Aquarium Making- Fishkeeping & Maintenance

Aquarium Making- Fishkeeping & Maintenance

by Mundy Jim


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Fish-keeping has been advanced in recent decades with fancier and easier methods and even the breeding of fish for pets has improved greatly in terms of techniques.This book is for both experienced fish-keepers who have had aquariums for a considerable period of time and for new aquarium hobbyists alike. It is for those who want to build and set up their own aquariums and for those who wonder how they can dismantle the aquarium accessories and still be able to set up the aquarium to function appropriately. It also aims at teaching how to properly maintain an aquarium; feed the fish adequately, and know when they are sick or need attention and take good care of them.A lot has been learnt about different types of fish that can be nicely kept as pets in aquariums. We now want to keep beautiful fish like the goldfish, those with striking colours such as the zebra danios and even the odd-looking ones like the leaf-fish and longnose. We have come to know fish which can survive long in aquariums, types of environment that favour some particular fish, compatibility of fish, etc.The book will surely serve as an elaborate guideline which I believe will also enable anyone interested in the aquarium hobby to benefit from and even study further, especially in deeper areas like breeding. It starts with the make-up of an aquarium in chapter 1. Chapter 2 renders several crucial tips while chapter 3 dwells on feeding and gives some tips on breeding. No one will ignore the challenges or common problems and diseases associated with keeping an aquarium and these are treated in chapter 4. The most commonly kept aquarium pet, the goldfish get chapter 5 and finally, in chapter 6, a step-by -step approach in setting up an aquarium is outlined; and this will help those who just want to set up an aquarium right away.First published as an eBook, the book contains new sections and updates to existing sections. In addition, a set of exercises and multiple-choice questions have been added at the end of each chapter to help students and hobbyists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788299890649
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/26/2019
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mundy Obilor Jim has a passion for writing, editing and publishing. His published books are in the Technology, Nonfiction and Poetry genres. Mundy started writing from his time at high school through to University, which saw him as Editor of the faculty & Halls of Residence magazines with a potential audience of over thirty thousand people. His love for writing also transcends into songwriting and music production. Apart from writing, Mundy is a qualified Geophysicist & Project Manager with over 15 years' experience. He also builds and maintains aquariums. Mundy lives in Norway and is married with two children.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

From The Author 7

Chapter 1 Aquarium Making 9

1.1 Aquarium Design 11

1.2 Sand and gravel 15

1.3 Aeration and connectors 16

1.4 Plants and vegetation 20

1.5 Lightings 23

Chapter 1 Exercises 26

Chapter 2 The Crucial Tips 29

2.1 The choice of fish 31

2.2 The perfect location 33

2.3 Aquarium service 33

2.4 Water and filtration 35

Chapter 2 Exercises 45

Chapter 3 Feeding and Breeding Tips 49

3.1 The feeding culture 50

3.2 While you are away 51

3.3 The breeding hints 53

3.4 Livebearers or egglayers 54

Chapter 3 Exercises 57

Chapter 4 Common Problems And Diseases 61

4.1 Excess algae growth 62

4.2 Gasping 65

4.3 Fish incompatibility 65

4.4 Unfriendly snails 67

4.5 Fungal infections 67

4.6 White spots or ich 67

4.7 Fin rot 68

4.8 New tank syndrome (NTS) 69

4.9 Other ailments 70

4.10 Typical treatment 71

4.11 Systematic treatment 72

Chapter 4 Exercises 73

Chapter 5 Goldfish Wins 77

5.1 The extra care 82

5.2 The dancing space 84

5.3 Feeding and cleaning 85

5.4 The goldfish community 85

Chapter 6 Aquarium Setup 89

6.1 Tank safety 91

6.2 The 7 step journey 92

Chapter 6 Exercises 98

Glossary 100

Answers to Exercises 101

Bibliography 102

Index 103

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