Best book for fish?

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys

    I'm looking to buy a really good book that covers all (or most) of the fish we get in the hobby, preferably a book that you can ID fish in and also gives good info about care and compatibility. Any idea's which book is the best?
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    Hi viper check with Animalia - when I was there the was some awesome books that I looked at - dont know the exact prices though!
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks, will do.

    Why books? - Because I can't take my pc into the loo with me :razz:

    You could always print all that out, bind it and send it to me, I won't tell anyone, I promise ;)
     
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    Well the Fishidea one, can be put on your mobile or iPod and join you in the library ;)
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    :lol: leave me alone now, I want a book :biggrin:
     
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    Someone saying something about loo's and pc's?[​IMG]
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol: Nice flip flops Viper:thumbup:
     
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    Baensch Marine Atlas volume 1 covers some of the families in quite a lot of detail, and I use it regularly - it's also the perfect loo size :whistling:

    Hennie
     
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    One of the best books is bourgess (Sp) encyclopedia of marine fishes. They are however pricey, especially when your copy gets stolen. Try google it you will see what i mean when i say it covers everything on marine fish.
     
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    Try Marine fishes by Scott W Michael. It has most common fish and small enough to read on the loo
     
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    Yip I have a few of Scott Michaels books, they’re very good.
     
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    WOW! Just go to show. Mr. A B is not the "be-all-and-end-all"!
     
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    I really like the 101 Best Saltwater fish also by SWM, great for plane trips :)
     
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