For Natural Aquariums, Healthy Diets, Fish Care and more.....
“The Discus Book” first published in 1989, now celebrating 25 years in 2014 with this full colour special edition. With over 110 full colour pictures and just 17 black and white images of early days spanning 25 years as a special edition book.
"Alastair Agutter began keeping and breeding tropical fish as an aquarist at the age of 9 years and been a dedicated successful British Tropical Fish Breeder and Hobbyist for over 46 years. He is still only one of a select few world-wide who have successfully bred the Discus Fish in captivity and written as a published author on the subject."
Description of the Book:
This Book is for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists and enthusiasts. Where you will find inside the book proven methods for the successful keeping of any tropical fish, always healthy and disease free......
This “Special Edition” is for all Tropical Fish Keeping enthusiasts of all ages. With a blaze of fabulous colour plates and pictures, including images and photographs from the breeders first book 25 years ago and now these archive images serving as a time capsule in book form, for every Aquarist to study, reminisce and enjoy!
Where many of the old methods are still always the best!
Covering Fish Care for Discus, Cichlids and other Tropical Fish species. Natural Aquariums, Successful Breeding of Cichlids, Community Fish Aquariums, Filtration, Lighting, Suitable Plants, Special Recipes in the book for Preparing High Protein Fish Food to ensure your tropical fish are always healthy and thriving.........
"Author: Alastair R Agutter, began keeping and breeding tropical fish cichlids as a hobbyist from the age of 9 years, now with over 46 years experience."
CONTENTS OF THE BOOK:
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
The Discus Book celebrating 25 years on since the 1st Edition was written, the advancements and specie strains since those early pioneers of breeding.
Introduction to the Book and the concerns expressed even 25 years later after writing this book in hard copy.
The Discus and its Natural Environment.
The Wild Discus Species from South America.
The Importance of the Correct Aquarium.
Live and Prepared Foods for the Discus Diet.
The Requirements for Discus Fish Filtration.
The Genetics and Different Strains of Discus Fish.
The Lighting and Electrical Needs.
Collecting and Purchasing the Correct Fish.
The Correct Water and Techniques.
The Spawning of Symphysodon (the hard work begins).
A Natural Discus Fish Aquarium with suggested Plant Species and Equipment, for a stunning aquarium.
The type of other Fish species you can enjoy and have with Discus Fish in a Community Aquarium.
Fish Care and the important points for having healthy Discus Fish and other Tropical fish species by forming a bond and routine.
Identifying Symptoms of the Discus Fish diseased and other Tropical Fish species, the remedies and the steps you can take to try and cure.
Concluding points and other related resources and places of interest on the World Wide Web for following your passion and interest.
The subtitle of the book “A Spirit Rising” is to help guide you on this journey through the book and beyond, to begin the process of finding your true self.
The Book Features: The Four Cycles of the Human Condition, Celestial Visitation Experiences, Spiritual Sensory Awareness and the Different Vibration Levels, Visitation Predictions and Warnings, The Real True Story of the Garden of Eden and Location, Divine Structure including Celestial Ascendancy Deities often deemed as Mythical Gods, Divine Celestial Elders and Divine Family Elders and Guides. Divine Creation and the Covenants of Natural Law for Greater Knowledge, Wisdom, and Enlightenment. Alien Life and other Worlds and Dimensions, Learning to see far more Reality around you, The Rising of the Chinese Dragon with a Heart, Evolution and Human Primate Responsibility as Good Shepherds, Equality and Reverence to Sacred Vessels of Motherhood and All Life!
All of our journeys start with a beginning and end, yet sometimes we can pause, or stop, to see, admire, or digest an event, or moment in our lives. So often these subtle signs and events have far greater meaning and relevance.
So the reading of “The Cherry Tree Garden” is such a moment, and event in your life, and meant to be, as you continue on your journey in search of finding the answers.
