Containing 992 pages and more than 1800 full-color photos, this masterful reference work and identification guide is not mini in any sense except in comparison to its much bigger brother, the full-size Dr. Axelrod’s Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes. This mini-Atlas contains a 256 page section dealing with aquarium maintenance, plants and fish breeding in addition to almost 700 pages of photos identifying and providing maintenance information about aquarium fishes from all over the world. The fishes shown are indexed by both scientific and popular names for ease of reference. This mini-Atlas has as one of its handiest features the use of space saving symbols in the captions. Besides giving the fishes’ scientific names, the captions also include numbers and symbols that provide at-a-glance information about feeding habits, aquarium lighting, aquarium setup, reproduction, temperament, and other factors.