Список книг и журналов, приведенный ниже, далеко не является исчерпывающим, а кроме того, постоянно публикуются новые книги. Разумный подход к выбору дополнительной литературы – брать на время книги в публичных библиотеках (или у других аквариумистов), а затем покупать те из них, которые, как вы считаете, будут представлять для вас интерес или которыми вы будете постоянно пользоваться. В большинстве хороших книг содержится библиография, которая может оказаться полезным источником дальнейшего дополнительного чтения.

В аквариумных магазинах и зоомагазинах предлагается на продажу довольно ограниченный набор книг. Возможно, вам придется специально заказывать книги в большом книжном магазине или по почте.


GENERAL BOOKS ON AQUARIUM FISH AND/OR AQUARIUM KEEPING (Some rides embrace groups of fish other than freshwater tropicals, e.g. coldwater, tropical marine.)

Axelrod, H.R., Burgess, WE., Pronek, N., and J.G. Walls (frequently updated editions; coauthors may change with editions), Dr Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes. TFH Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ, USA. (A mammoth illustrated catalogue covering thousands of freshwater fish species.)

Bailey, M. and G. Sandford (1995), The Ultimate Aquarium. Anness Publishing Ltd., London. 256 pp. (Sound practical advice on setting up and maintaining an aquarium (part 1), plus details of the care and breeding of major groups of ornamental fish (part 2). The two parts are also available separately, as Caring far your Aquarium and The New Guide to Aquarium Fish.

Bailey, M., and N. Dakin (1998), The Aquarium Fish Handbook. New Holland, London. 159pp. (The biotope approach to keeping freshwater, brackish, and marine tropicals.)

Coney, D.J. (1986), The Encyclopaedia of Aquarium Fish. Treasure Press, London. 224 pp. (An A-Z offish and aquarium terms, covering freshwater and marine systems.)

Riehl, R. and H. Baensch (1987), Aquarium Atlas, Vols. I, II, III. Mergus, Germany (Comprehensive three-volume encyclopaedia of species.).

Sterba, G. (1967), Freshwater Fishes of the World. Studio Vista, London. 879 pp. (Restricted in scope because of its age, but still a useful guide to species that have been in the aquarium hobby for many years. Out of print, but should be available from libraries.)

Van Ramshorst, J.D. (managing editor) (1991), The Complete Aquarium Encyclopaedia of Tropical Freshwater Fish. The Promotional Reprint Company Ltd., Leicester, for Bookmark Ltd. 391 pp.


Au, D. (1998), Back to Nature Guide to Discus. Fohrman, Sweden. 126 pp. (Up-to-date sensible basic guide to maintenance and breeding.)

Axelrod, H.R. and WE. Burgess (1979), Freshwater Angelfishes. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 93 pp.

Burgess, WE. (1989), An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catflshes. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 784 pp.

Dawes, J. (1991), Livebearing Fishes – A Guide to their Aquarium Care, Biology and Classification. Blandford, London. 240 pp.

Gery, J (1977), Characoids of the World. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 672 pp.

Hellner, S. (1990), Killifish. Barrons Educational Series, New York. 72 pp. Keenleyside, M. (ed.) (1991), Cichlid Fishes: Behaviour, Ecology, and Evolution.

Chapman & Hall, London. 378 pp. (A compendium of scientific papers, of interest to the serious cichlid aquarist.)

Konings, A. (ed.) (1991), Enjoying Cichlids. Cichlid Press, Germany. 240 pp. (Good general guide to the family and its maintenance.)

Konings, A. (1995), Malawi Cichlids in their Natural Habitat (2nd edition). Cichlid Press, Germany. 352 pp.

Konings, A. (1998), Tanganyika Cichlids in their Natural Habitat. Cichlid Press, Texas, USA. 272 pp.

Lambert, D. and P. Lambert (1995), Platies and Swordtails. Blandford, London. 124 pp.

Lambourne, D. (1995), Corydoras Catfish. Blandford, London. 127 pp.

Linke, H. & W Staeck (1994), African Cichlids I: Cichlids from West Africa. Tetra Press, Germany. 200 pp.

Linke, H. & W Staeck (1994), American Cichlids I: Dwarf Cichlids. Tetra Press, Germany. 232 pp.

Loisell, P.V (1994), The Cichlid Aquarium. Tetra Press, Germany 447 pp.

