Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium

Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Provides detailed information on aquarium tanks, plants, and more than thirty varieties of tropical fish.

Firefly Books Ltd
A comprehensive guide to setting up and maintaining a freshwater aquarium at home, including a listing of species, fish biology breeding and conservation, all about aquariums, fish nutrition and health, plants and more.

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.

Book News
This illustrated reference provides advice on aquarium set-up and maintenance as well as fish biology, nutrition, health, and breeding. Content is organized by major groups and species, with species distribution, size, behavior, diet, aquarium set-up, and breeding characteristics described for every species. Lists of related species are also given, with sizes and water temperature guides. Color photos of fish are included. Dawes, an aquatic consultant, is secretary-general for an aquatic industry organization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2001
Description: 304 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9781552975442
Branch Call Number: 639.34 Daw


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