a good FW fish book?

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a good FW fish book?

Postby RVS on Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:55 pm

Hello guys, i found this on my online LFS:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg826/sc ... es=landing

It has a good price but i don't how good the texts are, have any of you read or know something about this Dr. Axelrod`s book?
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:47 pm

I have the marine fish version of the Mini Atlas.
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby RTR on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:31 am

I am not a fan of Dr. Axelrod's books. Yhe pisture quality is generally pretty high. The text leaves a lot to be desired.
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby RVS on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:41 pm

So, do you recommend me acquire it? or should i look for some Dr. Ebert's book, i´ve heard that some titles from his authorship are quite good...
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby RTR on Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:39 am

I do not suggest Dr. A's books.

Dr. Ebert's book is strictly puffers, but has good info.

The only FW books I use myself as general reference are the Baensch Aquarium Atlas series.
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby RVS on Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:08 pm

Good to know it.
i guess i´ll buy 2 new books for my library ñ_ñ
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby RVS on Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:08 pm

Good to know it.
i guess i´ll buy 2 new books for my library ñ_ñ
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:35 pm

RTR wrote:I am not a fan of Dr. Axelrod's books. Yhe pisture quality is generally pretty high. The text leaves a lot to be desired.

LOL, I wrote the puffer fish profiles for the TFH book: Encyclopedia of Exotic Freshwater Fishes.
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Exot ... ter+Fishes
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby RTR on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:01 am

The book PP mentions is not, repeat, not by Dr Axelrod and is not the one mentioned originally in this thread.

I have not reviewed the volume she contributed to, but I would still suggest Baensch as being superior to just about anything else available - but not adequate on puffers.
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:10 pm

Axelrod (the son) did participate in the book.
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Re: a good FW fish book?

Postby RTR on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:57 am

I don't know enough about the son's qualifications and work to comment. I know too much about the father's work to comment. :shock:
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