Scheel, J.J. (1990), Rivulins of the Old World. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. (Old world killifish by a recognised authority.)

Schulte, W (1988), Piranhas in the Aquarium. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 128 pp.

Scott, P.W (1987), A Fishkeeper's Guide to Livebearing Fishes. Salamander, London. 117 pp.

Seuss, W (1993), Corydoras. Dahne Verlag, Germany. 218 pp.

Stawikowski, R. & U. Werner (1998), Die Buntbarsche Amerikas, Vol. I. Eugen Ulmer, Germany. 540 pp. (By far the most comprehensive work available on large and medium-sized neotropical cichlids, available at present only in German. A second volume, covering the remaining species, is in preparation. Possibility of English versions later.)

Walker, B. (1974), Sharks and Loaches. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 160 pp.

Wischnath, L. (1993), Atlas of Livebearers of the World. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 336 pp. In addition the following series of books on ornamental fish are available, with further titles likely in the future.

Aqualex (Dahne Veriag, Germany; website at http://www.aquanet.de). (Pictorial softback catalogues of groups of fish, with maintenance and behaviour hints. Volumes on Malawi and Tanganyika cichlids published to date. Accompanying CD-ROM available for both books, plus CD-ROM Digital Lexicon of Tropical Freshwater Fish covering 800 species.)

Aqualog (Veriag A.C.S, Germany; website at http://www.aqualog.de). (Very similar to Aqualex in concept, but no CD-ROM versions). Most recent volumes hardback. Also maintenance guides, with background information on the groups covered. Published to date: Catalogues of Neotropical Cichlids (3 vols), Discus and Angelfish, Malawi Cichlids (two volumes), Livebearers, Old World Killifish (two volumes), Labyrinth Fish, Loricariid Catfish, Corydoras Catfish, Rainbowfish, Freshwater Stingrays; maintenance guides on Malawi Cichlids; Freshwater Shrimps, Crayfish, and Crabs; Loricariid Catfish; Discus; Rainbowfish; Freshwater Stingrays.)

Back to Nature (Fohrman Aquaristik, Sweden). (Basic guides to groups of fish, with general maintenance details and catalogue of species with specific details. Published to date:

Malawi Cichlids; Tanganyika Cichlids; Catfish;

Discus; Plants.)


Note: Some of these books are hard to track down, and some arc occasional publications which are either scarce or only locally available. Sec below for a list of specialist book suppliers. There are very few books in the English language which cover the freshwater fish faunas of Central and South America. J = Published in a Journal.

Alien, G.R. (1982), A Feld Guide to the Inland Fishes of Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Australia, xvi + 86 pp. (+ plates).

Alien, G.R. (1989), Freshwater Fishes of Australia. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 240 pp.

Alien, G.R (1991), Freshwater Fishes of New Guinea. Publication No. 9 of the Christensen Research Institute, New Guinea. 268 pp.

Ataur Rahman, A.K. (1989), Freshwater Fishes of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Zoological Survey, Bangladesh. 364 pp.

Bell-Cross, G. and J.L. Minshull (1988), The Fishes of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe National Museums and Monuments, Harare, Zimbabwe. 294 pp.

Brichard, P. (1978) Cichlids and all the Other Fishes of Lake Tanganyika. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 544 pp.

Datta Munshi, J.S. and M.P. Srivastava (1988), Natural History of Fishes and Systematics of Freshwater Fishes of India. Delhi: Narendra Publishing House, xviii + 403 pp.

Eccles, D.H. (1992), Field Guide to the Freshwater fishes of Tanzania. (FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes). Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome. v +145 pp.

Inger, R.F and P. K. Chin (1990), The Freshwater Fishes of North Borneo. (Reprint of the 1962 edition by the Sabah Zoological Society, Sabah, Malaysia) 268 pp. (plus supplementary chapter by PK. Chin, 47 pp.).

Jayaram, K.C. (1981), The Freshwater Fishes of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka – a handbook. Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta, xxii + 475 pp.

Konings, A. (1990), Cichlids and all the Other Fishes of Lake Malawi. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 495 pp.

Kottelat, M. (1985), Freshwater Fishes of Kampuchea. Hydrobiologica 121: 249-279. (J)

Kottelat, M. and A.J. Whitten (1993), Freshwater Fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Gadja Mada University Press, Yogyakarta.

