Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide to Care and Caring

Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide to Care and Caring

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Erik L. Johnson, By (author) Richard E. Hess

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  • Publisher: Weatherhill Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 76 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 282mm x 20mm | 975g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0834804484
  • ISBN 13: 9780834804487
  • Illustrations note: 150 colour and b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 162,391

Product description

Goldfish come in a range of sizes and looks that is truly amazing. "Fancy Goldfish "is the most encompassing and thorough treatment of the fancy goldfish hobby to date. With photographs, essays, and instructions from a variety of experts, this book will provide readers with all they need to embark on the fascinating hobby of raising fancy goldfish. Fish veterinarian Dr. Johnson writes extensively on goldfish health and disease, including microscopy techniques, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the full span of goldfish diseases. In a helpful and accessible "frequently asked questions" format, Richard Hess provides a general introduction to all aspects of the hobby, from selecting the best fish, aquarium setup, maintenance, feeding, sexing and breeding, and keeping fish healthy. Jackie and Louis Chan, major exporters of fancy goldfish from China, discuss the tradition of goldfish appreciation in China, and a chapter on Japanese goldfish describes the history and standards of uniquely Japanese varieties and the techniques and secrets of Japanese breeders. Izhak Kroshinsky, a leading breeder of Ranchu in America, describes his methods for cultivating a superior strain over the last twenty-five years. With over 100 color photographs of beautiful specimens and rare varieties by Fred Rosenzweig, this book is a stunning visual reference as well.

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Author information

Dr. Erik L. Johnson, a world-renowned veterinarian with a clinical specialty in fish medicine, speaks and conducts seminars regularly throughout the United States. He is the author of Koi Health & Disease and the producer of the videotape of the same title.

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By Spyros Neophytou 11 Aug 2011 5

This is the best book i've ever read about goldfish and EVERYTHING you need to know about goldfish.

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