This is a definitive guide to identifying and keeping freshwater and marine fishes. It is the comprehensive practical guide to setting up all types of aquaria. Itfeatures clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions for planning, building, stocking and maintaining your aquarium. It offers essential information on major families and groups of fishes, fully illustrated with over 700 photographs and specially commissioned artwork. The rich variety of tropical freshwater and marine fishes makes keeping an aquarium an absorbing pastime. This book explains how to set up your aquarium, select the type of fishes you want, and maintain the appropriate tank environment. There is information about equipment, feeding, water chemistry and quality, adding new fishes and keeping them healthy. The book also discusses the merits, habitats, feeding and breeding requirements of hundreds of fishes in each of the eight major fish groups. Whether you are a novice or a dedicated fishkeeper, this practical book contains all the information and advice you need to ensure you get the most out of your hobby.