Leggett, R. and J.R. Merrick (1987), Australian Native Fishes for Aquariums. J.R. Merrick publications, Australia. 241 pp.

Lim, K.K.P and P.K.L. Ng (1990), A Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre, Singapore. 160 pp.

Mohsin, A.K.M. and M.A. Ambak (1983), Freshwater Fishes of Peninsular Malaya. Penebrit Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, xvii + 284 pp.

Munro, I.S.R. (1967), The Fishes of New Guinea. Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fish, Port Moresby. 650 pp.

Pandey, A.K. and G.S. Sandhu (1992), Encyclopaedia of Fishes and Fisheries of India. Anmol, New Dehli. 7 volumes.

Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr (1991), A Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes, North America north of Mexico. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, xii + 432 pp. (+ plates).

Pethiyagoda, R. (1991), Freshwater Fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust, Colombo, xiii + 362 pp.

Roberts, T.R. (1989), The Freshwater Fishes of Western Borneo (Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia). (Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences, number 14). California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, xii + 210 pp.

Skelton, P. (1993), Freshwater Fishes of Southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers, Harare, xiii + 388.

Smith, N.J.H. (1981) Man, Fishes, and the Amazon. Columbia University Press, New York. x +180 pp. (Not an ichthyofauna book as such, it deals with the fisheries of the Amazon, but contains a useful checklist of foodfish of the Itacoatiara region, Brazil, plus notes on habitats.)

Suvatti, C. (1981), Fishes of Thailand. Royal Institute, Thailand. 379 pp.

Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingram (1991), Inland Fishes of India and Adjacent Countries. Oxford and IBH Publishing Company, New Delhi. 2 volumes.

FISH ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY Norman, J.R (1975), A History of Fishes, 3rd edition, by P.H. Greenwood. Ernest Benn Limited, London, xxv + 467 pp.


Hepher, B. (1988), Nutrition of Pond Fishes. Cambridge University Press, xii + 388 pp. (Scientific text containing a vast amount of information on fish metabolism, digestive enzymes, growth, energy pathways, and the various nutritional requirements of fish.)


Andrews, C., Exell, A., and N. Carrington (1988), Manual of Fish Health. Salamander Books Ltd., London. 208 pp.

Burgess, P., Bailey, M., and A. Exell (1998), A-Z of Tropical Fish Diseases and Health Problems. Ringpress Books Ltd., Lydney, UK. 392 pp. (Comprehensive study of avoidance, diagnosis, and treatment of ill health in fish.)

Butcher, R. (1992), Manual of Ornamental Fish. British Small Animal Veterinary Association publication, Gloucestershire, UK. 200 pp. (Aimed primarily at veterinary surgeons.)

Carrington, N. (1990), The Healthy Aquarium. Salamander Books, London. 116 pp.

Untergasser, D. (1989), Handbook of Fish Diseases. TFH Publications, Inc., Neptune City, NJ, USA. 160 pp.

Noga, E.J. (1996), Fish Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment. Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St Louis, USA. ix + 367 pp. (Excellent book, aimed chiefly at vets and advanced fishkeepers.)

FISH BEHAVIOUR Zupanc, G.K.H. (1985), Fish and their Behaviour. Tetra, Germany. 188 pp.


Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen (1966), Modes of Reproduction in Fishes. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. xv + 941 pp. (Still regarded as the definitive work on reproductive strategies.) Wickler, W (1966), Breeding Aquarium Fishes. Studio Vista, London.

FISH COLORATION Voss, J. (1980), Color Patterns of African Cichlids. TFH Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA. 125 pp. (An interesting insight into the variability and function of colour patterns of one group.)


Nelson, J.S. (1994). Fishes of the World. John Wiley and Sons, New York. xvii + 600 pp.

Various authors and editors (1985), International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, in association with the British Museum (Natural History), London. 338 pp. (The rules of nomenclature, probably of interest to the advanced aquarist only.)


Fricklinger, K.A. (1995). Fossil Atlas– Fishes. Mergus, Germany. 1,088 pp. Maisey, J.G. (1996) Discovering Fossil Fishes. Henry Holt and Company, New York. 223 pp.

ORNAMENTAL FISH INDUSTRY Fernando, A.A and V.P.E. Phang (1994). Freshwater Ornamental Fish Aquaculture in Singapore. Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore. 123 pp.

