This is a must-have book for anyone seeking to setup & maintain a salt-water marine aquarium. There are full-color photos and information on over 1900 marine fish, invertebrates & plants.
The book starts out with a basic description of the families of marine fish accompanied by b/w illustrations. Then the fish are arranged by family & displayed three per page in color. Both common & scientific names are given.
Symbols below each fish give information on food, light, temperament, tank setup, swimming habits, size & family number. There are also great sections on aquarium setup, fish care, diseases & their prevention.
Conveniently there are 3 indices. One is for aquarium setup. The others list marine life by either scientific or common name. Whether you are an experienced marine aquarist or have yet to set one up this is the book for you.