Out of my own library of books, research papers and other collected data spanning three decades I can attest no book, no resource has proven time and time again to be as invaluable a reference.
The book is as the title suggests, a complete "Guide" to the myriad of complex, often overwhelming and occasionally maddening complexities of keeping these ancient, living works of art alive and flourishing.
Perhaps not meant to be read from beginning too end, although I have, many times. The book serves as a reference point for you to turn to regarding specific problems and issues you face at the time.
The book shines brightest with it's in depth, sweeping knowledge of disease. Written by some of the most experienced minds who all share a common a thread - an obsession with Fancy Goldfish.
The book is geared towards intermediate and advanced hobbyists. However, a novice who is fascinated by these gorgeous creatures and captivated by their behavior should find this book a fascinating read. One you can turn too time and time again.
The book is packed with brilliant photographs of Virtually every species/ sub species is covered with excellent commentary and wonderful photographs.
You'll also find an incredibly depth coverage of parasites, bacterial and fungal infection along with magnified clear images taken from high powered microscopes.
Clear instructions on treatments, medications and cures are abundant and a critically important part of this tremendous effort - written to keep your prized Goldfish, healthy and happy.
More than a book " Fancy Goldfish: Complete Guide To Care and Collecting" is an invaluable resource.
I would urge anyone who has yet to own a copy not to hesitate. Purchase this book with full confidence and without hesitation.