“Just as a wind and breeze can change direction and be invisible to your naked eye, one knows of such a presence and existence from such an entity.” ~ Alastair R Agutter
I never knew the answer then, as a young man just before leaving the forces. But I had an opportunity to ask a spiritualist what my best job would be? Filled with ambition, I was open to suggestions be it a scientist, lawyer, doctor etc. But the answer I got was as a "Father" and looking back some thirty plus years on, I knew the answer to be right.
It may seem strange for a man to write on such a subject, sadly still in today's society few really appreciate the thoughts of man and especially when it comes to the love and well-being of their Children.
Having been blessed with 5 children and today, beginning to read and hear about my expressed views in this book, now being covered by the media and press. I know the content of this book is invaluable when it comes to common sense, love and care.
Beyond the superficial material nonsense of our society today, if we all paused and looked around at all other life forms, we would finally appreciate our life's purpose is to love and create life. Such views are not romantic whims, but a scientific fact in relation to Natural Law and Quantum Mechanics.
The biggest and most important job in our lives is being a parent. It is rewarding and after time, such an experience begins to put all other things and events into perspective.
I leave you with this Quote;
"As Parents the best we can ever do is to always love our Children. For regardless of our views they will always go their own way." ~ Alastair R Agutter
I hope this book can be a unique and valuable reference, resource and companion for you and found within the following key chapters.
INSIDE THIS BOOK:
Chapter One - Preparing To Start Your Family, Chapter Two - A New Baby Arrives and How to Care as a Parent, Chapter Three - Those Great Fun Moments Begin, Little Toddlers, Chapter Four - Starting Out in Life Infant School for Your Little One, Chapter Five - Building a Strong Relationship and Junior School, Chapter Six - Senior School and My Child Has Become an Alien, Chapter Seven - Further Education and Adulthood of Your Children, Chapter Eight - Being There As Parents in Their Relationships
Parenting never ends, it only begins!
I hope you grab a copy of the book to gauge what is really going on, and how our lives are being affected now. Many of the views and reports today being aired surrounding climate change by the United Nations, Governments, and Institutions, can very often seem distant issues and have no bearing, or relevance, to folks real lives.
To most folk 40 to 50 years ago "climate change" was probably not on anyone's radar. However, even back in the 1960's and 1970's there did exist signs of change then, and not for the better. Please read on.....
As each year has past on, even as a small boy to a young man, you would notice change and decline to our environment, less fish, less worms and an ever increasing film of dead algae and oil spillage caught in the saltwater pools and also covering silt banks and sand bars with a distinct smell. The warning and pre-cursor to our impact on Earth and especially surrounding fossil fuels, came with the sinking of SS Torrey Canyon off the Cornish Coast in 1967, spilling over 120,000 tons of crude oil that even reached the Thames Estuary, leaving massive devastation to the environment around Britain.
So my book here "The Reality of Climate Change" provides an accurate account of how everyday Folks lives are now being affected, at the coal face as they say!
In the book, I wrote and warned of serious neurological diseases from air pollution including Alzheimer's that I was convinced like other degenerative diseases of cell damage has been caused from air pollution toxins, preventing the renewal of brain cell tissues and other critical nerve system cell structures.
I felt compelled to write this book, as I really care about our home (Mother Earth) and all the world's majestic life creatures we share it with. No longer can the few of us do all the heavy lifting, we need your help to challenge our negligent politicians and Corporate Empires.
Now since writing the book, I am pleased to see more folk in the media are now starting to feature "Climate Change" and especially welcome Sky Broadcasting launching "Ocean Sea Rescue" exposing the plight to our dying Seas, Rivers and Oceans.
"On the 12th of October 2015 BBC's Newsnight Team Broadcast a News Feature on Air Pollution which confirms my findings in this 'NEW' Book on Climate Change regarding serious Health issues including Respiratory Disorders, Dementia, Alzheimer's etc."
"On Monday the 22nd of November 2015 there was a Special Sky News Report, where HRH Prince Charles accurately stated the planet faces catastrophe and needs to be put on life support now to prevent ever increasing disasters as a result of Climate Change."
At the time of writing this book, there are two specific numbers you need to remember and these are 275 and 400!
What relevance are the above numbers you may rightly ask?
