Aquarium Fish Breeding

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Barron's, 2003 - Pets - 169 pages
Aquarium hobbyists who are interested in breeding fishes and invertebrates will find a bonanza of information in this profusely illustrated book. Explained here is the biology of fish breeding, with focus on taxonomy, population management, genetics, inbreeding versus selective breeding, culling, reproductive strategies, and larval and juvenile development. The author also provides extensive information on aquarium requirements, breeding triggers, and fish nutrition. Prospective fish breeders will value the author’s detailed instructions for building a fish room, with attention to its location, structure, plumbing, life support, and safety issues. He devotes individual chapters to livebearers, egg layers, cichlids, marine fish, and invertebrates. This very useful book is enhanced with more than 85 color photos plus anatomically accurate line art.

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A practical guide to aquarium fish breeding that covers the biology of fish breeding, aquarium requirements, building a fish room, breeding triggers, nutrition, live-bearers, egg layers, cichlids, marine fish, invertebrates, and plant propagation.
Panduan praktikal untuk ternakan ikan akuarium yang meliputi biologi pembiakan ikan, keperluan akuarium, membina sebuah bilik ikan, pembiakan pencetus, pemakanan, live-pemegang jawatan, lapisan telur, cichlids, ikan laut, invertebrata, dan pembiakan tanaman.
 

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About the author (2003)

Jay F. Hemdal is Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates at the Toledo, Ohio, Zoo and is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee. He has published extensively in aquarium periodicals and is the author of a previously published book on aquar-ium careers.

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