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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 buyers guide to reef fishes presents fact-filled, color-illustrated profiles of 180 specimens that marine aquarium hobbyists can select to stock a truly fascinating and beautiful tank.
You can't breathe underwater, but a fish can. You can't eat underwater, but a fish does it every day. Named a Best Children's Science Book of the Year by Science Books & Films, this Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains how a fish's body is perfectly designed for life in water.
Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features graceful text that invites young readers to imagine what it's like to have gills, fins, and scales. Simple, fun diagrams help explain concepts like how fish use their gills to breathe underwater. This book also includes an additional activity for kids to set up their very own goldfish bowl.
Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Valerie Chase, formerly of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and Raymond Klinger and Ernest Tresselt of Huntington Creek Fisheries.
This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
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!
As the largest group of extant vertebrates, fish offer an almost limitless number of striking examples of evolutionary adaptation to environmental and biotic selection pressure. The most diverse of all vertebrate groups, the higher taxa of fish traditionally have been classified by morphology and paleontology, with a much smaller input of cytogenetic information. DNA sequence data are exerting an increasingly strong influence on modern fish systematics, challenging the classification of numerous higher taxa ranging from genera to orders. The most fruitful approach, however, involves synthetic analyses of morphology, molecular phylogenetics, comparative karyology, and genome size. Karyotypes of more than 3400 species/subspecies are arranged here by fish systematics and include a list of genome size, sex chromosomes, B chromosomes, polyploidy, and locality of material fish, among others. This volume enables both beginners and advanced researchers to survey the existing literature and facilitates the implementation of an integrative approach to fish systematics. The first book on fish chromosomes in nearly 15 years, it is also the most comprehensive.
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