The most complete colored lexicon of cichlids
Cichlid Room Companion
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The most complete colored lexicon of cichlids

A cichlid atlas with thousands of pictures
Author: Axelrod, Herbert R, 1993

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by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, 27-May-1996.

The books claims to show every then scientifically described cichlid in the world, something that it may be close to achieve. Many large format pictures are present as well as series of photographs showing spawning sequences. Maps are also present. Most pictures are taken in aquarium but some few show fish in their natural habitat. A short description is given of every specie illustrated. Impression quality is up to the standards of TFH.

Content

Preface, 6
Why are cichlids favorite fishes for advanced hobbyists?, 9

The family cichlidae from Africa and Asia, 29

Cichlids of lake Tanganyika, 30
Cichlids of lake Malawi, 164
Cichlids of lake Victoria, 393
Cichlids of southern and Eastern Africa, 421
Cichlids of western Africa, 448
The Tilapias, 500
Cichlids of the middle east and Asia, 553
Cichlids of Madagascar, 558

The family cichlid from the Americas, 565

Central American cichlids, 565
South American cichlids, 615

Why are they called cichlids, 785
Index, 788