Back to Nature guide to Catfishes
by David Sands
Catfishes are the most popular group
of ornamental fishes available today — ask any aquarist, retailer, wholesaler,
importer, and exporter. Almost every aquarium community has its resident
species. In nature catfishes thrive in torrential waterfalls, large lakes,
thundering rivers, and quiet streams. They are mostly nocturnal, secretive,
mysterious animals, and this factor certainly makes them attractive to
hobbyists. Another factor behind their success is the wonderful multitude
of sizes, shapes, and forms found throughout the world. In captivity most
catfishes are adaptable to water conditions and they usually prove extremely
resilient against diseases. This up-to-date guide provides an overview
to species currently available and includes basic information on how to
maintain them in captivity.
128 pages, 300 color photos, hardcover,
and size: 7" x 9.5".
ISBN 3-9805605-0-3. $24.00 (incl.
shipping / handling)