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Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-Know Aquarium Species (Pocketexpert Guide Series)
Scott W. Michael
1890087386
September 1999
Paperback
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Dennis Reynolds, Aqua Marines
Absolutely indispensible. Don't buy a fish without it.

Book Description
---Comprehensive: 500+ species photographs, covering all popular and commonly available aquarium species ---Authoritative: expert advice on feeding and captive care ---Informative: aquarium suitability ratings for every species ---Easy to use: complete species name and common name indexes


Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish from A to Z (Compass Guide Series)
Ulrich Schliewen
0764130560
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Literally hundreds of different tropical freshwater fish are shown in vivid color photos and described for aquarium hobbyists. Readers will also find information on general aquarium maintenance. More than 300 color photos. Titles in the Compass Guides series are handsome and practical quick-reference sources for pet owners, pet fanciers, and aquarium and terrarium hobbyists. Books feature brief descriptive profiles of their subject animals, each profile consisting of a color photo, the animal’s place of origin, its basic housing and feeding needs, and its physical traits and temperament. In addition to the profiles, each Compass Guide also contains general information on animal species and their families. 200-to-300 color photos and index.

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Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish
David Alderton
0756609410
February 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
In the fine tradition of its excellent how-to guides for raising houseplants, DK here offers a practical and visually appealing manual for all who would keep fish. The author has written various natural history titles and is a consultant to the pet industry. More than 800 individual fish, invertebrate, and plant species are described. The book begins with a short introduction to the natural history of fish, their classification, and the history of fish keeping. The first major section covers the most popular kind of fish, those that live in fresh water. It begins with the practicalities of setting up and maintaining a tank, including descriptions of common problems and how to address them. Next is a very rich directory of fish organized by family or genus, with commonly available strains (including a few well-known...


The Conscientious Marine Aquarist
Robert M. Fenner
1890087025
Mar 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Drawing upon a lifetime of aquatic experience, marine biologist Bob Fenner demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean. A leading advocate for the responsible collection and care of wild-caught specimens, Fenner starts with the basics and proceeds to give the reader the scientific background and expert-level secrets to being a smarter consumer, better reef steward, and more successful marine aquarium keeper.


Saltwater Aquarium Handbook: Everything about Setting up a Marine Aquarium, Aquarium Conditioning and Maintenance, Selecting Fish and Invertebrates, Nutrition and Disease Control
George C. Blasiola
0764112414
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Keeping marine fish thriving in a saltwater environment is a fascinating but complex process requiring attention to many details. Here is in-depth information on maintaining correct water chemistry and temperature, and on keeping saltwater fish, shellfish, coral, and plants in a well balanced aquarium. Titles in Barron's popular Pet Handbooks series instruct pet owners on health care, proper feeding and housing, and other facts important to owners and their pets. All books in this series have high quality, full-color photos, instructive line drawings, and run to an average of approximately 140 pages or more.

About the Author
Author George Blasiola, Marine Biologist B.S., M.A., is an internationally known specialist in marine fish biology, especially in the area of marine fish...


Koi
Steve Hickling
0764154486
Dec 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Japan, breeding koi—a colorful and beautiful member of the carp family—has occupied a position between hobby and art form for more than two centuries. This stunningly illustrated book, compiled by a team of koi experts, shows and tells aquarium enthusiasts virtually everything they need to know about this fascinating activity. Koi are hardy fish, relatively large in size, and the most practical way to keep them is in an outdoor pond. Combining text with illustrations, an important section of the book explains the requirements of a garden pond for koi, showing the filtration system and pointing out how it functions. Most of the book concentrates on koi themselves, focusing on a brief history of koi, advice on buying koi, the fish's physiology, health care, feeding, breeding koi, showing koi, and joining...


Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms
John H. Tullock
1890087009
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Debunking the myth that reef aquariums need to be wildly expensive and technologically complex, John Tullock offers a new, radically simple approach to producing beautiful, captive microcosms. Using live rock and live sand as part of a natural filtration system, the home aquarist can now create vibrant reef tanks that are biologically stable and simple to maintain. With Tullock’s suggestions, the reefkeeper can now mimic natural habitats such as a Florida Keys Lagoon, a Caribbean Turtle Grass Flat, an Indo-Pacific Deep Cave, or a Red Sea Patch Reef. With more than 200 color photographs and illustrations, Natural Reef Aquariums provides inspiration for both beginning and expert marine reef hobbyists.


Aquariums For Dummies
Maddy Hargrove
0764551566
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Keeping an aquarium adds beauty and grace to your life. That elegant little world in a glass box can be your respite from the cares of the day and even can lower your blood pressure. It can be a great outlet for your artistic impulses, and educational for your kids. And when it comes to pets, you can’t go wrong with fish. They eat little, require minimal space, and need no training. They never stray, bay at the moon, or leave surprises on your lawn. They’re not prone to rude sniffing, and they won’t chase your letter carrier. And fish never get hairballs or scratch your furniture.

