EXOTIC AQUARIUM FISHES by Wm. T. Innes

Ronald Overby

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One of the all-time classics of aquariological literature, for sure. I have three copies; sadly, the original one I bought somewhere around '68 or '69 was unceremoniously disposed of when it deteriorated into a loose pile of tattered papers after years of diligent thumbing-through. It was one of my favourite wishbooks when I was a kid.

If you like this one, you should keep your eyes peeled for a copy of the Illustrated Dictionary of Tropical Fishes by Hans Frey. Equally as charming as the Innes book, but with a very different, very European flavour. It is far more comprehensive, and includes a much greater variety of much more detailed info.
okay thank you for the info Sir!
 

Ronald Overby

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I'd also like to know what was rare in the time this book was published.. care to share a few pages?
sure i will post a few pages, give me a bit to get them up on my PC then i will reply with the pics
 

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FuriousFish

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Fun fact about this book, the neon tetra was named "Hyphessobrycon innesi " in honor of Innes, the author. There were 19 editions of the book by Innes, but after the copyright expired on the name, Herbert Axelrod took it and started publishing sub-par books under the same name as a cash grab.
 
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