These tropical fish do best in tanks that provide strong lighting. The author identifies many different varieties, and advises on everyday care. Titles in the extensive Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series provide pet owners with basic information on keeping healthy, contented, well-cared-for animals. The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind: dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet. Facts and advice cover all aspects of pet care, which include proper feeding, housing, health care, grooming, training, and much more. The text in each manual is supplemented with many vivid, full-color photos, and with instructive, anatomically accurate line art. Each manual has been individually written by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or experienced animal specialist.
In its third edition, this praised book demonstrates how the living systems modeling of aquatic ecosystems for ecological, biological and physiological research, and ecosystem restoration can produce answers to very complex ecological questions. Dynamic Aquaria further offers an understanding developed in 25 years of living ecosystem modeling and discusses how this knowledge has produced methods of efficiently solving many environmental problems. Public education through this methodology is the additional key to the broader ecosystem understanding necessary to allow human society to pass through the next evolutionary bottleneck of our species. Living systems modeling as a wide spectrum educational tool can provide a primary vehicle for that essential step.
This third editon covers the many technological and biological developments in the eight plus years since the second edition, providing updated technological advice and describing many new example aquarium environments.
Includes 16 page color insert with 57 color plates and 25% new photographs
Offers 300 figures and 75 tables
New chapter on Biogeography
Over 50% new research in various chapters
Significant updates in chapters include:
The understanding of coral reef function especially the relationship between photosynthesis and calcification
The use of living system models to solve problems of biogeography and the geographic dispersal and interaction of species populations
The development of new techniques for global scale restoration of water and atmosphere
The development of new techniques for closed system, sustainable aquaculture
This is the greatly-expanded second edition of a book that has been hailed by In-Fisherman as "magnificent . . . the finest, most comprehensive book on the fishes of the central United States." Featuring the artwork of nationally acclaimed fish illustrator Joseph Tomelleri, it bridges the gap between technical studies and popular field guides in a volume that is indispensable for anglers and naturalists alike.
Working with Prismacolor, graphite pencils, and painstaking attention to scientifically precise detail, Tomelleri showcases his ability with stunning illustrations that are both technically and aesthetically satisfying, while also capturing subtle variations among fishes that the camera lens misses. In this new edition he depicts 250 fishes, including 87 appearing for the first time (a more than 50% increase over the original edition), found in 21 states from the Great Lakes in the north through the Mississippi Valley to the southern tip of Texas, and west to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande.
Tomelleri teams up once again with Mark Eberle to provide keen insights into the ecology, natural history, and conservation of these fishes and the types of threats they face. Species accounts are informative but not technical, and are interwoven with folklore and anecdotes. Do you know, for example, what fish looks like "Mother Nature's hand-held vacuum cleaner?" Can you name a minnow that reaches five to six feet in length? Or the fish that sometimes turns up in farmers' fieldsâalive? What fish has a gizzard? Which one swims a victory lap after it catches its prey? Tomelleri and Eberle reveal the answers and much more in this lavishly illustrated compendium of fish facts and lore.
When printed in 1996 the AQUALOG reference book South American Cichlids 2 (ISBN 3931702073), contained all known species of the genus Apistogramma.
In the meantime many new species have been discovered. Now we have made a start on updating with this AQUALOG Extra, which contains photos mainly of species and variants which to date have not figured in the main AQUALOG book, South American Cichlids 2.
In the case of new fishes that are very similar to species already known for some time, then the later are also pictured for comparison.
Likewise, where a new import has been given only a number to distinguish it in the trade (for example, Apistogramma sp. Paraguay I and Apist. Spec. Paraguay II, etc.), all relevant species/variants are illustrated for purpose of comparison, in order to make accurate identification possible.
And finally, some long-known fishes are included again because they have now been scientifically determined, for example, Apistogramma sp. Sunset, which is now correctly known as Apist. Atahualpa.
All in all, on over 220 fantastic color photos is shown why Apistogramma became such popular dwarf cichlids.
Saltwater fish and invertebrates require specialized aquarium care. This book advises on maintaining correct water chemistry and temperature, and describes scores of marine fish and sea animals that are suitable to get an inexperienced hobbyist started. Readers will find tips on species identification, feeding, behavior, approximate and purchase prices. This title is one in Barronâs new series of pet buyerâs guides, all of them filled with practical information and approximately 250 vivid color illustrations.
Illustrated in full color, this comprehensive reference includes 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding, along with a recommended aquarium setup. Practical and well organized, this book is tailored to the needs of a wide range of freshwater-aquarium hobbyists.
A key decision for the aquarium owner, and also one of the most fun to make, is choosing the fish for a tank. 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip, with an expert alongside to offer crucial advice. This thorough directory details every appropriate species. While most of the fish featured require a heated aquarium, there are other popular varieties, such as goldfish, that can be kept in an unheated one.
With more than 500 color photographs, the book is organized by major fish groups, among them:
Cichlids, including angelfish and discus
Cyprinids, including barbs, danios, koi and goldfish
Characoids, including tetras, neons and piranhas
Oaches and suckers
Gouramis, including bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads
Rainbow fish and blue-eyes
Livebearers, including mollies and platies.
This comprehensive and useful reference, edited by a highly respected expert, will be welcomed by amateur fishkeepers of any age and expertise.
In this entertaining guide, Louise Riotte tells you everything you need to know to create a productive pond on your own land, from siting the pond to maintaining water quality and stocking the pondÂ with fish. She also includes plenty of old-time fishing lore and scrumptious recipes for freshly caughtÂ fish.
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.
Aquarium hobbyists who are interested in breeding fishes and invertebrates will find a bonanza of information in this profusely illustrated book. Explained here is the biology of fish breeding, with focus on taxonomy, population management, genetics, inbreeding versus selective breeding, culling, reproductive strategies, and larval and juvenile development. The author also provides extensive information on aquarium requirements, breeding triggers, and fish nutrition. Prospective fish breeders will value the authorâs detailed instructions for building a fish room, with attention to its location, structure, plumbing, life support, and safety issues. He devotes individual chapters to livebearers, egg layers, cichlids, marine fish, and invertebrates. This very useful book is enhanced with more than 85 color photos plus anatomically accurate line art.