FACT: 275 Is the parts per million number of Carbon Dioxide for starting all of life on Earth and in layman terms, many millions of years ago.
FACT: 400 Is the parts per million number of Carbon Dioxide today in the Earth's atmosphere and these factual measurements are courtesy of friends and colleagues at NASA (nasa.gov).
Ever wondered why there is a rise in Respiratory Disorders, Alzheimer's, Dementia the list goes on....over 50,000 folk in Britain will die this year and rising from air pollution. Governments target the smokers as a diversionary tactic, yet diesel vehicles, including public transport is just, if not more lethal to your health!
Enjoy the book, for I know you will find it to be an eye opener!
This is a book I have always wanted to write for the Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist, as it goes into great detail on keeping healthy, thriving, happy, disease free tropical fish, based on my experience, as I celebrate 50 years as an Ichthyologist from 1967 to 2017.
My First Aquarium – The Joy of Tropical Fish Keeping is a book for all new and existing aquarists participating in the noble and time honoured traditional pastime of tropical fish keeping.
The Best Selling Author of Tropical Fish Keeping shares his knowledge of five decades since taking up the hobby in 1967 with you, for keeping healthy thriving tropical fish, and as one of the World’s select few to successfully breed Wild Discus in captivity over 25 years ago, the King of the Tropical Fish Aquarium.
Inside this book are over 390 pages of valuable information, containing over 93,000 plus words and over 250 plus photographs, reference tables, diagrams and illustrations, to ensure every aquarist is successful in their life’s journey of tropical fish keeping.
INSIDE THIS BOOK:
Chapter 1 - A Little History of the Pastime, Chapter 2 – New Aquarist Getting Started, Chapter 3 - Tropical Fish Aquarium Theme, Chapter 4 - The Aquarium Size, Stand and Positioning, Chapter 5 - Aquarium Substrates and Furnishings, Chapter 6 – Growing and Keeping Aquarium Plants, Chapter 7 - The Aquarium Filtration System, Chapter 8 - Aquarium Water Conditions, Chapter 9 - Heating and Thermostats, Chapter 10 - The Aquarium Lighting Methods, Chapter 11 – Fish Species Behaviour, Chapter 12 - Aquarium Fish Species, Chapter 13 - Feeding Fish Species, Chapter 14 - Aquarium Early Days Care, Chapter 15 - Aquarium Maintenance, Chapter 16 - Fish Species Safety and Health Care, Chapter 17 – Fish Diseases and Cures, Chapter 18 – Aquarists Reference Tables, Chapter 19 - Aquarists Products and Accessories, Chapter 20 - Additional Notes, Chapter 21 - Useful Resources, Chapter 22 – Breeding Tropical Fish Tips, and much more…
The Weebies Family Collection of books have been specially created and designed for early learning Pre-School for Children. So as to provide today that very critical early start in life through communication.
Each book has been designed in full colour and where the illustrations created by the author are developed using fractal maths and here is why!
A Child's view point in early development can relate to shapes and colours at Pre-School age. Each drawing is therefore created in fractal maths only using circles, triangles and squares. As this is a creative stage that can be comprehended at an early age and this is why Children's drawings are very exact to them where pictures they create appear to be rectangular, circular etc.
The drawings are deliberately designed, so Children can connect and become inspired by the colours and shapes, where they can become confident to draw themselves, therefore developing hand co-ordination skills.
These books are very educational and all have a pertinent meaning and so they are not just books coupled together. They are deliberately written and designed to quickly hot wire Children at an early age, to learn about the World around them. For example, being taught different types of fish, animals, foods and so much more.
The Weebies books also teach early Child development with a sense of right and wrong, developing at an early age a moral compass to care for others. Learning to look after our wild life and preserve our planet. To love and care for each other, so as to develop strong communication ties and bonds.
Children are remarkable Human Beings and have the ability from birth to learn with great enthusiasm. The small word why, so often asked is a question in pursuit for knowledge by your Child in this new found world. The 21st century with all the challenges ahead for the Human Race, needs the spirit and hope of knowledge to be found in every Child.
