9789189258112-9189258118-Back to Nature: Guide to L-Catfishes (Loricariidae)

Back to Nature: Guide to L-Catfishes (Loricariidae)

ISBN-13: 9789189258112
ISBN-10: 9189258118
Edition: 1
Author: Ingo Seidel
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Fohrman Aquaristik AB
Format: Hardcover 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789189258112
ISBN-10: 9189258118
Edition: 1
Author: Ingo Seidel
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Fohrman Aquaristik AB
Format: Hardcover 208 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Ingo Seidel wrote Back to Nature: Guide to L-Catfishes (Loricariidae) comprising 208 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9189258118 and 9789189258112. Since then Back to Nature: Guide to L-Catfishes (Loricariidae) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

The armored catfish family (Loricariidae), with more than 700 described species, is one of the largest and most varied groups of fishes known to Man. Until a few years ago these catfishes played only an insignificant role in our aquaria, but nowadays they have become the height of fashion.
Since the latter part of 1988, when a number of new and sometimes exceptionally colorful loricariidae catfish species were first imported, a real catfish boom has sprung into life. Around 500 species new to the aquarium hobby have been imported, and these sometimes vary quite significantly in their requirements. The object of this book is to provide both beginner and more experienced aquarist with an introduction to not only the maintenance but also the breeding of these fishes. It covers some 390 of the most important and most interesting L-number catfishes, listed alphabetically by genus and species, and illustrated in full color. The book uses easily understood symbols to provide details of eventual size and maintenance for each species, and is illustrated with more than 640 color photos, 208 pages, hardcover.

Genus descriptions: 38 different genera are described according to the following criteria number of described species, characters, sexual dimorphism, distribution, diet, maintenance in the aquarium.

Species descriptions: App. 390 species (nearly all that are available in the trade) + photos on color varieties. Each species is described with photo/photos, scientific name, L-number, difficulty to maintain, maximum total length, minimum length of the aquarium, diet, suitable temperature, suitable pH, current water necessary or not, demand of wood etc...

Chapters:
What are L-number catfishes?
What should I bear in mind when buying loricariidae catfishes?
How can I tell the sexes apart? What is the natural habitat of these fishes like?
How are these fishes collected and how do they reach us?
What points are important for maintenance in the aquarium?
How can I feed these catfishes correctly?
What are the commonest diseases of L-number catfishes?
How do L-number catfishes breed in their natural habitat?
How can I breed these catfishes in the aquarium?
What will I require for the rearing of loricariidae catfishes?

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