Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Publisher: Aqualog, April 2005
Scats, monos, archerfishes and puffers are all standard fishes in the aquarium trade. Their splendid colors and their unusual appearance persuade many aquarists to buy them. For long-term good health all these fish require the addition of salt to the water to create so-called brackish water. But if we search the literature for information on the setting-up and maintenance of brackish-water aquaria, our quest is usually in vain.
This book will thus fill a gap in the aquarium literature, as it is devoted exclusively to the brackish-water aquarium. It portrays in detail the special characters of the brackish-water zones of our planet, describes the equipment required to run a brackish-water aquarium, and details how such an aquarium should be set up and maintained. Considerable emphasis is placed in this book on the description of fish species that are suitable for maintenance in a brackish-water aquarium. Not only the classic brackish-water fishes are covered in detail, but many other beautiful, interesting or bizarre species are presented as well. In addition, also those fish species are mentioned that, because of misidentification or incorrect information, are often classified as brackish-water fishes while in fact they are not.