Aquarium keeping, which began centuries ago in China and Rome has now grown into one of the most popular hobbies of the modern world in addition, ornamental fish trade is a flourishing business in Asian countries. India has its stock of over 100 species of freshwater ornamental fishes. Most of the export of ornamental fishes from India depends on fishes caught from the wild. The availability of fishes from the wild is fast reaching its limits due to over exploitation and pollution of natural water bodies. A comprehensive book dealing with various aspects of aquarium keeping is lacking from India. This publication is brought out in order to meet the demand of hobbyists and culturists interested in fish keeping and ornamental fish culture. The representatives from all the major families of aquarium fishes have been included. Some rare Indian ornamental fishes have also found its place in this book.
The book Aquarium Fishes: A Colourful Profile is an excellent, complete, practical guide to setting up and maintaining a freshwater aquarium. This is a most comprehensive work on the subject in our country. Its coverage is extensive and contains full account of the existing knowledge of aquarium fishes available in our country.
This book would be an asset to all those would-be fish lovers, fish keepers and students interested in fisheries.