Your First Marine Aquarium
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0764136755
Starting a marine aquarium is an fairly complex undertaking for ambitious aquarium hobbyists. This bookÂ’s author discusses many aspects of marine aquarium maintenance and presents clear instructions on creating the correct water chemistry and environment in which saltwater animals can flourish. This book is a title in BarronÂ’s extensive line of Complete Pet OwnerÂ’s Manuals . Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animalÂ’s traitsÂ—and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. The titles cover virtually all animals that are kept as pets, and include a wide selection of dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, and even some insects and arachnids.
The Complete Guide to Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1554074622
Presents tips for tropical freshwater fish owners, including information on aquariums, water management, aquarium plants, aquascaping, feeding, compatibility, maintenance, healthcare, and heating and lighting.
A Guide to Tropical Marine Life
Paperback ISBN: 1770851909
A practical, up-to-date, comprehensive guidebook for divers, naturalists and students, featuring more than 1000 color photographs of 800 species of ocean life. From tide pools to coral reefs and the open ocean beyond lies a world abounding with an assortment of colorful fish and fascinating creatures. The lure of the life that inhabits the ocean's reefs and open water is no secret to scuba enthusiasts and snorkelers who enjoy the opportunity to gaze upon this wonderful world through their dive masks. Reef Life identifies the most-likely encountered underwater life in the tropical marine environment, featuring more than 800 beautiful color photographs that provide the keys to this magnificent world. A gallery of more than 400 species offers readers an extensive identification guide to the most-likely encountered fishes and features each in detail: name, species, habitat, range and a description particular to the animal covered. With sections on invertebrates and algae, this guide reveals much about the range of animals and plants in the undersea ecosystem. Included is behavioral information on feeding, mimicry, and symbiosis, providing insights into natural survival strategies taking place among animals beneath the ocean surface. The clear, concise descriptions of the myriad of animals in the tropical oceans are collected in this handy, portable and comprehensive reference for use in the field or at the desk. The surveys of the tropical ocean regions and sea life around the world include: - The Caribbean - The Hawaiian Islands - French Polynesia - The Fijian Islands - The Philippines and South China Sea - Micronesia - The Indonesian Archipelago - Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands - The Great Barrier Reef - Western Thailand and Andaman Sea - The Maldives and Western Indian Ocean - The Red Sea - Tropical Eastern Pacific.
Setting Up a Tropical Aquarium
Paperback ISBN: 1770855181
Provides detailed instructions on how to set up an aquarium, from selecting materials, plants, and fish to keeping the fish healthy, and informs the reader of the science behind the recommended steps.
The Freshwater Fish Cookbook
More than 200 Ways to Cook Your Catch
Paperback ISBN: 1599213869
The Freshwater Fish Cookbookis A. D. Livingston’s gift to the freshwater angler, delivered in his incomparable and humorous style. With easy-to-follow instructions, these more than 200 mouthwatering recipes—for a huge net full of fish including trout, salmon, black bass, perch, pike, walleye, stripers, and many others—are a must-have for any angler who likes to “keep a few for the table” and those who cook and clean their catches. Livingston covers not only the most popular sport fish but also some so-called “trash” fish like carp, which more and more American anglers are getting hooked on. Sidebars provide helpful tips on cooking and freezing fish and on equipment, not to mention attention-grabbing, funny, ever informative bits of trivia. With delectable full-color photos of food and fish as well as illustrations showing how to clean and fillet, The Freshwater Fish Cookbookis more than just another collection of recipes—it’s an essential all-around resource for the fishing fanatic. Praise for the author’s previous books “[A. D. Livingston] is simultaneously the most local and global of chefs . . . characteristically strong and simplifying recipes without simplifying the results.”—Gray’s Sporting Journal “Livingston is a good writer with a sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge about cooking.”—Publishers Weekly
500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish
A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species
Paperback ISBN: 1770859195
Praise for the hardcover edition: "For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource." --American Reference Books Annual 2007 "Any home or library collection strong in aquarium references -- and many a fish store -- will find this packed with in-depth detail perfect for setting up an aquarium." --The Midwest Book Review This comprehensive full-color reference covers 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding along with guidance and recommendations on setting up a freshwater aquarium. Substantive and well organized for easy navigation, the book satisfies a wide of needs. Beginners can start their hobby with confidence and experienced keepers can use the book as an authoritative reference. The most important update of this edition is that species names have been changed in accordance with the latest international revisions, made to take into account recent DNA information. In all, about 120 names are updated. Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip guided by an aquarium specialist ready to offer advice. The directory details every species appropriate for a freshwater aquarium. While most require a heated aquarium, other varieties can be kept in an unheated one (such as bloodfin tetras, white clouds and the beginner classic, goldfish). The book organizes the freshwater aquarium species in major groups, among them: Cichlids (such as angelfish and discus); Catfish; Cyprinids (such as barbs, danios, koi and goldfish); Characoids (such as tetras, neons and piranhas); Loaches and suckers; Gouramis (such as bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads); Rainbow fish and blue-eyes; and Livebearers (such as mollies and platies). This comprehensive and useful reference is from a highly respected fish keeper with more than 50 years' experience. His advice and guidance will be welcomed by amateur fish keepers of any age and expertise.
The Dragon Behind the Glass
A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish
Hardcover ISBN: 1451678940
A tour of the surprising world of the endangered Asian arowana, otherwise known as the "dragon fish," describes the violence, expense, cultural beliefs and sophisticated smuggling operations surrounding its illegal possession, tracing the author's years-long quest in search of surviving populations.
The Fish Market
Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate
Hardcover ISBN: 1250079101
Recounts the stories of the people and places behind sustainable seafood in the United States, explaining the methods that investors, equity firms, and seafood landlords have used to leverage the sustainable seafood movement.