Do books have value in the age of the Internet? Here are
WetWebMedia we'd definitely answer that in the affirmative. Every
aquarist should at least own a book that outlines the basics of water
chemistry, water quality, livestock selection, diet and healthcare.
It's also a good idea to own a fish encyclopaedia as well so that
when you go shopping you'll have a book that will tell you the
environmental, social and dietary needs of any fish that you're not
Fortunately the range of aquarium books is enormous.
There are books aimed at every part of the hobby, from beginners to
experts. The tricky bit is choosing the book that's right for you.
On this page you'll find books that the WetWebMedia crew have found
particularly useful. We're recommending them here as being reliable
and good value. Books that are still in print or available from stock
are listed with their US dollar prices; some books that are out of
print are also listed, being well worth tracking down used. Amazon has
good access to many used titles, often at very low prices (under
Click on the links to go to the Amazon.com web site; if
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Book suggestion - 10/10/10
Hi, I am starting a fresh water aquarium tank. I have
some previous experience. So, I am looking for a book that would be for
intermediate to advanced user. I need a good reference book. Thank you!
<Hello Art. A good question! We do have an article on recommended
Although some are for absolute beginners, others are starter books for
particular niches, like livebearers or fish health. In a sense, a
"good book" will provide information on a part of the hobby
you're most interested in. As general books, probably the best
regarded bibles of the hobby are the books that make up the Baensch
Aquarium Atlas series, with Vol. 1 being an almost essential purchase
for any freshwater aquarium hobbyist. Compared to the TFH Mini Atlases,
the Baensch books have somewhat fewer species but much more useful and
deep text. Aqualog tend to publish very high-end books on specific
niches, so their catalogue is worth looking at, but their books tend to
be strong on photography and identification, weaker on text. The
reverse are some of the more recent TFH books, like the recent one on
Loaches, which may not have so many photos but do have masses of really
good quality text. So put another way, tell me what sort of things
you're interested in, and I'll try and find a few book titles
that might amuse. Cheers, Neale.>