The Betta Handbook

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Barron's Educational Series, 2004 - Performing Arts - 167 pages
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Bettas, sometimes known as fighting fish, are tropical Asian varieties having spectacular waving tails and fins. They're available in a wide range of colors. This Pet Handbook gives expert guidance on the selection and care of bettas, plus advice on segregating them from less pugnacious fish. Barron's Pet Handbooks are written by breeders, trainers, and veterinarians, they present expert advice on feeding, health care, housing, breeding, and all other important aspects of pet care. They are filled with vivid color photos and instructive line art.
 

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Contents

Characteristics of the Genus
7
Bubblenesting Bettas
23
Mouthbrooding Bettas
45
Foods and Feeding
83
Common Diseases and Treatments
97
Zoogeography 101 Where Bettas Live
114
Betta Genetics
132
Breeding Bettas
140
Other Anabantoids
147
References
160
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Goldstein, whose Ph.D. is in microbiology and parasitology, is an environmental consultant in Raleigh, North Carolina, and serves on the Habitat and Environmental Protection Advisory Panel of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

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