The Discus: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Fish

The Discus: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Fish


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Written by tropical fish experts with over 30 years experience, The Discus includes all the information a new fish keeper needs to begin this exciting hobby: how to select a tank; proper water conditions; nutrition; and breeding your own beautiful fish. Like all the titles in the Owner's Guide series, The Discus is filled with info-packed sidebars and striking color photos. This book helps make keeping Discus a fun and rewarding experience for the hobbyist.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630261955
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series , #143
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

MIC and MADDY HARGROVE have over 30 years experience in all aspects of aquarium fish-keeping. They are the authors of The Betta: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Fish and contribute to many magazines about the hobby. DAVID BROWN is a longtime fish breeder and writer.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: All About Discus.

1. The King of the Amazon.

2. Discus Basics and Behavior.

PART TWO: Setting Up the Discus Aquarium.

3. The Aquarium and Its Components.

4. Understanding Equipment.

5. Aquarium Water.

6. Plants, Substrate and Accessories.

PART THREE: Caring for Discus.

7. Bringing Your Discus Home.

8. Feeding Your Discus.

9. Keeping Discus Healthy.

PART FOUR: Beyond the Basics.

10. The Basics of Breeding.

11. Resources.

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