The aim of this book is to help aquarists recognize signs of illness so they can identify and resolve problems. Divided into three sections, the first focuses on health and husbandry, describing the signs of a healthy fish, anatomy and general care; the second provides signs of diseases and health problems and is cross-referenced to section three, which covers the treatment of diseases and health problems. Illustrated throughout with top-quality color photos, the book is an invaluable reference for novice to experienced fishkeepers.
In its third edition, this praised book demonstrates how the living systems modeling of aquatic ecosystems for ecological, biological and physiological research, and ecosystem restoration can produce answers to very complex ecological questions. Dynamic Aquaria further offers an understanding developed in 25 years of living ecosystem modeling and discusses how this knowledge has produced methods of efficiently solving many environmental problems. Public education through this methodology is the additional key to the broader ecosystem understanding necessary to allow human society to pass through the next evolutionary bottleneck of our species. Living systems modeling as a wide spectrum educational tool can provide a primary vehicle for that essential step.
This third editon covers the many technological and biological developments in the eight plus years since the second edition, providing updated technological advice and describing many new example aquarium environments.
Includes 16 page color insert with 57 color plates and 25% new photographs
Offers 300 figures and 75 tables
New chapter on Biogeography
Over 50% new research in various chapters
Significant updates in chapters include:
The understanding of coral reef function especially the relationship between photosynthesis and calcification
The use of living system models to solve problems of biogeography and the geographic dispersal and interaction of species populations
The development of new techniques for global scale restoration of water and atmosphere
The development of new techniques for closed system, sustainable aquaculture
The key to becoming a dedicated aquarium hobbyist is to succeed with your first aquarium. The Simple Guide toÂ® Freshwater Aquariums concentrates on providing you with a complete plan and all the information you need to choose and use the right-for-you aquarium equipment and the right-for-you fish and plants: it wants you to succeed. The information is presented in a completely straightforward text that's easy to read, easy to understand - and very definitely easy to put to good use.
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.
Everything you've ever wanted to know about Chinese Water Dragons. This book was specifically designed for anyone who has ever wanted to own a Chinese Water Dragon. Guaranteed to satisfy your curiosity and answer your questions, this book is a must-have for dedicated pet owners. In this book you will find information regarding Chinese Water Dragon care, habitat, diet, life span, breeding, costs and more. With all of this information packed into one book, this is the definitive guide for Chinese Water Dragon owners. Written in a straight-forward, understandable fashion, this book is full of knowledgeable advice and helpful tips. Auric Smith, experienced Chinese Water Dragon owner, is dedicated to providing Chinese Water Dragon owners everywhere with the guidance they need. This book includes all the information a first-time owner needs and it is a valuable resource for experienced owners as well. This book is guaranteed to answer your every question - even the ones you didn't know you had!
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.
THE BOOK TO BRING HOME BEFORE YOU BRING HOME A SALTWATER AQUARIUM!
This book is a great way to test the waters before you take the plunge. Saltwater aquariums are intriguing, mesmerizing, and relaxing. However, they do require a commitment of time and money. Are you up for the challenge? With this practical, hands-on guide, you'll know what to expect. You'll have information on choosing the aquarium, equipment, and fish; proper setup and maintenance; and more. Information and interactive features include:
WORKSHEETS that help you make informed decisions
QUESTIONS to help you determine if your family is ready for a saltwater aquarium
CHARTS showing the time and money required for setting up and maintaining a 30-gallon tank or larger unit
CHECKLISTS covering how to properly locate the aquarium, supplies needed, and more
AIDS for creating a timetable and a stocking plan
MAINTENANCE CHARTS to keep you organized
RESOURCES to keep in a notebook with your maintenance logs, fish purchasing records, and more
Bring Me Home! Saltwater Aquariums Make a Great Hobby covers feeding fish and invertebrates, common mistakes and how to avoid them, creating a reef habitat, and more. It's a reference you'll rely on again and again if you decide to dive into this rewarding hobby.
Once the center of a major commercial industry along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York, the American shad population in the river was almost destroyed in the mid-nineteenth century by the construction of dams. However, concerned citizens began rebuilding the shad population in 1950, and the continuing conservation efforts are proving successful in bringing the American shad back to the Susquehanna. This account of the rise, fall, and restoration of the shad population in the Susquehanna and its tributaries is a fascinating story of history, politics, technology, economics, sports, and environmentalism. It is also an inspiring tale of how human beings, once recognizing the damage they have done to the natural environment, can work to overcome the despoliation they have caused.
Drawing on state archives, government land records, private property deeds, early newspaper reports, and other primary documents, Richard Gerstell shows what an integral part the American shad has played in the cultural history of the people living in the Susquehanna River basin through three centuries. Detailed accounts of the once-thriving shad fishing industry include descriptions of scores of wagons regularly seen waiting for shad at fisheries along the river, fishermen occasionally killed in fights over fishing places, sanitary problems at city and riverbank fisheries, shore and island hotels built for fishermen and fish purchasers, shad-funded votes in state elections, and even shad recipes.
Gerstell also describes the adverse effects of dams and illegal fishing devices on the shad population and, drawing on records of the Susquehanna River Anadromous Fish Restoration Committee, covers: the early studies of the suitability of the river for shad restoration; artificial propagation of shad eggs obtained from outside the state; stocking of mature shad; construction of fishways; and analysis of the prospects for years ahead.