Synopses & Reviews
* How do you choose the perfect complement of fish for your aquarium? How can you understand the nature and behavior of these slippery creatures? Discover an underwater world with this invaluable guide to over 400 species of freshwater and marine fish.
* An easy-reference format reveals the key characteristics of each breed, along with its origins, physiology, and care-needs. Each entry includes an at-a-glance guide to basic aquarium requirements, feeding habits, and compatibility with other fish.
* Detailed photographs of each specimen clearly show its extraordinary markings and distinguishing features in glorious full color, and form a delightful visual reference. Whether you are a longtime keeper, are looking to start an aquarium, or are simple fascinated by fish, this is the ultimate fish breed handbook.
From the reviews:
"Whether readers are longtime keepers, looking to start an aquarium, or are simply fascinated by fish, Aquarium Fish Handbook is the ultimate fish breed handbook. This concise, full-color, visual reference volume merits a place on every aquarium hobbyist's bookshelf."
Aquarium hobbyists looking to add variety to their tanks will find color photos and concise textual profiles of more than 400 species of freshwater and marine fish. This book's easy-reference format points out key characteristics of each breed and gives information on its origins, physiology, and maintenance requirements. Each entry includes an at-a-glance guide that notes feeding habits and compatibility with other fish. The color photos are detailed to show markings and other distinguishing features. Major freshwater groups include cichlids, characins, labyrinth fishes, catfishes, loaches, cyprinids, and others. Among the marine varieties are angelfishes, damselfishes, blennies, pufferfish, eels, groupers, and Atlantic seahorses. Here's a reference volume that merits a place on every aquarium hobbyist's bookshelf.
About the Author
Derek Lambert is the author of several books and hundreds of articles on fishkeeping. He lectures on the subject in the U.K. and abroad, and is the editor of the monthly magazine Today's Fishkeeper. He also heads several aquarist hobby groups in the U.K.