Pp. 495; 1000+ color photographs of fishes, 3 full page color maps. Publisher's original color pictorial laminated boards (hardcover), folio (12.25 x 10 inches). This massive well-illustrated atlas presents the Cichlid fishes of Lake Malawi in all of their exquisite diversity. Many new genera and species are illustrated for the first time in this massive volume. The volume also covers all other non-cichlid fish species in Lake Malawi. No ownership marks and no signs of use. This is a large and heavy volume - for shipment overseas extra postage will be required.
This expanded and updated edition of a valuable manual for marine aquarium hobbyists provides the latest scientific discoveries and aquarium techniques for keeping and propagating living corals. The coral reef, both in the ocean and in a marine aquarium, is a symbiotic system of corals and beneficial algae in a community with other marine life forms. The author also discusses sponges, echinoderms, mollusks, crustaceans, and fishes, and advises on controlling and eliminating diseases and parasites in a marine aquarium. Filled with instructive color photos.
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.
These unusual looking marine fish need a steady diet of plankton to stay healthy and active. Here is a wealth of advice and information for aquarium hobbyists on keeping seahorses of different varieties. Barron's comprehensive Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated and filled with useful information. They instruct owners on how to care for their dogs, cats, birds, fish, and other animals. Books give advice on purchasing and acquiring, health care, feeding, and much more. Clear, straightforward texts are accompanied by high-quality full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.
Barron's Complete Pet Owner's 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 beginners' 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. Barron's 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 care--and where applicable, grooming and training.
Covering over 500 species, this authoritative reference offers the most up-to-date information on marine invertebrates, including helpful advice on captive care and feeding. With all newly-authored text by a recognized authority on these beautiful and bizarre marine animals, this complete comprehensive guide is essential for aquarists of all levels, from beginner to expert.
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.
This volume gives detailed instruction on creating and maintaining proper seawater chemistry, then advises on introducing coral, crustaceans, fishes, and other saltwater life species to produce an authentic and thriving marine aquarium. Titles in the brand-new Mini Encyclopedia series present comprehensive guidance for aquarium hobbyists, each volume offering in-depth coverage of a complete subdivision of fish keeping. Each book's authoritative main text is amplified with beautifully designed panels that present vivid, instructive color photos and illustrations, all of them accompanied by information-packed captions and annotations. The authorsâall recognized experts and contributors to aquarium magazinesâinstruct on setting up an aquarium, selecting species, and maintaining an optimal environment for the tank's aquatic animal and plant life. Each volume features approximately 250 color photos and illustrations.
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.