Pond & Fish Books

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A Fishkeeper's Guide To Koi
by: James, Barry

Anatomy, pond construction, filters, pump, aeration, buying koi, feeding, diseases, predators, breeding, showing, varieties of koi. Color photos. 117 pgs.
c. 1985, H/C...$10.95

A Popular Guide to Garden Ponds
by: Mills, Dick

An invaluable handbook brimming with practical advice on all aspects of pond design, construction, and maintenance. Also contains sections on suitable plants and fish. 242 pgs.

A Practical Guide to Creating a Garden Pond & Year-Round Maintenance
by: Graham Quick
An indispensable guide for the first-time pond keeper. Step-by-step photos guide you through every vital stage of constructing a garden pond, explaining exactly what materials you will need, how to go about construction, and how to introduce plants & fish. Covers everything from pond liners & rockwork to pumps & filters. Also, detailed advice on seasonal maintanence. Color photos. 77 pgs.
c. 1999...H/C...$9.95

An Essential Guide to Choosing Your Pond Fish & Aquatic Plants
by: Graham Quick
How to choose fish & plants that will thrive in your pond. From common gold fish to koi, from plant oxygenators to water lillies. Color photos. 77 pgs.
c. 1999...H/C...$9.95

Aquarium Fish (Dorling Kindersley)
by: Mills, Dick
Guide to over 500 types of marine & freshwater aquarium fish. Over 700 color photos with precise annotation to make identification sure & simple. Text pinpoints key characteristics of each specimen. 304 pgs.
c. 1993, S/C...$18.95

Aquarium Fish Survival Manual
by: Ward, Brian
A comprehensive guide to keeping freshwater & marine fish. How to set-up & maintain a healthy & attractive aquarium, how to choose fish, how to treat diseases, decorating the aquarium, choosing plants, how to feed & breed & care for your fish. Color photos. 176 pgs.
c. 1985, H/C...$19.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Brand New Discus
by: Yamada, Hiroshi & Mori, Fumitoshi

Approaches discus keeping & breeding from a completely new point of view. It tells HOW to do it, not WHAT to do. Chapters cover: the wild discus, artifical varieties of discus, breeding, diseases & their cures, the basics of discus keeping, with a special section on professional breeder's discus breeding methods which covers: secrets of raising young discus, the secret of breeding is to control water quality, a message from a Hong Kong breeder Lo Wing Yat, Sunny. Filled with color photos. 224 pgs.
c. 1991, H/C...$29.95
Used, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Cage Aquaculture
by: Beveridge, Malcolm

Cage aquaculture is playing an increasingly important role in the world production of food fishes and ther is a growing awarness that the possibilities it offers have still to be fully explored. For example, cages can provide low-cost alernatives to conventional land-based hatcheries or nurseries and may be employed in culturing even large, fast-swimming, pelagic species such as tunas. Moreover, they may be used not only for rearing food fishes but also to help combat eutrophications of lakes. This book is the result of a number of years of study of the subject by the author who has read and travelled wildely in carrying out a thorough examination of the techniques of cage culture in various cage farming industries.B/W photos & illustrations. 351 pgs.
c. 1987, S/C...$26.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads
by: Louise Riotte

The author of the highly popular gardening book CARROTS LOVE TOMATOES tells how to site a pond, maintain water quality, and spot and solve common problems. She also covers selecting and stocking a pond with fish (especially catfish), along with feeding, catching, and cooking them. Other pond inhabitants, ducks, frogs, turtles and crawfishare considered. Detailed illustrations distinguish beneficial aquatic plants from weeds. For fun, Riotte tosses in old-time fishing lore and fresh fish recipes. 192 pgs.

Commercial Catfish Farming
by: Lee, Jasper S.

Chapters: The catfish industry, determining the nature of catfish farming, establishing a catfish farm, determining the biology of catfish, constructing water facilities, securing & manging water, feeding, controlling diseases of catfish, controlling predators & other pests, selecting & managing broodfish, producing fry & fingerlings, growing food catfish, harvesting, holding, grading, hauling, marketing, processing & operating recreational fishing facilities. With appendices on: length-width chart for channel catfish, table of equivalents, recipies for preparing catfish, & sources of assistance with catfish diseases & cultural information. B/W photos & drawings. 310 pgs.
c. 1981, 2nd Ed, H/C...$22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, ex-library, usual library markings

Compleat Brown Trout
by: Heacox, Cecil

Everything you would ever need to know about the brown trout. Contents: First cast, Back cast, Anatomy: Outside, Anatomy: Inside, Senses, Tropisms, Life Style, On the prodcution line, Food, management, Ecology, Tackle, Tactics, Last Cast. Illustrated. 182 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Near Mint, no dust jacket

