A very big welcome to The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition - Celebrating 25 Years since the first edition. For Natural Aquariums, Healthy Diets, Fish Care and more. A book for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists, Discus Lovers and Cichlid Keepers.
The original "The Discus Book" was first published in 1989 and still remains a Best Seller world-wide even today and a classic collectors edition. Since then and 25 years later, "The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition" celebrates 25 years in 2014 as a full colour special edition. With over 110 full colour pictures and just 17 black and white images of early days spanning 25 years as a special edition book.
This Book is for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists and enthusiasts. Where you will find inside the book, proven methods for the successful keeping of any tropical fish, always healthy and disease free, but especially Discus (symphysodon).
This "Special Edition" is suitable for all Tropical Fish Keeping enthusiasts of all ages. With a blaze of fabulous colour plates and pictures, including images and photographs from the breeders first book 25 years ago as mentioned earlier in the description, and now these archive images serve as a time capsule in book form, for every Aquarist to study, reminisce and enjoy!
Covering Fish Care for Discus, Cichlids and other Tropical Fish species. Natural Aquariums, Successful Breeding of Cichlids, Community Fish Aquariums, Filtration, Lighting, Suitable Plants, Special Recipes in the book for Preparing High Protein Fish Food to ensure your tropical fish are always healthy and thriving.
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS - The Discus Book celebrating 25 years on since the 1st Edition was written, the advancements and specie strains since those early pioneers of breeding, INTRODUCTION - Introduction to the Book and the concerns expressed even 25 years later after writing this book in hard copy, CHAPTER ONE - The Discus and its Natural Environment, CHAPTER TWO - The Wild Discus Species from South America, CHAPTER THREE - The Importance of the Correct Aquarium, CHAPTER FOUR - Live and Prepared Foods for the Discus Diet, CHAPTER FIVE - The Requirements for Discus Fish Filtration, CHAPTER SIX - The Genetics and Different Strains of Discus Fish, CHAPTER SEVEN - The Lighting and Electrical Needs, CHAPTER EIGHT - Collecting and Purchasing the Correct Fish, CHAPTER NINE - The Correct Water and Techniques, CHAPTER TEN - The Spawning of Symphysodon (the hard work begins), CHAPTER ELEVEN - A Natural Discus Fish Aquarium with suggested Plant Species and Equipment, for a stunning aquarium, CHAPTER TWELVE - The type of other Fish species you can enjoy and have with Discus Fish in a Community Aquarium, CHAPTER THIRTEEN - Fish Care and the important points for having healthy Discus Fish and other Tropical fish species by forming a bond and routine, CHAPTER FOURTEEN - Identifying Symptoms of the Discus Fish diseased and other Tropical Fish species, the remedies and the steps you can take to try and cure and CHAPTER FIFTHTEEN - Concluding points and other related resources and places of interest on the World Wide Web for following your passion and interest.
Alastair R Agutter was born in Farnborough, Kent, England in 1958. He is a Best Selling Author of more than 30 specialist books. He is a Philosopher, Logistician, Theoretical Physicist, Writer, Publisher, Naturalist, Environmentalist, Computer Scientist, Creative Digital Artist and Proud Father of Five Children.
His first specialist book was published in 1989 and writing on the South American Marine species the symphysodon that he managed to breed successfully in captivity after a great deal of heartache. In the book introduction over 25 years ago, he wrote about climate change concerns and with warnings.
From the age of just 6 years, Alastair took up Gardening, being taught by his Grand Father, William Agutter. At 9 years of age, and as a young boy, Alastair also took up the hobby and past time of Tropical Fish Keeping, and became a very successful Aquarist , breeding countless species of cichlids and other tropical fish for over 46 plus years. Still today Alastair remains one of a select few in the world to breed Wild Discus (symphysodon) in captivity, and remains an authority on the subject ,and also as an accomplished author.
As a writer of over 25 years today, Alastair never knew he would become a specialist books author. But then on reflection of his life's journey today, such a path does now make absolute sense!