The cichlid fishes are an important group, being widely used in scientific research and as popular fish with aquarists. This group contains mainly small species which adjust quickly to captivity, exhibiting a readiness to breed and long periods of parental care for the young. This books comprehensive volume describes the current knowledge on the behaviour and ecology of the cichlid fishes.
a goldmine of information…eminently readable. It will also prove an invaluable work of reference for many years to come – Mary Bailey British Chichlids Association; …extremely readable, and will be an invaluable work of reference for many years to come – Aquarist & Pondkeeper; This volume succeeds admirably in bringing together recent reviews of the state of knowledge of cichlid fishes. …a well-balanced mix of topics, and presentations are generally such as should be readily understood by newcomers to the field as well as experts – Fish Biology & Fisheries; In spite of the monumental task that confronted him, Keenleyside has performed an impressive job of organizing and editing. … insights are found in this book that are far from ordinary review material… This book includes an impressive set of references… Not only does this book do an excellent job in reviewing existing material on the family Cichlidae, but it also serves as a great source of thought-provoking ideas that will no doubt influence the direction of research on all aspects of cichlid biology – Copeia; This is a very much needed reference book for aquaculturists, ichthyologists, ethologists and researchers in genetics and evolution. Its well-written chapters are good reading for everybody interested in fish in general and cichlids in particular – The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0412322005
- ISBN-13 : 9780412322006