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Fish species books
Can anyone Recommend a good fish book
Honestly, try your local library first. Check out a variety of what they have available. If will help you recognize the type of information that *you* find helpful so you can make a better purchasing decision. I've found that many of the "encyclopedia of fish" type books are great picture books but don't provide all that much in the way of real and useful information (like letting you know if a fish is a schooling fish and how many should be kept together to be happy, etc.).
The Baensch series is usually considered the best books for the hobby, but they can be pricey. If you have the time and patience, you can find them one book at a time on ebay or aquabid at a much cheaper price per book.
thanks gunnie that's exactly what I was looking for.
Thanks gunnie I just bought vol 1-3 from fish2u.com for $95.00 now I just have to wait for them ugghhh.
I use the book called you and your aquarium.
Also used book stores are great places to add to your fish book library.
dmcl1's advice on looking at your local library is also very good advice. You could check out their books and if you find one you like, you can always buy it later online or at a used bookstore as Butterfly mentioned.
I am looking for a book that will show pictures of and describe all known freshwater fish with scientific names. Anyone have any ideas? I have been searching with no luck.
This is good but maybe more in dept?
I am looking for a book that has each species listed by habitat.
Hello, I've merged your posts since they were back to back.
See if the above links are of any help to you. Too, do a search for Aquarium Books for some more information.
There's no one book that will cover all the fish you might want to keep. I have four books that are fairly good.
Totally AquarI'm Fish by David Goodwin
An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aquarium Fish by Gina Sanford
The Complete Encyclopedia Of Tropical Fish by Esther Verhoef-Verhallen
The Complete Book Of The Freshwater Aquarium by Vincent B. Hargreaves.
They are all ok though The last one has a few strange ideas in it & should not be used for advice on aquarium plants. The author recommends many terrestrial plants for the aquarium.
Online profiles are a good source of additional information as are members of forums like this one.
I have 4 different books as well and only one of them overlaps with Nutters list! Dr Axelrod's MinI Atlas of freshwater Aquarium fishes has the most species listed of the 4 I have. It also gives you a recommended tank voume, size of fish, pH and hardness etc. It does not list popular names though. To give you an idea of how diverse the field is each of my books has a large number of species not listed in the other 3 books.
The Axelrod's Atlases are good. I think I've still got an older version in the bottom of a box somewhere. They cost a fair chunk of change but they can be worth it.