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.
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Design and Artistic Merit Category (2010)
Most anglers are well aware of the popular game fish that inhabit the Northeast, including the largemouth bass, the rainbow trout, and the yellow perch. But the regionâs inland waters boast a much broader array of fish than first meets the eye (or hook).
The father-and-son team of David A. Patterson and Matt Patterson have pursued both game fish and bait fish in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. In Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, they describe more than 60 different species, from the well known to the obscure, including the redfin pickerel, the blueback trout, and the slimy sculpin. This colorful and helpful guide includes detailed information on habits, habitats, history, and more.
In order to best capture the look and appeal of these fish in their native waters, most of the images are based on the authorsâ own live catches. The pencil-and-acrylic illustrations render each species in lifelike detail, with close attention given to unique physical characteristics. Both art book and guidebook, this volume will stir some fond memories of fish caughtâand a few of those that got away.
Marine aquarium hobbyists who turn to this book will find the most up-to-date information and advice available anywhere on the increasingly popular activity of setting up and maintaining a thriving coral reef aquarium. In recent years, specialists have made major advances in understanding nature's marine aquarium systems. With author Philip Hunt's expert advice and instruction, even beginning hobbyists can maintain viable, beautiful, and long-lasting coral reef aquarium displays. In addition to its wealth of practical information, The Marine Reef Aquarium features approximately 400 vivid color photos that display the coral reef environment and its many interesting denizens in all their glory. For such a highly visual subject as the marine reef, expertly produced color photos are a must--and The Marine Reef Aquarium provides them in abundance. Equally important, the general realization that coral reefs are an increasingly endangered species has brought this subject to a place of international prominence. Here is a book that belongs on every marine aquarium enthusiast's reference shelf.
Now available in a brand-new high-quality paperback edition, this popular book instructs aquarium hobbyists in the many details that are part of setting up and maintaining a marine reef aquarium. It also advises on populating the aquarium with reef-safe fish and invertebrates. An opening section explains how to maintain correct saltwater chemistry, temperature control, filtration, and lighting in order to support a coral reef in an aquarium environment. Author Philip Hunt then discusses the use of natural rock and sand as the foundation for cultivating coral, describes uses of both chemical and natural algae filtration, and instructs on introducing invertebrates into the aquarium--particularly, the various species of coral. Vivid color photos display many different varieties of coral and fish thriving together in aquarium settings. Here in a single fact-filled and beautifully color-illustrated volume is virtually everything the hobbyist need to know about maintaining a reef aquarium. Approximately 400 color photos.
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.
This book is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of freshwater aquarium chemistry. The first chapter deals with the basics of water. Why is water a liquid? What dissolves in water & why? Later chapters delve into pH, hardness, the nitrogen cycle (ammonia, nitrite, & nitrate), and aquarium setup & maintenance. The chemsitry is described in a simple manner. Both novice & expert aquarists will benefit from the in-depth information presented herein.
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.