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Dr. Axelrod’s Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes

 Dr. Axelrod’s Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes 



  • Herbert R. Axelrod
  • Warren E. Burgess


  • Hardcover: 1150 pages
  • Publisher: TFH Publications; 10th edition (October 31, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0793800331
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 2.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.96 pounds


If you want pictures this book can’t be beat!, April 12, 2000

When I ordered this book, my expectations were for lots of pictures and lots of info. on eating habits, breading habits, the differences between males and females, fish origins, etc. Basically, I was expecting the end-all-be-all of fishkeeping books. What the book actually turned out to be was a huge book full of nothing but pictures. Every single page is loaded with pictures. The pictures are great, and if that’s all you want, then this book is right for you. There is a tiny (really tiny) bit of info. other than pictures. Each picture has a few symbols underneath which you can look up in a legend. These symbols tell you things like if the fish is an eggbearer or live bearer, and some general information. Not exactly what I was expecting. If you’re expecting what I was you’d probably be better off getting a smaller book with more detail about the fish that are in it.