Diseases of Carp and Other Cyprinid Fishes
By P. Burgess, I. Wellby, David Hoole, David P. Bucke, Hardcover, 280
A practically oriented text devoted to
the understanding of the health and diseases of cyprinid fish, which are
exploited for a number of purposes, including food, fishing, and as ornamentals.
Features approximately 100 color and numerous halftone photographs. Recommended
for all fish pathologists and veterinarians, as well as aquarium and
pond-keepers and fishery managers and fish farmers.
and Pond Fish Culture: Including Chinese Herbivorous Species, Tench, Pike,
Pike-perch, Catfish, and Goldfish
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: Chinese herbivorous species tench, gold fish, pike,
sander and wels-catfish. Copiously illustrated.
By Laszlo Horvath, Gizella Tamas and C. Seagrave (Contributor),
Hardcover, 170 pages.
Biology and Culture
By Roland Billard (Editor) and Lindsay Laird (Translator),
Hardcover, 342 pages.
As a group, carp provide 4 million metric tonnes of fish
annually - over a quarter of all fish culture worldwide. For the first time, a
book is available in English that concentrates solely on the carp as an economic
rather than an ornamental fish with a panel of international experts producing a
comprehensive, practical volume about carp production and management. Starting
with a brief look at the biology of cyprinids, the book then discusses the
methods and management of carp farming, from water quality to the economics of
fish production in ponds. Novel methods to improve stock, including genetic
engineering, are covered and case studies give added value to the text. As carp
farming turns from traditional to intensive methods, farmers, researchers and
technicians in industry will welcome this benchmark volume, which also is a
valuable reference book for graduate and postgraduate students and lecturers in
Environmental Biology of European Cyprinids
By Wolfgang Weiser, Fritz Schiemer, Alfred Goldschmidt (Editors),
Hardcover, 263 pages.
Papers from the Workshop on "The
Environmental Biology of Cyprinids" Held at the University of Salzburg/Austria.
To Catch a Carp
By Tim Paisley, Hardcover, 192 pages.
For the majority of anglers with a limited amount of time
and money to spend, the first objective is quite simply "to catch a carp." In
this book, the author and his distinguished contributors explain how this can
best be achieved through a better understanding of what is happening above and
below the water. A wealth of information and advice on all aspects of carp
fishing is discussed; from baits and presentation to casting and tactics on
different waters in different seasons.
Carp on the Fly: A Flyfishing Guide
By Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus, John Berryman and Dave Whitlock, Hardcover, 176
This book is a super
introduction to the freshwater Bonefish. Carpfishing on the Fly has all you need
to get started. It is great for any carp angler even if you don't fly fish. It
talks about in debth the behavore of a feeding and non feeding carp. Whether
it's tackle, tactics or fly patterns you're looking for it's in this book. Of
course, there is a great section on why to fish for carp as well as sections on
the life cycle and biology. Chances are good you'll find carp near where you
Koi Appreciation: The First Step
illustrated guide to the classification and appreciation of this popular
ornamental fish, featuring 250 color photos.
Koi have been prized for decades for their beauty and exotic
appeal, but never before have so many people kept these magnificent fish,
whether as ornamental pets or to breed and show. "Koi Appreciation: The First
Step" is a book for all koi lovers. Written by a leading koi judge, it explains
how to look at the fish for quality and appreciate the intricate blending of
color and form that gives every koi its individuality and charm. This handsomely
illustrated volume includes: basic information about the classification of the
thirteen varieties of koi; lists of koi within each variety; an explanation of
Japanese terms used to identify a variety’s features; an overview of general
appreciation points; and 250 color photographs.
By Kate McGill, Hardcover, 128 pages.
How to Keep Koi: An Essential Guide
The most colorful and complete quick reference guide
to these “Jewels of the Orient.” In the pages of this new reference you'll find:
Glorious photographs are presented in a new, relaxed manner, backed up with
stunning and information-packed graphics, including large, cutout photographs. A
detailed, illustrated look at how to set up a koi pond, with practical guidance
on filters and other water treatment systems. Information-packed graphics makes
this an easy-to-use manual for both beginning and advanced koi keepers. A
general introduction to getting started with koi, including how they are bred
and what they need to thrive. Lavish presentation of all the color varieties of
koi, featuring large, cutout photographs. Discover how to look after your koi on
a day-to-day basis, from feeding to breeding to health care. In-depth analysis
of what makes a good and not-so-good example of each type of koi. Tips
definitions, and helpful hints to ease the way towards maintaining a proper
environment for your koi.
