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A Pocket Guide

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Johnysmall, May 6, 2010.

  1. Johnysmall

    Johnysmall Registered

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    Went to lfs today to buy a fish, no idea what I wanted, just see what they had when I got there.
    The selection was pretty impressive but, as a novice, what struck me was the limited info on each fish. There was descriptions for about 30% of the stock, saying whether they are reef safe or not etc the rest just had the names.
    Next problem was with say 4 different types in each tank with four names above it, then makes it (for a begginer like me) purely guess work as to what name goes with what fish. Some are obvious but most are not.
    So with up to 10 fish in my mind that I liked the look of, I had to go into the shop section to find a book to look each one up.

    If only I had with me a small yet comprehensive pocket guide.........

    Can anybody recommend a good one before I enter the dreaded ebay??
     
  2. gillyspot

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    The best small pocket sized (well nearly) book IMO is the Pocket Expert book Marine Fishes by Scott W Michael
     
  3. Sandy

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    another excellent book by scott w michael
     
  4. Clearwater

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    There is also one for invertebrates by Ronald Smimek from the same publisher

    both very good referance "Pocket Expert Guides" [thumbup1.gif]
     
  5. Johnysmall

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    Ebay auction just finished, got nearly new one for £11 odd including postage and packing :)) :)) :))
     
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