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Has anybody read this book? I keep seeing it over at my local fish store and was wondering if it's any good. It looks kinda interesting but I'd like to know if it's actually accurate and informative :3 thanks!
 

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I have this book. While it really doesn't offer much for new betta owners. It's not going to give your information on set-up, cycling, filters, etc. I like it for the section on wild bettas, genetics and most of all geography. I love maps! It has a pretty good chapter on diseases but I'm really not to keen on the treatments offered. It has extensive information on breeding & live foods.

A good chunk of the book deals with all types of wild bettas. So if you are interested in types other than splendins, this book will help you get your feet
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The book seems really out of place at Petsmart, I consider it a book for the advanced keeper and not for a first time buyer who might happen to grab it on the way out the door with their first fish.
 

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I don't own a copy of the book but I have been reading a copy I got from my local library. Like Mike said it is not really a beginner book but it's on my list I will buy when I find a copy locally.
 

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Which one? Is it the one by the Ph.D? If so, it is a fabulous read. It helps you understand the species and dives into the genetics/breeding aspect of these fish but does not offer much in terms of basic pet care. I love it.
 

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I have this book. While it really doesn't offer much for new betta owners. It's not going to give your information on set-up, cycling, filters, etc. I like it for the section on wild bettas, genetics and most of all geography. I love maps! It has a pretty good chapter on diseases but I'm really not to keen on the treatments offered. It has extensive information on breeding & live foods.

A good chunk of the book deals with all types of wild bettas. So if you are interested in types other than splendins, this book will help you get your feet
wet.

The book seems really out of place at Petsmart, I consider it a book for the advanced keeper and not for a first time buyer who might happen to grab it on the way out the door with their first fish.
thanks for the reply :) and yea I grabbed a copy at the library just wanted to know if its accurate and like you said if treatment and such were good facts. No made up stories or bogus myths. I don't know a lot about wild bettas and would like to learn more about them and the history of bettas but I'm not a "first time" buyer or new to fish really, I actually work at petsmart lol we have a lot of books for all kinds of fishkeepers :)
thanks for the opinions, I think I'm goin to buy the book just cuz I like it so far from what I've read.
 

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Which one? Is it the one by the Ph.D? If so, it is a fabulous read. It helps you understand the species and dives into the genetics/breeding aspect of these fish but does not offer much in terms of basic pet care. I love it.
yes, okay great thank you! And yea I have plenty of the beginner stuff, you know all the books that copy each other basically word for word haha
 
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