Complete Book Of Bass Fishing (An Outdoor Life Book)
by: Gresham, Grits

All about the freshwater bass (largemouth, smallmouth, & spotted) - habits & habitat, reading the water, finding the fish, lunkers, artificial lures, natural baits, techniques, tackle, cleaning & cooking. B/W photos. 264 pgs.
c. 1966, H/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, minor tear on top of dust jacket, pages slightly yellow on edges, no writing, binding good

Complete Encyclopedia Of Tropical Fish
by: Verhoef-Verhallen, Esther
How to keep, feed & care for your tropical fish. Setting up your aquarium, water composition, fish, compatability, care & feeding. A to Z identification guide for tropical aquarium fish. Color photos. 255 pgs.
c. 1997, H/C...$24.95

Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance, and Restoration
by: Matson, Tim

What else but a pond can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, help the environment by providing wildlife habitat, & increase the value of your land? Tim Matson's classic guide Earth Ponds, first published in 1982, remains the standard reference for pond owners and builders. Here is everything you need to know to plan, dig, sculpt, maintain, & enjoy your pond, & how to to keep it healthy for years. It presents hundreds of additional tips, techniques, and resources, including how to plan a pond to attract wildlife; where to buy equipment & materials; how to build rafts, docks, and gazebos, & how to deal with common problems like weeds, algae, & crayfish. B/W photos & illustrations. 150 pgs.
c. 1991, 2nd Ed, Rev, S/C...$18.00

Farming In Ponds & Dams
by: Romanowski, Nick

A step-by-step guide to Australian freshwater aquaculture, covering everything from water quality to polyculture, and all of Australia from the tropics to Tasmania. Includes detailed information on the design and construction of dams and ponds, biology and ecology for aquaculture, harvesting, transporting and observing, planning for commercial production and much more. Nick Romanowski is a zoologist and wetlands consultant with a lifetime interest in all aspects of aquaculture. 220 pgs.

Fishes (Golden Guide)
by: Zim, Herbert

An intro to the most common fresh & salt-water fishes of North America
c. 1955, Pocket Size, S/C...$3.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Fishes Of Missouri
by: Pflieger, William

Published by the Mo Dept of Conservation, Fisheries biologist William L. Pflieger has revised his definitive book about Missouri's fishes. Accounts of all species found in Missouri. Their distribution, habitat, ways of life and importance to humans are just a few of the topics covered in this book. Photos, drawings and distribution maps will help in learning about Missouri's fishes. Maps, illustrations, B/W photos & color photos. 343 pgs.
c. 1975, Revised 1991, S/C...$35.00
Used, This Edition Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Garden Pond: An Onwer's Guide To
by: Cnrad, Roseanne D.

Choosing a site for a pond, installing a pond, aquatic plants, ornamental pond fish, frogs & other inhabitants, creating a balanced ecosystem, general care & maintenence of your pond, keeping fish & plants healthy, seasonal care of the pond. Color photos. 126 pgs.
c. 1998, H/C...$12.95

Garden Ponds: A Quarterly

Maintence, construction, fish, plants, setting & design, surroundings.

Hermit Crabs
by: Pronek, Neal

All the information you will ever need: introduction, land hermit crabs in general, selecting your equipment, selecting your crabs, setting up the tank, feeding, handling, diseases & ailments. 31 full color photos & 29 B/W photos. 95 pgs.
c. 1982, H/C...$9.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: new

Hermit Crabs As Pets
by: Scermino, Daniele

Practical Guide to Hermit Crabs as pets.
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good - like new

How To Build Ponds & Waterfalls And Much More
by: Reid, Jeffrey

In an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format, this book shows readers how to build ponds and waterfalls, as well as providing information about Koi fish, submersible pumps, water lilies, water features, water garden designs, UV lights, rock placement, filter systems, pond fish, marginal plants, preformed ponds, excavating, pond liners, plumbing, and landscaping. 80 pgs.

