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Aquarium Atlas (Vol. 1, 5th Edition) Aquarium Atlas (Vol. 1, 5th Edition)
by Rudiger Riehl, Hans A. Baensch (Contributor)

The Baensch Atlases are found in the personal and professional libraries of aquarium keepers throughout the world. Lavishly illustrated in color with information from leading biologists and aquarium experts, these fact-filled volumes will provide years of inspiration and reference for the beginning to advanced aquarist.

Aquarium Fishes of the World Aquarium Fishes of the World
by Dr. Herbert Axelrod, Glen S. Axelrod, David E.
Boruchowitz

"Dr. Axelrod is THE world's authority on aquariums, and his books show this. The book has thousands of color photos of countless fish species, and thorough descriptions of them, as well. Even if you don't own an aquarium, you should still at least look at this book for its splendid pictures." - A reader

Aquarium Fish of the World Aquarium Fish of the World
The Comprehensive Guide to 650 Species
by Atsushi Sakurai, Yohei Sakamoto, Fumitoshi Mori, Paul V. Loiselle

"The 650 species are represented in 1,100 fine color photos with good captions describing origins, habits, and culture. Photos are of two types--the fish on a white background, and in an aquatic (generally aquaria) environment." - Book News

American Aquarium Fishes American Aquarium Fishes
by Robert J. Goldstein (Photographer), Rodney W. Harper, Richard Edwards (Contributor)

"This comprehensive reference volume will appeal to both specialty and general-interest libraries: it provides over 118 color and over 200 black and white photos of various species of aquarium fish, providing detailed discussions on where to find native fishes, how to collect and transport them around the globe, and regional rules of collecting." - A reader

1000 Photos of Aquarium Fish 1000 Photos of Aquarium Fish
by Marie-Paule Piednoir, Christian Piednoir (Photographer)

Pages of full-color photos identify many species of fish for aquarium hobbyists, nature enthusiasts, and anybody who wants to learn about fish. Cichlids, angelfish, guppies, clownfish, and dozens more varieties are shown in all their color combinations, and in different stages of development.

Aquarium Owner's Guide Aquarium Owner's Guide
The Complete Illustrated Reference for the Home Aquarium
by Gina Sandford

This comprehensive guide is packed with vibrant, full color pictures and essential information on creating, stocking, and maintaining a home aquarium. It enables enthusiasts, from novice to longtime owners, to make informed choices about types of fish, water, and aquarium environments.

Complete Aquarium Complete Aquarium
by Peter W. Scott

Presents a systematic guide to aquariums based on freshwater and marine environments from all over the world. Clear, step-by-step instructions will guide you through planning, building, stocking, and maintaining any type of aquatic environment - as well as an extensive practical guide to building and designing 16 diverse aquariums.

Encyclopaedia of Tropical Fish

Encyclopaedia of Tropical Fish
by Esther J. J. Verhoef-Verhallen (Editor)

"A thorough introduction discussing aquarium set-up and care of tropical fish is followed by an A-to-Z encyclopedia of species suited to aquarium life. Covers scientific and common names, habitat, sexual differences, size, accommodation, social characteristics, temperature, water composition, food, and breeding. Fine color photographs." - Book News

Tropical Fishlopaedia : A Complete Guide to Fish Care Tropical Fishlopaedia : A Complete Guide to Fish Care
by Peter Burgess, Mary Bailey

The authors introduce the hobby of tropical fishkeeping, outlining what is required in order to set up the correct environment, and what varieties of tropical fishes will thrive in an aquarium. There is detailed information on choosing equipment, setting up a tank, plant selection, and water chemistry. There are also special sections on signs, symptoms, and treatments of common diseases, and on breeding tropical fish.

Complete Introduction to Breeding Aquarium Fishes Complete Introduction to Breeding Aquarium Fishes
by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, Holger Windelov

"This book covers almost 30 of the most commonly held aquarium fishes giving detailed descriptions on each covering feeding, water parameters (pH, dH and temperature) and of course breeding. In addition, there are several pictures displaying each species including fry and eggs. All in all a good book which gets you started right away." - A reader

Diseases
A-Z of Tropical Fish Diseases and Health Problems A-Z of Tropical Fish Diseases and Health Problems
by Peter Burgess, Mary Bailey, Adrian Exell

The aim of this book is to help aquarists recognize signs of illness so they can identify and resolve problems. Divided into three sections, the first focuses on health and husbandry, describing the signs of a healthy fish, anatomy and general care; the second provides signs of diseases and health problems and is cross-referenced to section three, which covers the treatment of diseases and health problems.

