Over 100 full-color photographs. Keeping tropical aquarium fish can be one of the most fascinating and rewarding hobbies. However, to the beginner the subject may appear complicated and technically challenging. This book is written especially for those who have never kept an aquarium before but want to enjoy tropical fish at home. Questions regarding tanks, equipment, aquarium plants, and fish food are answered in a clear, concise manner. Finally, there is an A-Z guide of suggested varieties of both freshwater and marine species suitable for the first time aquarist.
Covers the latest aquarium gadgets Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide! Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae. Discover how to * Choose the right aquarium * Select the best fish * Get good deals on equipment * Maintain a clean, healthy environment * Handle tank pitfalls * Breed your fish
This is Definitely Not About Your Grandma's Fish Bowl! Have you ever wished you could wave a magic wand and transform the goldfish bowl you had as a child into an aquatic wonderland? Or, maybe your last vacation included a visit to Sea Word and you delighted in the squeals of laughter from your kids and promised them their own miniature version right in your own home. Welcome, Whatever your reasons for being here it is a sure bet that you are looking for the opportunity to create a vision of "Finding Nemo" habitat right in your own home. A noble idea surely, but if you are caught in a time warp you need to understand that when it comes to creating an aquarium, as the saying goes, "they've come a long way baby!" First things first. You do realize that you gotta' have a plan, right? You know, kind of like plan your work and work your plan? Before you run off to the pet store and start scooping up fish in a net you need to learn a little bit more about "fish keeping." "Fish keeping?" Yep, That is right, "fish keeping." Or, in a more eloquent description, "keeper of fish." Did you know that "fish keeping" is actually dated as far back as medieval times? Well it is true. But do not worry, you do not have to build your aquarium as large as a moat. If any of this is striking a chord within, you need some help before you embark on your "fish keeping" adventure and we highly recommend you acquire a copy of Your Guide to Tropical Freshwater Fish Aquariums. it is definitely just what the doctor ordered for "fish keeping 101." First things first. here is a little sample of what you will find inside of the 100+ fishy pages: Basic Fish Anatomy - learn to distinguish between the different types by their body configuration. Planning Your Aquarium - what size do you require, is there any design you find more favourable, where you should place it and do you need an aquarium stand? Furnishing your aquarium - first the basics, light, heat, filter Then comes the fun stuff - how to select gravel, plants and other interior design elements and accessories. Water quality is very important - learn how to "keep it clean." Adding the fish - learn all about the most popular tropical freshwater fish - how many you should buy considering the tank size, should you have more than one species and how and where to buy your fish. Selecting aquatic plants for your aquarium and how to care for them to insure longevity. Do you want to add non-fish species like snails, shrimp or crab? Feeding your fish - what to feed and when. Be on the alert for disease - what to watch for and how to treat them. How to use antibiotics to control disease. Are medicated foods the answer? Cleaning your freshwater fish aquarium. Try your hand at breeding! Does it look like a lot of work? Make it a family project. When you are having fun, there is no such thing as work! Seriously, before you undertake this new hobby, you need all the help you can get and having your own copy of Your Guide to Tropical Freshwater Fish Aquariums is just what you need to lay out your plans accordingly. Jam-packed with useful information it is truly a top-rated guide to everything you need to know to launch that new hobby. You are probably anxious to go out and grab the first aquarium you see and blindly pick out some pretty fish but that is the worse thing you could do at this stage! Get some help and plan your project from start to finish and you are assured of having a beautiful aesthetic addition to you home. Get your copy now and happy fishing!
A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Three" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience. In book edition three of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” we cover; water quality and conditions, to the techniques, products and methods to heating the tropical fish aquarium, to lighting systems and the choices available for the aquarist and a little history, to finally fish behaviour and physiology. TABLE CONTENTS INSIDE: INTRODUCTION - Author’s introduction to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Three AQUARISTS DIARY AND NEWS - The Tropical Fish Keeping Journal, Aquarists Diary and News, for Aquarists and Hobbyists AQUARIUM WATER CONDITIONS - Achieving the best water for healthy thriving tropical fish and the 28 day conditioning cycle AQUARIUM HEATING AND THERMOSTATS - The different methods and devices for successfully heating the tropical fish aquarium AQUARIUM LIGHTING METHODS - Getting the best effects and results by using the most effective lighting techniques FISH SPECIES BEHAVIOUR - Getting into the physiological behaviour and habits of tropical fish, including pecking orders TROPICAL FISH SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of tropical fish species accompanied with fact files AQUATIC PLANT SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of aquatic plant species accompanied with fact files AQUARISTS PRODUCTS GUIDE - Featuring essential star aquatic products of note for today's tropical fish hobbyist AQUARISTS REFERENCE TABLES - Sets of essential reference tables for aquarists including Gallons, Litres, Aquarium Sizes, Filtration and more in every journal edition, plus mathematical formulas AQUARISTS BOOK GUIDE - Essential books and magazines worth reading and acquiring covering the hobby AQUARISTS DIRECTORY - Useful web sites and web addresses for aquarists in relation to the pastime
Includes topics such as: how to set up an aquarium; where to place an aquarium; pumps; water setup; adding your fish; solving water problems; vacation care; choosing your fish; community aquariums; 11 fish diseases; treating your fish; aquarium maintenance; routine schedule.