Goldfish: 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!

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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!

Goldfish are the most widely kept fish in the world. They are the quintessential first pet since goldfish are relatively inexpensive, easy to care for, fairly hardy, and very adaptable. With colorful photos, charts, and tables, this guide gives you information on:
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Choosing your goldfish
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Setting up and maintaining your aquarium
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The outdoor goldfish pond
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Feeding your goldfish
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Keeping your goldfish healthy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470165126
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/29/2007
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series , #98
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,420,293
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Skomal, PhD, is an experienced aquarist and Marine Fisheries biologist at Martha's Vineyard Fisheries, Division of Marine Fisheries, Massachusetts. He is also an adjunct scientist at the Center for Shark Research in Sarasota, Florida, and has appeared on National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, and Fox News.
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Table of Contents

Part I: All About Goldfish.

Chapter 1: What Is a Goldfish?

The History of Goldfish.

Classifying Goldfish.

The Basic Goldfish Body.

How Do Goldfish Swim?

How Do Goldfish Breathe?

A Goldfish’s Senses.

Chapter 2: (Almost) Endless Variety.

Flat Body Type.

Round or Egg-Shaped Body Type.

Chapter 3: Choosing Your Goldfish.

Goldfish and Other Tropical Fish.

Signs of a Healthy Goldfish.

Avoid Overcrowding.

How to Avoid Overcrowding.

Part II: Goldfish Habitats.

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Aquarium.

Aquarium Tanks.

Light.

Heater.

Water Filters.

Aeration.

Other Accessories.

Setting Up Your Aquarium.

Aquascaping.

The Water.

The Nitrogen Cycle.

Bringing Your Goldfish Home.

Chapter 5: Aquarium Plants.

Why Live Plants?

Rooted Plants.

Bunched Plants.

Floating Plants.

Chapter 6: The Outdoor Goldfish Pond.

Where to Place the Pond.

Pond Size.

Types of Ponds.

Filtration.

The Fish.

Pond Plants.

Feeding.

Spawning and Breeding.

Cleaning the Pond.

Part III: Taking Care of Your Goldfish.

Chapter 7: Feeding Your Goldfish.

What Should I Feed My Goldfish?

How to Feed Your Fish.

A Sample Diet.

Chapter 8: Maintaining Your Aquarium.

General Maintenance.

Partial Water Changes.

Maintenance Checklist.

Chapter 9: Goldfish Diseases.

Signs of Illness.

Commercial Remedies.

The Hospital Tank.

Common Diseases.

Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Infections.

Parasite Infestations.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Goldfish.

Books.

Magazines.

Internet.

Index.

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