Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish

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Penguin, Jun 2, 2008 - Pets - 400 pages
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A lavishly illustrated reference covering all aspects ofkeeping fish, the Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish is the first bookon the market to provide care and identification information on all types of fish for every possible environment, from indoor aquariums to outdoor ponds. The book contains a directory of over 800 of the most popular fish—freshwater, saltwater, coldwater, and tropical—showing not only what each fish looks like, but what food they eat, which species they can cohabit with, how big they grow, and much more.
 

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Contents

Preface 10
10
How to use this book 11
11
INTRODUCTION TO FISHKEEPING 12
13
INTRODUCTION TO FRESHWATER FISH 24
25
DIRECTORY OF FRESHWATER FISH 72
73
DIRECTORY OF FRESHWATER PLANTS 190
191
INTRODUCTION TO MARINE FISH 200
201
DIRECTORY OF MARINE FISH 234
235
INTRODUCTION TO POND FISH 298
299
DIRECTORY OF POND FISH 330
331
DIRECTORY OF POND PLANTS 362
363
Glossary 380
380
Useful websites 382
382
Index of common and scientific names 383
383
General index 394
394
Acknowledgments 399
399

DIRECTORY OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES 284
285

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About the author (2008)

David Alderton is a widely recognized expert on cage birds and a regular contributor to publications for owners of many different pets.

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