Item description for An Essential Guide to Choosing Your Tropical Freshwater Fish (Tankmaster S.) by Gina Sandford...
Volumes in this brand new series present aquarium enthusiasts with virtually all the facts they need to create beautiful and healthful environments for fish and other aquatic life. Dazzling color photographs with detailed, informative captions and step-by-step instructions will quickly turn beginners into capable aquarium hobbyists, while providing advice and ideas that will inspire experienced fish keepers to add variety and interest to their tanks and ponds. Handsomely laid-out pages present essential information at a glance. This volume shows and describes more than 70 freshwater tropical fish suitable for indoor tanks. Tetras, cichlids, angelfish, and many other varieties are described with advice on care and information on compatibility with other fish. More than 200 stunning color photos.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.92" Width: 7.01" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 1999
Publisher Interpet Publishing
ISBN 1902389956 ISBN13 9781902389950
Availability 0 units.
More About Gina Sandford
Sanford has kept tropical fish for over 25 years and has worked in the aquarium trade with both freshwater and marine fish. She has lectured regularly in Enland and internationally on various aspects of the hobby for many years. Gina contributes to a number of aquatic magazines both in the UK and abroad, and has previously authored several books on aquarium fish and their care. She is a former Secretary and Editor of The Catfish Association of Great Britain, and is currently a member of several specialist aquatic societies.
Reviews - What do customers think about An Essential Guide to Choosing Your Tropical Freshwater Fish (Tankmaster S.)?
Not worth it Apr 19, 2003
I am also a beginner in the hobby. This book has very limited info. If you are interested in the fish that are in the book, it might be worth it. Doesn't cover very many fish either. There isn't any info on what fish is compatable with the fish that they are talking about. It does say the temperment of the fish or how many fish to keep together, but if the different types of fish aren't compatable, what difference does it make how many you have ?? Many better books out there !!
Essential for beginners! Oct 23, 2002
Being a beginner aquarist myself, I found this book to be brilliant. It has a few pages on general fish information, as well as an explanatory book outline in the beginning. A page per fish information follows this. Each page on a particular fish has the following information: Large color photo, General information, Size of fish, Compatibility issues if they exist, Breeding habits, Origin. It also has a section indicating the ideal aquarium set-up for each fish that includes the following: Water quality, Temperature, Food, Number per tank, Minimum tank size. I found this book very helpful in choosing my fish and realizing the importance of compatibility. You would need to do some extra research, but the book is essential for beginners!