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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marine Fishes - A Pocket Expert Guide
We have been looking for a book to identify Marine Fish for some time and, had we found this one first, we would have looked no further and saved a fortune.
This book gives a one fish per page detailed coloured photo, max length, min aquarium size, foods and feeding tips, compataility and captive care guide. The text is easy to read and understand, the suitability...
Published on 4 Jun. 2004

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3.0 out of 5 stars OK
Reviewed for web site:- whats that fish. Nice little book, good pictures and information although limited on the
varieties of fish.
Better books on the market for divers!
Published on 8 Jan. 2011 by whatsthatfish


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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marine Fishes - A Pocket Expert Guide, 4 Jun. 2004
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This review is from: Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-know Aquarium Species (PocketExpert Guide) (Paperback)
We have been looking for a book to identify Marine Fish for some time and, had we found this one first, we would have looked no further and saved a fortune.
This book gives a one fish per page detailed coloured photo, max length, min aquarium size, foods and feeding tips, compataility and captive care guide. The text is easy to read and understand, the suitability index is simple to use and an index for both scientific name and common name can be found at the back of the book.
The 500 species included are of the more readily available variety and are listed within the book under main species type ie; Angel, Blennies,Surgeonfishes.
Excellent value for money and a must for any new or established marine fish enthusiast.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Most Informative, Straight to the Point Fish Guide, 12 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-know Aquarium Species (PocketExpert Guide) (Paperback)
This book is a godsend for all those looking to learn the compatibility about a given species of marine fish in a reef or fish only setup.

Every species that you could possibly put into a marine aquarium (including a nurse shark)is listed, with a short and informative summary across a full page.

The fish are easy to find, and give; a picture of the species, latin and common names, and almost everything you need to pick and keep fish for your aquarium.

My only reservation with this guide is that the aquarium suitibility colour code is vague and inaccurate, e.g. it would suggest that it is just as easy to keep a dragon moray as it is to keep a percula clownfish. Perhaps this is why the colour coded aquarium suitibilty was scrapped for the book "Marine Inverts" which is the same in layout and format.

Overall, it's the best quick guide for aquarium hobbiests, that includes such a large range of fish. (freshwater included)
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A well-done species catalog/identification aid/fish guide, 21 July 2000
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This review is from: Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-know Aquarium Species (PocketExpert Guide) (Paperback)
I was looking for some basic marine aquarium books and as a species catalog/fish guide I decided on this one.
The book is structured in a one page - one fish style. Has good and well sized (for a pocket book) colour pictures on most of the not so rare marine fishes.
Also included is basic information about the fishes - great for finding suitable and mixable species and to become aware about special needs and difficulties. Has recommendations about aquarium sizes and types for particular fishes.
Great and simple book of pictures of fishes and their basic data. Great to be couple with a more technical/fundamental marine/reef aquarium book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MARINE FISHES (PocketExpert Guide), 23 Dec. 2009
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This review is from: Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-know Aquarium Species (PocketExpert Guide) (Paperback)
This is the bible for anyone buying marine fish. If you adhere to the advice contained in this book you cannot go wrong.
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4.0 out of 5 stars handy to have, 30 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-know Aquarium Species (PocketExpert Guide) (Paperback)
This book could do with icons for quick compatability reference similar to the reef book in the series. Handy to have and written by an authority, not some muppet on a forum. Definitely recommended for anyone new to the hobby to help you get started. Great reference book as you get started as it gives a great starting point for deciding which fish interest you and some basic information on what each critter is all about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book, 30 Oct. 2010
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definatly worth a read regardless if you just starting out in marines or been doing it for years ....fantastic
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5.0 out of 5 stars marine fish, 26 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-know Aquarium Species (PocketExpert Guide) (Paperback)
hi every one, this marine book, is excellent ,when going to a shop that sells marine fish ,and i might add there are not many good ones about, but thts another story.This book is good to take to the fish shop with you good pictures,and excellent information about the fish colour what size tanks what other fish they go with,what they eat all in all a good round book.very happy ith it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marine Fishes, 28 Nov. 2011
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very informative and a great referance guide. A very handy book for any enthusiast to have with clear visual identification and summary information on each species described. Covers species feeding requirements,compatibility and general fish keeping facts along with background information and natural habitats........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!, 27 Mar. 2014
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Having kept marines for the last 7 years and read many books I can say that this is one of the most informative books I've read. Crammed with vital information that both the beginner and more experienced marine enthusiast can learn from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, simple and helpful, 27 Dec. 2013
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It's an essential pocket guide for all experts and newbies in the marine aquariums hobby.
When choosing a new fish for your aquarium, this book can give the first idea of what species will or will not suit your reef set-up.
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