What is your favourite aquarium book? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
What is your favourite aquarium book?

I'm looking to start a fish library. Just curious what are your favourite titles for:
-Betta books
-Aquarium care books
-Fish illnesses
-Fish encyclopedias
-Plant encyclopedias

:)

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 09:41 PM
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,607
For plants and aquascapes, I love Amano books. :D Anything by him counts as brilliant.

Life.
Bombalurina is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Aquariu...3940406&sr=1-2
http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Aquariu...3940406&sr=1-5
http://www.amazon.com/Nature-Aquariu...3940406&sr=1-4
I want this 3 part series. Amano book prices are HEFTY. I love reading things that he writes. So much aquascaping info is in my mind. Yet I feel like I could never do one. I need some of those fancy rocks.
Does he have a more encyclopedia like plant guide?

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 10:46 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10,951
My favorite books-

"Ecology of the Planted Aquarium" by Diana Walstad
"Bettas A Complete Introduction" by Walt Maurus
"Tropical Fish Iopaedia-A Complete Guide to Fish Care" by Mary Bailey and Peter Burgess
"Mini Encyclopedia Aquarium Plant" by Peter Hiscock
"Handbook of Tropical Aquarium Fish" by Dr Herbert R. Axelrod and Dr Leonard P. Schultz

These are just a few of the books I have in my library-my main go-to books

I also get monthly magazines-both the TFH(Tropical Fish Hobbyist) and AFI(Aquarium Fish International)
Oldfishlady is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 4,900
Thanks OFL, I will look into those! I already have a Peter Hiscock book chosen out actually:
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-A...ref=pd_sim_b_2
They closed our used book store that I go to, so I couldn't look for any books today. I may just order off amazon.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
Olympia is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 05:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10,951
I have found several nice aquarium books at thrift shops for under $1.00....they usually have a lot of species specific books-but I did find the one Betta book I listed (different edition) for either 25 or 50 cents. You have to go and check all the time....but if your in the area it is worth a look-see....lol....got several cheap tanks that away too.....

Amazon is where I have bought most of the books I listed......

I get the AFI magazine for $13.00/year and during Christmas usually TFH will have a $10.00 off coupon and so you can get it for $18.00/year......
Oldfishlady is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 05:35 PM
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,193
"The New Betta" by Victoria Parnell
"Aquarium Care of Bettas" by David E. Boruchowitz
"The Betta Handbook" by Robert J. Goldstein

Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.
MrVampire181 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's your favourite band / singer and your favourite song? LoveSGSE The Lounge 15 09-08-2010 08:18 AM
betta book? is this book helpful? kiddomagic Betta Chat 5 08-02-2010 10:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome