by Kjell Fohrman
There are few pieces of furniture that can compete in beauty with an aquarium.
A beautiful aquarium decorated with plants and cardinal tetras, an aquarium
with rocks and fancy-coloured Malawi cichlids, an aquarium with magnificent
discus and shy catfish — well, there is something for every taste. An aquarium
is not only a piece of furniture but also a piece of nature moved into
the living room. Starting up an aquarium means, among other things, assuming
also a responsibility of providing the fish with the right conditions so
that they get on well. This Back to Nature Aquarium guide which contains
more than 600 colour photos provides all necessary advises (size aquarium,
decoration, plants, technology, water chemistry, food, breeding, diseases,
to buy the fish etc.) for anyone that is going to start an aquarium. More
than 550 fishes and plants are also described with a short informative
text and a photo. This book is the fifth in the Back to Nature-series (Tanganyika-
and Malawi cichlids, Catfishes, and Discus).
Kjell Fohrman (Jonsered, Sweden) has more than 25 years experience with
keeping and breeding aquarium fishes, both as an hobbyist and as a professional.
Over the years he has written hundreds of articles in aquarium magazines
and has made a large number of lectures on subjects ranging between African
cichlids, aquarium decoration, technology, water chemistry, and fish expeditions.
He is currently chairman of both the NCS (Scandinavian Cichlid Association)
and ZOORF (Swedish Pet Trade Organization).
192 pages, 600 color photos, hardcover, and size: 7" x 9.5".
ISBN 0-9668255-2-7. $29.95