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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value!
This book is really great, straight forward and elaborate even though it only is 95 pages. There's a nice describtion of 100+ fish - including natural habitat, size, requirements, diet, breeding and colour fotos. Also this book covers how to set up the aquarium and run it as well as spawning tips and a brief history of the lake Malawi.
On the down side there are some...
Published on 20 April 2003 by Mette Lauritsen

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lake Malawi Cichlids
Colourful book with lots of illustrations. However, it is very basic and does not cover what you want to know once you get past the tank set up. So if you are looking at setting up for the first time that's fine, but if you already know how to do this because you keep other types of tropical fish and you want more specific information as to how to look after the cichlids...
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value!, 20 April 2003
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Mette Lauritsen (Callian, France France) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
This book is really great, straight forward and elaborate even though it only is 95 pages. There's a nice describtion of 100+ fish - including natural habitat, size, requirements, diet, breeding and colour fotos. Also this book covers how to set up the aquarium and run it as well as spawning tips and a brief history of the lake Malawi.
On the down side there are some typos especially in the translation to the metric system, the chapter on setting up the aquarium should have been longer - there is a 14 line text covering live plants in Malawi aquaria. I know that most people don't want plants in their Malawi aquaria but there's plants on a lot of photos showing Malawi fish (and I want plants!).
All things considered this book is great value - if you want Malawis or if you just consider the option; BUY THIS BOOK!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant in depth book for those new to Malawi cichlids, 22 Sep 2009
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S. Anstee "smanstee" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
This book goes into great detail about Lake Malawi and cichlids habitat, lifestyle and what part of the lake they come from, as well as the best kind of conditions to keep them in the aquarium, how to encourage breeding, what to do if they get sick and loads more, a brilliant book for those with limited knowledge about cichlids and wanting to learn how to keep them successfully, my partner and I have followed the guidelines in this and within a couple of months our cichlids are breeding, so it must be pointing us in the right direction, definitely recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is this an updated version?, 1 Feb 2011
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This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
I ordered this book as a companion to the one I already had, thinking it would have even more info... however on receiving it, it's the same book as the one I've got! The cover illustration shown here is not what arrived..... which shows a mostly yellow cichlid, and not a dark blue one.... (I wont go into the scientific names as that makes it look like I'm bragging knowledge...)
Having said that, it's a great little book, one of the few I've found specializing in Malawi's, without being too expensive.... Also quite handy to have in your handbag.. (sorry guys...) when visiting breeders or fish shops....
I can well recommend it, but don't buy it thinking its another version of the one you've already got....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Malawi cichlids, 29 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
Another great book for beginners, nearly everything you need to know from tank set up, to breeding, to illnesses etc
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the book, 21 Oct 2011
This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
this is a great book on cichlids, it tells you a bit on every aspect of the fish and the tank!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lake Malawi Cichlids, 12 Feb 2012
This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
Colourful book with lots of illustrations. However, it is very basic and does not cover what you want to know once you get past the tank set up. So if you are looking at setting up for the first time that's fine, but if you already know how to do this because you keep other types of tropical fish and you want more specific information as to how to look after the cichlids then this is not for youLake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 11 Oct 2010
This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
Great book, highly recommended. good pictures of Cichlids for reference. Good guide on setting up tank, all in all a great buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2014
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This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
spot on
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a useful Cichlid reference, 10 May 2014
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This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
I've just started keeping Cichlids and this book is a great help for all those getting started at this hobby
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very basic, 4 April 2014
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This review is from: Lake Malawi Cichlids: Everything About Their History, Setting Up an Aquarium, Health Concerns, and Spawning (Pet Owner's Manual) (Paperback)
No much to write about sorry for the pun, very basic in information, not really aimed at the beginner, still add to the fish book collection.
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