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Authors List (Incomplete):   Our recommendations for this category in BOLD type . 

Anthony Evans, Dr.David Ford,  Frank Stone,  Jack Stillwell,  Les Melling,  Gerald Jennings, Terry Hall,  John Clark,  DR.J.N.Carrington,  Jim Forshey,  Bruce Watts, T.Glover.  G.E.Harwood and J.N.Lythgoe , Karl K. Turekian,  A. von Brandt ,  John Garner ,  Orr and Marshall ,  Steve Parker, Tom Ravensdale,  A. Fraser-Brunner, Warren Burgess, Herbert Axelrod, Robert Goldstein, Dick Mills. Gilbert Whitley,

Price Groups: A = 1p to 5  B = 5.01 to 10  C = 10.01-15  D = 15.01 to 25  E = 25 to 30.  F = 31 to 50  G 51 to 99. H = Over 100

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WHILE YOU ARE HERE THESE TWO PAGES OF BARGAIN TROPICAL FISH BOOKS SHOULD BE OF INTEREST  PAGE 1  of our UNDER 5 Bargain book titles in no particular order- or - CLICK HERE FOR PAGE TWO OF OUR AMAZING   BARGAIN BOOKS SECTION with another 60 books under 5

 

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13: 9780793805648

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Brackish-Water Fishes: An Aquarist's Guide to Identification, Care and Husbandry by Neale Monks
Format: Hardcover (384 pages) Publisher: TFH Publications
Published:  2007 New

Our Price 39.90 Post Paid worldwide

FISHLOPEDIA

 

 

  Tropical Fishlopaedia - A Complete Guide to Fish Care.
By Mary Bailey and Peter Burgess
Published 2005.
This is a very good book, which has vast amounts of information about tropical fish.

8.20 plus 3.30 Recorded postage
HARRISON 2

 

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0 572 01162 8 

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KEEPING TROPICAL FISH Edited by Cliff Harrison ( ex PFM)

A great text explaining which species to adopt and which to avoid

Our Price 1.90 plus 2.80 postage

FISHPLANT

 

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Collins Guide to Aquarium Fishes and Plants. HB 220pp

HB All Collins Guides are excellent and cover their subjects fully, this is no exception.

 

Our Price 4.99 plus 3 postage

HIST 1

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 0906301  

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A History of Tropical Marine Fishkeeping in the United Kingdom 1960-1980. Angle Iron to Silicone rubber. Seven top authorities contributing. (Dr.David Ford,  Frank Stone,  Jack Stillwell,  Les Melling,  Gerald Jennings, Terry Hall,  DR.J.N.Carrington, and others)

Calypso Publications  8.50

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THE AUTHORS OF THIS NEW BOOK HAVE BEEN LEADERS IN THE INDIAN AQUATIC INDUSTRY FOR MANY YEARS AND HAVE DEVOTED MUCH OF THAT TIME TO CATALOGUING AND PHOTOGRAPHING WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE THE "AQUARIUM WORTHY SPECIES" WHICH ARE FOUND IN THE REGION. THE RESULTS OF THEIR LABOURS ARE SET OUT IN THIS BOOK IN WHICH THEY IDENTIFY AND ILLUSTRATE WITH COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS THESE SPECIES AS WELL AS PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR HABITS, REQUIREMENTS AND SUITABILITY TO THE AQUARIST. THE CLEAR USE OF SYMBOLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHS MAKES THIS A PARTICULARLY USEFUL WORK OF REFERENCE.

INDIAFISH

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185279117-9

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ORNAMENTAL AQUARIUM FISH OF INDIA 

BY KISHORI LAL TEKRIWAL AND ANDREW ARUNAVA RAO

THE INDIAN AQUATIC INDUSTRY HAS GROWN AND BECOME AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT SOURCE OF ORNAMENTAL FISH FOR THE AQUATIC HOBBY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THERE ARE AROUND 1,000 DESCRIBED SPECIES FOUND IN THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT AND OF THESE APPROXIMATELY 250 ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO AQUATIC HOBBYISTS.
IN ADDITION TO A STRIKING PHOTO GALLERY AND A DESCRIPTION OF FISHES THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL CHAPTER DEVOTED TO THE TAXONOMIC DESCRIPTION OF THESE FISHES AND ALSO THE DEVELOPMENT IF FISHKEEPING IN INDIA IN THE CONTEXT OF INDIA'S GEOGRAPHY AND POPULATION.

