Every serious aquarium hobbyist will want to buy this book. It's a quick-reference source of information on all aspects of aquarium maintenance and water chemistry, and also provides descriptions of the fish and other aquatic animals and plants common in home aquariums. Approximately 1,000 terms cover everything from Amyloodinium (a fish parasite) to Zooxanthellae (a variety of algae). Entries are supplemented with black-and-white line art, plus a 32-page insert of full-color photos. Appendices feature a wealth of practical information in chart and table form.