The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freshwater Aquariums by Mike Wickham is a must-have book for anyone who is thinking of setting up a freshwater aquarium or who already has one and would like more information about it. Mike Wickham is a hobbyist and a retailer of fresh and saltwater fish, and he knows all about them. This book gives much information to help you in your quest to set up and maintain a healthy freshwater aquarium.
The book is 342 pages long, including the index, and Mike Wickham, in his humorous way, guides you along the path of freshwater aquariums. He tells you how to get started, he explains about what fish you will need to start and what fish you can add later as your aquarium gets up and running, he talks about the equipment the aquarium will need, what fish are compatible with each other, the lighting you will need, and what to do if you want a planted aquarium. He also discusses feeding, overall maintenance of the aquarium, and how to deal with illness. This book is just great, and also fun to read.
I highly recommend Mike Wickham's humorous book "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freshwater Aquariums". After reading this book, you will have a lot of knowledge about this field.