Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish
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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How to use this book 11
INTRODUCTION TO FISHKEEPING 12
INTRODUCTION TO FRESHWATER FISH 24
DIRECTORY OF FRESHWATER FISH 72
DIRECTORY OF FRESHWATER PLANTS 190
INTRODUCTION TO MARINE FISH 200
DIRECTORY OF MARINE FISH 234
DIRECTORY OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES 284
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acidic pH 6.0 acidic to neutral adults aggressive algae alkaline pH anal fin anemone Angelfish aquarium areas Barb Betta blue body breeding brine shrimp Butterflyfish catfish caudal fin caudal peduncle clownfish coloration coral Corydoras dark DIET Flake DIET Livefoods DIET Prepared cichlid DIET Prepared foods display dorsal fin eggs feeding female filter fish’s fishkeeping foods and livefoods foods and small gill goldfish Gourami grow Hardy hatch Indo-Pacific invertebrates killifish Lake Malawi livebearers mouth-brooding neutral pH 7.0 nonaggressive occurring ORIGINS Asia ORIGINS South America ORIGINS Southeast Asia oxygen Pacific partial water changes patterning Peaceful and social pectoral fins pond Prepared cichlid foods PROPAGATION Rainbowfish Rasbora reef shoal small livefoods soft 50 mg/l South America spawning species spots stripe substrate surface swimming tank TEMPERAMENT Peaceful TEMPERAMENT Relatively TEMPERAMENT Territorial Tetra variety water chemistry water quality WATER Temperature 73–82°F WATER Temperature 77–79°F wild Wrasse yellow young