Title : Freshwater Aquariums: Basic Aquarium Setup and Maintenance (Fish Keeping Made Easy)
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 144 pages
Publisher : David Alderton
Language : English
ISBN : 9781931993111

For beginning auatic fancier looking to start out right with fish Freshwater Auariums by David Alderton is the ideal primer A vertebrate that breathe primarily by means of gills and swim by means of fins is the author’s lead in to the first chapter called “What are Fish” Alderton builds the reader’s confidence by providing solid information about what fish are anatomically speaking how they evolved how they breathe how they move where they live and how they behaveThe new fancier’s auarium begins in chapter two with instructions on setting up the tank including selecting the right size figuring out how many fish setting the tank euipment substrate heating lighting filtrations plants water chemistry assembly and Choosing the freshwater fishes that appeal to the reader is the subject of “Introducing the Categories of Fish” which schools readers in seven categories Cyprinids eg goldfish minnows and barbs Characins eg tetras Cichlids eg oscars angelfish and discus Anabantoids gouramis bettasSiamese fighting fish and paradise fish Toothcarps guppies swordtails platies black mollies and killifish Catfish and others loaches and Chinese algae eaters The purchasing maintenance and feeding of fish are described in considerable details and the author gives a basic overview of breeding and keeping fish healthy as well Resources glossary and index conclude the book