In Wild,renowned fish artist Flick Ford presents 75 freshwater tropical fish portraits and an accompanying text focused on their sustainability in the wild. These popular species, which gave rise to the second biggest hobby in the world, ornamental fish-keeping, face an uncertain future. Wild is that rare combination of art book and natural history for nature lovers, hobbyists, and conservationists.
A unique book in the field, Wild also covers each tropical fish’s natural habitat and the threats those environments face in the Americas, Africa, and Australasia. Habitat maps for the 75 species and a glossary of scientific aquatic terms round out the book’s overview. With anecdotal stories from tropical fish breeders and advice from collectors in the field, Wild is a gorgeous, informative, and affordable book that will enhance the enjoyment of tropical fish for the layman and hobbyist alike.