The World of Koi

The World of Koi

Paperback Mini Encyclopedia Series for Aquarium Hobbyists

By (author) Nick Fletcher, By (author) Tony Pitham, By (author) Keith Holmes

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  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 183mm x 18mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0764129880
  • ISBN 13: 9780764129889
  • Sales rank: 930,196

Product description

Here is detailed information on setting up and maintaining an outdoor pond, on selecting koi specimens, and on maintaining the perfect environment for this hardy breed of carp. A brand-new title in the growing "Mini Encyclopedia Series" for aquarium hobbyists, this book helps aquarium owners plan, create, and maintain a colorful and interesting environment for fish and aquatic life. Each volume provides in-depth information and instruction on a specific subdivision of fish keeping. Complementing the text are sets of illustration panels filled with full-color photos, each with its own detailed and instructive caption. The team of authors, all recognized aquarium experts, show readers how to set up an aquarium, select species, and maintain an optimal environment for the tank's aquatic and plant life. Approximately 250 color photos and illustrations in each volume.

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[back cover] MINIENCYCLOPEDIA This mini encyclopedia is packed with sensible advice and practical guidance. Part one examines the equipment and systems used to create and sustain the water quality that koi need to flourish. Part two looks in detail at how to build a koi pond. Part three focuses on koi as fish and prized exhibits, with attention to their anatomy, nutritional needs, health care, breeding, and showing. Part four presents a full, richly illustrated guide to koi color varieties.