We used to have a fish tank many years ago, then stopped when we moved, and recently got back into fish keeping, so we wanted a book that was neither too technical to be unintelligible, nor too simple to be plain silly, as most of the books we looked at seem to be.
This book is superb, the writer has a clear knowledge of tanks and fish, appeals to the beginner and the expert alike, and his humorous descriptions of some of the fish attributes really take the seriousness out of fishkeeping, making the specific fish more memorable when you go get them from the shop - one fish has the word BADLY listed under 'how does this fish behave', giving you an idea of the humour and truth of the writer! It's practical and down to earth, and gives you pretty much all the info you need for your new tank, and some of the pictures are amazing.
This book kept us busy for many an hour and is small enough to be portable and take with you to annoy shopkeepers with! Highly reccomended.