Here's advice and information for beginners on choosing a tank, equipment, appropriate water plants, and substrate, controlling algae, and populating the new aquarium with a colorful selection of freshwater fish. Titles in this extensive series advise and instruct current and soon-to-be pet owners on all aspects of animal care. Filled with colour photos and useful line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animal's traits-and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Many of the nearly 200 titles in "Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" series focus on dogs and cats of many different breeds. Others are written for owners of birds and mammals that are suitable as pets. Aquarium and terrarium hobbyists will also find titles that advise on care of different fish, reptile, and amphibian species. Each book in the series is written by an expert trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist.