Aquarium Corals


Aquarium Corals 
Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History
by Eric H Borneman
Beautiful, bizarre and amongst nature's most colourful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in tens of thousands of home saltwater aquariums. 
For the first time, master aquarist 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.


  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Aquarium Corals
  • Selection, husbandry and natural history
  • Chapter 1
  • Reef Worlds  Beauty, biodiversity and scientific wonders of the coral realm
  • Chapter 2
  • Anatomy lessons  Polyps that rule  and build the reefs
  • Chapter 3
  • Zooxanthellae  The symbiotic algae of corals
  • Chapter 4
  • Foods & Feeding  Nutrition on the reef and in the aquarium
  • Chapter 5
  • Secret Lives  Competition and reproduction
  • Chapter 6
  • Taxonomy  Coral classification and its limitations
  • Chapter 7
  • The corals  Families, genera and species of special interest to aquarists
  • Chapter 8
  • Husbandry  Captive reef-keeping approaches and essentials
  • Chapter 9
  • Water chemistry  Parameters to know and maintain for success with corals
  • Chapter 10
  • Care & Handling  Selecting, acclimating and siting corals in the reef aquarium
  • Chapter 11
  • Coral health  Recognising, preventing and treating diseases, worrisome conditions and pests
  • Chapter 12
  • Conservation  Endangered reefs and the ethical coral keeper

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  • Model: 5394
  • Manufactured by: TMC Publishing

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