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In the last issue of the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Number Four" there were a number of fabulous features including; super foods for keeping healthy, happy, thriving tropical fish, with high protein foods that you can make yourself from the recipes. Also aquarium filtration with the author's introduction to "Poly Atomic-ion Biological Reactors" for attaining crystal clear water and healthy aquatic plants, not stressed from damaged root systems caused from more conventional filter systems such as under gravel.
It was in fact back in 1967 when I first took up Tropical Fish Keeping, after visiting a very close friends home after School, and being greeted in the hallway entrance of his home, with a magnificent bow fronted gold angle ironed aquarium. The grand view was of an illuminated underwater world, full of life and vibrant colours. Such an impression then, and with fond memories, has now lasted over 50 years.
Today, even after 28 years from being first published in 1989, "The Discus Book" remains to be a continued best seller and is a timeless capsule for information on successfully breeding and keeping the Discus (symphysodon) King of the Aquarium. At the end of 2013, I was invited to re-write the book for a digital edition and when presented with such a proposition, I seriously considered my actions.
One of my greatest fears in recent years has been retaining the natural shape of Discus and their size. One thing I have learnt from Marine Morphology, and this goes pretty much for all other life forms, in genetics you only ever have a 100% to work from. So what I mean from this is, if you develop for example greater colour in a species, there will be another deficit in the DNA make up of the species!
In this issue of "Tropical
Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition One" we cover; the history of
tropical fish keeping and the unmistakable contribution made by our
Victorian Ancestors. Helping new aquarists get started. Choosing the
correct themes and styles for the Aquarists planned aquarium(s).
Choosing the right sized fish tank, including the supporting stands
required for the job and the importance of positioning the aquarium in
the right place. Plus valuable reference tables for aquarists.
to Order, Print and Digital Copies and Stores Details Here >
In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Two” we cover; the choice of aquarium substrates and their advantages. Successfully growing and keeping aquatic plants for the naturally planted aquarium. Different filtration methods and systems for the aquarium, to achieve the very best results for safe crystal clear water, including biological filtration, canister filters, poly atomic-ion diagrams and also a series of reference tables for the tropical fish hobbyist. Plus a special feature on breeding live bearer Platies for the novice and experienced aquarist seeking other ideas and methods. How to Order, Print and Digital Copies and Stores Details Here >
One of the biggest problems in tropical fish keeping over the decades, has been successfully keeping tropical fish and aquatic plants. The three key elements related is to this problem are; water (filtration), the correct amount of light, and lastly temperature. Now it may comes as a surprise to some tropical fish hobbyists, but aquatics plants even in an aquarium, are aware of seasonal cycles and change.
From 50 years experience as an Aquarist (Icthyologist and Marine
Biologist), I discovered the greatest threat to the well being of all
Tropical Fish related to stress and poor diet. I would say 90% of all
tropical fish deaths are connected to poor diet, creating stress,
leading to disease, and eventually death. This is why I wrote a book
that is a world's first on super foods, and how to make your very own
The Discus Fish (symphysodon) is known as the King of the Aquarium,
and today after many decades of effort, Discus Fish are now tank bred
these days, with only a few exceptions of wild species still coming
from South America, namely Belém or Iquitos. Here you will find details
of Keeping Discus Fish Quick Guides, for new and experienced Aquarists
thinking about taking up Discus Keeping.
In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Three” we cover; water quality and conditions, to the techniques, products and methods to heating the tropical fish aquarium, to lighting systems and the choices available for the aquarist and a little history, to finally fish behaviour and physiology. Plus valuable reference tables for aquarists. How to Order, Print and Digital Copies and Stores Details Here >
In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Four” we cover; insight to fish species and their compatibility with others, to feeding tropical fish including recipes to make your own tropical fish food, early days fish care and the 28 day cycle to establishing safe aquarium water conditions and lastly maintenance of aquariums for ensuring healthy thriving tropical fish. Plus valuable reference tables for aquarists. How to Order, Print and Digital Copies and Stores Details Here >
The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition Celebrates 25
years since the very first discus book was written back in 1989. One of
Amazon's Best Sellers and Biggest Selling tropical fish books for
Natural Discus Aquariums, Breeding, Community Species, suitable plants
and healthy disease free diets.
The Discus Book is a timeless piece of history, first published in 1989 recording my work and breaking a taboo that had lasted 150 years since the Great Exhibition, to successfully breed Wild Discus (symphysodon) in captivity, the King of the Aquarium, a Best Seller for over 28 years.
The Discus Book Second Edition, I believe to be the most comprehensive book to date ever written on The King of the Aquarium, Discus (symphysodon). The downside is, if Folk are looking for a silver bullet, or some form of miracle methods of keeping these complex species, they will be disappointed.
Now you can make your own tropical fish food with these great
recipes. All experienced Aquarists and Commercial Breeders will tell
you that 99% of all Tropical Fish deaths are related to stress and poor
diet. Super Foods for Tropical Fish and Discus is therefore very long
overdue for all Aquarists around the world.