Malawi cichlids have been, and will probably always remain, among the most popular aquarium fishes of all time. Their brilliant colors, ease of maintenance, and interesting behavior are the three most important reasons for their popularity.
A selection of these fishes is all you need to create an interesting and decorative aquarium in your home. In order to enjoy your Malawi cichlid aquarium to the full, however, it is essential to take their specific maintenance requirements into account. This new guide provides expert advice on all elements of proper maintenance, such as choice of aquarium (with details of the minimum size and capacity required for each species discussed), creating the correct water conditions, providing appropriate decor, feeding, breeding, common diseases, etc. A detailed foldout map and 600 photos make this guide indispensable for anyone interested in these beautiful fishes.
This book is a revised and greatly expanded version of the Malawi cichlids guide published in the Back to Nature Series in 1997. It contains several new chapters and the number of photos -- about 590 are new -- has doubled. Follow the book's basic guidelines and you will soon have a little piece of Lake Malawi in your living room, for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy.