Anyone who is a true aquarium hobbyist wouldn’t just settle for some hearsay advice. They would learn everything they can from thorough research and experimentation. Their passion for their hobby would not only reflect on the perfect health and condition of their fish and aquarium but also on the aquarium supplies that they have. A very dedicated aquarium hobbyist would have a vast collection of aquarium books.
Aquarium books are as much as important as any other aquarium supplies. It is recommended that any amateur fishkeeper should acquire some books so they can learn a thing or two before they venture directly into this hobby. It is best to arm yourself with knowledge before you take a plunge and buy tanks, air pumps, filters, lights, decorations and other supplies that you would end up not using at all. Some equipment may not be suitable for the kind of fish that you might acquire later on.
Aquarium books are full of information about the different species of fish. Browsing through the different species, a beginner can decide what fish he wants to take care and is capable of nurturing for a long time. Knowing the fish you want to take care will make purchasing aquarium equipment a total breeze later on.
Aquarium books discuss a variety of topics. There are books solely focused on the anatomy of the fish, the detailed set-up of a saltwater or freshwater aquarium or a specific type of fish. Others include compilations of all tropical fishes, reef fishes and so on. Books about fish diseases are also important. Seeing the symptoms, the aquarium hobbyist will be able to get an idea about the disease their fish may have acquired so steps can be carried out to save their precious pets.
Having books around will keep anyone informed. Seeing your tank, people may be asking questions about your hobby. It will give you a sense of pride and confidence that any information you share is correct. And, people will definitely notice how learned you are.