The Hobbyist’s Guide to Pond Fish

The Hobbyist’s Guide to Pond Fish

“We recently built a pond in our backyard and soon added pond fish. We had lots of questions! This book was a real lifesaver for us! We never realized there would be so many questions. “How many fish should we put in our pond? What kind? Do they get along? What do they eat? Do we need to feed them? How do we know if our pond is a healthy, balanced system for keeping fish?”

Those were just some of the beginning questions. Soon we were asking, “What are those little white spots? And, what are those wormy looking things?! Why is that fish acting like that?” You can search on line for the answers, but this book puts it all right in your hands! What a great resource to have on hand!

Of course, it tells you many things that you don’t even know you need to ask. It lists good and bad fish `body language’ to watch for. It tells you what the various aspects of water quality mean and how to test for these and change them. It has a long section on common fish illnesses, both parasites and infections and what to do about those if you see the symptoms!

In short; unless you’re already a fish expert this is a great resource to have!

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.