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Re: Beginners Committee - beginners benefits - books
As Jim pointed out, one of the perks of AKA membership is the Beginners' Guide. I'm not sure (while goofing off at work) of the exact titles, but there are three other books that immediately come to mind. One is Ed Warner's books, which is listed in the F&E. (I haven't check on-line.) Available through the shops and also good starts are Steffen Hellner's Killifish, "A Complete Pet Owners Guide" published by Barron's Press and Marshall Ostrow's "Killifish, Their Care and Breeding."
There is good information to be found in the Baensch series and most any book by Sterba. A number of these can be found through public libraries and interlibrary loan too.
Jim Forschey's (sp) Aquarium Bookshop at www.seahorses.com carries a lot of the AKA titles and the books listed above. If you are only interested one ofthe AKA books, check his site out. He has a (not unreasonable) mark-up so if you wanted the whole bunch, joining the AKA (for essentially two fill ups at the gas station or a visit to Dennys) would be more cost efficient.
Jim also carries some of the difficult to get killie titles from elsewhere. I will be forever grateful that he offered copies of Radda's book on Cameroonian Cyprinodonts and Amiet's monograph on the Aphyosemions of Cameroons. (He uses Aphyosemion in the European sense of what some would include in Aphyosemion, Chromaphyosemion and Fundulopanchax.)
I remember a conversation with Barry at the convention. I know that he too would like to see someone step forward and establish a section on the AKA site which would enable us "hoy poloi" to search the net more effectively for some of the works on killies by the scientific community. I hope something eventually comes of it.
All the best!
> What would be better is a book on killi's that the AKA could print for