The Children of today, are the custodians of Earth tomorrow. Each book is educational, for a Child beginning this journey!
This Second Edition of The Discus Book has been written and produced with updates and additional information since the first edition, written in 1989, to accommodate "some" of the questionable technology changes, regarding this species since the first edition of the Discus Book, when the Author successfully bred Wild Discus (symphysodon) in captivity, the recording of such work and events transcribed to the said printed book.
Alastair Agutter still remains one of a select few in the world today to accomplish such a feat, breeding wild symphysodon, and as a result of such endeavours by he, and other dedicated Aquarist colleagues, they managed to break a cycle and taboo that had lasted for more than 120 years, since the founding of the pastime we know as tropical fish keeping, after "The Great Exhibition" of 1851 and this being, to breed "The King of the Aquarium" in captivity.
This second edition of the book is concise and accurate, based on proven methods and techniques, to deliver the above results. The Discus, King of the Aquarium is a highly evolved species of the Cichlidae (tooth carp) Family and will challenge any Aquarist, even tank bred species. This book will not produce any quick fixes, or silver bullets to keeping symphysodon, whom are a very highly evolved sensitive species. But will provide the secrets to successfully keeping the species, if the valuable information found in this book is followed to the letter.
Natural Law teaches us to "evolve and refine" when studying quantum mechanics and natural branching, in other words stealth, efficiency and risk aversion. Such outcomes and results only ever come from following the covenant of Natural Law when one seeks "simplistic perfection" in all that we do!
CHAPTERS INSIDE THIS BOOK:
A Little Background Discus and their Natural
Environmentand Origin of the Species
The Wild Discus Species
The Importance of the Correct Aquarium
A Guide to Fish Food and Suitability for Discus
Discus Prepared Super Foods and Recipes
Growing and Hatching Your Own Brine Shrimp
The Requirements for Discus Fish Filtration
The Genetics and Different Strains of Discus Fish
The Lighting and Electrical Needs
Collecting and Purchasing the Correct Fish
The Correct Water Conditions and Techniques
The Spawning of Symphysodon
Rearing and Raising Healthy Discus toAdulthood
The Diseases and the Problems of the Species
Aquarists Essential Reference Tables
Author's Concluding Points
Gardening for Beginners Book I wanted to write based on my gardening background over five decades, taught to me by my Grandfather William Agutter, and also for a greater need for Folk to have a more healthier lifestyle, growing organic vegetables, and avoiding the use of pesticides that kill wild life.
Gardening for Beginners Book is a fabulous gift for friends, family and loved ones of any age seeking to take up the free and healthy pastime of Horticulture.
As we become more aware of our environment and wild life, with this book you can take the plunge of creating a mini eco-system around your home for a healthier lifestyle and creating a blaze of colour. Blooming Marvellous!
The book comes with many great gardening ideas including the growing of your own organic vegetables for healthier eating and giving new life to items around your home that can be recycled and given a new lease of life as part of the garden landscape. Also a new lease of life for yourself, with healthy free exercise, ensuring a more healthier lifestyle and remaining in good health, both physically and mentally.
Gardening for Beginners has been 2 years in the making by Alastair R Agutter Best Selling author of specialist books and found within this publication only encouragement with step by step guides and many great ideas for making your home into a little piece of Eden!
INSIDE THE BOOK:
Introduction, Chapter One – Garden Tools, Chapter Two – Garden Equipment, Chapter Three – Garden Soils, Chapter Four – Garden Soil Preparation, Chapter Five – Container Recycling, Chapter Six – Hanging Baskets, Chapter Seven – Garden Pots and Tubs, Chapter Eight – Plant Conditions, Chapter Nine – Growing Strawberries, Chapter Ten – Healthy Roses, Chapter Eleven – Growing Organic Vegetables, Chapter Twelve – Garden Plants in Sunny Areas, Chapter Thirteen – Garden Plants in Shaded Areas, Chapter Fourteen – Propagating Plant Cuttings, Chapter Fifteen – Growing and Pruning Fruit Trees, Chapter Sixteen - Gardening Good Life and Ideas, Reference.
