Aquatic Habitats: Aquariums Inspired by Nature (Hardcover)

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Aquatic Habitats: Aquariums Inspired by Nature (Hardcover)

By Tai Strietman, George Farmer (By (photographer)), Tai Strietman (By (photographer))


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With only three percent of the Earth covered by fresh water, fifty-one percent of all fish (more than eighteen thousand) and thousands of plant species are found in these waters. Most hobbyists are familiar with them, but few know their actual places of origin or the conditions they’re accustomed to.      

In Aquatic Habitats, Tai Strietman transports readers from their living rooms to wild and beautiful freshwater habitats around the world. Immersed in aquatic environments full of fascinating fishes and plants—from the Congo in Africa and the shallow streams of the Amazon Basin to the Northern billabongs in Australia and the Tennessee hills—Strietman shares intimate knowledge of natural aquatic habitats and how to recreate these incredible environments within the confines of an aquarium.

Supplying details on the latest equipment and materials available in the aquarium hobby while weaving in aquascaping techniques inspired by the living artworks of masters such as Takashi Amano, Aquatic Habitats provides step-by-step instructions (along with extensive background information) on how to set up stunning, natural-style aquaria in your own home.
Perfect for beginners, intermediates, and advanced fishkeepers alike—and with the breadth and depth of information about the rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes, ponds, and pools from which many of the most popular aquarium fishes and plants originate—anyone with an interest in the natural world will find something to intrigue, surprise, or educate them within its pages.
Tai Strietman is a writer, biologist, and aquarist who has spent years exploring aquatic habitats around world. Originally a Latin American and Development specialist, he completed his Master’s in Animal Biology at Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) in Brazil, where he studied fish communities in the Pantanal wetlands. Spending time as an aquarist for ZSL London Zoo, Tai has since been published in numerous scientific journals and aquarium magazines,while recently contributing to a major work on fishes of the Pantanal wetlands, produced by the Brazilian government. A co-founder of The Freshwater Life Project, an NGO dedicated to preserving freshwater habitats, he resides in Cambridge, England.

George Farmer is an internationally renowned aquascaper, and considered one of the leading authorities on the subject. The author of Aquascaping, he is the co-founder of the UK Aquatic Plant Society (UKAPS), which was formed in 2007 by a small yet passionate group of planted aquarium and aquascaping enthusiasts. Farmer has traveled the world creating aquascapes while inspiring and promoting the education of keeping a healthy and happy planted aquarium. He currently resides in the United Kingdom.
Product Details ISBN: 9781510769182
ISBN-10: 1510769188
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English