Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium

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Firefly Books, 2001 - Pets - 304 pages

This 288 page, illustration-packed encyclopedia covers a wide range of the fish species information and technical hints needed to easily and successfully maintain a freshwater aquarium at home. Several books in one, it features hundreds of species and offers advice on the latest equipment, foods, remedies, water treatments, test kits, and aquarium management techniques.

The Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium includes an A-Z listing of aquarium fish species, plus:

  • fish biology
  • fish in nature
  • fish conservation
  • commercial breeding
  • aquarium selection, set-up, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • fish nutrition and feeding
  • fish breeding in the aquarium
  • fish health and diseases
  • aquarium plant species
  • planting and maintenance of aquarium plants
  • species of aquarium animals, such as frogs, snails, crayfish, and more

The book includes the latest information on koi and other coldwater species, one of today's fastest-growing aquarium sectors. Rounded out with a glossary and further reading, The Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium is a beautiful, colorful and comprehensive guide suitable for both beginning as well as seasoned aquarium hobbyists.


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User Review  - Jesh1721 - LibraryThing

The Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium by John Dawes is an easy read, with a lot of great information packed into it. It has plenty of information on all aspects of fish keeping. From ... Read full review

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I have this book and have gone to it many times to look up a species its got a good amount of detail on each one from cichlids to odd balls and even some plants it also has some good info equipment and setup its a good reference book to have on hand.

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John Dawes is an internationally renowned expert on fish, aquaria, and outdoor fishkeeping, and is currently Secretary-General for Ornamental Fish International. More than 3000 of his articles have been published in consumer, trade and scientific publications worldwide, including Pet Product News, Freshwater and Marine Aquarium and Aquarium Fish magazine. He wrote or contributed to, among others, John Dawes Book of Water Gardens, The Water Gardening Handbook, Popular Freshwater Tropical Fish, Tropical Aquarium Fish, The Tropical Freshwater Aquarium and The Book of the Marine Aquarium.

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