Item description for Cichlids: Understanding Angelfish, Oscars, Discus, and Others (Fish Keeping Made Easy) by David Alderton...
With a focus on recreating natural habitats and providing the ideal environment for successful keeping, this book contains troubleshooting advice and remain useful long after the aquarium is set up, so readers will enjoy them for years to come.
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David Alderton is a writer specializing in pets and natural history. His articles on pet care have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and his books have been translated into 30 languages. He has written several dog books, including, "The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior" and "The Dog Selector", also published in North America by Barron's.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cichlids: Understanding Angelfish, Oscars, Discus, and Others (Fish Keeping Made Easy)?
Good book for cichlid beginners Apr 12, 2005
The book itself is recommended for people who are stepping into the world of cichlids. If you're deciding wether or not you'd like to keep cichlids or deciding on which cichlid species to keep this is the book for you. It covers most basics of cichlid keeping, describes differences between different sorts of these fish. Everything is backed up with great pictures. The book will sure make a lot of influence to your decision on which cichlids to choose. Some most common speciers are described in more detail.
Overall, you'll find basic information on all aspects of cichlid keeping (tank setup, equipment, feeding, breeding, illnesses etc.). However, if you're making your first aquarium, I personally recommend that you buy some beginner guidebook on setting up aquariums. Also, once you choose the kind of cichlids to keep, you'll probably want to buy another book which describes the chosen species in more detail.
This book would be a waste of money for professionals.
Four stars are given because I think that some topics could have been covered in some more detail.
Amazing Book Feb 8, 2004
This book has so much information than any other book I have read. It contains a brief history of the cichlids and where they can be found. This book also tells you how to set up your cichlid aquarium and tips for maintaining your aquarium.