COLLECTING AND WATCHING FISH Coad, B.W (1995), Fishes – Expedition Field Techniques, 2nd edn. Expedition Advisory Centre, Royal Geographical Society, London. 97 pp. (Provides practical information on equipment, techniques and the planning of a fish collecting trip. Available from: Expedition Advisory Centre, Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW1 2AR.) Lavett Smith, C. (1994), Fish Watching – An Outdoor Guide to Freshwater Fishes. Comell University Press, New York. x + 216 pp. (Describes techniques for watching freshwater fish in the wild, from the shore or boat. Information on North American freshwater fish and their habitats.)


Christensen, C. (1999) Back to Nature Guide to Plants. Fohrman, Sweden. 128 pp.

James, B. (1986) A Fishkeeper's Guide to Aquarium Plants. Salamander, London. 117 pp.

Muhlberg, H. (1982) The Complete Guide to Water Plants. EPP Publishing Ltd. 392 pp. (Extremely detailed reference work covering the biology of aquatic plants plus an extensive systematic catalogue of aquatic plant families, genera and species. Out of i print – try library.)

BIOTOPE AND ECOLOGY Coulter, G.W. (1991), Lake Tanganyika and its Life. Oxford University Press, vi + 354 pp. i

Fryer, G. and T.D. lies (1972), The Cichlid Fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa. Oliver & Boyd, London, 641pp. (Still the definitive general study of the East African lakes. Out of print, but available from libraries.) Golding, M. (1989), Amazon, the Flooded Forest. BBC Books, London. 208 pp.

Goldschmidt, T. (1996), Darwin's Dream Fond. M.I.T. Press, USA. 274 pp. (Lake Victoria – the evolutionary rise and fall of the Lake Victoria cichlid species flock.)

Lowe-McConncll, R.H. (1987), Ecological Studies in Tropical fish Communities. Cambridge University Press. 382 pp.

Reid, G.M. (1989), The Living Waters of Korup Rainforest, World Wildlife Fund report 3206/A8-.1. (West Africa).


(Countries are those where published, and do not necessarily reflect availability. Titles are monthly unless otherwise stated.) aqua geographia (Italy) (quarterly).

Aqualog News (Germany) (bi-monthly).

Aquarist and Pondkeeper (UK).

Aquarium Fish Monthly (USA).

Aquarium Sciences and Conservation (International) (quarterly).

Cichlid News (USA) (quarterly).

Freshwater and Marine Aquarium (FAMA) (USA).

Practical Fishkeeping (UK).

Tropical Fish Hobbyist (USA).


Several companies and individuals deal with specialist, second-hand, and antiquarian tides. Some advertise their services in the aquarium magazines. Here are just a few:


Aquatic Promotions Inc. PO Box 522842, Miami, Florida, FL 33152. Tel/Fax +01-305-593-0088.

Gary Bagnall, Bookseller. 310 McMilan Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93041. Cichlid Press, 417 Val Piano Drive, El Paso, Texas, TX 79912. E-mail: [email protected]; website: http:// www.cichlidpress.com (Own specialist cichlid publications only).

Finley Aquatic Books, 150 North Road, Pascoag, RI 02859. Email: [email protected] Raymond M. Sutton, Jr. Fish Books. PO Box 330, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769. The Fish Factory, 676 Mississinewa Road, Chesterton, IN 46304. Tel/fax: 219 929 9575. E-mail: [email protected]


Animal House (UK), QBM Business Park, Gelderd Rd., Birsta U, Batley, West Yorkshire. Tel. +44 1924 479946; Fax. +44 1924 444854. E-mail: [email protected] (Mail order and shop, good selection of up-to-date, good-quality, hobby books.)

Cichlid Press (UK), 1, Copper Oak, East Village, Crediton, Devon, EX17 4DW Tel/Fax +44 1363 866509. E-mail: [email protected]; website: http://www.cichlidpress.com (Mail order cichlid books/videos and Back to Nature series; subscriptions to aqua geographia and Cichlid News; free advice on obtaining other book/magazine rides.)

Steven Simpson Natural History Books, Rising Sun, Kelsale, Saxmundham IP 17 2QY. Tel. +44 1728 604777; Fax. +44 1728 604555. (Specialists in new/second hand/antiquarian fish books.)