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Aquarium Books

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by starscream, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. starscream

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    Are there any books about the hobby of fish keeping anyone could recomend for me? Is there a book about the different species of fresh water fish?
     
  2. nmonks

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    If you want a book about the requirements of different species of aquarium fish, the "bible" is perhaps Baensch's Aquarium Atlas vol. 1, which contains more species and more *reliable* information than anything else in its price bracket. I bought my copy in the late 80s and still use it regularly. I think it contains about 500 fish species and about 100 species of plant. Does have a few gaps, but nothing vol. 2, 3, etc. won't fill as you become more adventurous and experienced. It has good sections on filtration, lighting, etc. but these are a bit outdated in some ways and not particularly easy to read (translations from German to English rarely are).

    Cheers, Neale
     
  3. nurglespuss

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    Yes definately second Baensch, I've built up a large collection of aquarium books over the years, and I always turn Baensch.

    The only species I would recommend getting a different book for, are catfish (just for more details on species, care etc.).
     
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    barrons compass guide is excellent and only costs £3 on amazon
     

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