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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
This is one of the titles in a series called "Extreme Pets" which is designed to provide "expert advice... to children interested in keeping non-traditional pets." Other books in the series cover spiders, lizards, salamanders, rats, and snakes. The text is clearly written but does not contain a pronunciation guide, so adult help is needed. Clear color photographs on every page complement the text. Straightforward instructions cover topics such as buying, feeding, and keeping piranhas healthy. Practical information is provided for purchasing the right aquarium, setting it up, and properly maintaining it. Adult guidance and assistance is also stressed. Sidebars provide answers to pertinent questions. A glossary contributes definitions for some of the words used in the text. Several helpful websites are listed to assist in offering additional information. If books about this topic are needed, consider adding this book to the collection. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599202372
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Extreme Pets Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

What Are Piranhas?     4
Red-Bellied Piranhas     6
Black, Red-Throated, and Pike Piranhas     8
Keeping Piranhas     10
Choosing the Right Tank     12
Heaters and Filters     14
Decorations and Lighting     16
Setting up Your Aquarium     18
Buying Your Piranhas     20
Feeding Your Piranhas     22
Cleaning Your Tank     24
Keeping Healthy Piranhas     26
Caring for Your Aquarium     28
Glossary     30
Further Information     31
Index     32
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