The goldfish, Carassius auratus, a member of the Carp family, Cyprinidae, has been domesticated for many hundreds of years, as a food fish, a laboratory animal and now most important commercially, for ornamental and aesthetic purposes. There are now many scores of recognised varieties, which have been produced over time by selection processes and other methods described in detail in this stimulating book.<p><p><i>Goldfish Varieties and Genetics</i> covers all major aspects relating to goldfish breeding and genetics in a readable and user-friendly style. An account is presented of the domestication and evolution of the goldfish, including comprehensive details of the relevant genetic and biological principles involved in the development strategies and production of new varieties. The book also covers the subject of goldfish appreciation and the international significance of goldfish shows and show standards. The book concludes with an exciting forward look at the potential evolutionary future for the goldfish.<p><p>This important and timely book brings together, for the first time, a wealth of scientific information, presented in a clear and understandable manner by Dr Joseph Smartt, who has many years' experience working in fish genetics and breeding. The book is a must-have purchase for all serious goldfish breeders, hobbyists and dealers, fish biologists and geneticists, aquarium keepers and aquaculture personnel. <p><p>The author, Joseph Smartt is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
This book is the complete guide to setting up and maintaining a beautiful tropical fish aquarium. The author put everything he knows about tropical fish and aquariums into simple, understandable language so that you can easily learn all there is to know about this subject. It includes topics such as...
[ How to Set Up an Aquarium: Great tips on getting the best aquarium for your home or office!
[ Where to Place an Aquarium: How to enjoy your fish in the best possible location.
[ Pumps Galore: How to choose the best pump and keep your fish alive and healthy.
[ Water Setup: Keep your fish alive with good and healthy water.
[ Adding Your Fish: How to transfer the fish to your tank healthily and happily.
[ Solving Water Problems: Simple points to overcome dangerous water problems for your fish.
[ Tropical Fish Aquariums: Great tips to have the healthiest and most colorful fish all the time.
[ Vacation Care: How to come home to your beautiful tank and fish every time, without any surprises!
[ Choosing Your Fish: How to find the best fish for you, your family or your office.
[ Community Aquariums: How to have many different kinds of fish all living together and adding life and color to any environment.
[ 11 Fish Diseases: Learn what foods will keep your fish safe and healthy.
[ Treating Your Fish: Simple steps to get your fish healthy and strong again in no time.
[ Aquarium Maintenance: Learn how to keep your tank clear, beautiful and running properly.
[ Routine Schedule: To help you achieve all that you can, the author included a powerful daily, weekly and monthly maintenance routine guide so that nothing gets left out of your tank maintenance.
... and much more!
If you are interested in a tropical fish tank, but didn't know where to start, then I encourage you to learn from the author's experience and get started on the right footing. It contains everything you need to know to help you have an amazing tropical fish aquarium in no time!
Essential, practical tips from professional fish keeping experts.
A nano-aquariumA a¬athat is, a small-volume aquariumA a¬arequires special attention because decline in water quality and increased fish stress levels change in inverse proportion as tank sizes become smaller. Two aquarium experts tell hobbyists everything they need to know about setting up a miniature aquarium. All titles in BarronA a¬a s profusely-illustrated " Complete Pet OwnerA a¬a s Manuals " introduce inexperienced and prospective pet owners to the pleasures and duties of pet care. They also make ideal guides for older children having their first experiences as animal caretakers. Attractively illustrated and filled with helpful information, " BarronA a¬a s Complete Pet OwnerA a¬a s Manuals " advise on purchasing, housing, feeding, health careA a¬aand where applicable, grooming and training pets. Each book is individually written by an expertA a¬aa trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. These manuals cover every popular dog and cat breed, as well as bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, fish varieties for aquarium hobbyists, terrarium pets, and even exotics, such as reptiles, amphibians, and scorpions. All books have 70 or more color photos, and most also have instructive line illustrations.
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