Dear Google Tropical Fish Hobbyist Readers and Fans,
Very humbled to see
today "The Discus Book" in the United States of America at No 12 today
(24th July, 2014) on Amazon USA Best Sellers for Fish Care and
Since being first published in 1989 from my experiences and findings
as a breeder of the Discus (symphysodon) and as an author where I
recorded events for every aquarist continues to demonstrate the worth
and value inside the book as a frank and honest informative guide based
on experience first hand.
When I was breeding these
amazing species the success derived from a number of factors coming
together and all I revealed in the book for I did experience a
reluctance from some to share ideas and knowledge sadly due to
Even though written 25 years ago
the book is just perfect for every aquarist including beginners as we
need more in the hobby of tropical fishkeeping and by applying some
simple golden rules found in the book I know will be a great benchmark
even today and perhaps we all need to sometimes pause and ask if some of
the technologies today only benefit the vendor selling such items.
I reflected last night and recall my breeding pairs enjoying life in
bare bottom 24L x 21H x 18D aquariums a simple sponge filter only
costing me £1.99 ($3.50), an inverted flower pot or oxydator, food I
prepared and made myself in bulk with beef heart and a water change each
day with natural day light in the day and light at night till about
10.00 pm and they thrived.
So taking a leaf out of the world of engineering, maybe the secret is keeping it simple!
If you would like to know more, by all means attain a copy of any of my Discus Books:-
The Discus Book 1st Edition (Paperback or Digital Kindle) here!
The Discus Book 2nd Edition (Paperback or Digital Kindle) here!
Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special (Paperback or Digital Kindle
Have A Great Day and Good Luck With Your Tropical Fish Keeping!