Book recommendations?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Cat Catherine, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Cat Catherine

    Cat CatherineValued MemberMember

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    Hi! I'm sort of new to keeping a 20g community tank, but from what I've observed over the past couple of months everyone is doing great.

    Does anyone recommend any reputable fish books I can gain a lot of knowledge from?
     
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    I would recommend the Internet and these forums as books that have been written years ago might not have the up to date information that we are all lucky to have. Ymmv


     
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    I do agree with the above, but also you could find a good, well informed book on fresh water fish keeping (there is also a salt water one too) on this site just to the upper right of this page, provided by Fish Lore.
    It is downloadable and free, and worth double the price:). Kidding there, it is very well done.
    For specialist species or families, you must first identify what you like, and then ask others who share the interest just who they like.
    I do agree that the internet is the most up to date, often, not always, but you do a bit of experience to keep the dross from the gold, I find.
    Despite the fact that they let me post here, I do recommend this site highly, as it is both well informed and friendly. Best to you, rick
     
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    Freshwater Aquariums for Dummies by Mic and Maddy Hargrove. There's nothing too in depth but it's a great starting point that mentions pretty much everything you need to succeed.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Fish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum mobile app
     
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    If you ever want to get into live plants, I highly recommend Diana Walstads "Ecology of the Planted Aquarium". You can download the kindle version, and use any device with the kindle app to read it (kindle, android, Apple, PC).


     
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    Cat CatherineValued MemberMember

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    Thank you for all the replies. I do go on fishlore often, but I also like to have hard copies. :)
     
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    Welcome to FishLore! I hope you enjoy it here.
     
  9. Aqadicted

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    Im totally with you. I had a few books from about 15-20 years ago. It inspired me years ago- and loved the hobby.

    Since my resurgence, I've found myself standing in front of petco reading about fish species and temperatures, and habits on my phone than looking at the fish. Its so amazing what a tool the internet has brought us.

    I love books for aquascaping ideas- and in general looking at beautiful waterscapes
     
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