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Cichlid Press Back To Nature: Guide to L-Catfishes (Loricariidae)


The armored catfish family (Loricariidae), with more than 700 described species, is one of the largest and most varied groups of fishes known to Man. Until a few years ago these catfishes played only an insignificant role in our aquaria, but nowadays they have become the height of fashion.
Since the latter part of 1988, when a number of new and sometimes exceptionally colorful loricariidae catfish species were first imported, a real catfish boom has sprung into life. Around 500 species new to the aquarium hobby have been imported, and these sometimes vary quite significantly in their requirements. The object of this book is to provide both beginner and more experienced aquarist with an introduction to not only the maintenance but also the breeding of these fishes. It covers some 390 of the most important and most interesting L-number catfishes, listed alphabetically by genus and species, and illustrated in full color. The book uses easily understood symbols to provide details of eventual size and maintenance for each species, and is illustrated with more than 640 color photos, 208 pages, hardcover.

Genus descriptions: 38 different genera are described according to the following criteria number of described species, characters, sexual dimorphism, distribution, diet, maintenance in the aquarium.

Species descriptions: App. 390 species (nearly all that are available in the trade) + photos on color varieties. Each species is described with photo/photos, scientific name, L-number, difficulty to maintain, maximum total length, minimum length of the aquarium, diet, suitable temperature, suitable pH, current water necessary or not, demand of wood etc...

Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag The Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa


This book covers every cichlid species of Western Africa. The beloved species of West and Central Africa, from Senegal to the Congo, are discussed, as are species from the most northern and southwestern continental extremes. In addition to the better-known and often kept species, several species that have never been featured in a book before are discussed within; additionally, several currently undescribed species are included.

Three chapters discuss the general systematic, natural habitats and care of cichlids from Western Africa. The book's main focus is the description of every species; most are illustrated with fantastic photographs. Information on the distribution, basic characteristics, ecology and breeding biology, as well as keeping and breeding in aquaria, are presented for each species when available.

The superb photography, combined with the individual descriptions, will help the identification of nearly every species.

This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource currently available to scientists and aquarists interested in the cichlids of Western Africa. With 255 pages, hardcover, and more then 600 color photos, a must for cichlids lovers.

Barrons Guppies, Mollies, and Platys (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manual)


The author of this manual provides detailed information on feeding, breeding, and maintaining a healthful tank environment for guppies, mollies, and platys. This book is a title in Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals . Heavily illustrated with color photos and instructive line art, these books present information on housing, feeding, health care, the title animal's traits--and where applicable, on grooming, training, and breeding. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. The titles cover virtually all animals that are kept as pets, and include a wide selection of dog and cat breeds, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, and even some insects and arachnids.

Barrons Lake Tanganyika Cichlids (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manual)


The cichlids of Lake Tanganyika have been among the most popular of freshwater aquarium fishes, particularly over the past 30 years. In the late 1970s they were a minor yet significantly popular group of fishes with cichlid enthusiasts the world over. When new areas of the lake began to be explored and new species brought out, there was a renaissance among cichlid hobbyists with new and spectacular species exported for the hobby. This trend continued unabated throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, making the cichlids of Lake Tanganyika firmly fixed in the tropical fish hobby and industry.

Barrons Setting Up an Aquarium (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manual)


Here are step-by-step instructions for creating and maintaining an interesting and variety-filled home aquarium. You get facts on the equipment you'll need plus ideas for populating your tank with different varieties of fish and plants. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information about pets for new or soon-to-be owners, as well as detailed information for aquarium enthusiasts and other animal hobbyists. Advice and instruction covers purchase, equipment, general care and maintenance, and much more. Texts emphasize the basics and are easy for all readers to understand, but most titles in this series also present facts that even experienced owners and hobbyists will find new and useful. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings.

Barrons Goldfish (Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manual)


This manual describes a species of hardy fish that can be kept indoors or in outdoor pools. Original goldfish are yellow, but as this book of advice for aquarium hobbyists explains, selective breeding produces goldfish in several colors, as well as with a variety of exotic features. Titles in Barron's wide-ranging and heavily illustrated selection of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals present reliable and useful information for pet owners. High-quality photos are in color and line drawings are anatomically accurate. These fact-filled books instruct owners on how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, caged pets, reptiles, and virtually every other animal that people are likely to keep as a pet. Books in this series are written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists. They advise on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and all other aspects of responsible pet ownership.

Barrons Aquarium Fish (Pet reference books)


Praised by life scientists for its accuracy, this valuable text is fascinating and very useful to new or experienced hobbyists. Practical advice is coupled with detailed profiles of virtually every freshwater fish. 300 outstanding, high-quality photos and informative, accurate line drawings complete this indispensable guide.

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