9.90 plus 3 POST  IN THE UK

CONCEN

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0 7064 0380 0

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THE CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TROPICAL FISH 

by T.W.Julian. Illustrated by Norman Weaver

Octopus books. Spine slightly bleached.

HB. pp 190

1.90 plus 2.20 Recorded UK postage

Inverts

 

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The Interpet Manual of Marine Invertebrates by Martyn Hayward and Sue Wells pp 208

Specifically written with Marine aquarium keeping in mind

Salamander books

Our Price 8.99

365FISH

 

 

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3 8331 2070 3

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365 FISH 

by Antal Vida and Thomas Kotai

Vince Books 2006

400 Pages

A superbly  illustrated coffee table book from a top Hungarian artist and ichthyologist

 

Our Price 7.90 including postage in the U.K.

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Eyewitness Books. FISH  by Steve Parker. HB pp84 14" x 10" pages beautifully artworked in Italy for Knopf of New York. ISBN 0679 80439 0  "Like a mini-museum between the covers of a book" L.A.Times

Our price 9 plus 5 post and packing

Cover stained but pages intact with a little browning at the edges. This was for many years "The Aquarists Bible" and is still hard to beat for pure information

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Exotic Aquarium Fishes

Dr. W. Innes 1966 19th Revised and updated Edition 

 

6.00 plus 4.00 shipping/postage

 

256 pages. EXCELLENT condition!

 Large Page Paperback edition

ULTAQUA

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The Ultimate Aquarium: 
A Definitive Guide to Identifying and Keeping Freshwater and Marine Fishes
With over 700 full-color photographs, and divided into two sections, the first section explains in very practical terms the fundamentals of setting up the aquarium, including equipment, food and feeding, water chemistry and quality, maintaining a healthy tank environment, decor, how to select the types of fish, and how to breed them. The second section examines the variety of fish and fish groups, discussing the general advantages, disadvantages, habitats, feeding and breeding requirements of many hundreds of fish in each group. For every lover of marine life, this book offers an in-depth study of the major fish groups, plus all the practical fundamentals of setting up and keeping a healthy tank environment. 

8.50 plus 5 postage

JINKINGS

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Aquarium Fish by Kathy Jinkings.

A Family Pet Guide. Our Price 1.90 plus 2.35 postage

 

 

CHEM 1

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AQUARIUM WATER Chemistry 

TFH Publications

1.99 including postage

CHEM 1

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A Basic Guide to the Chemistry of Marine Aquariums. The Cyclic Chemistry of Marine Aquaria

Calypso Publications  5.99 including postage

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DOWNLOADABLE

Published in the US by The Aquatic Bookshop and supplied in the UK by Calypso Publications  

HORSE 1

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Seahorses, Seadragons and Pipefishes of the Family Syngnathidae. A Bibliography  Authors: Jim Forshey and Bruce Watts . California October 2006

pp variable c.90 Price (UK) 10

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Over 200 pages of excellent data. Our Price 7.55 plus 4.20 postage

COMHOMAQUA

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The Complete Home Aquarium by Hans J Mayland - translated and adapted by Gwynne Vevers
Topics Include:
Aquarium tanks and equipment - (various detailed topics on this) .Setting up the aquarium .Living communities in the aquarium .Care of the fish. Fish families and species - (again detailed long list of different species) .Marine and freshwater aquariums 
Invertebrates for the marine aquarium 
Marine fishes .Diseases of coralfishes .
 HB . Practical Fishkeeping. 84pp

DFFEED

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Feeding Aquarium Fishes by Dr.David Ford. David is Europe's foremost expert on fish nutrition. This is a superbly informative and well-written guide to the subject

PUBLISHERS RRP WITHOUT POSTAGE 6.49

NEW

Our Price 2.50 plus 2.40 postage

FF269

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A Colour Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes by Dr. Jiri Cihar. Octopus Books PB. pp.183 250 illustrations. Prague 1978

Our Price 3.99 plus 3 postage

AQUAFISH

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Aquarium Fish. HB. Pocket Guide. pp125. Originally 7.95. 

