started with the aim just to show freshwater fishes but shortly after the opening also marine species were part of the collection.Curious inhabitants of Brussels who wanted to get acquainted with the unknown animal world and people who were interested in the scientific aspects of fishes, pisciculture, marine life and freshwater world found what they were looking for in the small aquarium and museum. Shortly after the inauguration it was described as '...a useful aquarium not only for the scientist who looks for information about all facets of live in water but also for the average visitors who want to get new impressions and enjoys the silence but also want to learn something. Families and schools as well have the possibility to let children and students learn about animals in a total new way’. A few renowned specialists and hydrobiologists gave support but the aquarium had to face different problems and the interest of the public dropped off. A short time before World War II the aquarium was closed.

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