Aquarium Coralsby Eric H. Borneman
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Beautiful, bizarre, and among nature's most colorful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in a rapidly growing number of home reef aquariums. Designed to help new and experienced aquarists to select the most appropriate corals for their systems and to provide guidance in keeping them healthy for the long term, this all-new book is packed with the advice of a seasoned coral keeper. More than 700 world-class full-color photographs and text reviewed by leading coral biologists and reef aquarists guide the reader through the selection and husbandry of hundreds of species including soft corals, corallimorpharians (mushroom corals), gorgonians, zoanthids, large-polyp stony corals, and small-polyp stony corals.
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It's a must have book for any reef hobbyist only because it's the best of the worst. The author is certainly knowledgable and writes well. However, he's also needlessly verbose and goes on and on about things that the average hobbyist doesn't need to know or care about. The text is poorly organized making the most useful information often frustrating to find. Common names of corals are not listed in the index making it difficult for someone who only knows the common names of corals to find the proper names. The book is also quickly becoming outdated. Various 'facts' and suggestions are sadly out of step with modern knowledge and recent developments in the hobby. All in all, it's a decent book that's just well overdue for a second edition.
It just doesn't get any better than this. I would have liked it even if I didn't have an aquarium. The photos are gorgeous. The writing style is honest and direct. I get that this guy knows what he's talking about.