Keeping iguanas, frogs, insects and other invertebrates in a glass world is a popular pursuit.
This practical, fully illustrated guide has everything the enthusiast needs to know, with a focus on beginners. A one-stop reference for those starting out with a terrarium or vivarium, it covers the entire spectrum of suitable animals, from invertebratesto large snakes and lizards. David Alderton explains how to design setups that re-create natural habitats, as well as more clinical environments for closely monitoring difficult or delicate species. A brief account of some of the more suitable vivarium plants and their requirements is also included.
The book is divided into three main sections -- Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates -- with extensive cross-referencing between them. There are detailed presentations on all key areas:
Controlling the environment
Furnishings: clinical and naturalistic
Checklist of plants and methods of planting
Food and feeding
A comprehensive directory of species provides specific information on breeds suitable for beginners. This easy-to-use, illustrated volume presents all the most up-to-date information in a single volume, giving the enthusiast a complete reference.
This book simplifies the set-up of a freshwater aquarium. Find out the items necessary to maintain an attractive and thriving aquarium, from equipment and decor to the best food choices for your aquatic pet. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planetâ¢ the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. Each book features newly written text from animal experts on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.
Spectacularly illustrated with 1,300 full-color photographs, this encyclopedic guide to one of the world's most popular hobbies showcases the shimmering diversity of 800 kinds of freshwater aquarium fish from every corner of the world. It is the only book available that features representative species of each family ingeniously photographed -- both in an aquatic environment and against a white background -- highlighting their shapes and distinctive markings. An authoritative text provides a detailed description of the characteristics, feeding habits, breeding behavior, and native habitats of each fresh and brackish water species, as well as information on its care. The consummate guide to an exciting hobby, Aquarium Fish of the World is sure to become a classic reference book for aquarium fish enthusiasts everywhere.
The only thing mini about Dr. Burgess's Mini-Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes is in its title. At almost a thousand pages and containing more than 1900 full-color photos, this book is big in size and value by any objective standard. The mini part of the title results only from the existence of the larger Dr. Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes, the standard identification reference work in the field. Additionally, it contains a large (256 pages) section devoted to the setup and maintenance of marine aquariums. The fishes shown are indexed by both scientific and popular names for ease of reference.
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.
Use this as your troubleshooting companion to address a range of both common and infrequent freshwater aquarium needs, from keeping the water balanced and clear and maintaining equipment to plant choices and how to handle lost or missing fish. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planet â¢, the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. Each book features newly written text from animal experts on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.
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.