500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species

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Greg Jennings
Firefly Books, 2006 - Pets - 528 pages
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Expert advice on freshwater aquarium fish. Illustrated in full color, this comprehensive reference includes 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding, along with a recommended aquarium setup. Practical and well organized, this book is tailored to the needs of a wide range of freshwater-aquarium hobbyists. A key decision for the aquarium owner, and also one of the most fun to make, is choosing the fish for a tank. 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip, with an expert alongside to offer crucial advice. This thorough directory details every appropriate species. While most of the fish featured require a heated aquarium, there are other popular varieties, such as goldfish, that can be kept in an unheated one. With more than 500 color photographs, the book is organized by major fish groups, among them: - Cichlids, including angelfish and discus - Catfish - Cyprinids, including barbs, danios, koi and goldfish - Characoids, including tetras, neons and piranhas - Oaches and suckers - Gouramis, including bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads - Rainbow fish and blue-eyes - Livebearers, including mollies and platies. This comprehensive and useful reference, edited by a highly respected expert, will be welcomed by amateur fishkeepers of any age and expertise.02

Expert advice on freshwater aquarium fish.

Illustrated in full color, this comprehensive reference includes 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding, along with a recommended aquarium setup. Practical and well organized, this book is tailored to the needs of a wide range of freshwater-aquarium hobbyists.

A key decision for the aquarium owner, and also one of the most fun to make, is choosing the fish for a tank. 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip, with an expert alongside to offer crucial advice. This thorough directory details every appropriate species. While most of the fish featured require a heated aquarium, there are other popular varieties, such as goldfish, that can be kept in an unheated one.

With more than 500 color photographs, the book is organized by major fish groups, among them:

  • Cichlids, including angelfish and discus
  • Catfish
  • Cyprinids, including barbs, danios, koi and goldfish
  • Characoids, including tetras, neons and piranhas
  • Oaches and suckers
  • Gouramis, including bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads
  • Rainbow fish and blue-eyes
  • Livebearers, including mollies and platies.

This comprehensive and useful reference, edited by a highly respected expert, will be welcomed by amateur fishkeepers of any age and expertise.

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About the author (2006)

Greg Jennings has been actively involved in fish-keeping for more than 40 years. He has visited many of the locations around the world where popular hobbyist species originate and, through fellow enthusiasts in the international community, keeps up with the very latest developments and techniques.

Greg Jennings has been actively involved in fish-keeping for more than 40 years. He has visited many of the locations around the world where popular hobbyist species originate and, through fellow enthusiasts in the international community, keeps up with the very latest developments and techniques.

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