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.
With this completely revised edition of one of the most successful aquarium fish books of the last decade, a new important chapter in the history of the aquarium hobby has been written. This book covers all L-Numbers from 1 to 350 and all LDA-Numbers from 1 to 76 on 272 pages.
All important information and care instructions are given under the photos with international symbols. The explanation of the symbols is given in 10 different languages inside the book.
Sucker-mouth catfishes (scientific name: Loricariidae) are given an L or LDA number if they are imported for the aquarium hobby but cannot be unequivocally assigned to any described species.
Due to the immense individual variation in coloration and body-shape of the particular species it is often difficult to identify them.
Thus more than 1.800 photographs have been used to solve this problem.
This book is accepted worldwide as reference work for dealers, breeders and all aquarists who enjoy keeping these wonderful fishes.
Cichlids are often described as ""fish with personality."" A favorite of many hobbyists, members of this family include the ubiquitous Angelfish, the colorful Firemouth Cichlid, and the much sought-after Discus and Oscar. Cichlids includes tips on caring for, breeding, and setting up and maintaining a tank. It also presents a thorough overview of the many varieties of Cichlids. It is the perfect resource for the beginner hobbyist, but it is also an essential addition to the library of any expert breeder or keeper.
Written by an expert on marine biology, this title is must reading for the marine aquarium hobbyist. Keeping ocean-dwelling fish and other marine life forms thriving in the synthetic environment of an aquarium requires special knowledge and care, especially in regard to water quality. The author discusses the properties of natural seawater, then gives details on how to create and maintain high-quality synthetic seawater. He describes biochemical cycles and fluctuating conditions that are normal in a flourishing marine aquarium, instructs on adding needed chemical components, and advises on water analysis test kits, instrumentation, and record keeping. Includes illustrations plus informative tables and charts.
Dynamic Aquaria is the outgrowth of years of research aimed at studying how to accurately model and construct living ecosystems in mesocosms, microcosms, and aquaria. It is a unique book, presenting scientifically sound information for a growing new area of science--synthetic ecology, or the construction of living ecosystems. At the same time, the authors present thoughtful perspectives on how knowledge gained by creating these smaller ecosystems helps us to understand our wild ecosystems and biosphere as a whole.
For the scientist: n This book presents an array of new approaches, some revolutionary, to the development and operation of experimental ecosystems For the professional aquarist: n This book demonstrates the ever-expanding possibilities for creating functioning ecosystems for educational display For the hobbyist: n The book demonstrates the practical potential for building and operating true, "natural" ecosystems, rather than artificial habitats that house a few selected organisms
Drawing upon a lifetime of aquatic experience, marine biologist Bob Fenner demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean. A leading advocate for the responsible collection and care of wild-caught specimens, Fenner starts with the basics and proceeds to give the reader the scientific background and expert-level secrets to being a smarter consumer, better reef steward, and more successful marine aquarium keeper.
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.
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.
Featuring over five hundred illustrations and forty tables, this book is a collection of in-depth discussions by a tremendous range of experts on topics related to wildlife and fisheries management in Mississippi. Beginning with foundational chapters on natural resource history and conservation planning, the authors discuss the delicate balance between profit and land stewardship. A series of chapters about the various habitat types and the associated fish and wildlife populations that dominate them follow.
Several chapters expand on the natural history and specific management techniques of popular species of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, and other species. Experts discuss such special management topics as supplemental, wildlife-food planting, farm pond management, backyard habitat, nuisance animal control, and invasive plant species control.
Leading professionals who work every day in Mississippi with landowners on wildlife and fisheries management created this indispensible book. The up-to-date and applicable management techniques discussed here can be employed by private landowners throughout the state. For those who do not own rural lands but have an interest in wildlife and natural resources, this book also has much to offer. Residents of urban communities interested in creating a wildlife-friendly yard will delight in the backyard habitat chapter specifically written for them. Whether responsible for one-fourth of an acre or two thousand, landowners will find this handbook to be an incalculable aid on their journey to good stewardship of their Mississippi lands.