By Frank Hoff,
Emphasis is on closed system commercial culture of tropical marine fish with emphasis on Amphiprion (clownfish). Information includes work done on other marine fish including pompano, black sea bass, redfish and freshwater species including discus and angelfish. Includes: utilization of live and prepared foods, broodstock management and conditioning, oocyte analysis, utilization of hormones and conditioned spawning, hatching, broodstock management, tank selection, system designs, larval rearing, juvenile grow-out, theory and practice, data gathering and analysis, trouble shooting, cost analysis and future fish culture endeavors.
A must for fish breeders.
By Frank Hoff & T. Snell. Published by Florida Aqua Farms (6th edition).
Expanded version includes identification of microalgae used in aquaculture manual. Manual now includes use of microscope, slide preparation, measuring cells, stains, key to genera, description of cells variations, contaminants in cultures and photos. Provides updated step by step instructions for culturing phytoplankton (microalgae) and zooplankton including rotifers, adult brine shrimp, ciliates, copepods, daphnia, Oyster and clams veligers, amphipods, mysid shrimp and microworms. Easy to read but very informative. It provides technical data and illustrations to support it’s instructions in a clear understandable format. Sections include trouble shooting and reasons for failure. Includes simple culture methods and more intensive, large scale methods and designs. This manual serves as a companion to the Conditioning, Spawning Manual. Extensive references, 8.5 x 11 format, 183 pages, 84 illustrations, 21 tables.
By Bob Goemans & Lance Ichinotsubo
A comprehensive guide to feeding and caring for saltwater fish. Reviews the various foods, medicines, and treatment options available to hobbyists today.
A great book for beginners and advanced aquarists.