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  • #301508

    ender2811
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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

    #344174

    Senor Bastardo
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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.

    #344190

    Matt
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    Are you interested in any specific group of fishes?

    #344214

    Bluedave
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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.

    #344222

    ender2811
    Participant

    Thanks gents.

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

    @matt Cories, Tetras???

    #344229

    Eyrie
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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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    Graham Ramsay
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    Baensch volume 1
    Identifying Corydoradinae Catfish (Fuller & Evers)
    Back to Nature Guide to L-Catfishes (Seidel)
    Dwarf Cichlids (Linke)

    #344241

    Bluedave
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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.

    #344251

    Eyrie
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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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