How To Rig & Fish Natural Baits (An Outdoor Life Book)
by: Dalrymple, Byron

Starting off with equipment, the author explains the purpose of the basic types of hooks, sinkers, floats, swivels, snaps, leaders & spinners. He then shows how to combine this equipment into rigs for every situation in fresh & salt water. Illustarted instructions show how to make feshwater float & sinker rigs, dropper rigs, spreader rigs, slipsinker rigs, salmon-egg rigs, & many more. For saltwater there are popping cork rigs, submerged bait rigs, fish-finder rigs, double level rigs & many others. It also describes all the baits for fresh & salt water & tells you when, where & how to use them. Illustrated with crystal-clear line drawings. 165 pgs.
c. 1976, S/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Keeping Koi
by: Cooper Wisner, Nancy

This superbly practical and colorful book provides the reader with a comprehensive guide to setting up and stocking a pond for koi...and maintaining the outdoor pond throughout the four seasons of the year...a comprehensive overview covering the design and implementation stages of pond installation...the use of ultraviolet sterilizers and selecting the koi. 128 pgs.

Keeping Seahorses
by: Straughan, Robert

Published by TFH. Contents: Introduction to Sea Horses; Preparing sea horse stables; Feeding sea ponies; Keeping large sea horses; Car of baby ponies; Keeping dwarf ponies healthy; Sea stable playmates; Mementos from the sea horse. B/W photos. 32 pgs.
c. 1961, booklet...$1.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Land Hermit Crabs
by: Nash, Paul J

General information on hermit crabs; feeding, housing, environment, shell, and handling.
c. 1976, Booklet...$3.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Management Of Small Lakes & Ponds In Illinios
by: Illinois Dept of Conservation

The purpose of this booklet is to inform the public on the proper management of ponds, lakes & impoundments. Chapters cover: The pond itself, fish stocking, when & how to fish, managing the pond, correcting poor fishing, pond problems, fish diseases, fish life histories, cooking your catch, using the little pond, fish fact & fallacies & Division of Fisheries Offices. Illustrations. 72 pgs.
c. 1995, 2nd Ed, S/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Marine Aquarium Keeping: The Science, Animals & Art
by: Spotte, Stephen

Setting up of the aquarium, filtration, ph and salt content, testing and troubleshooting, maintenance, which animals?, new arrivals, nutrition and feeding, infections and infestations, decorating. 171 pages. Color and B/W photos
c. 1973, H/C, (Regular Price $22.50)...$12.50
Condition: Very Good

More About the Black Bass
by: Henshall, James A.

This is a reprint of the Robert Clarke 1889 edition. Part first covers Terminology, morphology, and physiology. Part 2 covers Tools, tackle, and implements. Part 3 covers angling and fly-fishing. Fine detailed illustrations throughout. 204 pgs.
c. 1889,1989 Reprint, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Near Mint

Nishikigoi (Fancy Koi)
by: Tamaki, Takehiko

Construction and maintaining ponds, handling. Many color photographs. 110 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Nishikigoi (Fancy Koi)
by: Tamaki, Takehiko

Construction and maintaining ponds, handling. Many color photographs. 110 pgs.
c. 1974, S/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Ocean Life: Beneath The Crystal Seas
by: Cox, Vic

With over 240 color photographs, explores fascinating world under water.

Ocean Reef (VHS Video)
A breathtaking adventure beneath the ocean, explore undersea paradise.
c.1990...Video, VHS 30 min...$19.95
On Sale $13.95

Old Fishing Tackle (A Shire Book)
by: Dowden, Nigel
The fishing rod, reel, line, hook, bait, accessories. B/W photos & illustrations. 32 pgs.
c. 1995, Booklet #315...$7.95

Perfect Pond Recipe Book
by: May, Peter

Easy-to-follow pictorial handbook, formal garden, natural pond, fish pond. 32 pgs.

Pond Doctor
by: Nash, Helen

Everything one needs to know about a water garden is here: selecting a site, construction, building a waterfall, safety and water-quality tips, pumps and filtration, prevention of algae, and cleaning and maintaining a pond. This practical guide is illustrated throughout with color photographs. 160 pgs.

Pond Life (Golden Guide)
by: Reid, George

This guide describes and illustrates, in full color, the plants and animals that live in or near ponds, lakes, streams, and wetlands. It includes surface-dwelling creatures as well as those of open water, the bottom, and the shore and tells how various animals and plants live together in a community.
c. 1987, Pocket-size, S/C...$3.95

Practical Fish Pond Management
by: Weitman, Mary Elizabeth

Planning a fish pond, water quality, stocking with fish, feeding fish, when to fish your pond, analysis of fish pond populations, causes of unsuccessful stocking, fish mortality, oxygen depletion, diseases & parasites, chemicls, weed control, Recipies for fish cookery. B/W photos. 73 pgs.
c. 1975, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Proper Care & Maintenance Of Hermit Crabs (Zoo Med)
by: Klavir, Josh

