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Print Length: 96 pages
Publication Date: July 1, 2013
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Best Sellers Rank: #359,168 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #62 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Animal Care & Pets > Fish & Aquariums #157 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Pets & Animal Care > Fish & Aquariums #524 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Science > Nature & Ecology
Few of the fish in this book are common, let alone available at most pet stores. Many are bland colored or of questionable temperament which won't appeal to most fish buyers. Many of the popular, readily available and suitable community tank fish aren't even mentioned such as mollys, platys, swordtails, dwarf & 3-spot (blue or gold) gouramis, rasboras, the many types of tetras, silver dollars, tiger barbs, clown loaches, cory cats and the ever popular 'big fish' Oscar. Goldfish & Koi are included. The individual information for each of the fish shown is good giving size, water requirements, feeding and suitable tank mates with a photo. But at least one photo is misidentified showing a male guppy as a female . . . and guppies are the easiest fish to sex! .99 cent price makes it an OK buy but would be far better with a more appropriate choice of fish for the beginner.
In 96 pages, the author has managed to provide all the particulars needed for beginning fish hobbyists so they can wisely consider if a freshwater fish aquarium is right for them, or if they'd rather raise saltwater fish or, perhaps, raise other critters.To be sure, freshwater fish will be a better entry-level enterprise due to startup costs and, I believe, due to the likely success for newbie fish keepers. However, although the skill plus the required money to start might be much greater, the beauty of the saltwater fish is more tempting.How can a nature lover evaluate the options? By reading the various booklets Becky Wolff offers for Kindle which I'll list at the end of this review.Wolff has laid out Freshwater Fish Breeds in a logical manner, with at least one photograph of each breed of fish discussed, as shown by the below:- Tank size requirements for each fish.- Required chemical balance for each fish.- Temperature requirements for each fish.- Lifespans of each fish.- General temperament of each breed.- How to tell differences in genders for some fish.- Compatible tank mates for each fish.By the way, the most intriguing fish for me is the Archerfish. I would love to watch that guy leap up to, or to hurl a bit of water up, to catch its meal.So, yes, I do recommend, with five stars, this book. And as promised above, I'm recommending each of these books to anyone considering aquariums for their home:- Freshwater Fish Breeds- Saltwater Fish Breeds- Set Up Your Saltwater Aquarium!- Coral Reef for Your AquariumEach of the books includes photographs to help guide readers to making informed decisions.
Easy to breeze through. I'll probably go back and read it several times add I like to memorize a lot about the different varieties of fish, and there is plenty to absorb here. I have 4 stars vacate overall it is a good book. I took a star because I would like to see more pictures. Recommend this to other novice or beginner fish keepers or those considering starting.
This book is a great basic reference for a beginning to intermediate aquarium hobbyist. It covers a wide range of easily available breeds of fish. It includes images of each breed along with information regarding tank environment and compatible tank mates. All in all, it is a handy book to keep in your collection.
not a definitive reference book, but for a free download, I was pleased. It was also simple enough that I also downloaded to my daughters kindle app to help encourage our fish keeping hobby. The fact that I felt it was worth downloading twice makes it a good book in my opinion.
A good selection of fish, arranged by size, with plenty of photos and lots of good information about care and maintenance, origins and suitable tank mates. If you're starting a freshwater tank and looking for ideas on how to stock it, this book has some helpful suggestions of readily available (yet exotic looking) fish!
This is a weird book. Nothing is organized. The information is general as it could possible, be, and the fish in this book are just a scattershot of something. Something I'm unsure of.
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