I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Jake Adams at Reef-a-palooza, Orange County Fairgrounds, October 11 & 12, 2008, creator of Coralidea, a downloadable free coral identification guide to use with your PDA, iPhone or other digital device. He has just released a wonderful new addition to Coralidea with Fishidea. Fishidea is great for the hobbyist that is walking into a fish store without a particular purchase in mind. The digital reference will allow a perspective purchaser to find the difficulty of care, what an animal prefers to feed upon, coral and invert safety and other great references before they make a purchase.
Please support the companies that support Jake and allows him to make these great reference guides; Reef Nutrition, Fins Reef, Prodibio and Ecotech Marine.
From Jake's website:
10.8.8 It was about this time last year that we released the ground-breaking Coralidea free guide to corals. After a really long year of development and content production we are now very pleased to present you the Fishidea free guide to reef fish. With over 500 species including many rare and unusual species, the digital file is just at 15 Megabytes.
Whereas the Coralidea guide originally only provided a coral identification, the Fishidea guide includes Latin and common names, average maximum size in inches and centimeters as well as symbols to represent hardiness, food preference and fish, invertebrate and coral compatibility. There is a simple and intuitive english symbol legend in each fish chapter and we have also included a german translation of the symbol legend which was kindly provided to us by Rainer Schindwolf.
Download Fishidea HERE.
Download Coralidea HERE.
Jake Adams will be speaking to the Marine Aquarist Roundtable of Sacramento on November 21st with his presentation on the importance of water movement in the reef aquarium. Directions to the MARS meeting can be found HERE.