An undersea kingdom in the comfort of one's own home!
Presented in straightforward, readable text focused on the best species to consider, compatibility guidelines, general care recommendations, and what to do if things go wrong, this indispensable volume answers questions for both the novice and the experienced saltwater aquarium enthusiast.
The Complete Idiot's GuideÂ® to Saltwater Aquariums offers BONUS ONLINE CONTENT with nearly 1000 descriptions and pictures of marine fishes, corals, plants, and invertebrates among sixty family groupings.
Features tips on how to acclimatize to avoid harming the animals and advice on treating disease and problem-solving.
Includes information about filters, sumps, fugiums, calcium reactors, sterilizers, ozoniers, plumbing, lighting, and water.
In Japan, breeding Koi--a colorful fish in the carp family--is an art form. This book speaks to its increased popularity in America with information on maintaining a garden pond and proper care of the fish. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals--virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.
The mysterious world beneath the oceanâs surface and its inhabitants have captivated humanity for centuriesâthe Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and ancient Chinese all kept fish in their homes to observe and admire. But it was not until the nineteenth-century invention of the aquarium that the deep was truly domesticated, offering the curious a chance to create an indoor exotic sea world, in miniature.
In The Ocean at Home, Bernd Brunner traces the development of the aquarium from the Victorian era to the present day. Along the way, in this fascinating history, Brunner provides insight into the cultural and social circumstances that accompanied the aquariumâs swift rise in popularity. Brunner tells a compelling story of obsession, discovery, and delightâfrom the aquariumâs origin as a tool for scientific observation to the Victorian eraâs elaborately decorated containers of curiosity, to the great public aquariums that are popular in cities around the world today.
Featuring more than 100 illustrations, this updated edition of The Ocean at Home offers a colorful and captivating look at how a Victorian obsession still enchants many today. Both the owner of a humble goldfish bowl and the dazzled spectator at major public aquariums will find The Ocean at Home an appealing and knowledgable guide to the aquatic worlds we create.
Any reef aquarium that contains less than 15 gallons of water is considered a nano-reef aquarium. These tiny ecosystems are almost as popular in the fish keeping community as full-size marine aquarium setups and, with the proper information and tools, can be set up and maintained by aquarists at any level of the hobby. The Nano-Reef Handbook covers a wide range of topics, including: the importance of water quality and tips on maintaining stable water parameters; components of a nano-reef and how to choose the appropriate aquarium, lighting, and accessories for a tank; which fish and invertebrates are best for these types of tanks; and much, much more. For the reef enthusiast looking for a new challenge, or any up-and-coming fish hobbyist, this all-inclusive guide contains all the information you'll need to achieve nano-reef success.
This fascinating book provides the keen diver and snorkeller with an introduction to some of the more common and spectacular fish which can be seen around the Caribbean and Tropical West Atlantic Reefs. It is also of interest to those who maintain marine aquaria, as many of the smaller species covered are quite suitable for the average home aquarium. Adapting in some small way to the underwater environment can open up a whole new world and provide enough material for a lifetime of study and enjoyment both for the seasoned expert and the enthusiastic amateur.
Prospective tropical aquarium hobbyists will find vital information on many fish varieties--cichlids, swordtails, and many others. Readers will find tips on species identification, feeding, behavior, approximate and purchase prices. Quick-check data requirements are given regarding aquarium size, water temperature, food, compatibility with other fish, and much more. This title is one in Barron's new series of pet buyer's guides, all of them filled with practical information and approximately 250 vivid color illustrations. Paperback.
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
This volume on genetics, genomics, and informatics, will cover new technologies in forward and reverse genetics, transgenesis, the zebrafish genome and mapping technologies, informatics and comparative genomics, and Infrastructure. This volume of Methods in Cell Biology will prove valuable both to seasoned zebrafish investigators as well as to those who are newly adopting the zebrafish model as part of their research armamentarium.