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    Angelfishes of the World

    Kiyoshi Endoh’s eye candy filled book Angelfishes of the World is a must have for fish enthusiasts and angelfish lovers. The individual fish descriptions provided in the book may not be the most complete, but you will be hard pressed to find a single source with more information and photos on some of the most […]

    Kiyoshi Endoh’s eye candy filled book Angelfishes of the World is a must have for fish enthusiasts and angelfish lovers. The individual fish descriptions provided in the book may not be the most complete, but you will be hard pressed to find a single source with more information and photos on some of the most unique Angelfish known to man, including rarities like Paracentropyge boylei as well as unusual variants and hybrids. This was the first marine related book that I think I actually wore out–flipping page after page thousands of times, the spine finally began to give. A few months back I ended up passing my original (near spineless) copy on to a local young aquarist hoping they would get as much enjoyment from this book as I did, but after a couple months since passing the book along, I began having withdrawals.

    I grew so accustomed to referencing this book in fish geek conversations or double checking the collection locations of various hybrids and variants that despite reading it hundreds of times, I again needed a copy in my home. Thankfully books are an easy reefing present that non-hobbyists can give during the holiday season. Magically a new copy of the book, with my name on it, found it’s way under the Christmas tree last weekend.

    If you’ve got some holiday dollars to spend, Amazon currently has Angelfishes of the World for $20 with free shipping available. As if you needed another reason to pick up a copy, this book was translated from Japanese to English by GBD contributor Tetsuo Otake! Check it out.

    3 Comments

    1. Mike Clifford
      December 28, 2009 at 11:51 AM | Permalink

      Great book, its definitely a must-have! I especially like the section at the end on Angelfish in the aquarium, with pictures of some great Japanese tanks.

    2. Nicholas Sadaka
      December 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

      I love hobby aquatic literature, but I’ve noticed that there hasn’t been a new “big” aquatics book published in quite some time…am I missing them, or has there really been a lull?

    3. Jeremy Maneyapanda
      December 30, 2009 at 9:15 AM | Permalink

      After some Groveling and spineless begging, Copps got me an autographed copy of this book at MACNA Pittsburgh. Lovely pictures. I only wish it was bigger, more text.

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