The Tropical Maine Centre's Publishing Division : TMC Publishing
Content from 2006 -2010
For a number of years this was the official website of Tropical Maine Centre's publishing division (TMC Publishing) where visitors could order a number of marine related books for both the beginner and the more advanced aquarist.
If you have inadvertently ended up here while searching for the Tropical Maine Centre, their current website can be found at: https://www.tropicalmarinecentre.co.uk/en.
Content is from the TMC publishing division site's 2006 - 2010 archived pages.
About TMC Publishing
|TMC Publishing is the publisher of, and has the world wide distribution rights to the English language version of the Marine Fish Families Series of books. The company also distributes a range of other fishkeeping and aquatic titles, for both the beginner and the more advanced aquarist.
TMC Publishing is a division of Tropical Marine Centre Ltd which has been established since 1970.
Tropical Marine Centre is Europe's largest ornamental marine livestock wholesaler and hatchery and the UK's leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative commercial filtration equipment and quality branded aquatic products.
Background to Tropical Marine CentreTropical Marine Centre was set up in 1970 and since that time it has established itself as Europe's leading supplier of marine fish and invertebrates to the trade, offering an unparalleled range of marine fish and invertebrates from the largest aquarium-based holding facility in Europe.
Tropical Marine Centre's pioneering work on welfare and environmental issues, relating to the collection and importation of marine fish, together with its partnerships with many worldwide conservation organisations, has given it a world renowned reputation and established it as a centre of excellence and technical expertise within the ornamental marine fish industry.
The Company also distributes a wide range of leading brand aquatic products and accessories, and since the early 1970s has manufactured UV sterilisers and clarifiers for both hobby and commercial applications.
In 1997, TMC began to design and manufacture its own range of commercial filtration equipment including complete systems for retail outlets, public displays and aquaculture applications.
More details about Tropical Marine Centre and its range of products can be found on www.tmc-ltd.co.uk
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SOME TITLES in the MARINE FISH SERIES
An aside: We make several scuba /snorkeling trips a year to the Carribean to dip below the ocean's surface and enter the fantastic underwater world that covers so much of the earth's surface. Over the years we have bought a number of fish books published by TMC Publishing. Aquartic creatures and the reefs where they live are amazing. Our kids say we are obsessed with tropical fish, which may be true, although we haven't invested in in tropical fish tanks etc. We prefer our tropical fish free and out in their natural environment. Our other passion is our delightful King Charles Spaniel. We get teased about our indulgences towards Master Charles. The last time we bought a dog bed and it arrived our daughter exclaimed now this is a bed for the designer dog. I was at first perplexed. The new dog bed is just a gorgeous round pillow. But I think her reaction was to the fact that the dog bed is covered is a lovely designer fabric. It's a chinoiserie print that coordinates with our very formal living room. I don't think the pillow dog bed was particularly indulgent. It wasn't custom made, although I could see how one might think it was. LOL. Meanwhile, I am planning our next trip to Bonaire. Where we stay is beside a great dive site with two very friendly French Angelfish. It's too bad that so much of the coral is destroyed close to shore. However when we scuba dive, it is wonderful with its clear water and abundance of fish and corals.
2006 Current Books/Titles
|A Fishwatchers Guide (Book 1)||196||Soft Cover||£19.95|
|A Pocket Expert Guide to Marine Fishes - 500+ Essential-to Know Aquarium Fishes||448||Soft Cover||£21.95|
|Angelfishes - A Comprehensive Guide to Pomacanthidae||208||Hardback||£19.95|
|Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes - Reef Fishes Vol 3||344||Hardcover||£29.95|
|Aquarium Corals - Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History||464||Hardback||£35.50|
|Asia Pacific Reef Guide||321||Hardback||£29.95|
|Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes - Reef Fishes Vol 2||296||Hard cover||£29.95|
|Basslets, Hamlets and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Selected Serranidae and Plesiopidae||216||Hardback||£19.95|
|**OUT OF STOCK**
Breeding The Orchid Dottyback
|Butterflyfishes, Bannerfishes and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Chaetodontidae and Microcanthidae||208||Hardback||£19.95|
|Cephalopods - A World Guide||320||Hardback||£29.95|
|Colourguide of Tropical Fish Diseases on Freshwater Fish||272||Hardback||£20.99|
|Corals Indo-Pacific Field Guide||305||Hard Cover||£29.95|
|**OUT OF STOCK**
Corals of the World
|1382 (3 volumes)||Hardback||£95.00|
|Crustacea Guide of the World||321||Hardback||£29.95|
|Diseases in Marine Aquarium Fish||96||Hardback||£14.50|
|Dr. Burgess' Mini Atlas Of Marine Aquarium Fish||1023||Hard cover||£24.95|
|Dr. Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes||784||Hard cover||£54.95|
|Fairy & Rainbow Wrasses and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Selected Labroids||208||Hardback||£19.95|
