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Dr. Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes [Hardcover]

Warren E. Burgess , Herbert R. Axelrod , Raymond E. Hunziker
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  • Hardcover: 736 pages
  • Publisher: TFH Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (8 July 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0866228969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0866228961
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.4 x 5.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,403,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Identifies and lists the care requirements of hundreds of marine aquarium fishes.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
This book does a good job of identifying and classifying marine fishes. It clearly identifies the Feeding, Lighting, Compatibility, Tank Decor, Tank Level, Temperature, and Specific Gravity for every fish in the book. An index is provided using both the scientific names and the most common names. This book does not have any text on how to keep an aquarium. It's purpose is to identify fish!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Most comprehensive fish review 6 Oct 1999
By Angel Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
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.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must have reference for identifying marine fishes 21 Mar 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book does a good job of identifying and classifying marine fishes. It clearly identifies the Feeding, Lighting, Compatibility, Tank Decor, Tank Level, Temperature, and Specific Gravity for every fish in the book. An index is provided using both the scientific names and the most common names. This book does not have any text on how to keep an aquarium. It's purpose is to identify fish!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most comprehensive reference manual for marine fish. 25 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book is the only book I have seen with such a comprehensive listing of marine fish. I work in a pet store and countless times my fellow associates and I have used this book to figure out which fish we had actually received. No one in the marine fish trade can rely on common names alone. This manual allows for the reader to instead visually identify the fish and then find its scientific name. Any dedicated marine fish keeper should not be without this wonderful reference manual.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have a serious salt tank, then you need this book 15 Sep 2013
By G. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the bible of Marine fish keeping. Its as big as a New York Phone Book and is full of beautiful pictures. When I started keeping a salt tank, a friend busted out his copy of Dr. Burgess and we would make lists of all the cool fish we would have some day- Its like the Sears Christmas Catalog (if you can remember that) for Salt freaks. Tons of info too. Its a beautiful book and a must have for any serious marine aficionado ... And don't forget to grab a giant copy of the equally glorious Dr. Axlerod Atlas of Freshwater... Its just as big... the two together weigh enough to keep your pick up truck from getting stuck in the winter ;-)
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars More suitable for a marine biologist, chock full of oddballs 10 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This book has pictures of every fish that swims in the ocean. Very few will you recognize and even fewer are suitable or available for a home aquarium. The pictures of the common aquarium fish were somewhat disappointing in quality and they are labelled by their scientific names. There is an index where you can cross reference the scientific name with the more common name but this quickly became tiresome for me. There is a quick review of the family characteristics of each species but no individual information. I would recommend this book only to an ichthyology student.
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