Aquariums For Dummies answers all your fishy questions about keeping an aquarium and makes it easy to get into the swim of things with your own freshwater, brackish, or marine aquarium. You’ll discover...



Complete Encyclopedia of the Saltwater Aquarium
Nick Dakin
1552978176
June 2003
Hardcover
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Globe and Mail 11/22/2003
Exhaustive guide... about creating virtual underwater habitats.

Pet Age 11/2003
Easy-to-follow advice in a layout that makes specific topics easy to find.

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Setting up a Tropical Aquarium Week by Week
Stuart Thraves
1552979334
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A week-by-week practical guide to setting up and maintaining a superb living environment As fishkeeping continues to grow in popularity, hobbyists are looking for authoritative advice and more sophisticated results. Setting Up a Tropical Aquarium Week-by-Week is an encyclopedic reference that takes a fresh look at setting up and maintaining a tropical freshwater aquarium. New hobbyists are quite often impatient to set up their aquarium and want to add their expensive fish as soon as possible. This common misstep can have disastrous results that may discourage beginners from ever trying again. To curb such enthusiastic impatience, this book presents clear step-by-step practical advice in a convenient week-by-week progression. The book uses detailed photographic sequences to follow each stage of setting up a warm...


The Coral Reef Aquarium: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Fish
Ron L. Shimek
1582451176
January 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The number of corals imported into the U.S. rose 249 percent between 1995 and 1996, an indication the coral reef hobby is booming. Concerned hobbyists have begun growing corals domestically so that people can enjoy reef tanks without destroying natural reefs. This book combines information on setting up and maintaining a reef, as well as ecological concerns.

From the Back Cover
At last, a book to kick-off your hobby as a marine reef aquarist. From selecting the right equipment for your mini-reef to keeping your corals healthy, The Coral Reef Aquarium: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Fish provides the answers. You'll learn how to recreate a marine reef environment with a minimum of fuss, what equipment is essential (and what is not), how to make your own seawater and...


The Aquarium Fish Handbook
Dick Mills
0764157132
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Review
From the reviews:

“Whether readers are longtime keepers, looking to start an aquarium, or are simply fascinated by fish, Aquarium Fish Handbook is the ultimate fish breed handbook. This concise, full-color, visual reference volume merits a place on every aquarium hobbyist’s bookshelf.”


—SirReadalot.org, 2004

Book Description
Aquarium hobbyists looking to add variety to their tanks will find color photos and concise textual profiles of more than 400 species of freshwater and marine fish. This book's easy-reference format points out key characteristics of each breed and gives information on its origins, physiology, and maintenance requirements. Each entry includes an at-a-glance guide that notes feeding habits and compatibility with other...


An Essential Guide to Choosing Your Tropical Freshwater Fish (Tankmaster Series)
Graham Quick
0764152688
April 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Volumes in this brand new series present aquarium enthusiasts with virtually all the facts they need to create beautiful and healthful environments for fish and other aquatic life. Dazzling color photographs with detailed, informative captions and step-by-step instructions will quickly turn beginners into capable aquarium hobbyists, while providing advice and ideas that will inspire experienced fish keepers to add variety and interest to their tanks and ponds. Handsomely laid-out pages present essential information at a glance. This volume shows and describes more than 70 freshwater tropical fish suitable for indoor tanks. Tetras, cichlids, angelfish, and many other varieties are described with advice on care and information on compatibility with other fish. More than 200 stunning color photos.


Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium
John Dawes
1552975444
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
It's said that keeping an aquarium is a good way to de-stress. This well-illustrated volume offers the latest information on setup and maintenance, as well as an A-Z survey of the growing number of aquarium fish species. RBB
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The Globe and Mail, December 15, 2001
Profusely illustrated, fact-filled reference book.

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Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies
Gregory Skomal
0764553402
February 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The world of saltwater fish is both fascinating and fun. They come in a variety of different colors and sizes, and make for terrific pets. But you’ve probably been told that saltwater aquariums are complicated, need constant attention, and cost a lot. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. With today’s technologies and Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies, a saltwater aquarium can easily be mastered by anyone.

Whether you know little or nothing about aquariums, filtration, fish, and invertebrates or just want to switch from collecting freshwater fish to saltwater fish, Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies has what you need to get started in this new world.

Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies is a fun reference book that walks you through the entire aquarium process, from...



The World of Koi
Nick Fletcher
0764129880
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Here is detailed information on setting up and maintaining an outdoor pond, on selecting koi specimens, and on maintaining the perfect environment for this hardy breed of carp. A brand-new title in the growing Mini Encyclopedia Series for aquarium hobbyists, this book helps aquarium owners plan, create, and maintain a colorful and interesting environment for fish and aquatic life. Each volume provides in-depth information and instruction on a specific subdivision of fish keeping. Complementing the text are sets of illustration panels filled with full-color photos, each with its own detailed and instructive caption. The team of authors, all recognized aquarium experts, show readers how to set up an aquarium, select species, and maintain an optimal environment for the tank’s aquatic and plant life....

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