Review by: Mark Fletcher
Tittle: Discus Fish, A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual
Author: Thomas A. Giovanetti.
ISBN: ISBN 0-8120-4669-2
This book was printed in 1991. It contains only 80
pages with very few color photos, although it has many useful
illustrations along with a lot of information not often found in many
other discus books.
The book begins with a chapter called
"Understanding Discus" in this chapter it shows and identifies
all the body parts of a discus. It covers the different types of discus
along with the Amazon habitat.
The second chapter, "Water Chemistry
and Filtration" is one of the highlights of the book. It discuses
many topics related to water chemistry; the hardness, conductivity,
osmoregulation, R/O and many types of filtration.
The Third chapter: titled "Getting
Started", covers equipment, aquascaping and leans towards the
following; chapter four, titled "The Planted Discus Aquarium".
This is the largest chapter of the book covering various types of plants,
illustrations on how to place the plants, common plant problems, algae,
plant nutrition, CO2.
Chapter five is Nutrition and Feeding
Chapter six is called Disease Recognition and
Treatment in this chapter it covers many of the typical problems and
treatments. Providing an illustration as to what to look for in a healthy
fish and shows a discus with multiple problems all at the same time.
The book ends with a short chapter on Breeding
If you are looking for something a little bit
different with some useful information, this little book will make a nice
addition to your library.
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