500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish

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A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species
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  • Greg Jennings

Pages: 528

List price: $29.95

Publisher: Firefly

Year published: 2006

ISBN: 1554071674

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A key decision for the aquarium owner, and also one of the most fun to make, is choosing the fish for a tank. 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip, with an expert alongside to offer crucial advice. This thorough directory details every appropriate species. While most of the fish featured require a heated aquarium, there are other popular varieties, such as goldfish, that can be kept in an unheated one.

With more than 500 color photographs, the book is organized by major fish groups, among them:

  • Cichlids, including angelfish and discus
  • Catfish
  • Cyprinids, including barbs, danios, koi and goldfish
  • Characoids, including tetras, neons and piranhas
  • Loaches and suckers
  • Gouramis, including bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads
  • Rainbow fish and blue-eyes
  • Livebearers, including mollies and platies.


"This is a great reference text for some common species as well as the unknown ones; especially if you want a quick reference of a variety of species to create a "species" or "community" tank this book will be helpful in decision making. The book gives good details regarding the expected size of the fish, general behavior and environment just to name a few. The photos contained within the text are well detailed. I would recommend this book to beginners and intermediate aquarists." - P. Marshall, Amazon Reviews

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