By David Twigg, Hardcover, 144 pages.
The Cult of the Koi
By Michugo Tamadachi, Hardcover, 288 pages.
This book is an excellent reference for beginners and
experts as well. It gives a great overview of the history of Japanese, Domestic
and German Koi. It gives an excellent review of the different types of Koi that
help in identification. Koi dealers says that their consensus is that Cult of
the Koi is by far the best they have ever seen.
Koi: Living Jewels of the Orient
In Japan, breeding koi - a colorful and beautiful
member of the carp family - has occupied a position between hobby and art form
for more than two centuries. This stunningly illustrated book, compiled by a
team of koi experts, shows and tells aquarium enthusiasts virtually everything
they need to know about this fascinating activity. Koi are hardy fish,
relatively large in size, and the most practical way to keep them is in an
outdoor pond. Combining text with illustrations, an important section of the
book explains the requirements of a garden pond for koi, showing the filtration
system and pointing out how it functions. Most of the book concentrates on koi
themselves, focusing on a brief history of koi, advice on buying koi, the fish's
physiology, health care, feeding, breeding koi, showing koi, and joining koi
clubs. An 80-page section tells all about koi variations, and features color
photos of more than 100 varieties. Illustrated two-page spreads review each
variety's history, and show both their more desirable and less desirable color
markings. Here is a beautifully designed and illustrated volume that emphasizes
the special satisfactions of keeping and breeding koi. Approximately 450 color
photos and illustrations.
By Steve Hickling, Mick Martin and Nick Fletcher (Editors), Hardcover,
The Ultimate Koi
By Nick Fletcher (Editor), Hardcover, 256 pages.
Bringing together the expertise of a panel of world
authorities, this exquisite book examines Japan's celebrated ornamental carp in
extraordinary detail. The Ultimate Koi is presented in five sections
encompassing 29 chapters and covering all aspects of the Koi itself, the pond,
care essentials, ways to enjoy these fish and references featuring six important
topics on successful Koi management. The book is fully illustrated in
breath-taking color, a must-have for every amateur and professional connected
with the hobby.
The Professional's Book of Koi
By Anmarie Barrie, Hardcover, 159 pages.
This book is a superbly presented full-color guide to the
art of raising colorful Japanese carp. Over 150 photographs and drawings
illustrate an informative and seminal volume that is as practical as it is
fascinating. Individual chapters address proper aeration and filtration of Koi
ponds, steps to ensure proper nutrition and health, koi breeding and
exhibitions, and much more. The Professional's Book of Koi is a truly
first-class reference for anyone with an interest in learning about and raising
Goldfish and Ornamental Carp
By Bethen Penzes and Istvan Toelg, Paperback, 127 pages.
Goldfish Breeding and Genetics
By J. Smartt, J. H. Bundell and E. Bundell (Contributor), Hardcover, 256
Among the many claims to fame of the goldfish, not the
least interesting is that it was apparently the first fish to have been
The Essential Goldfish
By Maddy Hargrove (Editor) and Aaron Norman (Photographer), Paperback,
"The Essential Goldfish" is just one
of the books in the popular "Essential" guides series. Packed with interesting
sidebars and color photos, each book discusses the special characteristics of
the featured pet and offers expert advice on feeding, care, health, and more.
Fancy Goldfish Culture
By Frank W. Orme, Hardcover, 284 pages.
Fancy Goldfish: A Complete Guide to Care and Collections
By Erik L. Johnson, Richard E. Hess and Fred Rosenzweig (Photographer),
Hardcover, 176 pages.
This is THE book to own if you're interested in fancy
goldfish. The section by Erik Johnson really gives a modern update to goldfish
husbandry incl. disease treatment etc. Richard Hess and Erik Johnson have put
together a fantastic book containing so much info assembled from a wide variety
of sources that it makes a great reference book - both to the novice and the
pro. The section on ranchus also is top notch. This great book isn't just a
picture book; it's packed full of valuable information that anyone can use!
The Barbs Aquarium
By Oliver Lucanas et al., Paperback, 96 pages.
Aquarium owners find these colorful tropical fish
exceptionally active, with correspondingly huge appetites. Their several
varieties are native to southern and southeast Asia. Titles in the extensive
"Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" series provide pet owners
with basic information on keeping healthy, contented, well-cared-for animals.
The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind:
dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits,
hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet. Facts and
advice cover all aspects of pet care, which include proper feeding, housing,
health care, training, and much more. The text in each manual is supplemented
with many vivid, full-color photos, and with instructive, anatomically accurate