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Our fish and aquarium books are full of information about the fish we keep and the tanks and aquariums we house them in.

  • Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish

    David Alderton

    Product Code: BUIWO
    Hardback
    This comprehensive guide is the most complete owner's manual for keeping all types of freshwater and marine fish. The book will take you through all the options in choosing the right fish for any water temperature - tropical and coldwater - and for all types of environment - indoor aquariums or outdoor ponds. Know the difference between keeping marine fish and freshwater fish, including differences in aquarium setups, and feeding and caring for your pet fish. Learn to tell if your fish are healthy and find out everything you need to breed them successfully. The Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish contains a huge photographic colour reference directory of over 800 of the most popular fish, which not only shows you what they look like, but also gives you the key information you need, such as how big they will grow, whether they integrate with different fish, what food they eat, and what water type and temperature they prefer.
    • £12.89
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  • Koi For Dummies

    RD Bartlett

    Product Code: BJLHA
    Paperback
    Known throughout the world for its beauty and personality, koi is one of the most carefully bred fish species around. Raising koi is especially time-consuming and requires more than just sprinkling little flakes in the fish bowl. But thankfully, you don't have to be an expert to maintain your own koi pond. Koi For Dummies shows you how easy and fun it can be to own and care for these delicate fish. Whether building a pond or aquarium for the indoors or outdoors, this easy-to-understand guide explores all of your options. Clear, concise advice helps you:* Appreciate your koi's beauty* Build, design, and maintain your koi pond or aquarium* Find and select koi and the proper supplies* Keep your koi happy and healthy* Treat your koi for parasites, bacterial infections, and viruses* Breed and care for baby koi* Show off your koi to other koi enthusiasts This fun, friendly guide also explains what to do during a power outage and how to check your koi for illness. Featuring 8 pages of full-color photos, Koi for Dummies is all you need to get started raising your very own koi. No matter where you live, you'll be able to care for and breed this beautiful fish!
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  • Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook

    Robert Goldstein

    Product Code: AOZHS
    Paperback
    This expanded and updated edition of a valuable manual for marine aquarium hobbyists provides the latest scientific discoveries and aquarium techniques for keeping and propagating living corals. The coral reef, both in the ocean and in a marine aquarium, is a symbiotic system of corals and beneficial algae in a community with other marine life forms. The author also discusses sponges, echinoderms, mollusks, crustaceans, and fishes, and advises on controlling and eliminating diseases and parasites in a marine aquarium. This book is filled with instructive colour photos.
    • £9.89
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  • Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies

    Maddy Hargrove

    Product Code: AOZHQ
    Paperback
    Covers the latest aquarium gadgets Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide! Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae.

    Discover how to: Choose the right aquarium, select the best fish, get good deals on equipment, maintain a clean, healthy environment, handle tank pitfalls and breed your fish.
    • £16.89
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  • Your First Marine Aquarium

    John Tullock

    Product Code: AOZHP
    Paperback
    Starting a marine aquarium is a fairly complex undertaking for ambitious aquarium hobbyists. The author discusses many aspects of marine aquarium maintenance and presents clear instructions on creating the correct water chemistry and environment in which saltwater animals can flourish. Barron's extensive line of "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" advices current and soon-to-be pet owners on the care of dogs and cats of virtually all recognized breeds, as well as on birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, small mammals, and even exotic creatures like tarantulas and sugar gliders. The information in each book is authoritative but the language is non-technical and easy for every pet owner to understand. Every title in this series is individually written from first page to last by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. All "Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" are filled with high-quality colour photos and instructive line art.
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  • Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies

    Gregory Skomal

    Product Code: AOZHN
    Paperback
    Demystifies aquarium setup and maintenance Combine and care for a wide variety of marine fish and invertebrates Dive into the colorful world of saltwater fish! This fun, friendly guide gives you easy step-by-step instructions for choosing and caring for these amazing animals. You get the latest on feeding, tank upkeep, filtering systems, maintaining live rock, and preventing algae build-up, as well as what not to include in your aquarium. Discover how to* Choose the best fish and equipment* Get your tank up and running* Maintain proper water conditions* Keep your fish happy and healthy* Avoid tank pitfalls* Keep a brackish aquarium
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  • The Perfect Aquarium

    Jeremy Gay

    Product Code: AOZHK
    Paperback
    Everything the first time fish-keeper needs to know to set up a tank. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions help you create and develop your aquarium - whether it's coldwater, tropical or marine. Charts and tables show how to deal with ailments and diseases, and there's a guide to the most common fish.

