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on January 7, 2004
As a previous reviewer noted, the editorial review is incorrect -- this is a book about freshwater angelfish, not reef-dwelling saltwater angelfish. Whoever submitted the editorial review is a doofus, but that shouldn't be held against the book or its author.
For a small, inexpensive book Angelfish: Everything About... provides a tremendous amount of information.
The sections I found most valuable were those on selecting and purchasing angelfish (appropriate size and age, how to maximize chances of a breeding pair), genetic traits of fancy angelfish (veiltail, black, black lace, marble, new gold, commercial darks and marbles, non-allelic gold, smokey, chocolate, ghost, blushing, zebra, half-black, and pearly), breeding angelfish, and raising fry.
While I'm not interested in angelfish genetics per se, the descriptions of the fancy traits are very helpful when browsing the sites of angel breeders like Angels Plus. It also explains why some fish are so much more expensive than others.
History, tank selection (for show or breeding), feeding (the section on live food is better and more comprehensive than most I've seen in general aquarium books), diseases and treatment, and water quality are all well covered. The book has an index, glossary, and dozens of color photographs.
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on July 6, 2005
This book is totally not for those who aren't into breeding Angelfish. It is not in basic termonology in some areas. Very brief in areas you want more information on. If you want a book about Angelfish that is helpful to anyone wanting to know more than how to breed them and worth your time, look beyond this one.
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on April 18, 2012
This book is a nice book with good photos, but it is not all that easy to read. In other words, it is not dumbed down. It goes into great lengths about where the fish come from and genetics, etc... I guess I was looking for more insight about what other fish are compatible, how to introduce a new fish, yada, yada, yada.
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on October 24, 2009
i purchased this book thinking it would be more informative (like the discus book) but was let down. it was hard to get the information about keeping angel fish in the aquarium. too much else in it that did not help me at all.
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on February 5, 2011
Perhaps I misinterpreted the first paragraph, but the Angelfish we've had routinely snack on neon tetras. They are not especially good community fish, which is typical of ciclids in my experience. Nice pictures.
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on November 28, 2014
scAmazon security alert... they disclose our address and refuse to delete them. However, is happy to share your credit card info with any app you buy or look at. DO NOT SHOP AMAZON EVER
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on May 24, 2016
pretty good information about angelfish, very handy
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on February 11, 2015
Good book. A little technical at times tho.
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on August 29, 2014
All good, thank you very much!
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on March 16, 2005
The book is small, but very informative, and you feel you KNOW a lot about angelfish after reading it. I recommend this book highly to all angelfish lovers! A "must have"!
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