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A Complete Guide To Aquarium Keeping

A Biju Kumar , Harishanker J Alappat
Bibliography : xvi, 80pp., 90 Illustrations, Demy 4vo.
PB ISBN (10) : 817386120X
PB ISBN (13) : 9788173861208

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About the Book:

This book is a handy reference manual for aquarium keeping. The book imparts all the knowledge required by a layman for setting up an aquarium and the management of the same.

The book explains in details, with beautiful illustrations of aquarium fishes, the process of selection of tank, fishes, and plants, biology of common fresh water aquarium fishes, breeding techniques - both for egg-laying and live bearing fishes, different factors controlling the growth of fishes in the tank, factors causing heavy mortalities, accounts of different diseases and control measures, techniques of management etc.

The book also gives a key for identifying common diseases of aquarium fishes to enable the reader to identify the diseases unambiguously.

This is a treasurehouse of knowledge for all those interested in aquarium keeping as a hobby, or profession.

About the Author:

A. Biju Kumar, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, N.S.S. College, Ottapalam (Kerala). After completing the M.Sc. course from the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, with first rank, he secured M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the same Department. He has undergone an international training course on fish diseases from the Czezh Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Kumar was awarded Kerala University merit scholarship and UGC research fellowship. He is a member of several Fisheries Societies and has published several research papers.

Harishanker J. Alappat, M.Sc., M.Phil., is presently working in Gold Coast Marine Hatchery, Queensland, Australia. After completing M.Sc. and M.Phil. from the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, he joined University of Tasmania, Australia, and completed M.Sc. in Aquaculture. He was the recipient of Senior Research Fellowship of CSIR.

Mr. Alappat is a full member of Asian Fisheries Society and has authored several articles on aquarium fishes.

Complete Guide To Aquarium Keeping, by A Biju Kumar


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