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The content for the tropical fish section of mongabay.com originated as a manuscript that was developed from 1992-1994. Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish (TFAF) was sold to a major aquarium book publisher in 1995. Shortly after the sale, the publisher merged with another firm and the TFAF project was shelved indefinitely. After 7 years the rights reverted back to me so in 2002 I posted an early version of the content.
I have traveled extensively in the tropics and also done work on tropical rainforests.
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