Introduction. PART I: The Basic Aquarium. Chapter 1: Your First Steps to Keeping Fish. Chapter 2: Choosing an Aquarium. Chapter 3: Figuring Out Filters. Chapter 4: Heating Your Aquarium. Chapter 5: The Light Choice. Chapter 6: Fishy Furnishings. Chapter 7: Final Ingredients. Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Aquarium Step by Step. PART II: Fish and Invertebrates. Chapter 9: Fish Basics. Chapter 10: Choosing the Right Fish. Chapter 11: Identifying Invertebrates. Chapter 12: From the Dealer to Your Home. PART III: Caring for Your Aquarium. Chapter 13: The Cycle of Nitrogen. Chapter 14: More Chemistry: Salt, Acidity, and Gases. Chapter 15: Always Algae. Chapter 16: Keeping Your Aquarium Clean. PART IV: Caring for Your Pets. Chapter 17: Feeding Your Fish. Chapter 18: Preventing Stress. Chapter 19: Diseases and Treatments. Chapter 20: Observing Your Fish. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Fish to Avoid. Chapter 22: Ten Invertebrates to Avoid. Chapter 23: Ten Simple Metric Conversions. PART VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Resources. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.
Gregory Skomal is an experienced aquarist and Marine Fisheries Biologist at Marthas Vineyard Fisheries, Department of Game, Massachusetts.