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Carp and Pond Fish Culture: Including Chinese Herbivorous Species, Tench, Pike, Pike-perch, Catfish, and Goldfish
By Laszlo Horvath, Gizella Tamas and C. Seagrave (Contributor), Hardcover, 170 pages.

A detailed yet practical guide to the principles and procedures of cyprinid fish farming using traditional and modern pond culture techniques. Describes the complete cycle of fish culture from selection and spawning of broodstock through methods of early fry rearing to growing and harvesting. A special chapter is devoted to the propagation of other pond fish species including pike, zander, catfish, tench, goldfish and Chinese herbivorous species. Copiously illustrated.

Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes: Principles and Practices
By Patrick Kestemont, Konrad Dabrowski, Robert C. Summerfelt (Editors), et al., Hardcover, 901 pages.

This extensive work focuses on an important group of temperate freshwater fish, approaching the topic from the perspectives of both biology and aquaculture. It compiles the latest research on fish belonging to the Percidae family and describes in detail all biological aspects relevant to the culture of different species, including ecology, reproductive physiology, feeding and nutrition, genetics, immunology, stress physiology and behavior. It also considers commercial fish production and fish farming topics, such as protocols for induction of gonad maturation, spawning, incubation and larval rearing. Expert contributors not only provide a critical peer review of scientific literature but also original research data, and identify effective practical techniques. The book features chapters on systematics, ecology and evolution, on development, metabolism and husbandry of early life stages and on growth, metabolism, behavior and husbandry of juvenile and grow-out stages. Furthermore, the authors consider genetic improvement and domestication, as well as diseases and health management, crucial to the readers' understanding of these fish and how they can be cultured.

Percid Fishes: Systematics, Ecology and Exploitation
By John F. Craig (Editor), et al., Hardcover, 352 pages.

This book covers major aspects of this family, including systematics, morphology, biology, ecology, diseases and parasites and the economic importance of percid fisheries as well as aquaculture. The author, has had a great deal of experience working on these fishes in many of the countries in which they occure and has produced an extremely significant book which provides a unique, comprehensive and indispensable review of this notable fish group. This important book will be of great use and interest to fish biologists and ecologists, fisheries managers and environmental scientists including those in fish and wildlive service and all those working in rivers and lakes.

Handbook of Freshwater Fishery Biology: Life History Data on Ichthyopercid and Percid Fishes of the United States and Canada
By Kenneth D. Carlander, Hardcover, 384 pages.

This is the third and last volume to the classic Handbook of Freshwater Fishery Biology. Each set compiles life history data and information on individual species of freshwater fish in the United States and Canada. In volume three, each chapter treats a particular species of fish. For example, the chapter on Yellow Perch is 54 pages in length. Detailed tabular data on the fish are provided concerning the length, weights, weight-length relationships, total lengths, condition factors, daily growth, lengths and weights at various ages, and number of eggs per female. In addition it compiles information from the literature on population density, food, feeding behavior, reproduction, mortality, population distribution and behavior, environmental factors, and more. The lengthy list of citations referenced in the text attests to the work the author completed in combing the literature. The set is geared more to the professional ichthyologist and fish and game personnel. Its strength is in the summary and tabular presentation of life history data gleaned from hundreds of journal articles, books, government reports, and unpublished data for each species of fish. This classic should be in every academic, state, and large public library and is essential in any ichthyology collection.

Walleye Wisdom
By Al Lindner, Paperback, 280 pages.

This is the book you need to catch walleye. It has all from time to fish for them to how and where. The ins and outs of jigging, rigging, live bait, crankbaits. All the stuff you need trolling, driffting, and also all the equimpment for all types of walleye fishing. If you don't catch more walleye with this book than you did not read it. It covers all seasons from ice to the spawn to summer suspending fish to fish in weeds and rocks.

Catch More Walleyes
By Mark Romanack, Paperback, 256 pages.

Walleye fillets are prized across North America as outstanding table fare, yet these fish are as difficult to catch as they are popular. The author shares the secrets that allow to consistently land fish. As one of the top anglers on two pro circuits, he explains the tactics and equipment needed for popular fishing styles like jigging, rigging and slip sinker fishing. The popularity of walleye fishing continues to climb, with several tournaments currently inviting amateurs to fish right alongside the pros. This book provides the information anglers are looking for to make them successful.

The Bass Angler's Almanac: More than 650 Tips and Tactics
By John Weiss, Hardcover, 296 pages.

This is an indispensable reference guide that all bass anglers will consult often. The rapid rate at which our knowledge of bass behavior has increased in recent years makes compiling a comprehensive book on bass fishing a formidable challenge. Nonetheless, the authos has met this challenge admirably with The Bass Angler's Almanac. In it, he has assembled bass-fishing information from diverse sources in a single book that is up to date and highly useful. Find hundreds of quick-read, factual tips and insights gleaned from the most proficient guides, tournament pros, tackle manufacturers, and fishing scientists.

Largemouth Bass Fly-Fishing: Beyond the Basics
By Terry Wilson, Roxanne Wilson,
Paperback, 160 pages.

This book is an exhaustive guide which covers everything a fly fisher needs to know about largemouth bass, including habitat, approach, delivery, fly animation, fishing the shallows, the vertical drop, fishing the mid-depths, going deep, time/weather/locational patterns, seasonal/night information, fly patterns, and more. Largemouth Bass Fly-Fishing is a superior reference to a virtual battle sport, for the fish in question is potentially strong enough to suddenly jerk the rod from the angler's hands. Recommended for fishing enthusiasts.

Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass
By Harry Murray, Paperback, 190 pages.

Harry Murray discusses all aspects of fly fishing for smallmouth in this important book, from topwater flies, bugs, poppers, and tactics, to new brands of streamer, nymph, and "strymph" fishing that he and others have developed over the years. He explores the bass in its environment - its food and feeding patterns. He also shows how best to read the water; how best to fly fish for smallmouth from boats; better casting techniques for the big flies used; how to tie effective smallmouth patterns; and how to choose the right tackle. With the aid of over 100 helpful illustrations by Dave Whitlock, Fly Fishing for Smallmouth Bass is a practical and pathbreaking guide to this growing and exciting sport by one of its pioneers.

Bluegill Fly Fishing & Flies
By Roxanne Wilson and Terry Wilson, Paperback, 151 pages.

This is an excellent book on blueguill fly fishing. This book is both informative and entertaining. The many techniques explainined help even the experienced bluegill fishermen catch more fish. The plates showing different bluegill fly patterns are all beautifully presented.

Modern Book of the Black Bass
By Dave Precht and Byron W. Dalrymple, Hardcover, 288 pages.

Though many fine fishing books have appeared over the years which have incorporated advances in knowledge and technique, none has reviewed the whole subject so thoroughly in terms of modern developments as this one. The purpose of this book has always been to gather together as much of this knowledge as possible so that readers who apply it may reap the rewards- and with this new edition, they will continue to do that.

Striped Bass and other Morone Culture
By Reginal M. Harrell (Editor), Hardcover, 386 pages.

This book is an up-to-date discussion of the culture of striped bass and other Morone spp. The subject matter is broken down into functional components of the spawning, husbandry, and economics of the industry, and is written by some of the leading scientists in each of the respective areas of discussion. The chapters on reproduction, nutrition, environmental requirements, transportation, economics and fish processing are not found anywhere else in the striped bass literature. The chapter on water quality takes a very non-traditional approach to considering the impact water quality has on the production success of Morone and offers some very thought-provoking ideas on water management. Primarily written as a reference work, this book is intended to complement existing technique manuals.

Sea Bass: Biology, Exploitation and Conservation
By Michael G. Pawson and G. D. Pickett (Editors), Hardcover, 337 pages.

This book covers the biology, exploitation and conservation of the sea bass, a species of major commercial importance. Sea Bass will be an invaluable reference work for fisheries workers, fish biologists and aquaculturists involved and interested in the biology and exploitation of this important species.

Biology of European Sea Bass
By F. Javier Sanchez Vazquez and Jose A. Munoz-Cueto (Editors), Hardcover, 436 pages.

This book presents up-to-date reviews on key topics of seabass biology, written by leading scientific experts with extensive knowledge of seabass as well as their respective field of expertise. The book covers the biology and ecology of the different sea basses and the latest findings in molecular biology, physiology, and behavior of this species. Ranging from larval development to nutrition to pathology and immune system, the chapters cover a broad spectrum. The final chapter deals with novel tools such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. The social and commercial impact (fisheries and aquaculture) of seabass is also assessed.

Biology and Culture of Asian Seabass Lates calcarifer
By Dean R. Jerry (Editor), Hardcover, 326 pages.

Sparidae: Biology and aquaculture of gilthead sea bream and other species
By Michalis Pavlidis and Constantinos Mylonas (Editors), Hardcover, 408 pages.

The Sparidae, commonly known as breams and porgies, is a family of fishes of the order Perciformes, and includes about 115 species of mainly marine coastal fish of high economic value, exploited and farmed for human consumption, as well as for recreational purposes. This landmark publication brings together a huge wealth of information on the biology and culture of gilthead sea bream and other Sparidae species. Commencing with an overview of the current status of aquaculture of Sparidae, the book continues with comprehensive coverage of the family’s phylogeny, evolution and taxonomy, stress and welfare issues, and reproduction and broodstock management. Further chapters include coverage of early development and metabolism, production systems, nutrition, quality, and health management. A final cutting-edge chapter looks at genomic-proteomic research in Sparidae and its application to genetic improvement. With contributions from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australasia and North America, carefully drawn together and edited by Professor M. Pavlidis and Dr C. C. Mylonas, themselves well known for their work in this area, Sparidae is an essential purchase for anyone working with this important family of fishes. Fish biologists, fish farmers, aquaculture researchers, and fisheries managers will all find much of great use and interest within this book’s covers. All universities and research establishments where biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheries science are studied and taught should have copies of this excellent book on their shelves.