    There are profiles of over 100 tropical, marine and coldwater fish, as well as plants and invertebrates.
    • £12.39
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  • Marine Fishes

    Scott W. Michael

    Product Code: AOZHI
    Paperback
    Like a field guide to marine aquarium fishes, this first PocketExpert? Guide offers a quick but authoritative reference for identifying, buying, and keeping more than 500 popular saltwater species. Designed by a team of marine enthusiasts and aquarium professionals, this information-packed handbook covers all of the fishes most often seen by hobbyists. "One species per page" listing offers concise, clear advice and data on: scientific and common names, maximum length, range, minimum aquarium size, foods and feeding, aquarium suitability, reef aquarium compatibility, behavior, and captive care advice. Included are all 29 major families and groups of marine aquarium fishes, ranging from angelfishes, butterflyfishes, and cardinalfishes to surgeonfishes, triggerfishes, and wrasses.
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  • Mini Encyclopedia of The Marine Aquarium

    Dick Mills

    Product Code: AOZHH
    Paperback
    This mini encyclopaedia is packed with sensible advice and practical guidance. The first part explores the techniques and systems used to sustain tropical marine fishes and shows how to apply these in setting up a tropical marine aquarium. This is followed by expert advice on feeding, maintenance, health care and breeding. Part two presents a wide-ranging selection of tropical marine fish from around the world, with details of their compatibility, feeding habits and breeding potential.
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  • Mini Encyclopedia of the Tropical Aquarium

    Gina Sandford

    Product Code: AOZHG
    Paperback
    This mini encyclopedia is packed with sensible advice and practical guidance. The first part shows how to set up a freshwater tropical aquarium in the home. Part two explores further aspects of fishkeeping, including how to choose and use aquarium plants plus advice on feeding, breeding, health care and routine maintenance. Part three presents a wide-ranging selection of suitable fish, including details of their origin, ideal aquarium conditions, compatibility and breeding.
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  • Fish Babies

    Catherine Veitch

    Product Code: AKBHW
    Paperback 4 years +
    This book looks at fish babies, and examines how fish babies are born, how they are cared for, how they develop, and differences and similarities between baby fish and their parents. The book also includes a picture glossary of key and difficult terms, and a page showing the life cycle of a fish.
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  • Aquariums and Aquarium Fish

    Mary Bailey

    Product Code: ADZZF
    Hardback
    This is the comprehensive expert guide to planning, building, stocking and maintaining your aquaria, both marine and freshwater, illustrated by over 700 step-by-step colour photographs and artworks. This is a definitive guide to identifying and keeping freshwater and marine fishes. It provides everything you need to get started as a fish-keeper - the ultimate practical guide to setting up any type of aquarium. It includes clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions for planning, building, stocking and maintaining your aquarium. It contains a comprehensive fish identifier - hundreds of colour pictures of the world's most popular fish in their natural locations and habitats and how the professionals keep them. It is fully illustrated with over 650 colour photographs and specially commissioned artworks. This comprehensive guide contains all the information and advice you need to ensure you get the most out of your aquarium. The book is divided into two sections. The first half explains in how to set up your aquarium, how to select the type of fish you want and how to maintain a healthy tank environment. There is a separate sub-section that is devoted to accommodating the special requirements of marine fish and each topic is treated with a hands-on approach. The second part of the book looks at the fish themselves and the general merits, habitats, feeding and breeding requirements of many fish in each of the major groups. Written in a no-nonsense, practical style and illustrated throughout, this is the book that every aquarium owner must own.
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