The Discus Book a Continued Best Seller for Over 25 Years!
The Discus Book - For The Dedicated Aquarist - First Published in 1989 and Republished for all Tropical Fish Aquarists. A Best Selling Book for Fish Care and Aquariums.
Suitable as an invaluable reference for all Tropical Fish Keepers and Hobbyists, wanting to know the tricks on having healthy thriving tropical fish free of disease.
"Alastair Agutter began keeping and breeding tropical fish as an aquarist at the age of 9 years and been a dedicated successful British Tropical Fish Breeder and Hobbyist for over 46 years. He is still only one of a select few world-wide who have successfully bred the Discus Fish in captivity and written as a published author on the subject."
IMPORTANT: Please Note there are no spelling or typing errors in this publication it is "English Language British" spelt. The photographs have now also been converted from old 35 mm to Digital. Thank You!
The Discus Book (For the Dedicated Aquarist) first Published in 1989 has been re-written and published on Kindle as a Digital Ebook Edition on Amazon for all Discus Fish Lovers Around the World. With Pictures and Contributions from Dr. Eduard Schmidt-Focke, Dr Liv Singh Khasla, Paul Clayton, Jack Wattley, Nick Hulme and others. The book has some valuable changes and is an essential reference to breeding these beautiful species and keeping them successfully.
"Author: Alastair R Agutter, began keeping and breeding tropical fish cichlids as a hobbyist from the age of 9 years, now with over 50 years experience, as an accomplished Aquarist and Authority world-wide."
Over Twelve Chapters in this Book with original photographs.
The Discus and Its Natural Environment
The Wild Species
The Importance of the Correct Aquarium
Menu's of Live and Prepared Foods for the Discus Diet
The Requirements for Discus Filtration
The Genetics of Discus the Different Strains
Lighting and Electrical Needs.
Collecting and Purchasing the Right Fish
The Correct Water and Techniques
The Successful Spawning and Breeding of Discus
Diseases and Problems
The Concluding Points
For the Successful Breeding of All Cichlids:
The book can also be an invaluable reference and source for any Tropical Fish Hobbyist, especially Cichlid keepers, as the book covers breeding signs and behaviour patterns, the perfect water conditions and the importance of routines and keeping fish free from disease.
Authors Editorial and Review:
"This book has been a favourite with Tropical Fish Keepers for now 25 years. The Discus Fish, King of the Aquarium is the hardest species to breed and keep in captivity. By following the routines and methods in this book, ensures any hobbyist can keep successfully any type of tropical fish, be it a community aquarium full of tropical fishes, or seeking to specially breed cichlids and other species of interest successfully. The fish food menu's inside this book I think are very unique, where folk can make up large amounts of specially prepared food that can be frozen down and used when required, creating vast savings on fish food and providing the very best for your fish, with a high protein diet and with all the essential vitamins and nutrients, for healthy thriving fish. Some times the old ways are still always the best ways" - Alastair R Agutter.
Build An Optimal Trickle Filtration System:
Finally, complete details and diagrams of the Author's Power Vain Trickle Filtration System: designed for all large tropical fish tanks and achieving the optimal conditions in a naturally planted Aquarium, with techniques also on Lighting, to achieve even flowering of water plants using Mercury Vapour lighting on timers, for sun rise and sunsets.
A Printed Edition is available for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists and Aquarist Readers in addition to this Fabulous eBook!