Discus: A Reference Book
By Bernd Degen, Hardcover, 127 pages.

This is one of many books written on Discus by Bernd Degen, an very experienced discus breeder. The book is particularly suitable for the beginning Discus keeper and has excellent topics about discus care and selection. There is an rather good introduction to breeding too, showinh thechniques in detail. It is not an very detailed book, I think most Discus experts will miss more detailed information on breeding and on selection, specially about the wild types. But in general it is a good introduction to the novice in the Discus world.

Cichlid Fishes: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution
By Miles H.A. Keenleyside (Editor) et al., Paperback, 378 pages.

This book coveres the aspects of cichlidae which make it such a fascinating group. Most chapters were sound in their scientific approaches. A great book for the cichlid enthusiast and a good reference.

Cichlids of the World
By Robert J. Goldstein, Hardcover, 382 pages.

If you have cichlids and want to learn more you need this book. This book is about all cichlids, not like other books which are about only one region. You need not buy 3-4 books to learn about all cichlids. Lots of high-quality pictures and brief information will help you for keeping different types of cichlids.

Cichlids of North and Central America
By Donald Conkel, Hardcover, 64 pages.

The Cichlids of Surinam: Teleostei, Labroidei
By H. Nijssen and Sven O. Kullander, Paperback, 256 pages.

This book gives technical descriptions of collected (and pickled) specimens, and location information. Drawings of scale patterns and gill arches helped me understand how the work of species identification is done, when done by specialists in ichthyology. Not a book for aquarium hobbyists until they have had their curiosity roused by the debates over which name applies to which fish.

Tilapias: Biology and Exploitation
By Malcolm C. M. Beveridge and Brendan J. McAndrew (Editors), Hardcover, 512 pages.

Referred to in the Bible, pictured on the wall-friezes of ancient Egyptian tombs, and a subject of fascination for generations of scientists, the tilapias (Cichlidae: Tilapiini) have featured in the diet and culture of humankind for thousands of years. The present century has seen their spread from Africa throughout the tropics and sub-tropics, largely for food and fisheries purposes. This book attempts to pull together our knowledge of this important group - their biology and fisheries and aquaculture - in a single volume, something that has not been done comprehensively for nearly two decades. A succession of chapters by acknowledged authorities covers evolution, phylogenetic relationships and biogeography, reproductive biology, mating systems and parental care, diet, feeding and digestive physiology, environmental physiology and energetics, the role of tilapias in ecosystems, population dynamics and management, genetics, seed production, nutrition, farming, economics and marketing. The book is aimed at biologists, fisheries scientists, aquaculturists, and all interested in aquatic ecology.

Tilapia: Biology, Culture and Nutrition.
By Chhorn Lim and Carl D. Webster (Editors), Hardcover, 678 pages.

Tilapia is the second-most cultured fish species in the world, and its production is increasing each year. However, for several reasons profit margins remain slim. Tilapia: Biology, Culture, and Nutrition presents respected international experts detailing every aspect of tilapia production around the world. Biology, breeding and larval rearing, farming techniques, feeding issues, post-harvest technology, and industry economics are clearly presented. This concise yet extensive reference provides the latest research and practical information to efficiently and economically maximize production in diverse locales, conditions, and climates. This book comprehensively explores all types of tilapia with a detailed biologic description of the fish that takes readers from egg through harvesting. The book authoritatively discusses production issues such as feed nutrition, temperature, water quality, parasites, and disease control to guide readers on how to best encourage fast, efficient growth. Economic and marketing information are examined, including industry data and projections by country. Each chapter approaches a specific facet of tilapia and provides the most up-to-date research available in that area. This resource gives the most current, detailed information needed for effective tilapia farming in one compact economical volume. Extensively referenced with an abundance of clear, helpful tables, photographs, and figures. Tilapia: Biology, Culture, and Nutrition is essential reading for aquaculturists, nutritionists, geneticists, hatchery managers, feed formulators, feed mill operators, extension specialists, tilapia growers, fish farmers/producers, educators, disease specialists, aquaculture veterinarians, policy makers, educators, and students.

Tilapia Culture.
By Abdel-Fattah M. El-Sayed, Hardcover, 277 pages.

Tilapia are sometimes known as "aquatic chicken" due to their high growth rates, adaptability to a wide range of environmental conditions, and ability to grow and reproduce in captivity and feed on low trophic levels. As a result, these fishes ahave become excellent candidates for aquaculture, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Indeed, tilapia culture has been expanding rapidly, and is now practiced in more than one hundred countries worldwide. There is a large and growing literature on tilapia in specialist journals, but there have been few attempts to synthesize this by a single author. This book aims to fill this gap in the literature, by despcribing in detail the principles and practice of tilapia culture.

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