There are few pieces of furniture that can compete in beauty with an aquarium. A beautiful aquarium decorated with plats and cardinal tetras, an aquarium with rocks and fancy-colored Malawi cichlids, an aquarium with magnificent discus and shy catfish - well, there is something for every taste. An aquarium is not only a piece of furniture but also a piece of nature moved into the living room. Starting up an aquarium means, among other things, assuming also a responsibility of providing the fish with the right conditions so that they get on well. This Back to Nature Aquarium guide which contains more than 600 color photos provides all necessary advises (size aquarium, decoration, plants, technology, water chemistry, food, breeding, diseases, to buy the fish etc.) for anyone that is going to start an aquarium.
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No lake in the world contains such a diversified and distinct community of cichlid fishes as Lake Malawi. The total number of cichlid species in the lake is now estimated at about 1000, which are about 200 more than all the freshwater fish species of the North American Continent combined! And there is every indication that still more remains to be discovered. This fourth, completely revised edition of the definitive study of Lake Malawi cichlids discusses and illustrates more species (843 species of which 822 are shown in photos) than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 1500 hours of underwater observations all over the lake (36 expeditions), the author characterizes the species by their habitat preference, distribution, and coloration. More than 1750 excellent photographs many never published before illustrate the cichlid fauna of the entire lake. Almost all of these photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat.
Over the years Malawi cichlids, which are among the most colorful freshwater fishes known, have become very popular among aquarists, as they are easy to maintain and breed in captivity. And in recent years an ever-increasing number of aquarists, interested in the natural environment of their fishes, have been inspired to visit Malawi and observe the cichlids in the lake itself. Only those who have done so can truly understand the exhilaration and feeling of fulfillment this entails, but this book offers everyone a unique opportunity to share a little of that enjoyment.
This third, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Malawi cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 900 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preference, distribution, and coloration. More than 1400 excellent photographs ? many never published before ?illustrate the cichlid fauna of the entire lake. Almost all of these photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat.
hard cover, glossy-paged 'how-to' manual on the breeding, rearing and marketing of freshwater tropical fish and goldfish. It is a practical hands-on book containing a great deal of never-before published information, written by a fish farmer, based on know-how from 30-plus years of the author's personal experience. Although designed particularly for commercial breeders, it contains a great deal of information which can be used by hobbyists wishing to learn how to breed tropical fish and goldfish, starting with the basics. Topics range from identifying the sexes to conditioning breeders, modes of fish reproduction and breeding set-ups for a wide range of species to water chemistry, from medication to marketing, site selection to selecting brood stock, fish farming techniques to production strategies, and a lot more.
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