The Reef Aquarium Volume Three

Author: J. Charles Delbeek
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
ISBN: 9781883693145
Format: PDF
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Reefkeeping science involves the interplay of biology, chemistry, and physics. However, a reef aquarium is not simply a product of scientific knowledge. The application of engineering and its product technology, makes it possible to duplicate the specific biological, chemical, and physical requirements of a coral reef in a relatively small volume of water. This third volume in The Reef Aquarium series, provides the most thorough description of the science behind the creation of a captive reef, and critically reviews and explains the different philosophical approaches to reef aquarium design. It also describes and illustrates the existing as well as emerging technology for building reef aquariums, to help guide the selection of equipment, its proper use, and installation.

Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook

Author: Robert Jay Goldstein
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812095982
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discusses how to create a coral reef aquarium in the home, including information on corals, sponges, molluscs, crustaceans, and fish

Meerwasser Aquarium f r Dummies

Author: Gregory Skomal, PhD
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527701544
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die hohen Ansprüche der Meeresbewohner stellen eine besondere Herausforderung für den Aquariumliebhaber dar. Meerwasser-Aquarium für Dummies führt Sie daher nicht nur in die Vielfalt der Fischarten sondern gerade auch in die Kunst ihrer artgerechten Haltung ein. Gregory Skomal unterstützt Sie bei der Auswahl der richtigen Behausung und der Einrichtung des Aquariums. Denn nicht nur Steine und Pflanzen sondern auch die Technik muss stimmen. Er stellt Ihnen die verschiedensten Meeresbewohner vor und hilft bei der Wahl zueinander passender Fische. Viele Informationen zur Fütterung und Pflege der Tiere sowie Tipps zur Vermeidung von Stress für diese empfindlichen Lebewesen lassen das Aquarium und natürlich Ihre munteren Fische in farbenfrohem Glanz erstrahlen!


Author: Mark D. Irwin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226925323
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture

Author: Ricardo Calado
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119307015
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The global trade of aquatic organisms for home and public aquariums, along with associated equipment and accessories, has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Aquaculture of marine ornamental species, still in its infancy, is recognized as a viable alternative to wild collection as it can supplement or replace the supply of wild caught specimens and potentially help recover natural populations through restocking. This book collects into a single work the most up-to-date information currently available on the aquaculture of marine ornamental species. It includes the contributions of more than 50 leading scientists and experts on different topics relevant for the aquaculture of the most emblematic groups of organisms traded for reef aquariums. From clownfish, to angelfish, tangs and seahorses, as well as corals, anemones, shrimps, giant clams and several other reef organisms, all issues related with the husbandry, breeding, and trade are addressed, with explanatory schemes and illustrations being used to help in understanding the most complex topics addressed. Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture is a key reference for scientists and academics in research institutes and universities, public and private aquaria, as well as for hobbyists. Entrepreneurs will also find this book an important resource, as the culture of marine ornamental species is analyzed from a business oriented perspective, highlighting the risks and opportunities of commercial scale aquaculture of marine ornamentals.

Marine Flatworms

Author: Leslie Newman
ISBN: 064310268X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Marine Flatworms provides a fascinating introduction to the intriguing world of polyclad flatworms, a group of large, free-living marine Platyhelminthes, which are found throughout the world but are most colourful in tropical waters. Although not related to molluscs, they are often mistaken for sea slugs because of their brilliant colour patterns. Written in an accessible style by two leading experts in the field, this book explores flatworms’ unusual structure, feeding habits, their curious reproductive behaviour (including ‘penis fencing’), their mimicry and toxicology. With a foreword by Professor Reinhardt Kristensen of the Copenhagen Zoological Museum, Marine Flatworms is the first comprehensive guide to polyclad families and genera. It contains more than 300 colour photographs from every part of the world.