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Perfect as a Starter Guide
on 28 April 2012
This book is great for those starting out in the hobby as the majority of the book is devoted to setting up a tropical aquarium from scratch.
However, I found the information on the various species not particluarly detailed and the selection of fish featured not particularly broad. The book tends to concerntrate on the most common and popular fish for tropical aquariums as opposed to the more specialist fish available. Although there is advice on the individual breeding habits of the fish, it wasn't indepth enough for someone who was seriously thinking about breeding their tropical fish. I also found the layout to be quite chaotic in the 'fish directory' section of the book.
Overall, this book is pefect as a starter guide and I would highly recommend it for this purpose. On the other hand, if you are looking for an indepth guide to purchasing tropical fish, there are more detailed books available.