Aquarium Care of Goldfish

Aquarium Care of Goldfish

by David E. Boruchowitz


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This expert guide provides up-to-date information on keeping goldfish healthy in home aquariums. It covers a wide range of common issues with goldfish care, and contains identifying photos for many of the most popular and easily obtained goldfish species. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planet™, the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. Each book features newly written text from animal experts on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780793837007
Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 531,732
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Why Do You Want a Goldfish?     7
What Are Goldfish?
Just Say No to Bowls!
Plain and Fancy
Where Do You Get a Goldfish?
How Much Do Goldfish Cost?
What Good Are Goldfish?
What About a Goldfish Community?
What You'll Need     19
Aquarium Stand
Water-Changing Equipment
Tank Cover
Temperature Control
Test Kits
Getting Started     39
The Tank
No Fish Yet
Cycling Basics
Ammonia Sources
Skipping Cycling
Acclimating Your Fish
Aquarium Maintenance     47
Water Changes
Too Much Water Change?
A Proper Regimen
Other Maintenance
Chow Time!     53
Types of Foods
How Much to Feed?
Feeling Good     67
Gasping for Breath
Veterinary Care
Try Salt
What About Fish Medicines?
Other Ailments
A Marvelous Variety     83
Purebred or Mongrel?
Single-Tail Goldfish
Double-Tail Goldfish
Goldfish Without Dorsal Fins
What's Next?     99
Join a Club!
Aquatic Gardens
Breeding Goldfish
Showing Goldfish
Resources     104
Index     106

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