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Pufferfish books

Postby Phil1078 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:11 pm

Hello,

I am looking to purchase a pufferfish book. I have only found two options, the Aqualog and the Practical Fish Keeping books. Does anyone own these? Are they any good? Which one is better? I am mostly interested in ecology, behavior, and evolution - not so much husbandry.

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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby J-P » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:19 pm

Aqualog is good if you can get a hold of it.

OR.. copy an paste the pertinent material from here and make one ;) Any missing info can be directed to a few names :)
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Phil1078 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:56 pm

If most of the information is in your puffer pedia, then I guess there isn't much point in buying it. As I said, I am more interested in ecology and behavior rather than husbandry, so if the book provides more of that information that it may be worth buying. That is what I am trying to figure out. Anyone with the book, could you comment on this issue? I don't want to spend $55 on a book that contains mostly husbandry information that I can find on the internet.

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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:05 am

There is another puffer book out there called "Beginners Guide to Keeping Freshwater Puffers". Dont own any puffer books because I have the internet but I would like to buy them for myself, just to collect.
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby RTR » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:33 am

I have not seen "Beginner's guide..." It is available for the Kindle - I'll have to try it out. The preview look very basic, but that is not a bad thing.
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:11 am

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby J-P » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:22 am

Does Myaj still have her copy for sale?
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Phil1078 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:16 am

So pufferpunk, does that mean you endorse the Aqualog book?

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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:52 pm

I absolutely do.
Found them for $36 at the fish swap I just left.
Although any information you ever wanted to know about puffers can be found right here!
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Phil1078 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:13 pm

I have looked through your pufferpedia. It certainly is full of information, but not necessarily the type I am looking for currently. I am more interested in comparative ecology, behavior, and evolutionary relationships. In your opinion, does the Aqualog book contain this type of information, or is it mostly husbandry?

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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:22 pm

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:25 pm

RTR wrote:I have not seen "Beginner's guide..." It is available for the Kindle - I'll have to try it out. The preview look very basic, but that is not a bad thing.



And for a price anyone can afford. I think I will have to buy one for that price also.

http://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Keeping ... B005TPFM40
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:32 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:http://badmanstropicalfish.com/articles/article80.html



Awesome article. Now that is how it should be done. Good job, RTR... :D And thanks PP. I never read this article before.
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:59 pm

RTR's THE MAN!!!
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Re: Pufferfish books

Postby Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:00 pm

RTR's THE MAN!!!
Unfortunately, our Library is down here or it would be in there.
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