These tropical fish from Australian and New Guinea waters make colorful additions to the home aquarium. Here's information on purchase and maintenance of Rainbow fish. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information about pets for new or soon-to-be owners, as well as detailed information for aquarium enthusiasts and other animal hobbyists. Advice and instruction covers purchase, general care and maintenance, and much more. Texts emphasize the basics and are easy for all readers to understand, but most titles in this series also present facts that even experienced pet owners and hobbyists will find new and useful. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings.
Cichlids are often described as ""fish with personality."" A favorite of many hobbyists, members of this family include the ubiquitous Angelfish, the colorful Firemouth Cichlid, and the much sought-after Discus and Oscar. Cichlids includes tips on caring for, breeding, and setting up and maintaining a tank. It also presents a thorough overview of the many varieties of Cichlids. It is the perfect resource for the beginner hobbyist, but it is also an essential addition to the library of any expert breeder or keeper.
This book shows you step-by-step and fish-by-fish how to create a beautiful, harmonious aquarium that mimics a natural habitat and fosters healthy fish and plant life. It includes more than eighty detailed recipes for aquariums of different types and sizes, specific aquarium model designs, the basics of aquarium setup and maintenance, and a 16-page color catalog of fish and plant varieties.
The popularity of loaches is on the rise as they become increasingly available at pet stores and aquarium shops, both large and small. Despite this surge in accessibility, they remain a relatively little-known group of freshwater fishes.
Loaches is the first book of its kind to give extensive focus to this diverse family of aquarium fish. Experts from nine countries contribute their knowledge, experience, and photographs to this user-friendly guide. It delves into the natural history and husbandry of over 60 species of loaches, including the specialized brook and hillstream loaches, in both their natural and aquarium habitats. It also contains technical information on providing for the care of specialized loaches, including water chemistry and tank design, a comprehensive description of disease and treatment options, and descriptions of the first successful in-tank breeding of certain species.
If you or someone you know is considering inviting loaches into your tropical aquarium, or if you own loaches but are in need of information to ensure proper care, Loaches provides expert information and guidance to one of the world's most popular types of aquarium fish.
This volume gives detailed instruction on creating and maintaining proper seawater chemistry, then advises on introducing coral, crustaceans, fishes, and other saltwater life species to produce an authentic and thriving marine aquarium. Titles in the brand-new Mini Encyclopedia series present comprehensive guidance for aquarium hobbyists, each volume offering in-depth coverage of a complete subdivision of fish keeping. Each bookâs authoritative main text is amplified with beautifully designed panels that present vivid, instructive color photos and illustrations, all of them accompanied by information-packed captions and annotations. The authorsÂall recognized experts and contributors to aquarium magazinesÂinstruct on setting up an aquarium, selecting species, and maintaining an optimal environment for the tankâs aquatic animal and plant life. Each volume features approximately 250 color photos and illustrations.