Freshwater Aquarium: Your Happy Healthy Pet

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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

A freshwater aquarium offers an endlessly fascinating pageant of movement and color. But how do you set up a tank and select the right fish? And how do you maintain an aquarium to keep your fish happy and healthy? This updated guide delivers the ...

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Overview

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs—now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

A freshwater aquarium offers an endlessly fascinating pageant of movement and color. But how do you set up a tank and select the right fish? And how do you maintain an aquarium to keep your fish happy and healthy? This updated guide delivers the answers, providing all the facts and advice you need, including:
* Tips on setting up and designing your aquarium
* An illustrated guide to popular tropical fish
* Pointers on selecting the right mix of fish
* The lowdown on maintaining your aquarium
* Guidance on keeping your fish healthy
* The scoop on how to breed your fish

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764583773
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/4/2005
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series , #20
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 999,333
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

GREGORY SKOMAL has been a fisheries biologist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads up the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. An avid aquarist, he has written seven books on aquarium keeping and fish, including Saltwater Aquarium in the Your Happy Healthy Pet series.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started.

Chapter 1: About Freshwater Fish.

Fish Evolution.

Fish Biology.

Fish in Captivity.

Chapter 2: Setting Up the Tank.

The Right Tank.

Creating Proper Water Conditions.

Filter Systems.

Aquarium Lighting.

Inside the Tank.

Other Accessories.

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Aquarium.

Successful Setup.

Aquarium Maturation.

Adding Fish to the Tank.

Part II: Freshwater Aquarium Fish.

Chapter 4: Common Freshwater Fish Families.

Livebearers.

Egglayers.

Chapter 5: Choosing Fish for Your Aquarium.

The Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners.

Fish Beginners Should Avoid Part III: Caring for Your Freshwater Fish.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Fish.

Feeding Strategies.

Types of Fish Foods.

How to Feed Your Fish.

Chapter 7: Maintaining Your Aquarium.

General Maintenance.

Maintenance Checklist.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Fish Healthy.

Signs of Illness.

Treatments.

Common Diseases.

Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Infections.

Parasite Infestations.

Chapter 9: Breeding Your Freshwater Fish.

Natural Reproduction.

Reproduction in the Aquarium.

Livebearers.

Egglayers.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Freshwater Aquarium.

Clubs.

Magazines.

Fish on the Internet.

Books.

Index.

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