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Looking for a book on Apisto's

Norman Fenske

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Instead of asking lots of questions I was wondering if anyone can suggest a good book on Apitso's? Hopefully it would be one that goes over water parameters, temp. different types, compatibility etc.
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Mike Wise

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Others will have their own opinions, but IMHO Koslowski's 2002 book Die Buntbarsche Amerikas, Apistogamma & Co. is the best book written so far on the subject. It was only published in German. Second best would be Römer's Cichlid Atlas 1. Do a search here for book reviews.
 

Norman Fenske

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I read it was the best but considering its in German and Unavailable and the Cichlid Atlas vol.1 the cost its not for me are there others in a more reasonable price range?
 
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Mike Wise

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None that I know about. Everything else is too old or just pretty pictures with little information. If you really want the information you just have to pay for it. BTW for anyone who owns Koslowski's book I can supply an English translation.
 

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