Is there a Good fish species book?

swervo513

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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.

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Larry

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.
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Ken
 
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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 Aquarim 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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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Thanks

I will check the reviews when I get a chance!
 
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