By Eleanor Lawrence and Sue Harniess. Covers freshwater and some marine species.

Our Price 1.99 plus 2.50 postage

KELLY

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Aquaria  

by Jim Kelly. An ideal learners book by the president of the Fancy Guppy Association and founder of King British 

100 pages. HB. Ex-library book. Childrens reading. 1972

Our price 2.70 plus 2.20 postage

AXELVORD TFH

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TROPICAL FISH IN YOUR HOME by Axelrod and Vorderwinkler

A nice little hardback pocketbook from 1970

Our Price 1.50 plus 2.90 Recorded UK postage

STRAUGHAN

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The Salt Water Aquarium in the Home  

by Robert P.L. (Bob) Straughan

"One of the best Marine Fishkeeping books ever written".

This is the better 2nd. Revised edition. Our price 9.90 plus 4.90 postage

BurgSALT

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Dr Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes. 

A HUGE thick book with hundreds of colour plates - Virtually New. TFH

pp1,024   and 1.990 photos

Our Price  15 plus 8 postage and packing in the UK

(Freshwater Version also available)

  DISEASES2

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  0 87666 524 5 

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Fish Diseases 

by Dr. Mark Dulin. Hardback.1979 New 96 well-illustrated pages. TFH.

1.10 plus 2.90 postage

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A Dictionary of the Fishes of the World by Alwyne Wheeler of the BMNH One of the best books from a foremost authority on fishes. A STAR BUY. HB  Huge and comprehensive.

Very hard to obtain book. Our price 15.00 plus postage 10.80 Registered next day post

(Covers may vary)

AquaFish in Colour

 

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    07137 0731 3

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AQUARIUM FISHES IN COLOUR

Blandford Colour Guide 

HB pp 248 1976 A great reference book to all species. Ex-library stock but No imprints and virtually unread.

2.49 plus 2.90 postage

PLANTS

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Handbook of Aquarium Plants

Blandford Colour Guide as is the title above.

A great reference book to all species. Ex-library stock

2.99 plus 2 postage

MILLMAR

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A Fishkeepers Guide to Marine Fishes  

by Dick Mills.116 pages. lavishly illustrated. Interpet / Salamander revised edition 1990. (Basic edition is illustrated)

PUBLISHERS RRP WITHOUT POSTAGE 6.49

4.20 including postage

 

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Interpet Guide to Marine Fishes

  by Dick Mills. HB. 2004. NEW. 220 pages of expert literature and photographs

Interpet Publishing

PUBLISHERS RRP WITHOUT POSTAGE 6.49

Our Price 4.40 plus 2.00 postage

DMILLS6

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 0 861013 06 9  

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The Pictorial Encyclopaedia of the Marine Aquarium  

by Dick Mills. 208pp. HB. 320 Colour photographs Over 200 line drawings and 30 colour artworks

 

IDENT

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  0 86020 116 3  

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Fishes, 

by Alwyne Wheeler in the Usborne Spotters Guide Series. " One of the best little books on fishes I have ever read,"  Gerald Jennings

Really good novices guide to all types of European fresh and saltwater fishes.

3.95 including postage

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Freshwater Fishes 

Original 1968-1970 Edition by Spring Books.  Each species beautifully illustrated with a hand painted plate(56 in total). Text by Juraj Holcik and Josef Mihalik and original illustrations by Jiri Maly. Printed in English in Czechoslovalia. A very rare 1st Edition.

126 pages. Artwork by Artek for Spring Books

Our Price  16 plus 4.80 postage

 

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** VERY RARE OLD BOOK **

A Home Aquarium on a Small Income

by A. Fraser-Brunner (Curator: London Zoo Aquarium). Early 1950's (Undated) by Hutchinson's of London. Early Paperback. Orig. Priced 2/6d!

Reasonable condition for age but a little fragile. 4.90 post paid

MAGER

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TROPICAL FISH by S.K.Mager 1966

A dilapidated paperback BUT crammed full of great stuff and always very well used. 

