This Mini Encyclopedia explains the origins and development of the goldfish that we know and love today. In depth descriptions of many varieties of goldfish, with advice on their preferred environment and the benefits and drawbacks for each variety, help both the new or experienced hobbyist select the right fish for their lifestyle. The book goes into detail on setting up the aquarium, aeration and filtration, water quality, heating, breeding and much, much more. There is also an extensive section on suitable plants for the goldfish aquarium. A feast for the eyes and an aspiration for hobbyists.