Fish College?

KittyFish62
  • #1
I've been wondering... has there ever been a college that teaches things like the stuff we all know about caring for fish and about them?
 
CowBoYReX
  • #2
Ichthyology and aquatic biology
 
Flowingfins
  • #3
Ichthyology is more along the lines of fish in the wild, not necessarily how to care for them in an aquarium. I am unsure about aquatic biology, I haven't looked into that. Ichthyology is not very popular, and is surprisingly hard to find colleges for.
 
Wraithen
  • #4
Ish? Marine biology etc.
 
Teishokue
  • #5
What you have to do is use that knowledge and apply it.
 
Aquaphobia
  • #6
Ichthyology is more along the lines of fish in the wild, not necessarily how to care for them in an aquarium. I am unsure about aquatic biology, I haven't looked into that. Ichthyology is not very popular, and is surprisingly hard to find colleges for.

I would expect that ichthyology is more likely to be a graduate level course, after all the general stuff has been covered in biology, chemistry, and report writing
 
KittyFish62
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Interesting.
 
TexasDomer
  • #8
I know of a few ichthyology undergrad courses. Schools that have a wildlife program sometimes have an ich course. But it's not on keeping fish.
 
KittyFish62
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
I feel like there needs to be something to teach us about the care of fish. I mean we didn't make the best decisions when we were first introduced into the hobby. And even now, when most of us have months, or years of experience, we still don't know plenty of the hobby. I want to be a computer technician, but if there was a college for fish caring, I would gladly take it.
 
Aquaphobia
  • #10
I know! Fishlore can host a free online course. Set it up through an established online schooling system (if that's possible) and then the forum members are "on call" for study help
 
chromedome52
  • #11
Ichthyology is about classification, distribution, behavior, and more recently genetic relationships. Maintaining aquaria would be more along the lines of animal husbandry. There are courses for fish farming, exactly what they call them escapes my old brain at the moment. However, such courses would have little to do with keeping a few pretty fish in an aquarium, which is what most hobbyists do.
 
TexasDomer
  • #12
chromedome52 Aquaculture?
 
KittyFish62
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
I know! Fishlore can host a free online course. Set it up through an established online schooling system (if that's possible) and then the forum members are "on call" for study help
Sounds great!
 
chromedome52
  • #14

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