9781890087470

Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History

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  • ISBN13:

    9781890087470

  • ISBN10:

    1890087475

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: TFH PUBLICATIONS INC

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Summary

Keeping live corals has been likened to "Bonsai for the Cousteau generation" and "the ultimate underwater gardening experience." Beautiful, bizarre, and among nature's most colorful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in tens of thousands of home saltwater aquariums. For the first time, master aquarist Eric Borneman offers an authoritative, comprehensive, and fully illustrated guide to appropriate aquarium species, including a diversity of soft corals, as well as popular and rare large-polyp and small-polyp stony corals. World-class photographs and text reviewed by leading coral biologists and coral keepers guides the reader through the selection and husbandry of hundreds of species.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8(5)
Dr. J.E.N. Veron
Introduction: Aquarium Corals 13(6)
Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History
Reef Worlds
19(16)
Beauty, Biodiversity, and Scientific Wonders of the Coral Realm
Anatomy Lessons
35(12)
Polyps That Rule---and Build---the Reefs
Zooxanthellae
47(10)
The Symbiotic Algae of Corals
Foods & Feeding
57(12)
Nutrition on the Reef and in the Aquarium
Secret Lives
69(20)
Competition and Reproduction
Taxonomy
89(6)
Coral Classification---and Its Limitations
The Corals
95(228)
Families, Genera, and Species of Special Interest to Aquarists
Class Hydrozoa: Fire Corals and Lace Corals
99(8)
Subclass Octocorallia: Soft Corals, Stoloniferans, Gorgonians, Sea Pens
107(70)
Order Zoanthidea: Colonial Anemones and Button Polyps
177(16)
Order Corallimorpharia: Mushroom Corals
193(18)
Order Scleractinia: Stony Corals
211(112)
Husbandry
323(20)
Captive Reef-keeping Approaches and Essentials
Water Chemistry
343(16)
Parameters to Know and Maintain for Success with Corals
Care & Handling
359(8)
Selecting, Acclimating, and Siting Corals in the Reef Aquarium
Coral Health
367(32)
Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Diseases, Worrisome Conditions, and Pests
Conservation
399(7)
Endangered Reefs and the Ethical Coral Keeper
Contacts 406(3)
Glossary 409(9)
References 418(31)
Photography Credits 449(2)
Special Thanks 451(2)
Index 453(11)
About the Author 464

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