Re: NANFA-- Good books?

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 07 May 2001 08:05:15 -0400

> I was wondering if there are any books written on breeding and keeping
>any of these fish. If there are please recommend them to me

Goldstein et al's *American Aquarium Fishes* is the best source. It has the
widest coverage and benefits from the authors' first-hand experience with many
of the fishes covered. The book is expensive, though, and is written for
advanced aquarists, not beginners. Be sure to see the update and errata list
published in the Winter 2001 AC.

Good beginner books are Quinn's *Our Native Fishes* (out-of-print but available
on the secondary market) and Schleser's *North American Native Fishes for the
Home Aquarium*. Both are thin on the breeding side, but provide basic husbandry

Chris Scharpf

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