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500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species

Expert advice on freshwater aquarium fish. Makes a great gift for both new and expert aquarium owners.

Illustrated in full color, this comprehensive reference includes 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding, along with a recommended aquarium setup. Practical and well organized, this book is tailored to the needs of a wide range of freshwater-aquarium hobbyists.

A key decision for the aquarium owner, and also one of the most fun to make, is choosing the fish for a tank. 500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a “window shopping” trip, with an expert alongside to offer crucial advice. This thorough directory details every appropriate species. While most of the fish featured require a heated aquarium, there are other popular varieties, such as goldfish, that can be kept in an unheated one.

With more than 500 color photographs, the book is organized by major fish groups, among them:

  • Cichlids, including angelfish and discus
  • Catfish
  • Cyprinids, including barbs, danios, koi and goldfish
  • Characoids, including tetras, neons and piranhas
  • Oaches and suckers
  • Gouramis, including bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads
  • Rainbow fish and blue-eyes
  • Livebearers, including mollies and platies.

This comprehensive and useful reference, edited by a highly respected expert, will be welcomed by amateur fishkeepers of any age and expertise.



This is a beautiful book, lovingly written and illustrated, carefully compiled with information suitable for the beginner or the longtime enthusiast. (Linda Turk Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal 2007-01-27)

Any home or library collection strong in aquarium references — and many a fish store — will find this packed with in-depth detail perfect for setting up an aquarium. (Diane C.Donovan The Midwest Book Review)

For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource. (Shannon Graff Hysell American Reference Books Annual)

About the Author

Greg Jennings has been actively involved in fish-keeping for more than 40 years. He has visited many of the locations around the world where popular hobbyist species originate and, through fellow enthusiasts in the international community, keeps up with the very latest developments and techniques.

  • Hardcover: 528 pages