A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Four" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience.
In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” book edition four, we cover; insight to fish species and their compatibility with others, to feeding tropical fish including recipes to make your own tropical fish food, early days fish care and the 28 day cycle to establishing safe aquarium water conditions and lastly maintenance of aquariums for ensuring healthy thriving tropical fish.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Introduction, Aquarists Diary & News, Tropical Fish Keeping Social Networking, Tropical Fish Super Foods How Super Foods Benefit You, Your Discus, and Other Tropical Fish Species, Beef Heart and Liver – Suitable for both adult and young fish, Recipe Instructions, Feeding Tropical Fish Flake Fish Foods, Fish Health and Hygiene at Feeding Times, Flake Fish Food Feeding Times, How Much Flake Food Do Fish Eat, Live Fish Tropical Foods Tubifex, Water Daphnia, Bloodworms, Frozen Fish Foods, Beef Heart and Spinach High Protein Super Fish Food, Beef Heart Broccoli and Spinach Recipe, Beef Heart Broccoli and Spinach Junior Recipe, Beef Heart and Spinach Ruby Recipe, Pellet Freeze Dried Fish Foods, Aquarists Fish Care, Tropical Fish Species Aquatic Plant Species, Aquarium Maintenance and Care Guide, Fish Species Safety and Health Care, Fish Diseases and Cures Diseases Symptoms and Cures, Tropical Fish Disease Guide, Aquarists Products Guide, Aquarium Products, Energy Lighting Solutions for Your Aquarium, UV Sterilization, Reverse Osmosis, Deionization, Accessories, Cable Tidy, Biological Filters, Condensation Trays, Air Stones, Air Valves, Heater Thermostats, Air Pumps, Flake Foods, Powerheads, Books, Undergravel Filters, Aquarists Reference Tables and more....
All experienced Aquarists and Commercial Breeders will tell you that 99% of all Tropical Fish deaths are related to stress and poor diet. My book Super Foods for Tropical Fish and Discus is therefore very long overdue for all Aquarists around the world.
Make your own Tropical Fish and Discus Cichlids Super Foods from these fabulous recipes, and see your healthy, happy thriving fish growing by the day!
For me writing this book has been an incredible journey, where I have learnt so much about food for my tropical fish and what's best for them.
The book came about, and the actual writing of it, was in truth down to world famous Naked Master Chef “Jamie Oliver” who was the inspiration for me, where he clearly shows after selling more than 20 million of his very many fabulous books written on Great Foods, that there is a real desire and passion for experiencing food that is a real pleasure and joy to eat, and I might also add, very healthy and good for us all, we humans that is!
Then when continuing to decide on writing the book, I also thought of the line from the fabulous film “We Bought a Zoo” where the beautiful Scarlet Johannsson asked Matt Damon “why did he buy the zoo” and to which he replied “why not” and that's how this book come into being, I thought to myself “why not” write a book on tropical fish super foods and as they say, the rest is history.
I really know you will get a really big kick out of this book as a Tropical Fish Hobbyist or Discus Lover. As it is no exaggeration when I say, once your fish begin to eat these “Super Foods” on a regular basis, you will literally see your fish growing by the day!
In the book, you will find a great number of fabulous super food recipes to try for your tropical fish and discus. I know by using any of these recipes, you will eventually have healthy, happy, thriving tropical fish, and growing to a size you could have only imagined.
The Super Foods recipes found in this book, only use fresh meats and vegetables. Perhaps the book is very timely, as we become more aware today of micro beads and other grave pollutant elements finding their way into the water table system and food chain that can harm our pets, wild life and ourselves.
So by making these super foods, at least you know for your peace of mind, what ingredients are used, and another enormous benefit to you, being the massive savings on tropical fish food. Over the months your fish will grow and grow, until eventually, your tropical fish will come into breeding condition and want to spawn, if the water and other aquarium conditions are optimal and right.
So please enjoy this book and the plethora of delights you can now feed to your Tropical Fish and Discus!