EXOTIC FISH AS PETS by Paul Villiard


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For the serious beginner, per the prefatory warning that the hobby takes time and care and responsibility, a guide to setting up and keeping a tropical fish aquarium and a classified list that details the peculiarities of each variety. A little basic zoology is included along with practical advice on water (importance of temperature, oxygen, etc.), food (even how to raise worms and other live food), plants in the tank, breeding, and diseases (how to treat some and which ones cannot be treated). The style is more advanced and the coverage more intensive than that in Morgan's Aquarium Book for Boys and Girls (1959); Villiard won't send as many new enthusiasts off to the pet shop, but those who get that far will know what to do next.

Pub Date: June 18th, 1971
Publisher: Doubleday