This is a book I have always wanted to write for the Tropical Fish
Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist, as it goes into great detail on
keeping healthy, thriving, happy, disease free tropical fish, based on
my experience, as I celebrate 50 years as an Ichthyologist from 1967 to
My First Aquarium – The Joy of Tropical Fish Keeping is a book for all new and existing aquarists participating in the noble and time honoured traditional pastime of tropical fish keeping.
The Best Selling Author of Tropical Fish Keeping shares his knowledge of five decades since taking up the hobby in 1967 with you, for keeping healthy thriving tropical fish, and as one of the World’s select few to successfully breed Wild Discus in captivity over 25 years ago, the King of the Tropical Fish Aquarium.
Inside this book are over 390 pages of valuable information, containing over 93,000 plus words and over 250 plus photographs, reference tables, diagrams and illustrations, to ensure every aquarist is successful in their life’s journey of tropical fish keeping.
Chapter 1 - A Little History of the Pastime, Chapter 2 – New Aquarist Getting Started, Chapter 3 - Tropical Fish Aquarium Theme, Chapter 4 - The Aquarium Size, Stand and Positioning, Chapter 5 - Aquarium Substrates and Furnishings, Chapter 6 – Growing and Keeping Aquarium Plants, Chapter 7 - The Aquarium Filtration System, Chapter 8 - Aquarium Water Conditions, Chapter 9 - Heating and Thermostats, Chapter 10 - The Aquarium Lighting Methods, Chapter 11 – Fish Species Behaviour, Chapter 12 - Aquarium Fish Species, Chapter 13 - Feeding Fish Species, Chapter 14 - Aquarium Early Days Care, Chapter 15 - Aquarium Maintenance, Chapter 16 - Fish Species Safety and Health Care, Chapter 17 – Fish Diseases and Cures, Chapter 18 – Aquarists Reference Tables, Chapter 19 - Aquarists Products and Accessories, Chapter 20 - Additional Notes, Chapter 21 - Useful Resources, Chapter 22 – Breeding Tropical Fish Tips, and much more…
Alastair R Agutter is one of a select few world-wide to successfully
breed the Discus (symphysodon) species King of the Aquarium in
captivity and an authority on these tropical fish species and others,
as an accomplished Best Selling Author of Specialist Books
Alastair began keeping and breeding tropical fish as a hobbyist from the age of just 9 years back in 1967 (nearly 50 years ago) and has successfully bred many species. He was one of the very first Aquarists in the United Kingdom breeding cichlids from the Great Lakes (Malawi and Tanganyika) in the early and mid-nineteen-seventies.
His enthusiasm as a dedicated Aquarist continues today with a number of projects underway; including the development of new biological filtration systems (Polyatomic-ion Biological Reactors), to help improve the success survival rate for keeping thriving plants with tropical fish species. Other projects include breeding a number of endangered species including original strains of the symphysodon family and other smaller indigenous species native to South America mainly inhabiting the Great River Amazon.
Alastair also continues today designing and making his very own aquariums and equipment for his projects, and also endeavours to write more tropical fish hobbyist reference books as a freelance full-time author, in the interests of further serving the local and wider Community Internationally!
My First Aquarium Book is available in traditional
print, and on digital ebook. The book can be ordered through all good
book stores, and from libraries, via their wholesalers and distributors
if not in stock.
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