Re: NANFA-- American Aquarium Fishes Now Available from B&N

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 21 Aug 2000 17:22:19 EDT

Potential buyers of "American Aquarium Fishes" should be aware that there
are only about 8 pages of color photographs in the book, with other photos
printed in black & white. And as in other large ambitious books there are
mistakes, such as stating that Cyprinella galactura, the whitetail shiner,
achieves a maximum size of 3 inches; that would be news to the ones we found
in the Hiwassee River of TN that would be keepers if they were trout.
Anyway, we shall see...

--Bruce "Doubting" Stallsmith
The Lawnmower City, AL

>Barnes and Noble [] now has American Aquarium Fishes by Robert
>Goldstein available for $84.25, including shipping. More than I'm usually
>willing to pay, but this book's worth it. I haven't had much time to look
>over it yet, but I can already see that I have been looking at a classic.
>It's about time that we see a natives aquarium book that dives deeply into
>the scientific literature. Goldstein has a huge list of references, many
>which include the words "American Currents." Yeah!
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