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Pet Manual: Discus Fish (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals (Paperback)) Paperback – Illustrated, 27 May 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.; 2nd Revised edition edition (27 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764128582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764128585
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 16.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 384,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From the Back Cover

[back cover]

Information and advice to help you
care for your Discus Fish

Characteristics of Discus: their origin, anatomy, colorations, life cycle, and more

Expert advice: feeding, health care, breeding, and more

Understanding Discus: maintaining an optimal environment for Discus in your aquarium

  • Comprehensive information regarding everyday care
  • Informative checklists and sidebars
  • Handsome full-color photos

    [photo caption]

    These delicately-hued tropical fish make interesting and colorful additions to your freshwater aquarium.


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    By A Customer on 2 Jun. 2003
    Format: Paperback
    Good book helpfull for beginners but not many pictures but that helped in a way as i read the book form front to back. another book needed after this as like i said it really is for beginners to know how to setup and what to expect
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    This is a good book to get if you are thinking of keeping Discus, but If you are looking for tables and charts for managing your discus then this is not the book for you.
    The Book is comprehensive of most areas but there is no glossary of terms for some of the more specialist words, so you will need a good knowledge of fish keeping in general to use this book.
    The chapter on filtration is quite good but the chapter on "the planted discus tank" lacks suggested layout and many other key areas.
    This is a book you will need to read its not designed in anyway to aid quick reference.
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    Book covers most of the relevant areas required but as usual with Discus books I felt I had read some of the content before in other books. I felt that there was nothing new here, but I am a chemist so the water quality and nitrogen cycle stuff was basic and I have also been lucky enough to have a pair spawn for me several times recently.

    If you are new to Discus then this is a good basic text but if you have done a little reading before and understand water quality issues for Amazon species then get a bigger and more in-depth publication.
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    This is a good book if you are new to tropicals. I did not think that it was specialised enough for Discus Fish. A Good beginners guide.
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    This book is a must have beginners guide for those who want to grow healthy discus in their aquariums. It describes the basic steps for buying, placing and setting a new discus aquarium either with plants or without. Also, it describes feeding, growing healthy and breeding discus in your aquariums.
    A very easy to read and understand beginners guide for discus keeping.
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    Short book (95 pages) but does cover a lot about what you need to know before keeping discus. Useful chapter on the planted aquarium with plants suitable for use with discus well described. Also some good tips about setting up a tank for discus and which fish to introduce. Not a reference book, but useful nonetheless.
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    This gives abroad outline of the breed with details of history and wild environment. Found I soon needed a much more detailed book covering wider aspects of keeping these fish in a home aquarium.
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    I am going to set up a tropical fish tank,and was thinking of buying some discus
    fish to keep so I bought a book on keeping these type of fish before hand
    very interesting..........
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