Brackish Water Fishes

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An Aquarist's Guide to Identification, Care & Husbandry

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Pages: 384

List price: $39.95

Publisher: T.F.H. Publications

Year published: 2006

ISBN: 0793805643

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Brackish water, defined as a mix of fresh water and salt water, is becoming an increasingly popular choice for home aquariums.

Written with the combined efforts of eight of the leading academic brackish water authorities, this comprehensive book covers over 150 of the most accessible brackish water species and provides complete care and husbandry information for each species covered.

Answers basic questions: What exactly is brackish water? Which fishes are considered brackish water fishes? What kind of tank should brackish water fishes be kept in? What special conditions do these fishes require?

Some of the topics given more in-depth coverage are aquarium selection and maintenance, dietary needs, and feeding techniques.

With improved shipping and handling techniques, brackish water fishes are now more available to the hobbyist than ever before. Learn more about this interesting niche in the fishkeeping world and how to keep your own brackish tank by reading Brackish Water Fishes.


Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited by zoologist and aquarium fish expert Neale Monks "Brackish-Water Fishes: An Aquarist's Guide To Identification, Care & Husbandry" is a complete, 384-page, authoritative and 'user friendly' guide to rare, common, and easy-to-obtain species of brackish-water fish species which would prove ideal for the home aquarium. In addition to full color photographically illustrated descriptions of each fish, "Brackish-Water Fishes also features sound recommendations for themed aquarium tank setups, and tankmates for each identified species. Very highly recommended and an indispensable reference, "Brackish-Water Fishes" is a specialized and core addition to any personal, professional, academic, and community library Pets/Wildlife collection in general, and aquarium fish reference shelf in particular.
—Midwest Book Review

"Well written and organized book, great graphics, and loads of information.

"Very thorough in listing all the types of brackish fish and their requirements. Worth getting if you are setting up such a tank. Makes the task less challenging."
S. Canzonieri, Whippany, NJ / Amazon Reviews

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