Best Reference Books – Breeding and Rearing of Aquarium Fishes

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Breeding and Rearing of Aquarium Fishes subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Breeding and Rearing of Aquarium Fishes along with reviews.

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1. “A Fishkeeper’s Guide to Fish Breeding: Comprehensive Advice on Breeding and Rearing a Wide Selection of Popular Aquarium Fishes” by Chris Andrews
2. “Plant Breeding principles and Methods” by B D Singh
3. “Breeding and Seed Production of Fin Fish and Shell Fish” by P C and Thomas

“Breeding and Seed Production of Fin Fish and Shell Fish” Book Review: The book gives details of the seed production technology of major species of fish and shellfish that are utilized for commercial aquaculture. The book deals with wide ranging species and technologies on the subject. The book covers topics concerned with aquaculture and with reproduction and seed production of fishes. The book covers the topic on Reproduction in Fishes; Introduction, Sexuality in fishes, Sexual dimorphism, Reproductive cycle, Reproductive strategies, Fecundity and spawning, Courtship and mating, Style of reproduction, Hormonal/neurohormonal control of reproduction, Endocrine and neuroendocrine system in crustaceans, Eggs and larvae in fishes. It also covers Seed Production of Major Carps; Introduction, Indian Major Carps, Reproductive biology of Indian major carps, Embryonic development, hatching and larval development, Seed collection from natural spawning grounds, Bundh breeding, Artificial propagation technique, Brood husbandry, Hypophysation technique, Assessment of egg quantity and fertilization rate, Incubation of eggs, Larval care and nursery rearing, Chinese Major Carps, Introduction, Reproductive biology, Artificial propagation, Breeding of Common Carp, Introduction, Reproductive biology, Semi Natural breeding, Stripping technique and artificial fertilization, Breeding in ecohatchery, Advances in Carp Breeding. The book is intended for students, teachers, scientists, extension workers and planners.

4. “Fishes And Fishing. Artifical Breeding Of Fish, Anatomy Of Their Senses, Their Loves, Passions, And Intellects” by W Wright
5. “Hatchery Management and Induced Breeding of Carps and Cat Fishes” by MD Mustafizur Rahman
6. “The Complete Illustrated Breeder’s Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes” by Matthew L Wittenrich

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“The Complete Illustrated Breeder’s Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes” Book Review: The book is a guide to amateur marine fish breeding. It gives the techniques and secrets for successful spawning and rearing more than 90 species of coral reef fishes–clownfishes, dottybacks, cardinals, seahorses. The book gives the step-by-step procedures to establish broodstock pairs, breeding room set-up, how to trigger spawning, feeding & rearing larvae, and detailed family and species guides. The book contains color photos and diagrams to illustrate the species, equipment. The book is intended for beginning hobbyists.

7. “Interpet Guide to Fish Breeding (Fishkeeper’s Guides)” by Chris Andrews
8. “Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish” by David Alderton

“Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish” Book Review: The book provides care and identification information on all types of fish for every environment from indoor aquariums to outdoor ponds. It contains a directory of more than 800 of the most popular pet fish species like freshwater, saltwater, coldwater and tropical. It tells about how the fish looks, the food they eat and the species with which they can cohabitate. It also has a thorough guide to the general principles of fish care. It tells the right type of fish for lifestyle, construction of tanks or ponds, setting up ecosystems with multiple fish and plant species. It also contains full color photographs.

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9. “Aquarium Fish: A Definitive Guide to Identifying and Keeping Freshwater and Marine Species” by Mary Bailey and Gina Sandford
10. “Small Marine Aquariums: Design, Gear and Examples of Successful Set-ups” by Robert Fenner
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