PocketExpert Guide: Marine Invertebrates by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D

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500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species

PROFILING SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL and bizarre animals that make their way into marine aquariums, this second entry into the bestselling PocketExpert Series covers more than 500 species and groups of special interst to reef aquarists.
  • Written by an invertebrate zoologist and avid marine aquarist More than 500 world-class color identifying photgraphs
  • Includes: Scientifc and Common Names; Maximum Size; Range; Natural Habitat; Lighting; Fooda and Feeding; Reef Aquarium Compatibility; and Captive Care advice
  • Covers: crustaceans (shrimps, crabs lobsters); corals (soft and stony); anemones; echonoderms (crinoids, sea star, brittle stars, urchins, sea cucumbers); mollusks (clams, snails, nudibranchs); sponges; bryozoans; worms; and many others
  • Easy-to-use field guide format
  • 448 pages, softcover.

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TFH Publications, Inc., a subsidiary of Central Garden & Pet Corporation, includes TFH Publications, which been at the forefront of pet publishing for over half a century; Nylabone Products, the leader in responsible animal care for over 50 years; and Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine, the industry`s leading aquarium fish magazine, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002.

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I like the small size, its also packed with usfull info
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I've been in SW tanks since 1987 and I wish I would have had a book like this when I started. Great info. on just about all types of inverts. Big help when you need to know how to care for an invert or which ones you can place together. I also have the Marine Fishes edition and love it. These books ...Read More
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comprehensive and economical

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for the price there's really nothing out there as good as this.
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I have been using the marine fish handbook for about 4 years and wish I had found this one sooner... Ever wonder if that sally lightfoot crab is a nice addition to your reef tank? Stop wondering, read the facts about its suitability... Same goes for that nice new piece of coral. Good stuff, I don...Read More
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