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

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

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

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.

Manufacturer Info

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.

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

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Invert book

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Posted: 12/10/2008 from HINSDALE, IL UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I like the small size, its also packed with usfull info

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Love these books

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Posted: 5/21/2008 from KEY BISCAYNE, FL UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Expert

Comments: 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 are great for the beginner and for the seasoned aquarist.

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comprehensive and economical

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 4/2/2008
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: for the price there's really nothing out there as good as this.

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A must have...

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Posted: 10/10/2007 from POWELL, OH UNITED STATES
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 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't go to my LFS without either of these books in tow... Good stuff.

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Good Invert Guide

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Comments: This book is great for learning about some of the more common inverts in the trade. Great info on clams and anenomes.

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