Animal Care at Home

Shedd cares about animals everywhere, not just those under our own roof. Because we can’t give individual tips, we've compiled a list of websites, books and magazines to help you give the best care to your aquatic animals.


Taxonomy and biology
The American Fisheries Society 
The Florida Museum of Natural History 
Tree of Life

General, commercial
Sea turtles


Freshwater and Marine Aquarium
Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Aquarium Fish

All three are helpful with articles and as sources for various products.


Water quality
Captive Seawater Fishes, Steven Spotte, 1992
John Wiley and Sons Publishers
ISBN 0-471-54554-6
This is probably more suitable for professionals and advanced hobbyists. Definitely not for beginners.

Marine and reef and freshwater aquariums
The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates, Vols. 1 and 2
Julian Sprung and Charles Delbeek, 1997
Ricordea Publishing

The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium
Svein A. Fossa and Alf Jacob Nilsen, 1996
Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag
Bornheim, Germany

Tetra Press Aquariology Series, Four Volumes
The Science of Fish Health Management
ISBN 1-56465-105-3

Fish Breeding and Genetics
ISBN 1-56465-106-3

Fish Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition
ISBN 1-56464-107-X

Fish Diseases and Water Chemistry
ISBN 1-56464-108-8

Fish disease and treatment
Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Edward J. Noga, 1995
Mosby Electronic Publishing
ISBN 1-55664-374-8
A good source for veterinarians, professionals and advanced hobbyists.

Fish Medicine Michael K. Stoskopf, 1993
W. B. Saunders
ISBN 0-7216-2629-7
A comprehensive book for veterinarians and professional managers.