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Hardcover Manual of Fish Health Book

ISBN: 3923880375

ISBN13: 9783923880379

Manual of Fish Health

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A comprehensive guide to keeping fish healthy for the serious hobbyist. A healthy environment is crucial for any aquarium. Fish need more than a tank of water and a daily sprinkle of food to stay... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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For those who keep fish as pets

The fish hobby is made up of two different types of people. Some hobbyists do not really bother to understand their fish, they simply buy replacements when the current ones die. The second type of fish-keeper wants to know as much information as he or she can on the types of fishes they keep. This book would be of most value to the second type. Sometimes, we mistakenly assume that fish are fragile and that there is simply no way to maintain them at optimum health. But that is not the case. Most fish are quite hardy. They can easily be maintained in the home aquarium if attention is given to their particular needs. Even so, from time to time, our fishes do get sick despite of our care. This book will help you diagnose some of the more common diseases that afflict fishes, as well as some possible remedies.Some of the procedures in the textbook are simply not feasible for the average aquarists. Most of us do not have access to a laboratory. However, there is enough solutions in the book that are easy enough to follow. I highly recommend this book.

An absolute must have book for the fish keeper!

This was one of the first books I bought when I started keeping fish and 12 years later it's still a wonderful book. This book takes you through how to keep your fish healthy, but more importantly it helps you through the inevitable times when you have sick fish.With a chapter on recognizing your sick fish, to a chapter on the most common diseases and parasites this book will help you figure out what's wrong with your fish.Finally there is a chapter on how to treat each type of illness so you don't have to guess on what to do.This is definitely a book that every fish keeper should have.

Very understandable. Excellent presentation of material.

I was and am still very pleased with this book and all the methods the authors used to present their information in a meaningful, thorough and understandable manner. I have seen books costing close to $100 with a 'gazillion' pages full of unintellagible giberish, that one would normally need to purchase to obtain the same information you get in this book (at a substantial savings). This books helps to quickly get the reader to a clear understanding using diagrams, graphs, flow charts and photos along with the text written in laymans terms. For example how a tank cycles and what developments occur at what stages, or how to recognize and treat different fish ailments with out having a 'Phd in Fishies'. Higly recommended.

Don't get caught out - get this book

This small book is full of useful information on preventing illness in fish in ponds or aquaria and on recognising and treating symptoms should they occur. It starts out by raising the important issues of prevention, water environment and stress and follows on with a really simple flow-chart system of identification, diagnosis and treatment. I found it very readable, useful and easy to follow.

If you have an aquarium - you MUST HAVE this book!!

Simply put - this is the most benificial book you can get on tropical fishkeeping, both freshwater and marine. Just over 200 pages of full color photos and diagrams, it takes you from the understanding of your pet fish and it's enviroment at a basic level straight to a guide to treating most any pest and disease that can plague your pet. This book will serve you as an excellent reference for your home aquarium. Step by step it will help you to identify those calamadies that can wipe out an entire fish community BEFORE it becomes a problem. The section on water chemistry is invaluable in helping your understanding of your fishes enviroment... I can go on for a long time about this book... but suffice it to say that I have found it invaluable as a reference and I have absolutly no hesitation in not only recommending it - but go so far as in saying that it should be a required book for the aquarist, from beginner to avid veteran alike!! I have been keeping fish now for over 10 years - I still go back to the "manual of fish health" by Dr. Chris Andrews more than any other book in my collection! Bravo on a job well done
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