What Fish?: A Buyer's Guide to Tropical Fish


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This is probably the best book around for choosing tropical fish, and has enough information to be useful for experienced fish keepers as well as novices. It is very easy to be swayed by the attractions of fish in shop aquarium tanks, only to find that they create problems once you release them in your home tank. Catfish can chomp the tails of resting guppies. Other fish can be such bullies that they terrify companions into an early watery grave. This guide can save you many unpleasant surprises. It is also helpful if you want to breed fish, giving more information than most guides to tropical fish, for example on which fish are easier to breed, and how to go about encouraging fish to produce offspring. This book is very easy to follow, nicely illustrated, and it is also a good read, with amusing anecdotes.