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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Books relate to fish and aquarium.

I found one guy on craigslist asking $25 to sell his 11 books selection of fish and aquarium. Would you buy these books ? Just asking - Thank you,

1.) Atlas of Aquarium Fishes Reference Book, by Dr. Axelrod, & Dr. Burgess.
Volume 2, Fresh Water Fishes.

2.) Book of Cichlids and all the other fishes of Lake Tanganyika, by Pierre Brichard.

3.) Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids, by Mark Phillip Smith.

4.) Dwarf Cichlids, by Jorg Vierke.

5.) The Natural Aquarium, by Satoshi Yoshino, & Doshin Kobayashi.

6.) The Cichlid Fishes, by George W. Barlow.

7.) Aquariology Fish Breeding and Genetics, by Dr. John B. Gratzek, & Dr. Paul V. Loiselle, & Dr. Joanne Norton.

8.) Cichlids a Complete Introduction. by Dr. Robert J. Goldstein.

9.) The Concise Encyclopedia of Popular Freshwater Tropical Fish, by John Dawes.

10.) Breeding Discus, by Jack Wattley.

11.) Handbook of Discus, by Jack Wattley.

$ 25 (for all 11 books)

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 10:51 PM
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Number 5 is pretty, good for inspiration.

If you are interested in Cichlids, there are several books there, looks like a good introduction.

I like having hard copy (books and magazines) on hand, but I also add notes as I research the fish.
I like using the internet for current, up to date info. Even recently published books become dated pretty fast. Not that the info is wrong, but new species are being found, new varieties of plants being developed all the time.

If some of the books are older the names of the fish may have changed, so be prepared to do a little extra detective work to find the one you might like.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:48 PM
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1,5,10,and 11 would be the books I would get. if #5 is the book I'm thinking of I've seen it retail for 40-70 dollars. so all those books for $25.00 is a good deal.

Thanks, Joey. tanks-CUBE of different sizes.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:19 PM
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thats a pretty good selection of books. For $25, I wouldnt hesitate for a second on buying them
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 11:26 PM
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I never read them books but 25 bucks ain't bad.
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