Description : Techniques and theory for processing otoliths from tropical marine fish have developed only recently due to an historic misconception that these organisms could not be aged. Otoliths are the most commonly used structures from which daily, seasonal or annual records of a fish’s environmental history are inferred, and are also used as indicators of migration patterns, home range, spatial distribution, stock structure and life history events. A large proportion of projects undertaken on tropical marine organisms involve removal and processing of calcified structures such as otoliths, statoliths or vertebrae to retrieve biological, biochemical or genetic information. Current techniques and principles have evolved rapidly and are under constant modification and these differ among laboratories, and more particularly among species and within life history stages. Tropical fish otoliths: Information for assessment, management and ecology is a comprehensive description of the current status of knowledge about otoliths in the tropics. This book has contributions from leading experts in the field, encompassing a tropical perspective on daily and annual ageing in fish and invertebrates, microchemistry, interpreting otolith microstructure and using it to back-calculate life history events, and includes a treatise on the significance of validating periodicity in otoliths.
Description : The result of compiling widely scattered research on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas. A comprehensive overview of the ecology of fish communities in freshwater as well as marine environments.
Description : A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Two" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience. In book edition two of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” we cover; the choice of aquarium substrates and their advantages. Successfully growing and keeping aquatic plants for the naturally planted aquarium. Different filtration methods and systems for the aquarium, to achieve the very best results for safe crystal clear water. INTRODUCTION - Author’s introduction to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Two AQUARIUM SUBSTRATES - Getting down in the dirt featuring aquarium substrates and with an in-depth look into the options available to achieving healthy thriving tropical fish and Aquatic Plants GROWING HEALTHY AQUATIC PLANTS - Understanding the science and secrets behind growing and propagating successfully Aquatic Plants AQUARIUM FILTRATION SYSTEMS - The options in filtration to deliver optimal aquarium conditions with crystal clear water TROPICAL FISH SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of tropical fish species accompanied with fact files AQUATIC PLANT SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of aquatic plant species accompanied with fact files BREEDING LIVEBEARER PLATIES - The aquarists quick guide to successfully breeding and rearing livebearer Platies AQUARISTS PRODUCTS GUIDE - Featuring essential star aquatic products of note for today's tropical fish hobbyist AQUARISTS REFERENCE TABLES - Sets of essential reference tables for aquarists including Gallons, Litres, Aquarium Sizes, Filtration and more in every journal edition, plus mathematical formulas AQUARISTS BOOK GUIDE - Essential books and magazines worth reading and acquiring covering the hobby AQUARISTS DIRECTORY - Useful web sites and web addresses for aquarists in relation to the pastime
Description : Tropical fish are vibrant and beautiful. Some are shy, some are curious, and some are deadly! Learn these things and more alongside beautiful, full-bleed color photographs. Complete with glossary, index, and table of contents. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.
Description : An ocean of 30 easy-to-color illustrations will delight young colorists. They'll love adding a rainbow of hues to images of a clown fish, seahorse, lion fish, siamese tiger fish, more.
Description : Ray Schumack, a lifelong professional business writer, is the author of News Dispatches from the Korean War, his first published book. He has written here a hilarious and true account of his experience living with tropical fish and added a short story, also true and written at age fourteen, about a shotgun his parents permitted him to buy when he was twelve years old. In his civilian life, Schumack held positions as a magazine editor, publicity director, and an account executive for a Madison Avenue advertising and public relations agency. He served for fifteen years as chief communications officer in the corporate headquarters of a Fortune 500 company, where he was responsible for the company’s corporate communications and the product promotion literature for seventeen divisions worldwide. His business articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune magazine and many other publications. On retiring from the business world he established his own public relations firm and continues to serve several clients.
Description : Six sturdy, easy-to-use stencils depict favorite aquarium pets: angelfish, guppy, tiger barb, swordtail, long-nosed butterflyfish, and yellow tang. Great for tracing and coloring, perfect for school assignments, posters, bulletin boards, more.
Description : Forty-one different species of tropical fish, among them a male Siamese fightingfish blowing his bubble nest and two kissing gourami; also, 26 species of marine plants. 20 plates, including 10 two-page spreads. Captions give common and scientific names.