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.