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Back to Nature Guide to Tanganyika Cichlids
Title: Back to Nature guide to Tanganyika Cichlids, 2nd edition
Author: Ad Konings
Publishing year: 2005
Number of pages: 192
Format: 170x240 mm.
Hardcover: Yes
Number of color photos: app. 625

Chapters: The natural environment, The aquarium, Water and filtration, Food and feeding, Breeding Tanganyika Cichlids, Diseases, Some examples, The species, Index.

Species descriptions: More than 190 species (probably all species that exist in the trade) + photos on many colorvarities. Each species is described with scientific name, trade name, distribution, habitat, food, breeding behavior, difficulty, maximum size (both male and female), minimum aquarium (both length and capacity), size of the brood.

Published in: English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish and French.

Distributor of respective language:
Swedish - Simontorp Säteri AB, Sweden
Danish - Eldorado, Denmark.
Norwegian - Nye Kri Zoo, Norway
German - Dähne Verlag, Germany
Dutch - Verduijn Cichlids, Holland
French - Abysse, France
Polish - Cichlid Press, Poland
English - American continent - Cichlid Press, USA,
 - Australia - ABS Technologies,
 - South Africa - Akwa Pet Products,
 - Europe - Fohrman Aquaristik AB
 - Great Britain - J&K Aquatics Ltd


Description: Tanganyika cichlids are the most interesting aquarium fishes known today. More than any other group of aquarium fishes, they have evoked great passion among hobbyists. They provide aquarists with a combination of attractive fishes, interesting behavior, and easy maintenance. In order to enjoy your Tanganyika cichlid aquarium to the full, however, it is essential to take their specific maintenance requirements into account. This new guide provides expert advice on all the elements of proper maintenance, such as choice of aquarium (with details of the minimum size and capacity required for each species discussed), creating the correct water conditions, providing appropriate decor, feeding, breeding, common diseases, etc. This book is a revised and greatly expanded version of the Tanganyika cichlids guide published in this series in 1996. It contains several new chapters and the number of photos has doubled to more than 600. This guide provides an overview of all the species that have become available to the hobby and comprehensive information on how to keep them in the best possible way. Two detailed foldout maps and the numerous outstanding photos make this guide indispensable for anyone interested in these exciting fishes.

Information about the author: Ad Konings (El Paso, Texas) is biologist of profession and has more than 30 years of experience with Tanganyika cichlids and has dived for more than 500 hours in the lake. As author of more than 15 books on cichlids he specializes in underwater observation and photography of these fishes. He is publisher of cichlid-related books, CDROMs, and videos (Cichlid Press).


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