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 plantÃ¢â¬â¢s common name, botanical designation, growth cycle, and general description. The bookÃ¢â¬â¢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.
Even experienced fishermen sometimes have a hard time telling a redear sunfish from a longear sunfish, or a southern flounder from a Gulf flounder. Now you can be certain of the difference with this indispensable guide to the sport fish of Texas.
Designed to fit into tackle box or boat, the book includes: Beautiful color illustrations of the 36 freshwater and 84 saltwater fish species most often encountered in Texas waters;
Useful details about Texas fish, such as spawning habits, preferred habitats and foods, explaining where to find them and at what time of year;
Hundreds of valuable tips gleaned from years of experience by expert fishermen;
A handy guide to angling basics, including equipment, bait, influences that affect fish, and more;
A wrap-up of state sport fishing regulations;
State and world records for all species, plus information on how you can get your prize catch in the record books. Â
One of the most popular choices for home aquariums, Cichlids come in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes. From the Fish Keeping Made Easy series, this book covers diet and nutrition, recognizing and treating illness, biology, breeding and more. Fish Keeping Made Easy books address all the major issues concerning keeping fish, with accurate, up-to-date information, easy-to-follow instructions, and full-color photographs. With a focus on recreating natural habitats and providing the ideal environment for successful fish keeping, these books contain troubleshooting advice and remain useful long after the aquarium is set up, so you will enjoy them for years to come.
You've seen them before. Perhaps many times before. In the pet stores, at friends, when you visit family, and in public aquariums, no doubt. You're struck by the wide variety of species (nearly 1,500 and counting!). By the beautiful colors of some and by the unique shapes and sizes of others. You think to yourself: How can it be so? How can they all be related? What am I talking about? Cichlids, of course. The family of fish whose relatives can be found from Texas to South America to North and West Africa to Madagascar and Asia. Now you believe you may be interested in owning some yourself. But you want to learn more about them before you take the plunge. That's only natural and you've certainly come to the right place. The âComplete Guide in Keeping Cichlidsâ as the name of the book suggest is indeed the complete guide for everything you need to know in keeping cichlids. This book will answer many of the questions you may have about adopting, caring for and maintaining the cichlids. This book will greatly help to increase you knowledge in every aspect in successfully maintaining and creating a suitable beautiful aquarium that will serve as home for your cichlids.
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.
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Design and Artistic Merit Category (2010)
Most anglers are well aware of the popular game fish that inhabit the Northeast, including the largemouth bass, the rainbow trout, and the yellow perch. But the regionâs inland waters boast a much broader array of fish than first meets the eye (or hook).
The father-and-son team of David A. Patterson and Matt Patterson have pursued both game fish and bait fish in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. In Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, they describe more than 60 different species, from the well known to the obscure, including the redfin pickerel, the blueback trout, and the slimy sculpin. This colorful and helpful guide includes detailed information on habits, habitats, history, and more.
In order to best capture the look and appeal of these fish in their native waters, most of the images are based on the authorsâ own live catches. The pencil-and-acrylic illustrations render each species in lifelike detail, with close attention given to unique physical characteristics. Both art book and guidebook, this volume will stir some fond memories of fish caughtâand a few of those that got away.
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.
Aquarium hobbyists will find everything they need to know about this interesting species of tropical fish. Books in Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information for new or soon-to-be owners. Advice and instruction covers feeding, housing, health care, and much more. Texts emphasize pet care basics and are easy for all readers to understand. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings.
For a foolproof approach to moving beyond the beginnerâs fish-only aquarium, The 101 Best Marine Invertebrates is a durable and easy-to-use guide to the most-recommendable, easiest-to-keep invertebrates in the marine livestock trade.
The 101 Best Marine Invertebrates presents 101 full-page species accounts of invertebrates that not only have high survival rates in captivity but also are appealing in appearance and behave well in a community tank. Also included are 33 species to avoidâcreatures that most commonly wreak havoc in home aquariums because of their size or aggressiveness, or that tend to perish in the hands of inexperienced aquarists. Written by the worldâs most read and respected expert on marine aquaria, this title offers must-know buying, feeding, and keeping tips, plus exclusive advice on selecting great animals for your home aquariumâincluding shrimp, crabs, reef lobsters, sea stars, snailsâand candid advice on the easiest-to-keep clams, anemones and corals. The book is organized for instant l
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.