Aquarium hobbyists who are interested in breeding fishes and invertebrates will find a bonanza of information in this profusely illustrated book. Explained here is the biology of fish breeding, with focus on taxonomy, population management, genetics, inbreeding versus selective breeding, culling, reproductive strategies, and larval and juvenile development. The author also provides extensive information on aquarium requirements, breeding triggers, and fish nutrition. Prospective fish breeders will value the author’s detailed instructions for building a fish room, with attention to its location, structure, plumbing, life support, and safety issues. He devotes individual chapters to livebearers, egg layers, cichlids, marine fish, and invertebrates. This very useful book is enhanced with more than 100 color photos plus helpful line art.About the Author:Jay F. Hemdal is Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates at the Toledo, Ohio, Zoo and is a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee. He has published extensively in aquarium periodicals and is the author of a previously published book on aquarium careers.176 sidor.Utgiven 2003.Skriven på engelska.