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What's Your Favourite Fish Book?

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Does anyone have a favourite or really informative fish book?

I have a few books i really like but my favourite right now is "Loaches Natural History and Aquarium Care".

Cheers

Stace

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My favourite book in my 'libary' is Toatlly Aquarium Fish by David Goodwin. A bit of publishing failure but has pictures for every 400 odd species. About 2 1/2" thick. Good picture book.

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Well I would love to own a fish book first of all :lol:

Back to nature guide: Tanganyikan Cichlids Second edition would be the book I'd buy

The rest like "Tanganyikan Secrets", "Tanganyikan Cichlids in their natural habitat" or "Tanganyika - Africa's Inland Sea"

are over $100 each but I'm assuming they are worth it?

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Hi Stace, I also love my copy of "Loaches Natural History and Aquarium Care" - Written by a group from LoachesOnline.

Also enjoying "Borneo Suckers" by Tan Hoek Hui who conducted the Taxinomical Revision in 2006.

Cheers Graeme.

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Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish by David Alderton.

Very informative on specific species...great info. :)

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Lake Victorian Rock Cichlids by Ole Seehausen and of coarse Konnings 4 ed Malawi Cichlids in their Natural habitat .

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Favourite aquarium Book. Hard to pick a particular book. If I had to pick one or two it would be the Cichlid Atlas set.

Much to Jodi’s despair I have shelves of them. Lots of general and specialist books, eg like the ones that are at the shop for people to look at. The big trick is to remember which book I read a particular piece of info in.

I’m of the opinion that if a book has NEW info and reference pics then it is worth getting, so many books are just rehashes of old pics and even older info.

Cheers

T

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My next book purchased will have to be The New Illustrated Guide To Fish Diseases by Gerald Bassleer.

It's about $100 and the best book you could ever have.

The (fish) drugs that it refers to are mostly vet perscibed but i highly recommend it.

Stace

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My Fav would have to be Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitiat by Ad Konings

Was an expensive book but well worth it for the info.

Would love to get a hold of South American Eartheaters if there is in fact a second edition coming out.

That fish disease book sounds really useful Stace.

This thread would be a useful tool for anyone wanting to get literature an the particular fish they keep.

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Australian Freshwater Fishes, Biology and Management (by Merrick and Schmida)

Very comprehensive volume on natives, from the '80's.

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Well, I have a pretty good range of books. Don't tell basics but, shhhhhhhhh. These range from the basics & general to more advanced. I used to like going to the library & reading the old fish books too. My how they kept things simple & blow me down, they worked too.

I do have the The New Illustrated Guide To Fish Diseases by Gerald Bassleer Great book. Brad had this one in his shop, excellent book. Got him to buy me in one. Well worth it.

As of my fondness to cichlids... the best one on those that covers the differents regions, articles on feeding, water, co inhabitants.

Enjoying Cichlids by Ad Konings {editor}

For those that want to get advanced, my faviourite book. Very well written.

The Cichlid Fishes

Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution

by George W. Barlow

I will mention.... Online wise, http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/ very useful for Cichlid keepers.

& for the internet searchers. When you get stuck Google Scholar can sometimes find the better answer. Used to love it when gf of the time was at uni, nurse. I used to read up on research papers, essays etc. Pity I didn't use the printer more often.

I do think this topic should be a sticky. Some good books have been suggested & people should really have access to a good one or 2.

Frenchy :sheep:

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As a newbie - I have found the book called AQUARIUM FISH by Mary Bailey & Gina Sandford really good. I picked it up at a bargain for $10 last weekend. It is great as it really is direct with advice and made a lot of sense for someone new like me !! It also puts the fish into family groups - and I have been throughly enjoying it. When I go to the LFS I take my book A-Z of tropical freshwater fish with to identify the fish, size & other requirements. This is a small book, big enough for my bag and is by Compass Guides. I found the best place to buy books is from BOOK DEPOSITORY in the UK - they are sooooo cheap and offer free shipping worldwide and you get the books in just over a week - totally awesome :woohoo:

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I don't have that many books but I like this one.

Lake Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat 4th edition. A.D.Konnings

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