Barronâs Complete Pet Ownerâs Manuals are written mainly for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, introducing them to the details and responsibilities of pet care. This manual focuses on the care of Betas, brilliantly colored beginnersâ fishes that are wonderful for brightening an aquarium tank. This book describes all the Betta varieties and advises on where to get them and how to keep them. The heavily illustrated books in this series are also helpful for older children seeking pet care information and advice. Barronâs selection of titles in this large series covers every popular dog and cat breed, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises on purchasing, housing, feeding, health careâand where applicable, grooming and training.
The Complete Illustrated Breeder's Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes is the first detailed guide to amateur marine fish breeding, and reveals the techniques and secrets for successfully spawning and rearing more than 90 species of coral reef fishes--clownfishes, dottybacks, cardinals, seahorses, and more. This comprehensive book includes step-by-step procedures for beginning hobbyists as well as how to establish broodstock pairs, breeding room set-up, how to trigger spawning, feeding & rearing larvae, and detailed family and species guides. Beautiful color photographs and diagrams help illustrate the species, equipment, and techniques described throughout the text.
At last, a fantastically illustrated new addition to the classic nature guide series.
A Golden Guide to Sharks, like all the books in the series, presents a general overview of its subject in accessible prose, illuminated by detailed illustrations of the species discussed. It's directness enables it to be appreciated by young and mature audiences alike.
The mysterious world beneath the ocean's surface has captivated man for centuriesâthe Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and ancient Chinese all kept fish in their homes for purposes other than the culinary. But it was not until the nineteenth-century invention of the aquarium that the deep was truly domesticated, offering the curiously inclined a chance to invent their very own exotic sea world within their own walls.
In this fascinating history of the aquarium, Bernd Brunner traces the development of this most wonderful invention, giving insight into the cultural and social circumstances that accompanied its swift rise in popularity. Brunner tells a compelling story of obsession, beauty, discovery, and delight, from the aquarium's humble origins as a tool for scientific observation to the Victorian era's elaborately decorated containers of oceanic curiosity, to the great public aquaria of the twentieth century.
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.
Despite the exaggerated reputation piranhas have acquired from horror movies, these fish make fascinating additions to many hobbyistsâ fish tanks. Barronâs extensive line of Complete Pet Ownerâs Manuals presents information for non-specialist animal owners and prospective owners, with facts about each animalâs origins and traits, as well as advice on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care, and much more. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. Titles in this series cover every popular breed of dog and cat, freshwater and marine fish, many bird varieties, and virtually all other animals that are kept as pets. All books are filled with handsome color photos and instructive line illustrations.
This manual describes a species of hardy fish that can be kept indoors or in outdoor pools. Original goldfish are yellow, but as this book of advice for aquarium hobbyists explains, selective breeding produces goldfish in several colors, as well as with a variety of exotic features. Titles in Barronâs wide-ranging and heavily illustrated selection of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals present reliable and useful information for pet owners. High-quality photos are in color and line drawings are anatomically accurate. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
The Marine Fish Health & Feeding Handbook is the most complete, up-to-date, profusely illustrated marine fish health guide for home aquarists ever published. It includes hands-on advice for preventing, recognizing, and treating all common marine diseases, conditions, and maladies. Hundreds of color photographs illustrate symptoms, quarantine systems, foods and feeding, and preventive husbandry techniques. The book also contains information from scientific research performed by leading authorities that deals with various aspects of seahorse biology, ecology, systematics, and conservation and combines it with captive-care techniques of nationally recognized aquarists to make the best possible book on the subject to date. From first-aid tactics to everyday feeding for long-term success, this reliable guide offers easy-to-follow, state-of-the-art advice on keeping a saltwater aquarium healthy, well-fed, and free of common diseases and maladies.
Sooner or later, every marine fishkeeper will need this book. From beginner to expert, The Marine Fish Health & Feeding Handbook is the must-have new reference for every marine aquarium owner. It is an indispensable tool for all aquarium shops and staff who care for and sell marine livestock.
Fancy guppies are one of the most popular aquarium fish around the world. This book assists with making guppy selections and offers valuable information on keeping, breeding, and showcasing these fancy fish.