Clownfish and Sea Anemones

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Barron's Educational Series, 1998 - Pets - 71 pages
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This handsome and highly useful manual focuses on the most popular group of coral reef fishes. It presents everything the beginner needs to know about creating a suitable aquarium habitat for any of the nearly 30 species of clownfish. Experienced aquarists will appreciate the insightful, ecologically sensitive advice on maintaining clownfish host anemones, and the author's sound suggestions for appropriate invertebrate tank mates.
 

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Contents

Understanding Anemonefishes
6
Gene Flow
7
The Species of Clownfishes
8
TankRaised Anemonefishes
10
Marine Aquarium Basics
17
Biological Filtration
20
Lighting
22
Temperature Control
23
Enhancements
41
Clownfish Host Anemones
42
Classification
43
Anemone Conservation Issues
47
Tankmates for Clownfishes and Anemones
49
Compatible Invertebrates
53
Breeding Clownfishes
60
Broodstock
61

Accessories
25
Treating a Parasite Infestation with Copper
26
Water Conditions
28
Seawater Preparation
32
Troubleshooting
33
Feeding Clownfishes
34
Simple Aquariums for Clownfishes
35
Selecting Cured Live Rock
40
Food Cultures
62
Time Frame for Hatching
63
Summary
64
Useful Literature and Addresses
65
Glossary
69
Index
71
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About the author (1998)

John H. Tullock holds a master's degree in zoology. From 1987 to 1995, he operated a retail and mail-order aquarium business featuring saltwater fish, invertebrates and everything necessary to maintain them in the home. He is the founder of the American Marinelife Dealer Association and served on the steering committee that created the Marine Aquarium Council. He is the author of eight previous aquarium books, including "Natural Reef Aquariums" (TFH) and "Your First Marine Aquarium" (Barron's).

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