Contents: Bio of a hermit crab, selecting a healthy crab, diet, habitat, creating the environment, behavior, handling, & includes a maintenance checklist & a shopping list. B/W photos. 21 pgs.
c. 2001, Booklet...$3.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Raising Healthy Fish
by: Members of the Aquatic Task Force of Mississippi State University
Intro to aquaculture, water quality, facilities, aquaculture systems, production mangement, fish health management, economics, farm location. Line drawings, charts & tables. 104 pgs.
S/C...Revised Ed...$12.95

Seahorses: Conservation & Care
by: Garrick-Maidment, Neil

Setting up tank, feeding, breeding, health, breakdown of different species. 48 pgs.
c. 1997, H/C...$19.95

Simon & Schuster's Guide To Saltwater Fish & Fishing
by: Mojetta, Angelo
Identification & information guide of more than 150 species of saltwater fish. Covers each species habitat, behavior & distribution all in full color photographs, along with info on angling techniques, fishing equipment and fishable species. 255 pgs.
c. 1992, S/C...$16.00

Tetra Encyclopedia Of Koi
by: McDowall, Anne

History, anatomy, pond construction, feed, care, breed, show, health, variety.

Water In The Garden
by: Allison, James

Encompassing every aspect of water in the garden, this beautiful-but eminently practical-book is full of ideas for incorporating water into a garden design. Ponds, watercourses, waterfalls, fountains, and small water features-from pebble fountains to troughs-are illustrated with inspiring photographs, and their construction explained in detailed text and, where applicable, step-by-step diagrams. This book has 160 pages and is profusely illustrated.

Water Plants For Missouri Ponds
by: Whitley, James

Identification, unique features, values & uses, non-chemical control. This is a must-read for pond owners who want to enhance their ponds. Includes interesting descriptions and line drawings of 68 aquatic and shoreline plant species found in Missouri, along with 58 color photos. A "Suitability for Ponds" section helps pond owners select appropriate plants, as well as control problem plants. 151 pgs.
c. 1990, S/C...$10.00
Condition: Very Good


Kids Titles: Pond & Fish Books

Hermit Crabs
by: Johnson, Sylvia

Describes the physical characteristics, habits & natural environment. Ages 9-12.
c. 1989, S/C...$5.95

Koi For Ponds: Junior Pet Care
by: Vrbova, Zuza

Covers all aspects of keeping koi. It deals with choosing and buying varieties and goes on to explain how to feed and care for it all its life. Color photos. 48 pgs. Ages 12 & up.
c. 1990, H/C...$9.95

Sea Horses (A Carolrhoda Nature Watch Book)
by: Walker, Sally

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of sea horse as well as efforts to protect them. Color photos. 48 Pgs. Ages 8-11.
c. 1999, H/C (Reg $22.60)... $10.00
Condition: Good, ex-library with usual library markings, well read, no writing, pages intact, binding good, minor wear on cover

Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed & High Adventure in Two Acts
by: Base, Graeme

In which the villainous Gropmund Grouper devises a dastardly scheme to rob the innocent folk of Reeftown of their homes and money, but is foiled by the efforts of the intrepid Pearl Trout, her fiery brother, Finneus, and brave Corporal Bert of the Soldiercrab Army. Graeme Base, who created Abrams' best-selling Animalia and The Eleventh Hour, now offers The Sign of the Seahorse, a sweeping drama of intrigue and excitement set in the beautiful but fragile underwater world of a coral reef. Beginning at the famous Seahorse Cafe, social hub of the Old Reef, The Sign of the Seahorse takes us on a great journey. We travel from the doomed coral gardens of Reeftown to a sunken wreck and an underwater junkyard, across the barren expanse of the Withered Plain, and into the vast, uncharted chasms of the Deep, before arriving finally at the utmost edge of the Great Continental Shelf. Readers of all ages will delight in the rhyming text and gloriously detailed illustrations of this undersea adventure. The wonderfully drawn characters will capture the imagination as The Sign of the Seahorse is enjoyed again and again. Every page in full color illustrations. 44 pgs. Ages 9-12.
c. 1992, H/C (Regualr Price $19.95)...$15.00
Condition: Very Good, bottom corner of binding broke, dust jacket torn, inside clean like new

Zoobooks Sharks
by: Wildlife Education

An all-in-one, everything-you-wanted-to-know-but-didn’t-know-who-to-ask guide to the world’s most fascinating sharks. Features 24 pages of striking wildlife photography, insightful writing, colorful illustrations, and diagrams that explain in simple terms things that make "animal facts" come alive for your child. Ages 5-12.



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