Aquarium Corals – Selection, Husbandry and Natural History
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. More than 700 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.
This book is a must for anyone considering or currently maintaining a captive reef.
The book start with some great information about natural coral reefs and their history, major reef zones and how to replicate natural environments in our own reef, anatomy of corals, coral food, competition and reproduction.
The next section is dedicated to coral care and identification. With nearly 240 pages of coral details and beautiful photography, this is probably the most complete guide to coral identification.
The final sections of this book cover subjects such as water chemistry, coral healdh and diseases (excellent!), husbandry, coral conservation and tips to new reef keepers.
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