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Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine (TFH)
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Product Description:
Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine (TFH)For over 50 years, Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine has been the best source of accurate, fascinating, up-to-the minute information on the aquarium hobby, from small freshwater tanks to wall-sized reef tanks and even beautifully landscaped garden ponds. Now TFH is BIGGER & BETTER than ever, with a cover to cover redesign, with expert authors and world-class photography sure to educate and entertain hobbyists from beginner to expert month after month.
Product Specifications:
Published monthly.
User Ratings: (19 reviews)
Overall: 8.71
Value/Cost: 8.79
Effectiveness: 8.32
Quality: 8.47
Ease of use: 9.26
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has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 1.5/10 February 1, 2011
"Useless when it comes to information on Cichlids"
This magazine is useless when it comes to information on cichlids...I can't tell you how many errors I spot in this magazine from misidentification of fish to just plain bad advice or info.

If you want a quality magazine source for information on cichlids, get CichlidNews. If you want a general tropical fish magazine with quality information on all fish (not just cichlids), go with Practical Fish Keeping.
unblinded has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 6.75/10 October 21, 2010
"Not what it used to be."
TFH used to be the best monthly magazine out there, hands down. I guess it still is by default. My favorite articles are no more, though. Cichlidophiles=gone, Catfish Corner=gone. It seems to be catering to the aquascape scene & newbies to the hobby way too much and I will not be renewing my subscription.
subbeast has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10 January 13, 2010
"Almost the best"
TFH is a solid read for any fish enthusiast.. However it is not the wealth of knowledge that Practical Fishkeeping is. TFH will often have a couple of quality articles with something new to offer, but presents a few many repeat articles and doesn't have the in-depth actual fishkeeping tips, knowledge and understanding that most would be purchasing the magazine for.
lillep54 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 December 7, 2009
I have been reading since the seventies. Have always enjoyed it from a small mag. with dictionary picture inserts. To large mag. with framable pictures. Very informative and easy to understand.
tice214 has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 September 20, 2009
"best magazine i read"
Great to read always look forward to get the next one.
R-DUB has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 January 14, 2009
"Got Fish? Get the Mag!"
Been rading this mag for 17 yrs. Love it. The single best mag in the business. For both fresh and saltwater. Expert writers every month,every issue with a wide range of topics.Overall the leader in this industry.
davemill has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 October 7, 2007
"Best current fish magazine"
TFH is the best fish magazine available in the USA. It's the only one I subscribe to.

I've subscribed to Aquarium Fish in the past, but got tired of the overall beginner level of the articles, and the lack of meat. FAMA isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

I read each issue of TFH cover to cover. Like most aquarists, I'm interested in lots of different types of fish, so I enjoy the monthly columns on species like cichlids, live bearers, catfish, saltwater, etc.
The Q&A columns each month (saltwater, freshwater, plants, cichlids, etc.) are great 90% of the time, but sometimes the writers just don't get to the point. I shudder to think how a beginner would understand (or not) those answers. But just one of Jack Whatley's excellent monthly Discus Q&A sessions can make you forget about a year's worth of minor annoyances.

The articles are usually pretty good. I enjoy reading about the wide variety of species, collecting trips, and aquarium techniques the authors cover. Most of the authors seem to have extensive experience in their topic.

One recent exception was an article about breeding the saltwater Banggai Cardinal, by someone who had found 13 fry in his tank but lost them after 30 days and hasn't had a repeat spawn. That wouldn't qualify for breeders points at most fish clubs, let alone a feature article!

These problems are the exception, not the rule. TFH is worth suscribing to. I just renewed.
Armandi_fishcarer has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 November 29, 2006
"Great Mag, used it from 1992!"
I first recieved the mag from a friend and was hooked. A magazine for all, from novice to experienced.Well presented format and graphics, excellent articles.
Ryan Kellarson has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 November 25, 2006
"personal favorate"
these guys know what there talking about, and they love what they do. it doesn't matter if your a novice or an experiecned keeper everyone can get something out of this
tuccis8 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 August 13, 2006
"Best Tropical fish magazine out there"
This magazine is a great magazine for fish hobbyist.
sammy has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 July 13, 2005
"great mag"
I've received a few issues. its a great magazine. im a beginner and i found it very easy to understand
doc35 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 June 15, 2005
"Great Publication"
This is the best magazine in content quality and the magazine itself quality, I have had the suscription for 1 year and a half always getting home in time, although I live in Mexico City!, simply the best!!
africanfreek has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9/10 May 14, 2005
"Have read since the seventies, has always improved"
Has had several articles over the years about fish including several cichlids just before the fish reaches the market.Always a good place to go for early info before you find deeper info on a new fish.
fishgeekva1 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9/10 May 7, 2005
"Best aquarist magazine ever!"
reddragon56 has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 10/10 February 15, 2005
"Simply the best publication for beginners or experts!"
I've been reading this magazine for four years, and improvements keep on coming. Whether you are seeking help on illnesses or compatibility, or if you are searching for scientific information on those reclusive species, this magnificent monthly is for you! ( course, i always get the free gift copies cuz i work at a lfs! w00t!)
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