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Ornamental Fish Culture and Aquarium Management

 
A D Dholakia (Author)
Synopsis This book gives the details of Ornamental fish culture and aquarium management. It means how to identify freshwater and marine water ornamental i.e. decorative, fancy, colourful and beautiful looked fish. The art of keeping, breeding and maintaining such beautiful colourful fish in aquarium is also discussed in this book.

In this book how to fabricate different types of aquarium in stepwise method is explained with figures. How to arrange different aquarium accessories and basic rules of arrangement is explained. Details of 28 aquarium accessories with photographs are given. Identification of different aquarium plants with photographs are given so that they can be used as decorative plants in aquarium.

Identification and culture of 14 live aquarium fish feed as well as preparation method for artificial fish feed is explained so that one can start culture them to establish small scale business.

Different breeding methods for freshwater as well as marine ornamental fishes are explained in one chapter of this book.

Details of 148 freshwater ornamental fishes with classification, common names, scientific name, identification with colour photograph, water quality for fry and adult, sex ratio for breeding and breeding method for such individual fish, their aquarium behaviour, their food and feeding method etc. are given in details. This will help any hobbyist and culturist to maintain and earn good business. Similar details of 28 marine ornamental fishes are also given in this book.

Identification of diseases and treatment of ornamental fishes are discussed with 16 photographs, two charts and a table. Aquarium management is discussed giving 4 tables and one chart. Advantage in aquarium keeping in different place and part of our home with FANSUI idea is also discussed.

The lists of available ornamental fishes of India in natural resources of different states are given.
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About the author

A D Dholakia

Dr. A.D. Dholakia, is senior most in the Faculty of Fisheries, Gujarat Agricultural University, He is M.Sc., L.L.B. (Sp.) and Ph.D. in Marine Aquaculture. He is having 32 years of experience in the field of Fisheries in different departments. Since 1975 he has worked on many responsible post like Sr. Manager (Fish Processing) in Freezing Plant, Head, shark Liver Oil Factory, government of Gujarat (GOG); Head State Fisheries Training Institute, GOG; Head, Marine Prawn Hatchery, GOG, Head, Fisheries Survey and Research, GOG; Head, Fisheries Research Station, Gujarat Agricultural University, Sikka. At present as Senior Associate Professor in College of Fisheries, Gujarat Agricultural University, Veraval. The author has published one book on 'Fish Processing Preservation and quality Control' in 1986 to which Sahitya Academy Award was given by Government of Gujarat. This is the only book on Fisheries in last 35 years to which such award is given. The Author has 26 International and National Level and 47 State level research papers and Articles on various subjects of Fisheries on his name. He has participated 10 National Level Seminars and Workshops and presented his papers. Two Research Projects submitted by author as Principal Investigator, Government of India approved one in ICAR and one in NATP. They were first in Faculty of Fisheries, Gujarat Agricultural University.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ornamental Fish Culture and Aquarium Management
Author A D Dholakia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.11.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170356245
length xxx+34p., 150 Color Figures; 298 B/w Figures.