|Fishes and Corals||222||Hardback||£29.95|
|Indian Ocean Reef Guide||321||Hardback||£29.95|
|Marine Fish Families Series Box Set Volume 1||Hardback||£55.00|
|Marine Fish Families Series Box Set Volume 2||Hardback||£55.00|
|Mediterranean and Atlantic Fish Guide||305||Hardback||£29.95|
|Mediterranean and Atlantic Invert Guide||305||Hard Cover||£29.95|
|Natural Reef Aquariums||336||Soft Cover||£20.55|
|Nudibranchs and Sea Snails - Indo Pacific Field Guide||321||Hardback||£29.95|
|Pocket Expert Guide to Marine Invertebrates||448||Soft Cover||£22.95|
|Red Sea Reef Guide||321||Hardback||£29.95|
|Reef Fishes Vol 1||624||Hardback||£49.95|
|Reef Invertebrates - An Essential Guide to Selection, Care and Compatibility||398||Soft cover||£24.95|
|Reef Life - Natural History and Behaviors of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates||224||Hardback||£26.50|
|Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes - Revised Edition||240||Hardback||£19.95|
|Sharks and Rays - Elasmobranch Guide of the World||305||Hardback||£29.95|
|Shore Fishes of Hawai'I||216||Soft Cover||£14.95|
|Surgeonfishes, Rabbitfishes and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Acanthuroidei||208||Hardback||£19.95|
|The Conscientious Marine Aquarist - A Commonsense Handbook for Successful Saltwater Hobbyists||432||Soft Cover||£23.55|
|The Coral Sea Reef Guide||321||Hardback||£29.95|
|The Global Trade in Coral||70||Soft Cover||£10|
|The Guide to Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes||250||Hardback||£29.95|
|The Marine Aquarium Handbook||318||Soft Cover||£14.95|
|**OUT OF STOCK**
The Marine Aquarium Reference: Systems and Invertebrates
|The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Volume 1||367||Hardback||£59.95|
|The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Volume 2||479||Hardback||£59.95|
|The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Volume 3||448||Hardback||£59.95|
|The Modern Coral Reef Aquarium Volume 4||480||Hardback||£59.95|
|The New Illustrated Guide to Fish Diseases in Ornamental Tropical and Pond Fish||232||Hardback||£35.95|
|The New Marine Aquarium||144||Soft Cover||£14.95|
|The Simple Guide to Marine Aquariums||240||Soft cover||£11.95|
|The SUPER Simple Guide to Corals||136||Soft Cover||£6.95|
|Whales & Dolphins - Cetacean World Guide||305||Hardback||£29.95|
|World Atlas of Marine Fishes||720||Hardback||£49.99|
A Pocket Expert Guide to Marine Fishes - 500+ Essential-to Know Aquarium Fishes
Format: Soft Cover
Like a field guide to marine aquarium fishes, the Pocket Expert Guide offers a quick reference for identifying, buying, and keeping more than 500 popular species.
Designed as a compact but authoritative handbook on the fishes most often seen and kept by marine aquarists, this widely acclaimed Pocket Expert is a must-have reference for all saltwater hobbyists and professionals.
Authoritative and up-to-date, it contains more than 500 species photographs.
Aquarium Corals - Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History
Beautiful, bizarre and amongst nature's most colourful creations, living corals are now being successfully kept and grown in tens of thousands of home saltwater aquariums.
For the first time, master aquarist Eric Borneman offers an authoritative, comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to appropriate aquarium species, including a diversity of soft corals, as well as popular and rare large-polyp and small-polyp stony corals. More than 700 world-class photographs.
Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes - Reef Fishes Vol 3
The third volume in the Reef Fishes Series, this book contains detailed information on the following groups: Remoras, Jacks, Snappers, Fusiliers, Sweetlips, Spinecheeks, Drums, Goatfishes, Sweepers, Monos, Butterflyfishes, Angelfishes.
The information in this book is designed to assist anyone interested in these fishes to maintain them in peak condition in the aquarium.
Basslets, Hamlets and Their Relatives - A Comprehensive Guide to Selected Serranidae and Plesiopidae
This is the 6th volume in TMC Publishing's "Marine Fish Families Series".
Some of the most colourful reef fishes are small, rarely noticed or extremely secretive. Best known are the fairy basslets, schooling planktivores that may cloud the water above reefs when feeding. Others live in the back of dark caves and disappear with the slightest disturbance. About 60 genera are presented here, covering several hundreds of species, including most species called Bass or Basslets, Hamlets and the related Soapfishes and Seaperch, as well as related familes that include the Grammas, Longfins, Blue Devils, Hulafishes and Scissortails.
• Comprehensively illustrated with hundreds of spectacular underwater photographs, the majority of which are published here for the first time.
• Information on behaviour, habitats, colour morphs and basic aquarium requirements for the various groups or species.
• Introduction to genera and subgenera and picture index pages for visual quick-find of genera, subgenera and species.
• Full index of common and scientific names of genera and species.
Cephalopods - A World Guide
They have complex behaviours and many are experts at spectacular colour and shape changes. They come in all shapes and sizes, from pygmy octopuses to giant squids measuring more than 15 metres long, and occur from shallow reefs to the deep sea.
This 320 page guide includes information and photographs of species from around the world as well as stories on their unique lives and bizarre habits.