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Don Danko
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Newest Books

Post by Don Danko » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:47 am

Hi Hilary,
What are some of the newest books that we have available for our members to borrow?
Thanks,
Don
Tanganyikans, other Cichlids and Catfish

Hilary
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Re: Newest Books

Post by Hilary » Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:40 pm

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We bought two new books from Mike Schadle at this year's Extravaganza:
Ian Fuller's second addition of Breeding Corydoradinae Catfish adds the captive breeding details for 60 new species of corydoras.
Greg Steeves etal. Cichlids of Africa Vol 2 continues with Haplochromines including information on wild endangered species as well as aquarium husbandry of fish we can find in the hobby.
Both books can be checked out by members at our monthly meetings.

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Re: Newest Books

Post by Hilary » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:06 am

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I picked up "The Curious Death of Peter Artedi" used for $6. This book was recommended by Ron Coleman and is a very enjoyable read. Although it is a work of fiction it is based on facts and the 5 autobiographies left by Carl Linnaeus. Lew has also read this book and offers: "Very interesting book. Artedi is considered the father of modern ichthyology. He was a friend/colleague of Carl Linnaeus, who came up with the system we now use for naming and classifying living things, from whose point of view the story is told. The book suggests that Linnaeus may have been responsible for Artedi's death, and that many of Linnaeus's descriptions of fish species and other scientific advances may have been stolen from him."
A good summer beach (or canal side) book. I will bring this with me to the August meeting along with anything else you ask me to bring.

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Re: Newest Books

Post by Hilary » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:53 pm

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I picked up Ad Konings newest book Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat 5th Ed. at the ACA's Babes in the Cichlid Hobby (BITCH) auction. This was donated by Ad. I got a good deal and supported conservation. I'll bring this to the August Meeting and you can check it out.
From Ad's Cichlid Press site:
Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat
5th Edition by Ad Konings
No lake in the world contains such a diversified and distinctive community of cichlid fishes as Lake Malawi. The total number of cichlid species in the lake is now estimated at about 1000, which is about 200 more than all the freshwater fish species of the North American Continent combined! And there is every indication that still more remain to be discovered.

This fifth, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Malawi cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 1700 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preference, distribution, feeding and breeding behavior, and coloration. More than 1750 excellent photographs illustrate the cichlid fauna of the entire lake. Almost all of these photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat.

Over the years Malawi cichlids, which are among the most colorful freshwater fishes known, have become very popular among aquarists as they are easy to maintain and breed in captivity. And in recent years an ever-increasing number of aquarists, interested in the natural environment of their fishes, have been inspired to visit Malawi and observe the cichlids in the lake itself. Only those who have done so can truly understand the exhilaration and feeling of fulfillment this entails, but this book offers everyone a unique opportunity to share a little of that enjoyment.

The book is a large edition (8" x 11") composing 432 glossy pages.

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