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Our Native Fishes: The Aquarium Hobbyist's Guide to Observing,… (edition 1990)

by John R. Quinn

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Title:Our Native Fishes: The Aquarium Hobbyist's Guide to Observing, Collecting, and Keeping Them : North American Freshwater and Marine Fishes
Authors:John R. Quinn
Info:Countryman Pr (1990), Paperback, 242 pages
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Our Native Fishes: The Aquarium Hobbyist's Guide to Observing, Collecting, and Keeping Them : North American Freshwater and Marine Fishes by John R. Quinn

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This book on fishkeeping addresses a very specific aspect of the hobby: catching and keeping wild fish in the aquarium. It is focused solely on fish species that can be found in North American waters. Details the best methods used to catch native fish- varying according to the habitat and the behavior of the species- and where they can usually be found (without naming exact locations). Also information on how the fish should be handled to avoid damage and stress, what they will eat and their husbandry needs. Only those suitable to be kept in a home aquarium are discussed - and a few endangered and protected species are identified so the collector will know to release them if caught. Explanations of the laws regarding collection are detailed, although the book is more than twenty years old by now, so regulations may have changed. I like the way this author writes, the book has an engagingly friendly, matter-of-fact manner. He was formerly an editor of Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine.

I had only one small disappointment with the book- the inked illustrations identifying the many fishes in the species profiles are nicely done- but it would be lovely to have color plates.... Aside from that, it's an excellent book regarding a very specific interest. I found it pretty interesting reading.

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