Koi (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)

Koi (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
By George Blasiola

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Product Description

In Japan, breeding Koi--a colorful fish in the carp family--is an art form. This book speaks to its increased popularity in America with information on maintaining a garden pond and proper care of the fish. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals--virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #216401 in Books
  • Brand: Barron's Educational Series
  • Published on: 2005-03-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x 6.50" w x .50" l, .44 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 96 pages

Features

  • Koi

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
[back cover]


Information and advice to help you

raise Koi




Characteristics of Koi: their origin, anatomy, colorations, life cycle, and more



Expert advice: feeding, pond maintenance, and more



Understanding Koi: maintaining an optimal environment for Koi



  • Comprehensive information regarding everyday care

  • Informative checklists and sidebars

  • Handsome full-color photos



    [photo caption]


    Raising these colorful members of the carp family is considered an art form in Japan, and is enjoying increased popularity in America.


  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
    5Great book for the beginner Koi owner.
    By Susan Swansrest
    This book was very informative about Koi. The photographs of various colorations of fish and their names was very important to me. With this knowledge You know the quality of fish that you might be buying. The book was very complete with feeding, types of food and all kinds of health issues plus how to diagnose those problems. The section on types of medicines and health problems was very complete.

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    2the photos are nice, but I am overall disappointed and looking for ...
    By Paige Turner
    Very cursory, pamphlet-like lack of specifics. I had hoped for insights, and tips based on years of real experience with Koi. Yes, the photos are nice, but I am overall disappointed and looking for another reference.

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5Very detailed
    By Jodi J.
    Very detailed book! Bought this to figure out how to take care of a koi pond that we are inheriting as part of a home purchase. This book is informative and a good place to start if you want/need to wrap your head around taking care of a koi pond.

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