Marine aquarium hobbyists will find a wealth of information here, complemented with vivid close-up color photos of all invertebrates described. This book presents a wide selection of species, separating them into general categories that include soft corals, hard corals, anemones, fanworms, shrimps, crabs, starfish, and sea urchins. All entries include information on maintenance and care, as well as details on the compatibility of each animal with other fish and invertebrates. Here is an ideal guide for beginning marine aquarium hobbyists, pointing out the wide selection of invertebrates available to them in the marketplace. Experienced marine aquarium keepers are also likely to find new and interesting species to add to their collections.
Tristan Lougher has been keeping aquariums for more than 25 years. He has worked as a professional aquarist, specializing in marine fish and invertebrates. He has also written for several publications on fish, aquariums, and invertebrates, and is author of What Fish?, also available from Barron's.