For more than a century the cichlids of lake Tanganyika have been a focus of scientific attention, and many interesting facts regarding fish behavior have been learned from study of this comples fish community. During the last five decades almost all of the 219 known species have becoma available in the aquarium hobby, and most of them have proved to be excellent aquarium residents, permittting aquarists to make a considerable contribution to our knowledge of these fishes through observations in captivity.
This third, revised, edition of the definitive study of Lake Tanganyika cichlids discusses and illustrates more species than any previous publication. Basing his study on more than 750 hours of underwater observations all over the lake, the author characterizes the species by their habitat preference, distribution, feeding and breeding behavior and coloration.
The more than 1200 photos illustrate all known Tanganika cichlids and the majority were taken in the lake, portraying the fishes in their natural habitat. And the wealth of information on the natural environments this book contains will render it increasingly possible to maintain each species in the most natural way, allowing it to behave as if it were in the lake. Only by thus duplicating their normal environment can we expect to be treated to the fishes natural behavior.
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ISBN nummer: 978-1-932892-18-5