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!
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.
Keeping and Breeding Aquarium Fishes deals with the aquarium as a going concern, on the factors which enter into the maintenance of this state, and on fish breeding. Cold-water and goldfish enthusiasts may complain that the tropicals seem to get an overweight share of the text. This is because they need it. This book is not concerned with fancy varieties or show standards, except so far as they need special conditions for maintenance or breeding. The book opens with a chapter on the elements of a balanced aquarium, covering tanks, plants, and aquarium snails. This is followed by separate chapters on anatomy and physiology of fishes, fish foods and feeding, the principles of aquarium keeping, the process of setting up a tank, lighting and heating; and the aeration, filtration, and circulation of the water. Subsequent chapters deal with and aquarium rooms with breeding batteries; the breeding of livebearers, egg scatterers, anabantids, and cichlids; types of fish disease, and keeping saltwater fishes.
Cichlids are some of the most fascinating fishes available in the aquarium hobby trade. As long as their general and special requirements are adequately met, these colorful, active and interesting fishes will provide years of pleasure and stimulating experiences to the hobbyist. Cichlid Fish not only talks about the many varieties of Cichlids, it will guide you through aquariums, feeding, breeding and how to look for and treat many fish diseases. This has essential information for the beginner hobbyist as well as for the long time expert.