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June 19, 2011
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Hello ladies and gents,

I'm looking for a list of books that would be a must read for someone getting into serious /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> fishkeeping.
I'm not looking for any specific topic. It could be anything from an encyclopedia, general intro books, fish biology, plants.... Basically any book u found particularly useful or would make a good addition to the bookshelf.

P.S. I've read the harry potter books so u can leave those out.

Thanks, awaiting your suggestions.

June 19, 2011
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Here´s a couple:

Die Cichlidens des Westlichen Afrikas by Anton Lamboj,

Aquarien Atlas 1-6 by Dr. Rüdiger Riehl and Hans Baensch,

I believe both are available in English if you don´t read german.

June 20, 2011
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Are you interested in any specific group of fishes?

Cake or death?
June 21, 2011
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Baensch Atlases 1-4 are avaialble in English and the photo index 1-5. Don't think 5 and 6 are avaialble in English yet (or though I haven't looked for a while). The Marine Atlases are also avaialbe in English as well as a Dwarf Cichlid one.

Will set you back a few quid though!

For plants I'd suggest "Aquarium Plants" by Kristel Kasselmann. Again, not cheap though.

You know your taking your hobby too seriously when you spend more than a couple of hundred pounds on books!

Dick Mills does a good "Beginners book" that covers a lot of stuff - not too pricey.

June 21, 2011
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Thanks gents.

Will check these out. You can keep hem coming if something else comes to mind.

@Matt Cories, Tetras???

June 21, 2011
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I'd certainly say Baensch volume 1 is a must-have, but the only other one I've got is the photo index. Most of the common corydoras and tetras are covered.

I like "Tropical Fishlopaedia" by Burgess and Bailey for fish care, although it doesn't cover species.

Dave - I had a Mills book when I started and it wasn't up to much. Take it this is a recent issue?

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June 21, 2011
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Baensch volume 1
Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish (Fuller & Evers)
Back to Nature Guide to L-Catfishes (Seidel)
Dwarf Cichlids (Linke)

June 22, 2011
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QUOTE (Eyrie @ Jun 21 2011, 08:19 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dave - I had a Mills book when I started and it wasn't up to much. Take it this is a recent issue?

I bought it about 10 years ago! I'm at work at the minute but i'll dig up the title when I get home.

It had a chapter on basic equipment, a chapter on set ups, one on water quality, half the book was fish profiles and then a little section on diseases.

Nowt special, but I thought it covered everything a begginer would need to think about - enough to at least give them an idea of what to reasearch more of.

June 22, 2011
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Based on that it could be "You and Your Aquarium" which I bought about 2000 when I started keeping fish. It barely mentions the nitrogen cycle and completely omits the importance of cycling a tank. "Set it up, chuck 'em in" is the philosophy.

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