Fish enthusiasts and people who have an interest in the marine life, often want to know – what is the best resource for knowing about the aquatic and marine life? If you thought that the obvious answer was the internet, you didn’t get it right. Of course, internet is a huge resource for the ultimate knowledge on everything but it does not help do the job always. Does it?
It is no doubt the best place to find the best of aquariums and other accessories, but then it is limited to that only. Ironically, the internet is a great place to find the best and the most read aquarium fish books! People who are deep down this and have loads of experience will surely agree that there is a dearth of specific information on the internet and other book stores. Therefore use the internet to do the best it can – Search!
Why are books the best resource?
Easy to read: Whatever claims the internet makes, can be refuted by saying that books are easy to refer and easy to find information when you have a specific book. Maybe we are habituated with reading the printed material, whatever it is, it is good and we are not complaining.
Easy to Understand: Online information is vaster, no doubt but then, sometimes this very vastness of information becomes the stumbling block. You should understand that since you’re not doing some research or writing a thesis on aquarium fishes, you do not need that volume of information. Books are way easier to grasp and understand.
Authentic Information: You can say this because a book gets printed only if it has the potential to sell. And on the internet, one can post anything without even bothering to provide sensible information and more than often, they are trying to sell things instead of providing information. This is not in the case of books.
Magazines: Another authentic and good resource is the magazines on aquarium fishes. They provide updated information on the same and provide the enthusiast with every possible kind of answer than they may seek. Subscription to a good fish magazine is a great idea.
Aquarium Guides: Books are written by people who have researched and experienced the same problem that you might possibly face while keeping fishes. Therefore specific instructions guide and other ‘how-to-do’s are better provided in books.
The most inquisitive and interested of us should surely buy an aquarium fish guide book for beginners and for the more seasoned ones, there are suitable books available. Have a preview and then based on the feedback of an experienced person, get the best of and from the book(s)!