Handbook of Fish Diseases Handbook of Fish Diseases
by Dieter Untergasser, Herbert R. Axelrod (Editor), G. Untergasser, Howard Hirschhorn (Translator)

"This book takes you step-by-step through its easily understood charts, describes in detail many diseases in fish, and presents you with a comprehensive index of medications and means of treatment." - A reader

Freshwater
Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes
by Dr. Herbert R.Axelrod, Warren E. Burgess

"Some 4,500 color photographs identify aquarium fish, warmwater and coldwater, foreign and domestic. The fish are grouped family by family according to the geographical region from which they come. Textual information regarding maintenance in captivity is included for many of the species shown." - Book News

A Fishkeeper's Guide to the Healthy Aquarium A Fishkeeper's Guide to the Healthy Aquarium
by Neville, Dr. Carrington

"Provides the reader with the knowledge to maintain a biologically and chemically balanced freshwater aquarium." - A reader

Plants
A Fishkeeper's Guide to Aquarium Plants A Fishkeeper's Guide to Aquarium Plants
A Superbly Illustrated Guide to Growing Healthy Aquarium Plants, Featuring over 60 Species
by Barry James

"This is a great book for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike. Nice photos, good explanations, descriptions, and care instructions for common and uncommon plants you might encounter." - A reader

Nature Aquarium World Nature Aquarium World
by Takashi Amano

"If you are looking to be absolutely blown away by the exquisite beauty of lush aquatic plants and delicate fish composed in a harmonious aquatic "painting," here you go. the shear loveliness and mastery of Amano's aquascapes could inspire anyone to become interested in the care and arrangement of aquatic plants." A reader

Reef Aquariums
The Reef Aquarium The Reef Aquarium
A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Volume 1)
by J. Charles Delbeek, Julian Sprung, Martin A., Moe, Peter Wilkens (Preface)

This book is the "bible" on the subject of Reef Aquarium keeping, covering the biology of coral reefs and relating it to the biological, chemical, and physical parameters considered when creating a reef aquarium. The book details how to successfully cultivate corals in captivity and also features the identification and care of numerous coral and giant clam species.

Natural Reef Aquariums Natural Reef Aquariums
Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms
by John H. Tullock, Martin A. Moe

With Tullock’s suggestions, the reefkeeper can now mimic natural habitats such as a Florida Keys Lagoon, a Caribbean Turtle Grass Flat, an Indo-Pacific Deep Cave, or a Red Sea Patch Reef. With more than 200 color photographs and illustrations, Natural Reef Aquariums provides inspiration for both beginning and expert marine reef hobbyists.

Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook Marine Reef Aquarium Handbook
by Robert J. Goldstein

"If you have a reef tank, are thinking of starting a reef, or want to improve your current set up, this is one of the books to add to your library." - A reader

Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History
by Eric H. Borneman, Scott W. Michael (Photographer), Janine Cairns-Michael (Photographer)

"This is a must buy for any reef aquarist, both novice and expert. The information is modern and up-to-date." - A reader

The Coral Reef Aquarium The Coral Reef Aquarium
An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Fish
by Ron L. Shimek

Concerned hobbyists have begun growing corals domestically so that people can enjoy reef tanks without destroying natural reefs. This book combines information on setting up and maintaining a reef, as well as ecological concerns.

Saltwater
500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species Marine Fishes : 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species
(The Pocketexpert Guide Series for Aquarists and Underwater Naturalists, 1)
by Scott W. Michael

Like a field guide to marine aquarium fishes, this first PocketExpert Guide offers a quick but authoritative reference for identifying, buying, and keeping more than 500 popular saltwater species. Designed by a team of marine enthusiasts and aquarium professionals, this information-packed handbook covers all of the fishes most often seen by hobbyists.

Dr Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes Dr Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes
by Warren E. Burgess

"This is a must-have book for anyone seeking to setup & maintain a salt-water marine aquarium. There are full-color photos and information on over 1900 marine fish, invertebrates & plants." - A reader

Dr. Burgess's Mini-Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes Dr. Burgess's Mini-Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes
by Warren E. Burgess, Herbert R. Axelrod (Contributor), Ray Hunziker (Contributor)

"It provides information and more importantly photos on nearly 2000 fish. The information gives you the basics about each fish, how big they get, what they eat, are they aggressive, etc. But the best aspect is the photos. With over 1900 photos it is the first book I go to when I want to look up a fish." - A reader

The New Marine Aquarium : Step-By-Step Setup & Stocking Guide The New Marine Aquarium : Step-By-Step Setup & Stocking Guide
by Michael S. Paletta, Edward Kadunc (Illustrator), Scott W. Michael (Photographer)

Creating a beautiful, thriving first saltwater aquarium has never been easier, using the natural, simplified methods learned and practiced by the world's leading reef hobbyists. By helping newcomers avoid the pitfalls of outdated, high-maintenance filtration techniques, the author offers an easy-to-follow route to long-term success with live rock, appropriate equipment, aquascaping, disease prevention, and essential husbandry techniques.

The Conscientious Marine Aquarist The Conscientious Marine Aquarist
A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists
by Robert M. Fenner, Christopher Turk

Drawing upon a lifetime of aquatic experience, marine biologist Bob Fenner demystifies the process of planning, setting up, stocking, and managing a beautiful, thriving slice of the tropical ocean.

The Marine Aquarium Problem Solver The Marine Aquarium Problem Solver
Practical & Expert Advice on Keeping Fish & Invertebrates
by Nick Dakin

This books is easy to read and well organized and provides information vital to the marine aquarist. Practical and expert answers to over 500 questions are provided by Nick Dakin.

The Book of Marine Aquarium The Book of Marine Aquarium
by Nick Dakin

"This book is great for aquarists of all levels... Comprehensive information on the biology and behavior of numerous fishes and inverts." - A reader

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