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    Hey guys I'm looking to get a book about freshwater fish, there requirements, and other stuff. I want it to be about many species from varies areas.
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    More than that, the information in it needs to be reliable ...

    Would your local library have something?

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    For starters have you copied down the free e-book form this site?

    Here is the link;
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...splay.php?f=78

    Most books on the market are geared to specific species but there are a few general aquarium freshwater books. I would do as mermaidwannabe said and check the local library. Than if you find one you like or narrow your preference down you could check one of the large book stores.
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    Dr Axelrod's Atlas is my favorite book by far on fish. It lists their compatabilities, needs and has a pictoral refrence for every fish included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidyman
    Hey guys I'm looking to get a book about freshwater fish, there requirements, and other stuff. I want it to be about many species from varies areas.
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    I thought that's the point of the internet...get what you need, print it out, laminate it and throw it in a folder. You can add to it whenever you'd like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz
    Dr Axelrod's Atlas is my favorite book by far on fish. It lists their compatabilities, needs and has a pictoral refrence for every fish included.
    That is what I was referring to. I think I will check it out.
    Ya I know the Internet has good info but I enjoy learning about other fish out there and a book is far more reliable too.
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    That is what I was referring to. I think I will check it out.
    Ya I know the Internet has good info but I enjoy learning about other fish out there and a book is far more reliable too.

    Just because it's published doesn't mean it's a good book. That's one thing my old english teacher taught me.
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    From what I have experienced, the internet is great and filled with lots of information. The issue I find is you really have to know what you are looking for in order to find it. With books like the Axelrod series, you can look through and oo and ah over all the different species of fish and its a different experience. Just my opinion but yeah...

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    The irony of seeking info on the net about books because 'a book is more far reliable' is not lost on me .

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeyCFH
    Just because it's published doesn't mean it's a good book. That's one thing my old english teacher taught me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spidyman
    That is what I was referring to. I think I will check it out.
    Ya I know the Internet has good info but I enjoy learning about other fish out there and a book is far more reliable too.
    The quality of the results you get from the internet are exactly equal to the quality of the search. Period.
    If your search parameters are useless, You are crazy to expect results that are not useless.

    So I ask: Did you search on site for reading suggestions? Doing so would find you Daves Book list.

    It [Much like Dave himself ] is a treasure trove of info.
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    as far as i'm concerned the internet is the best source. As long as you aren't lazy and are willing to compare more than one or two sites for conflicting or the same information its the best way to go and obviously a lot cheaper.

    I mean there are sites like planetcatfish who have spent a great deal of their time displaying as much information as they have for your convenience, and some of those sites are incredibly reliable.

    Good luck on your search.
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