Our Price 2 post paid in UK

MILLS6

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AQUARIUM FISHES 

by Dick Mills

Dick's books are always a superior read.

Our Price 0.99p plus 2.90 postage

PUBLISHERS RRP WITHOUT POSTAGE 6.49

 

BREEDING

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A Fishkeepers Guide to FISH BREEDING  

by Dr. Chris Andrews in the Tetra Press series of Hardback Pocketbooks. 116 pages. Fully colour illustrated and almost new.

PUBLISHERS RRP WITHOUT POSTAGE 6.49

Our Price including Postage  3.99

  EVANS 1

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Aquariums

by Anthony Evans M Sc. A Foyles handbook which is still one of the most valid fishkeeping texts around. Old but very good

0.50 plus 1.50p postage

EVANS 1

Slight despatch delays as this title will be shipped from California direct to you

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N-958 Sharks of the World by Leonard Compagno, Marc Dando, and Sarah Fowler paperback, 2005,  480 pages, 5 x 7, 128 color plates, 500 line illus., 500 maps 27.99 plus 4.50 postage

.Everyone ' s heard of the Great Whites. But most people know little of the hundreds of other types of sharks that inhabit the world ' s oceans. Written by two of the world ' s leading authorities and superbly illustrated by wildlife artist Marc Dando, this is the first comprehensive field guide to all 440-plus shark species. Color plates illustrate all species, and detailed accounts include diagnostic line drawings and a distribution map for each species. Introductory chapters treat physiology, behavior, reproduction, ecology, diet, and sharks ' interrelationships with humans.  More than 125 original full-color illustrations for fast and accurate identification of each shark family Over 500 additional drawings illustrating physical features from different angles Clear identification information for each species with details of size, habitat, behavior, and biology Quick ID guide helpful for differentiating similar species.Geographic distribution maps for each species 

 WICKLER

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The Marine Aquarium

by Wolfgang Wickler. Paperback. Studio Vista. 1967 113 pages.

Our Price 3.00 plus 1.50 postage

  IFOC 1

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The Yearbook of the International Federation of Online Clubs and Aquatic Societies. 2014

Calypso Publications  2.99 plus 0.50p postage

IFOC 1

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  UCF 1

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Understanding Coarse Fishes 

by T. Ravensdale.  4.50 plus 3.50 postage

Designed for fishlovers of all types

HB 1968.250pp

  PEF 1

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Pictorial Encyclopaedia of Fishes. Damaged Cover but otherwise a superb book 2.55 plus 4.55 postage

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INDI 1

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Records of the Zoological Society of IndiaScientific, common and Vernacular names of fishes of India

 by T. Venkateswarlu. ZSI Calcutta

 

3.00 plus 1 postage

  AMFISH

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Common and Scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada

American Fisheries Society. 5th Edition

 

3.00 plus 1 postage

 COR 11

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Coral Fishes, Their Care and Maintenance   T.Ravensdale

Pet Library        Pages: 258    Year:-   1968 Type of Illustration:- C   Originally:- 3.95  

 

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Aquariums for your new Pet 

by Mary Ellen Sweeney

65 pages. Well illustrated in colour. Paperback. TFH

A good booklet for beginners

1.80 including postage

SS2

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Keeping Marines. Paperback compilation 1970

Price 0.99p plus 0.75p postage

    DISE 1

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Diseases of Aquarium Fishes 

by Robert Goldstein Ph.D 126pp. Hardcover. TFH

Price 2.00 plus 2.74 postage

JLBSea

Available to special order from South Africa

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Smith's Sea Fishes 

by Professor J.L.B.Smith of Coelacanth fame. VALIAN PUBLISHERS 1977 PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS THE SEA FISHES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA . 580 PAGES NUMEROUS COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS. VERY CLEAN INTERNALLY THE DUSTWRAPPER HAS SOME CHIPPINGS AND SOME  TEARS TO EDGES. 

Our Price 66.95 plus 5.90 postage


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 1 57524 103 X  

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Dual Language. English-Chinese

UK 49.90 plus 8.70 postage. NEW

CHINAFISH

Freshwater fish, reef aquarium fish, books on tropical fish, marine fish books, fish diseases, pet fish, marine life fish

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