ISBN 978-1-932892-12-3, Taal engels, Schrijver: Ad Konings
Cichlids of the genus Tropheus have fascinated aquarists since they were first exported from Lake Tanganyika in the late 1950s. It may have been their "unconventional" shape, or the fact that females brood their offspring to a relatively large size inside their mouths, that initially appealed to hobbyist. They are still some of the most popular cichlids kept in aquaria . Over the years much has been said about their incredible diversity of coloration, with almost any new area collected in the lake resulting in new variants, and the emphasis in the aquarium literature has almost always been on the number of variants, morphs, or species that exist in the lake. The information in this book is based on observations in the wild and almost all photographs were taken in the lake and show the fishes in their natural habitat
Ad Konings (El Paso, Texas) is a biologist by profession, specializing in the underwater observation and photography of cichlids. He has more than 40 years of experience with Tanganyika Cichlids and has dived for more than 750 hours in the lake. He is author of more than 20 books on cichlids, and his company cichlid press, publishes cichlid-related books, ibooks , apps and videos.