The Conscientious Marine Aquarist: A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists

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Microcosm, 2001 - Pets - 432 pages
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Bringing the Ethics and Curiosity of a Marine Ecologist to the home aquarium field, Robert Fenner provides new standards and fresh insights into the intelligent selection and care of captive saltwater fishes and invertebrates. As a pragmatic, hands-on guide for beginning to intermediate hobbyists, The Conscientious Marine Aquarist demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean. A leading advocate for the responsible collection and care of wild-caught specimens, Fenner starts with the basics -- "What is a fish?" -- and proceeds to give the reader the scientific background and expert-level secrets to being a smarter consumer, better steward, and more successful marine aquarium keeper.

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Contents

FO REWO RD by Cbristopher Turk
8
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
11
AN ARGUMENT FOR MARINE AQUARIUM KEEPING
13
DEMYSTIFYING THE MARINE AQUARIUM
23
Systems
31
Basic Equipment
47
Filtration
65
Water
91
Butterflyfishes
228
Angelfishes
245
IIawkfishes
265
Damselfishes
269
Clownfishes
274
Wrasses
280
Parrotfishes
285
Blennies and Blennylike Fishes
288

Setup and Aquascaping
101
Maintenance
125
Marine Algae
133
Foods and Feeding
141
Disease
149
Cyanide Collection
165
PART II FISHES FOR THE MARINE AQUARIUM
175
Sharks
182
Moray Eels
189
Marine Catfish
194
Squirrelfishes
196
Lionfishes
200
Basses
208
Fancy Sea Basses
212
Dottybacks
216
Grammas
219
awfishes
222
Cardinalfishes
225
Gobies
295
Tangs Surgeons and Doctorfishes
301
Triggerfishes
311
Filefishes
317
Puffers Boxfishes Cowfishes and Porcupinefishes
320
MARINE INVERTEBRATES
327
Sponges
333
Cnidarians
337
Fanworms and Feather Duster Worms
363
Mollusks
366
Crustaceans
379
Echinoderms
389
REFERENCES Contacts
404
Selected Bibliography
408
Photography Illustration Credits
412
Index
414
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
430
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