Aquarium Fish Breeding

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Barron's Educational Series, 2003 - Pets - 169 pages
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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.
 

Contents

lntroduction
1
The Biology of Fish Breeding
15
Aquarium Requirements
31
Breeding Triggers and Some Problems
47
Fish Nutrition
59
Building a Fish Room
78
Livebearers
89
Egglayers
99
Cichlids
113
Marine Fish
124
Invertebrates
136
Plant Propagation
151
Useful Addresses and Literature
161
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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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