The Discus Book


“The Discus Book: Tropical Fish Keeping. Special Edition” by Alastair Agutter is an essential guide for aquarists passionate about discus fish. Covering species identification, habitat setup, nutrition, disease management, and breeding techniques, the book provides practical advice and detailed instructions. Enhanced with high-quality photographs and expert tips, this book is a valuable resource for both novice and experienced fishkeepers aiming to create a thriving discus aquarium.


Author: Alastair R Agutter
Cover: Hardcover, Paperback
Pages: 160
Condition: New

“The Discus Book: Tropical Fish Keeping. Special Edition” by Alastair Agutter is an authoritative and comprehensive guide designed for both novice and seasoned aquarists who have a passion for discus fish. This special edition expands upon previous versions, offering enriched content and updated insights into the care, breeding, and appreciation of these exquisite tropical fish.

Alastair Agutter, a respected expert with decades of experience in fishkeeping, combines scientific knowledge, practical advice, and personal experiences to deliver an indispensable resource for anyone serious about discus fish. Key features of this book include:

  • Species Identification: Detailed descriptions and vivid photographs of various discus fish species, helping you to select the best specimens for your aquarium.
  • Habitat and Tank Setup: Expert advice on creating the ideal tank environment, including water quality parameters, suitable tank mates, and aquascaping techniques to mimic the natural habitat of discus fish.
  • Feeding and Nutrition: Comprehensive guidelines on the dietary needs of discus fish, including recommended foods, feeding schedules, and nutritional supplements to promote health and vibrant colors.
  • Health and Disease Management: In-depth information on common diseases, symptoms, prevention, and treatment options, ensuring your discus fish remain healthy and thriving.
  • Breeding Techniques: Step-by-step instructions on breeding discus fish, from selecting breeding pairs to raising fry, providing you with the knowledge to successfully propagate these beautiful fish.

The book is enhanced with high-quality photographs, detailed diagrams, and clear, step-by-step instructions, making it both an educational manual and an inspirational reference. Whether you are setting up your first discus aquarium or looking to refine your existing techniques, “The Discus Book: Tropical Fish Keeping. Special Edition” offers valuable guidance and expert tips to help you succeed.

Alastair Agutter’s deep passion for discus fish and his extensive experience in tropical fish keeping shine through in this meticulously crafted book, making it an essential addition to the library of every dedicated aquarist.

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