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A complete guide to the care and breeding of two of the most popular groups of aquarium fish
by Randy Carey
- E-Book $9.99 / ISBN: 9780793844036 128 pages
Tetras and barbs are among the most popular community fish, with dozens of species readily available in pet and aquarium stores. Written by one of the leading experts on these groups of fish, this comprehensive guide features five important fish groups spanning hundreds of species and covers topics essential to aquarists interested in tetras and barbs such as feeding, water requirements, species, diseases, and breeding. Full-color photos, sidebars, charts, and tip boxes illustrate key points and nicely complement the informative text. Inside you’ll find:
- everything you need to know about caring for tetras and barbs – tank setup, water conditions, feeding, species compatibility, etc.
- a guide to many families and species
- advice about breeding tetras and barbs
- more than 150 photos, including both rare and common species
Posted September 17th, 2015. Add a comment
Lionfishes and Other Scorpionfishes
by Frank E. Marini, Ph. D.
- E-Book $9.99
- ISBN: 9780793844067 (Softcover) 128 pages
The venomous but beautiful scorpionfishes are extremely popular among home aquarists, with many species readily available in pet and aquarium stores. Written by one of the leading experts on this group of fish, this exclusive guide is the only trade book on the subject and covers topics essential to ensure a healthy and thriving tank, highlighting the top 25 species with profiles of their natural range, size, behavior, aquarium suitability, and specific care requirements. A special report on the composition of scorpionfish venom and the anatomy of a sting discusses proper handling techniques to avoid being stung by your fish. Full-color photos show many species of lionfish and their relatives, while sidebars, charts, and tip boxes illustrate key points to consider. Full-color photos show many species of lionfish and their relatives, while sidebars, charts, and tip boxes illustrate key points to consider.
About the author
Frank C. Marini III, PhD, born and raised in Hudson, Massachusetts, is a long time fish nerd. Working as a stem cell biologist by day, Frank’s passion for keeping scorpionfish and their kin has lasted more than 30 years. His scientist side affords him a unique perspective into animal behavior, and his fish nerd side keeps him curious and motivated to find the keys to unlocking successful long-term husbandry of these remarkable fish. In 1995, Frank was credited with the first successful breeding of Banggai cardinalfish in captivity, and his writings have inspired thousands of fish-keepers to delve into marine fish breeding. For the past 15 years he has bred many species of marine fish, and accompanying this, he has moderated web forums on fish breeding and keeping aggressive and predatory fish in the home aquarium. Frank can be contacted at email@example.com.
Posted September 14th, 2015. Add a comment
Aquarium Success Clownfishes and Other Damselfishes
by Jeff Kurtz
- E-Book $9.99
- ISBN: 9780793844050 (E-Book)
- 128 pages
The complete guide to the successful care and breeding of these hardy and popular marine fish
Clownfishes and damselfishes are among the most popular aquarium species, particularly for beginning aquarists. Written by a recognized authority on marine ornamental fishes, this comprehensive guide covers topics essential to keepers of these beautiful aquatic pets including selection, feeding, water requirements, diseases, breeding, and more. Full-color photos show over 20 species of clownfish and damselfish, while sidebars, charts, and tip boxes illustrate key points to consider.
About the Author
Jeff Kurtz is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Toledo, Ohio with his wife, Melissa, and two children, Aidan and Hannah. In addition to editing the health-and-fitness publication Healthy Living News, he is a contributing editor for Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine and has authored and coauthored several additional books for TFH Publications, including The Simple Guide to Marine Aquariums, The Simple Guide to Mini-Reef Aquariums, The Simple Guide to Landscaping Your Garden Pond, and the Saltwater Aquarium Problem Solver. An avid aquarium hobbyist for almost three decades, Jeff focused primarily on marine fish and invertebrates but enjoys freshwater fishkeeping, as well.
Aquarium Care of Cichlids (Animal Planet™ Pet Care Library)
Enter the world of cichlids, some of the most colorful, exciting, and popular fish ever. Bursting with comprehensive yet easy-to-read information, Aquarium Care of Cichlids will introduce you to these fascinating fish and provide you with the knowledge you need to select, raise, and care for them in your home. You’ll find detailed information, helpful tips, and beautiful pictures covering aquarium selection and setup, feeding, general maintenance, health care, and species selection. This book is sure to help make your first – or ninety-first – cichlid aquarium an amazing success.
About the Author
Claudia Dickinson is the award-winning author of numerous fishkeeping articles, and is the managing editor of the American Cichlid Association’s Buntbarsche Bulletin. She maintains roughly 60 aquariums in her home, which totals 2,500 gallons and focus on cichlids from South America, Central America, Madagascar, and West Africa.
The fundamental beliefs about keeping marine aquariums have changed. Once thought to be far too difficult for mere mortals, a successful marine aquarium is now well within the grasp of any interested hobbyist. One of the biggest reasons for the increased emphasis on saltwater fishes and invertebrates in aquarium hobby is that technological advances in aquarium equipment, coupled with advances in knowledge about marine biology, have made the keeping of marine animals of all types easier than it has ever been before. The tanks themselves are better, synthetic sea salts are better, filtration equipment is better, and lighting systems are better. These improvements add up to making it much simpler than it once was for aquarium hobbyists to reap the rewards that the marine end of the aquarium hobby can bring—including actually being able to set up a miniature coral reef and enjoy its fascinating, colorful diversity of life forms. The Simple Guide to Marine Aquariums
About the Author
Jeff Kurtz is a freelance writer and editor who has been involved in the aquarium hobby for more than 25 years. He is a regular contributor to Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine and is also the author of The Simple Guide to Mini-Reef Aquariums and Saltwater Aquarium Problem Solver (Animal Plant®).
The Simple Guide to® Freshwater Aquariums (Second Edition) is the key to becoming a dedicated aquarium hobbyist is to succeed with your first aquarium. The Simple Guide to® Freshwater Aquariums concentrates on providing you with a complete plan and all the information you need to choose and use the right-for-you aquarium equipment and the right-for-you fish and plants: it wants you to succeed. The information is presented in a completely straightforward text that’s easy to read, easy to understand – and very definitely easy to put to good use.
About the Author:
David E. Boruchowitz is in his sixth decade of fishkeeping. He wrote and edited for T.F.H. Publications for more than a decade and has authored a large number of books on a variety of topics. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine.
Posted December 16th, 2011. Add a comment