The Discus Book

The Discus Book

by Alastair Agutter

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The Discus Book by Alastair Agutter

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 original 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 reproduced due to continued demand based on the merits of the content as a record and historic value 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.

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. - 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.

The Discus Book - Published in Paperback and Digital Book Editions and available world-wide!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149539345
Publisher: Alastair Agutter
Publication date: 03/19/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

"Alastair Agutter 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."

Alastair Agutter is an accomplished Amazon Best Selling Author of Specialist Books.

His first printed book was "The Discus Book" in 1989, covering the successful breeding and rearing in captivity the beautiful Symphysodon. A native species found in the Great River Amazon and adjoining tributaries and Rivers in South America. The publication has since been re-written and published in Paperback, Kindle Book Edition and as a Digital Publication for Mobile and Tablet Devices.

"Author: Alastair R Agutter, began keeping and breeding tropical fish cichlids as a hobbyist from the age of 9 years, now with over 46 years experience."

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