Many people want to learn how to keep and grow jellyfish in aquariums, but don't know where to start. Though the scientific literature contains clues, the language can be cryptic for the uninitiated, and the references can be tricky to track down without access to a well-stocked university library. In this first-of-its-kind guide, Chad L. Widmer presents in plain language some proven methods for jellyfish husbandry. With some study, attention to detail, and a little pioneer spirit, you'll soon be enjoying your own jellies, along with your newfound jelly-keeping skills.
A comprehensive guide to keeping fish healthy for the serious hobbyist.
A healthy environment is crucial for any aquarium. Fish need more than a tank of water and a daily sprinkle of food to stay healthy, and the fish-keeper is regularly challenged to understand irregularities that can cause trouble.
Manual of Fish Health is a fully illustrated and highly informative reference that concentrates on:
Maintaining a healthy aquatic environment
Recognizing and coping with pests, diseases, parasites and bacteria
Balancing water chemistry so the fish's environment is always healthy
The book also includes an A to Z directory of common pests and diseases and a practical guide to their control and treatments.
The expert authors explore the vital aspects of health care for all types of fish, including freshwater and saltwater, tropical and temperate, and pond and aquarium. The clear and concise text is abundantly illustrated with underwater photography, charts and diagrams.
Marine aquarium hobbyists who turn to this book will find the most up-to-date information and advice available anywhere on the increasingly popular activity of setting up and maintaining a thriving coral reef aquarium. In recent years, specialists have made major advances in understanding nature's marine aquarium systems. With author Philip Hunt's expert advice and instruction, even beginning hobbyists can maintain viable, beautiful, and long-lasting coral reef aquarium displays. In addition to its wealth of practical information, The Marine Reef Aquarium features approximately 400 vivid color photos that display the coral reef environment and its many interesting denizens in all their glory. For such a highly visual subject as the marine reef, expertly produced color photos are a must--and The Marine Reef Aquarium provides them in abundance. Equally important, the general realization that coral reefs are an increasingly endangered species has brought this subject to a place of international prominence. Here is a book that belongs on every marine aquarium enthusiast's reference shelf.
In the rereleased edition of Trout of the World, fans of James Prosekâs unique painting talent will revel in the addition of 30 new fish paintings and a newly penned preface. First released in 2003, Trout of the World features original watercolors of trout from around the world, ranging from the Oxus trout of eastern Afghanistan to the small golden brown trout of British chalk streams. Each unique painting is coupled with a historical profile of the fish, as well as personal reflections from the author. Prosek savors the beauty of various fishing spots, along with the fate of the species, contemplating manâs role in the extinction of animals. Both sensitive and informative, Trout of the World is a must for the library of the recreational fisherman as ichthyologist.
The 101 Best Saltwater Fishes features exclusive tips on the basics of selecting fishes, mixing and matching livestock in aquariums of various sizes, building compatible communities, husbandry basics for each species, and expert tricks for keeping fishes healthy and colorful. Suitable for both new and intermediate hobbyists, the book is organized for instant look-up, with color coding to highlight species that will fit into aquarium systems of different sizes along with full-color identifying photos for each fish.
A comprehensive guide to creating a reef environment in the home aquarium.
Designed with the beginning hobbyist in mind, this richly illustrated reference introduces the hobby of marine aquariums in a practical way. Explaining the technology and terminology clearly, Greg Jennings relates the aquarium setting to that of the natural saltwater environment and offers fascinating insights into the biology and the behavior of the most popular marine fish.
Over 150 species of reef fish, invertebrates and algae are described: their distribution in the wild, size, behavior, diet, aquarium requirements and compatibility. A large, full color photograph appears for each featured species, with personal recommendations on the fish considered best for the beginner.
The New Encyclopedia of the Saltwater Aquarium covers:
The natural history of saltwater fish
The pros and cons of the latest in equipment and technology
Saltwater aquarium setup and maintenance - starting out, water quality and temperature, tank decor, lighting and filters
Feeding, general care and health matters
An extensive illustrated selection of saltwater fish, invertebrates and algae.
A glossary, suggestions for further reading and a list of useful websites round out this complete reference.
Known throughout the world for its beauty and personality, koi is one of the most carefully bred fish species around. Raising koi is especially time-consuming and requires more than just sprinkling little flakes in the fish bowl. But thankfully, you donât have to be an expert to maintain your own koi pond.
Koi For Dummies shows you how easy and fun it can be to own and care for these delicate fish. Whether building a pond or aquarium for the indoors or outdoors, this easy-to-understand guide explores all of your options. Clear, concise advice helps you:
Appreciate your koiâs beauty
Build, design, and maintain your koi pond or aquarium
Find and select koi and the proper supplies
Keep your koi happy and healthy
Treat your koi for parasites, bacterial infections, and viruses
Perhaps the most endearing of all reef creatures, the droll and exotically pigmented clownfish is a favorite of marine aquarists, divers, and amateur naturalists the world over. Now, one of the pioneers in the captive breeding of clownfishes in home aquariums has written the first in-depth hobbyists handbook on the husbandry of these fascinating marine species. Chapters include: Clownfishes in the Wild, Fish and Anemone Species with Photographic Identification Guides, Anemone Preservation, Selecting Breeding Stock, Orchestrating the Spawn, Larval Rearing, Propagation as a Cottage Industry.
Use this as your troubleshooting companion to address a range of both common and infrequent freshwater aquarium needs, from keeping the water balanced and clear and maintaining equipment to plant choices and how to handle lost or missing fish. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planet â¢, the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. Each book features newly written text from animal experts on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.
This heavily illustrated volume will prove a blessing to every aquarium hobbyist who has had to settle for superficial plant descriptions in general fish-keeping books. It presents a detailed A-to-Z directory covering hundreds of aquarium plants with high quality color photos and succinct profiles of each plant. Information includes the plant's common name, botanical designation, growth cycle, and general description. The book's additional sections offer details on how to grow and propagate aquatic plants, and how to protect them from parasites and other problems. This handsome volume features approximately 450 color photos and illustrations.