My First Aquarium : The Joy of Tropical Fish Keeping
My First Aquarium - The Joy of Tropical Fish Keeping is a book for all new and existing aquarists participating in the noble and time honoured traditional pastime of tropical fish keeping. The Best Selling Author of Tropical Fish Keeping shares his knowledge of five decades since taking up the hobby in 1967 with you for keeping healthy thriving tropical fish and as one of the World's select few to successfully breed wild Discus in captivity over 25 years ago the king of the tropical fish aquarium. Inside this book are over 390 pages of valuable information, containing over 93,000 plus words and over 250 plus photographs, diagrams and illustrations to ensure every aquarist is successful in their life's journey of tropical fish keeping. Chapters Inside this book are: - Chapter 1 - A Little History of the Pastime Chapter 2 - New Aquarist Getting Started Chapter 3 - Tropical Fish Aquarium Theme Chapter 4 - The Aquarium Size, Stand and Positioning Chapter 5 - Aquarium Substrates and Furnishings Chapter 6 - Growing and Keeping Aquarium Plants Chapter 7 - The Aquarium Filtration System Chapter 8 - Aquarium Water Conditions Chapter 9 - Heating and Thermostats Chapter 10 - The Aquarium Lighting Methods Chapter 11 - Fish Species Behaviour Chapter 12 - Aquarium Fish Species Chapter 13 - Feeding Fish Species Chapter 14 - Aquarium Early Days Care Chapter 15 - Aquarium Maintenance Chapter 16 - Fish Species Safety and Health Care Chapter 17 - Fish Diseases and Cures Chapter 18 - Aquarists Reference Tables Chapter 19 - Aquarists Products and Accessories Chapter 20 - Additional Notes Chapter 21 - Useful Resources Chapter 22 - Breeding Tropical Fish Tips and much more....
- Paperback | 396 pages
- 152 x 229 x 26mm | 730g
- 18 Jun 2016
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, color
About Alastair R Agutter
Alastair Agutter is one of a select few world-wide to successfully breed the Discus (symphysodon) species King of the Aquarium in captivity and an authority on these tropical fish species and others, as an accomplished Best Selling Author of Specialist Books Internationally. Alastair began keeping and breeding tropical fish as a hobbyist from the age of just 9 years back in 1967 (nearly 50 years ago) and has successfully bred many species. He was one of the very first Aquarists in the United Kingdom breeding cichlids from the Great Lakes (Malawi and Tanganyika) in the early and mid-nineteen-seventies. His enthusiasm as a dedicated Aquarist continues today with a number of projects underway; including the development of new biological filtration systems (Polyatomic-ion Biological Reactors), to help improve the success survival rate for keeping thriving plants with tropical fish species. Other projects include breeding a number of endangered species including original strains of the symphysodon family and other smaller indigenous species native to South America mainly inhabiting the Great River Amazon. Alastair also continues today designing and making his very own aquariums and equipment for his projects, and also endeavours to write more tropical fish hobbyist reference books as a freelance full-time author, in the interests of further serving the local and wider Community Internationally.