"Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species"
A PocketExpert Guide series book review, Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species authored by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. profiles over 500 of the most popularly kept species in saltwater aquariums. The Quick Finder common name animal index provided in this book makes it easy to locate captive care, feeding and much more need-to-know advice on invertebrates, which makes this concise reference guide a must-have book for beginning to expert aquarists.
Important Book Buying Quick Tip
A Quick Tip from your Guides on the Importance of Checking the ISBN Number assigned to a publication when shopping for, comparing prices, and buying saltwater aquarium or other books online.
Top Fish and Invertebrate Care Guides
Here are some of the best profile and care guides to keeping saltwater fish and invertebrates in aquariums to buy for your reference library.
"Aquarium Corals" Book Review
"Aquarium Corals" is an authoritative and comprehensive guide authored by Eric Borneman that is packed full of everything you want to know about reef corals, both how they live in nature and their captive care in marine aquariums. Full color photographs are included throughout the book.
"Aquarium Sharks & Rays" Book Review
With "Aquarium Sharks & Rays - An Essential Guide to Their Selection, Keeping, and Natural History", once again Scott W. Michael has done an outstanding job! For anyone that is thinking about or may already be keeping these animals, this book is a must have for your reference library to learn all about choosing and caring for them.
"Baensch Marine Atlas 1" Review
The "Baensch Marine Atlas 1" is a comprehensive book by Hans Baench that covers topics on the aquarium, water (seawater & water treatment), technology (biological filtration and filtration methods), chemistry (nitrification, denitrification, phosphate, trace elements, pH, etc.), and setting up/care information (setting up, stocking, acclimating fish, feeding techniques, and much more).
"Baensch Marine Atlas 2" Review
Continuing on with the same high quality of "Baensch Marine Atlas 1", "Marine Atlas 2" profiles Common Sponges, Hydroids, Jellyfishes, Soft Corals, Gorgonians, Sea Pens, Stony Corals, Flatworms, Tentacled Animals, the beginning Chapters on Mollusks - Chitons, Snails (Primitive, Intermediate & Advanced Gastropods), Opisthobranchs (Sea Slugs), and Nudibranchs.
"Baensch Marine Atlas 3" Review
"Baensch Marine Atlas 3" continues on with by profiling more Mollusks - Filibranchs (Oysters, Scallops & Clams), Cephalopods (Squids, Octopods, etc.), then goes on to Segmented Worms, Echinoderms (Starfishes, Sea Urchins), Sea Cucumbers and Sea Squirts. As in the previous volumes, this book is packed full of outstanding photos.
"Book of Coral Propagation - Volume 1" Review
Don Carner gives a full review on this very thorough approach to coral farming in your own aquarium publication. "Book of Coral Propagation - Volume 1: Reef Gardening for Aquarists" authored by Anthony Rosario Calfo is in Don's words, "Recommended 100%".
"Clownfishes" Book Review
Being one of the pioneers in the field of breeding these adorable and much-loved fish in captivity, with "Clownfishes - A Guide to Their Captive Care, Breeding and Natural History", Joyce D. Wilkerson has taken her expertise and created what is considered by many to be the first popular handbook on the husbandry of these marine animals.
"Conscientious Marine Aquarist" Book Review
A complete planning, setting-up, stocking, and saltwater aquarium management book, "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist - A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists" authored by Robert M. Fenner is an excellent book for beginner to intermediate level aquarists.
Fun Sherman's Lagoon Comic Strip Books
Whether you have ever read Jim Toomey's daily Sherman's Lagoon comic strip or not, with funny book titles like "Ate That, What's Next?" and "Poodle: The Other White Meat", you will no doubt find these anthology of Sherman the Shark and his Lagoonie Friends books quite humorous and entertaining to have on your coffee table for everyone to read, as well as give as fun gifts!
"Hawai'i's Sea Creatures" Book Review
Although this book does not address or include information on the captive care of marine invertebrates, "Hawai'i's Sea Creatures - A Guide to Hawai'i's Marine Invertebrates" authored by John P. Hoover is an excellent publication to have as an invertebrate indentification and characteristics reference book.
