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Understanding Tropical Fish

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Fish keeping is a rapidly expanding hobby. One in ten U.S. households now has an aquarium. Tropical fish, however, are notoriously difficult to take care of. This guide offers essential advice on choosing and using the best materials and equipment. Specially commissioned photographs demonstrate every stage involved in setting up a fully working system so that you can keep your tropical fish healthy and attractive for years to come.
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Overview

Fish keeping is a rapidly expanding hobby. One in ten U.S. households now has an aquarium. Tropical fish, however, are notoriously difficult to take care of. This guide offers essential advice on choosing and using the best materials and equipment. Specially commissioned photographs demonstrate every stage involved in setting up a fully working system so that you can keep your tropical fish healthy and attractive for years to come.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764562358
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 141
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.57 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

The author Gina Sandford's interest in fishkeeping began with a goldfish and developed to include sticklebacks, young perch, pike and eventually tropical fish. She has kept and bred many species, but has a particular interest in catfishes. She has written several books and contributed many articles to magazines and journals. Gina travels widely, giving audiovisual presentations and lectures to both experienced and young audiences.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Living in water.

First impressions.

Under the skin.

The senses.

How fish feed.

Special strategies.

Reproduction.

A scientific summary.

Index and credits.

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