Ultimate Secrets To Saltwater Fish

Idiot Guide To The Marine Aquarium

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Dr. J. Malcom Shick, University of Maine, for supporting our work and for sharing his extensive reference list of publications about anemones;

Terry Siegel for sharing his ideas, speculations as well as networking skill, and for his photographs of Plexaurella reproducing and the strange Sinu-laria that forms hard twigs (yes it really did make them!);

Elliot Sprung for his expertise with Photoshop, patience and perfectionism. This book would not have been possible to complete without your effort and skill, from composing the cover image to mastering the techniques needed to overcome the limitations of Kodak photo CD scans;

The late Allan Storace for his beautiful photographs;

fo Dietrich Stiiber for the tour of aquariums in Berlin, during which we shot numerous photos used in this book, and for years of sharing his ideas with us about reef aquariums;

Dr. Gary7 Williams for kindly allowing us to use his soft coral and sclerite drawings and for taking the time (on numerous occasions) to share his opinions about soft coral taxonomy;

Peter Wilkens for starting this (reef aquarium) madness and supporting it with new insights to the most current topics, now that aquarists finally understand what he already knew a couple of decades ago;

Joe Yaiullo and Frank Greco for their wonderful closeup photos and;

Millie, Ted, Edwin, Jean, Eddy, Mabel, Nene, Eilene, Sonny, Arlyn, Edgar, and Roger and the rest of the folks at All Seas for their support in promoting The Reef Aquarium and providing specimens to photograph. Special thanks to Roger who pointed out the "carpet (anemone) with two mouth and carpet with two base."

The following individuals helped with the identification and/or provided useful insights into the taxonomy and biology of the following families:


Prof. D.G. Fautin, University of Kansas, USA

Dr. J.C. den Hartog, National Naturhistorisch Museum, Leiden, Netherlands

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Dr. P. Alderslade, Museum of the Northern Territories, Darwin, Australia Dr. M. Gawel, Univeristy of Guam m

Dr. G.C. Williams, California Academv of Sciences j


Dr. F. Bayer, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA C oralli morp h a ria

Dr. j. C. den Hartog, National Naturhistorisch Museum, Leiden, Netherlands

Guam Anemone Carpet

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The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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