"How To Raise & Train Your Peppermint Shrimp" Review
This review on April Kirkendoll's "How To Raise and Train Your Peppermint Shrimp" book is based on the 1st Edition we have. Available in an expanded chapters 2nd Edition printing, which we have no doubt is even better than the first version, read all about this excellent peppermint and other types of shrimps aquaculturing publication, and buy it...
"Marine Aquarium Handbook" Review
A book we have referred to as our aquarium "Bible" since 1989, "Marine Aquarium Handbook: Beginner To Breeder" by Martin A. Moe, Jr. is a good book for beginners and experts alike to have, even though it tends to be a little more technical to understand.
"Marine Fishes" PocketExpert Guide Review
A book in the PocketExpert Guide series, "Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species" by Scott W. Micheal profiles over 500 of the most popularly kept species in saltwater aquariums. This book is a quick and easy to use reference guide full of need-to-know indentification and captive aquarium care information that all saltwater fishkeepers should have.
"Natural Reef Aquariums" Book Review
Based on the theory of less technology, more biology, "Natural Reef Aquariums: Simplified Approaches to Creating Living Saltwater Microcosms" authored by John H. Tullock is an excellent choice for beginners, and highly recommended for any reefkeeper to have in their reference library.
"New Marine Aquarium" Book Review
If you are wanting to or just getting started in the saltwater aquarium hobby, this "The New Marine Aquarium": Step-By-Step Setup & Stocking Guide" is for you! Michael S. Paletta has done a excellent job of putting this new beginners book together, and in it you'll find everything you need to know about setting up and taking care of a saltwater aquarium.
"Reef Fishes Series Book 1" (Carner Review)
Don Carner gives his review on "Reef Fishes Series Book 1 - A Guide To Their Identification, Behavior and Captive Care" by Scott W. Michael, which he highly recommends to anyone that has or is even thinking about having a saltwater aquarium or reef tank system.
"Reef Fishes Series Book 1" (Hauter Review)
The first book of a five-volume set, "Reef Fishes Series Book 1 - A Guide To Their Identification, Behavior and Captive Care" by Scott W. Michael starts with an introduction to coral reef habitats and the fish associated with them, then proceeds to profile fish families and species of interest to marine aquarists.
"Reef Fishes Series Book 2" Review
"Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes PLUS Seven More Aquarium Fish Families With Expert Captive Care Advice For The Marine Aquarist" is the eagerly awaited second book in the five-volume "Reef Fishes Series" set authored by Scott W. Michael. Packed with coral reef fish keeping information, this book continues on to profile more of the most-popular fish families and species of marine aquarists.
"Reef Fishes Series Book 3" Review
"Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes PLUS Ten More Aquarium Fish Families With Expert Captive Care Advice For The Marine Aquarist" is the third book in Scott W. Michael's highly acclaimed "Reef Fishes Series" five-volume set that continues on with profiling more of the most-loved groups of coral reef fishes of interest to marine aquarists.
"Reef Invertebrates - Volume 1" Review
Don Carner gives his review on "Reef Invertebrates - Volume 1: An Essential Guide To Selection, Care and Compatibility" authored by Anthony Rosario Calfo in partnership with Robert Fenner, the crew of WetWebMedia. This book is a complete and concise guide to understanding, setting up, and caring for true reef aquariums, and the invertebrates...
"Reef Life" Book Review
"Reef Life - Natural History and Behaviors of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates" by Denise Nielsen Tackett and Larry Tackett is a book that profiles uncommon, rare and unusual marine life not often found or seen in nature or fish stores. Therefore, this is an excellent book for any marine aquarist to have to help identify strange things that show up in saltwater aquariums and reef tanks.
"Reef Secrets" Book Review
"Reef Secrets - Starting Right, Selecting Fishes and Invertebrates, Advanced Biotope Techniques" by Alf Jacob Nilsen and Svein A. Fossa is a book highly recommended for any beginning reef aquarists, those who want to convert an existing system into a reef tank, or who are simply planning to add new marine livestock.
"Ultimate Marine Aquariums" Book Review
Simply structured in a profile type format, "Ultimate Marine Aquariums - Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created" authored by Michael S. Paletta will give you insight into the broad spectrum there is to choose from when it comes to setting up or changing a saltwater aquarium or reef tank system.