Plankton Culture Manual

Updated August 12, 2019
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By Frank H. Hoff and Terry W. Snell
Publisher: Florida Aqua Farms (2007)

Plankton Culture Manual

The Plankton Culture Manual is now on the sixth edition and it has been around for a long time. Originally published in 1987 it was republished due to demand in February 2007. This book is geared towards aquarists, aquaculturists and students that want to learn everything they can about plankton culture. It is not too long but not too short either, at about 185 pages. It is jammed packed with text and just enough images and diagrams to keep it interesting. The material can get a bit dry in parts but the authors do a fine job of keeping the reader's interest while covering relatively challenging subjects. For the up and coming breeder you may find this book a great investment in your hobby or trade.

The authors start by explaining the aquatic food webs and the role plankton plays in this web. They then go into microalgae identification and plankton cultures that you can pursue. They definitely go into great detail on every topic covered. I found myself having to re-read in places just to make sure I understood the info presented. There are excellent diagrams and charts throughout the text that highlight what is being covered and I found those to be very helpful.

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This book is very in depth and covers all the bases. I give this book 5 stars - 5 stars.

Written By : Mike - FishLore Admin


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Review Title: Plankton Culture Manual
Reviewed by: Mike FishLore
Summary: Book review of the Plankton Culture Manual.
Description: The Plankton Culture Manual is geared towards aquarists, aquaculturists and students that want to learn everything they can about plankton culture.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

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