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Livebearers - 16 Titles

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INTERPET LIVEBEARERS

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1-902389-62-X   

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AN INTERPET GUIDE TO LIVEBEARING FISHES

by Peter W. Scott

Interpet 2000

A superb little book on all livebearers including those unusual and rare species. 120 pages. 100 photographs

Ex library copy in VGC

Our Price 3.99 plus 2 U.K.postage

Platies BY TFH

  THE GUIDE TO OWNING PLATIES

by Donald Mix

A completely photo illustrated guide to owning and breeding these fishes

TFH Hardback pp 66

Our Price 4 plus 2 UK postage

Platies and Swordtails  Platties and swordtails

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Platies and Swordtails 

by Derek and Pat Lambert.

"The best livebearer man in the UK"

The definitive text

Our Price 2.10 plus 2.90 UK postage

Atlas of Livebearers of the World ATLASLIVE

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****Atlas of Livebearers of the World  

by Lothar Wischmnath published by TFH. HB. HUGE BOOK

 

336 A3! Pages (or nearly A3) 980 Full colour photos and EVERYTHING you ever needed to know on these fishes

Our Price 48 plus 7.40 postage in UK

 LIVFISH

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Livebearing Fishes. A guide To Their Aquarium Care, Biology and Classification' 

Cassell .1995.The book and covers are in very good condition. Original price. 12.99

Livebearing is scattered among some 40 families (and approximately 420 species) of so called cartilaginous fish, with representatives among the sharks, rays and dogfish. Bony fish have livebearing representatives in 14 families ( and around 510 species) ranging from the universally known examples mentioned above, to some less known ones. These include Eelpouts, Baikal Oilfish, some species of Scorpionfish, the Surfperches, the Kelpfish and several others. 
There are 240 pages of very useful and interesting information contained within the book with numerous black and white and colour photographs.


Our Price 5.90 plus 3 UK post

Livebearing Fishes   DAWES

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*****   Livebearing Fishes  

by John Dawes Blandford Press

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Livebearing Fishes by John Dawes 
228 pages full of information and everything you need to know about livebearing fish. Aquarium care, breeding, biology and classification.

This book is brand new . 240 excellent pages.
 

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Study of GAMBUSIAS 

        

 

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Study of GAMBUSIAS 

By the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum 

pp.77 .1971

 

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Guppies, Mollies, Platys N-317 Guppies, Mollies, Platys by Hieronimus 1993, paperback, 72 pages $6.95
Health care, proper equipment, breeding, and maintaining a healthful environment are among many topics the experienced hobbyist and beginner can learn about. Thirty-five striking color photos and 30 black-and-white line drawings included.

Guppies Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity RE-609 Guppies Keeping & Breeding Them in Captivity by Mozart 1996, paperback, 64 pages,  Focuses on keeping and breeding them in captivity. There's information by experts on aquarium set-up, water quality, feeding, varieties within a species, and the intricacies of breeding adults and raising fry.  $5.09

Guppies by Whitern KW-058 Guppies by Whitern hardback, 93 pages, 61 Color photos, This book, illustrated with many full-color photos and drawings, presents sensible, easy-to-follow recommendations about selecting and caring for Guppies. It concentrates on providing readers with the information they need and want-all given in an interesting and easy-to read style. $9.36

Livebearers KW-049 Livebearers by Whitern 64 pages, hardback, over 50 Color photos, This book, illustrated with many full-color photos and drawings, presents sensible, easy-to-follow recommendations about selecting and caring for Livebearers. It concentrates on providing readers with the information they need and want-all given in an interesting and easy-to read style. $9.36

Livebearers and Halfbeaks N-514 Livebearers and Halfbeaks, All   Guppies, Platys, Mollys (Aqualog 9) By Kempkes and Schafer hardback, 352 pages, 2000 color photos (Aqualog) $108.00

N-514Sup1 Supplement 1 for Livebearers and Halfbeaks, All  (Aqualog) $3.09

Description: Another premiere by AQUALOG: the first reference book to show not only the well-known guppys, mollys, swordtails, platys etc., but also all others, in over 2,000 color photographs. All wild and breeding forms and color variants as well as halfbeaks. All AQUALOG -reference books introduce each fish (incl. breeding forms etc.) with at least one color photo and a short description. The ingenious code number system labels every known or newly discovered fish with an individual code number. This number remains, despite any scientific renaming. Moreover, it enables you to communicate internationally about any fish without the danger of confusion regarding local names! Your AQUALOG -reference book always stays up-to-date! All newly discovered or bred species are regularly published as supplements or so-called "stickups" in our AQUALOGnews. These stickers can be attached to the empty pages at the end of your book.

Mollies Keeping and Breeding Them in Captivity RE-623 Mollies Keeping and Breeding Them in Captivity By Glass 64 pages, paperback, many Color photos,  Focuses on keeping and breeding them in captivity. There's information by experts on aquarium set-up, water quality, feeding, varieties within a species, and the intricacies of breeding adults and raising fry.  $5.95

My Guppy by Frank Schafer N-907 My Guppy by Frank Schafer 2003, paperback, 72 pages $10.95

Sex, Color, and Mate Choice in Guppies Sex, Color, and Mate Choice in Guppies By Anne E. Houde 1997, 224 pages, 6 halftones, 50 lines illustrations, 6 tables
N-610PB paperback $39.95
N-610HB hardback $55.50

The Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is well known to biologists and home aquarium enthusiasts alike. Scientists have studied guppies for most of the twentieth century. Some of the most intensive recent research has been conducted by behavioral ecologists, who have found that the guppy mating system makes guppies especially useful in the study of sexual selection and mate choice. By observing guppy behavior in aquaria, researchers hope to obtain new insights into how selection operates in natural populations. Here Anne Houde summarizes and synthesizes the scientific work done to date, relates the empirical findings on guppies to current themes in sexual selection theory, and suggests new directions for future research.

This book describes the sexual behavior of guppies and examines how mate choice by females leads to the evolution of the conspicuous colors and the courtship displays for which guppies are widely recognized. The author shows that female guppies prefer males with bright color patterns, especially those with orange spots, and that the mating preferences of females lead to sexual selection on both color patterns and courtship displays of males. Houde's work addresses a number of areas that are of interest in sexual selection, including the remarkable degree of plasticity and evolutionary lability of sexual behavior in guppies, geographic variation in mating preferences, possible mechanisms for the evolution of female mating preferences, and the role of sexual selection in speciation. In conclusion, the author explores the implications of her findings for behavioral ecologists who study sexual selection in other species.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
 Acknowledgments  
1 Introduction: The Guppy as a Model System 3 
2 Reproductive Biology and Sexual Behavior 29 
3 Choosy Females and Competing Males: Mechanisms of Sexual Selection 45 
4 Male Courtship Behavior 80 
5 Evolution of Female Choice 1: Direct Selection, Adaptive Plasticity, and Sensory Drive 104 
6 Evolution of Female Choice 2: Indirect Selection, Variation, and Correlations 123 
7 Summary and Prospects 155 
Appendix Experimental Methods: How to Build a Better Bordello 165 
 References 177 
 Author Index 201 
 Subject Index 205 
 Taxonomic Index 209 

Swordtails and Platies TS-131 Swordtails and Platies by Axelrod and Wischnath 192 pages, over 420 photos, hardback,  The authors of this magnificent volume have discussed, species by species, variety by variety, all of the known forms existing at the present time. They have illustrated them with outstanding color photographs, including their habitats, and told precisely where they can be found in Central America, mainly Mexico, so you can collect your own. This book also contains chapters on Guidelines for Judging Swordtails and Platies, a subject which has NEVER been adequately covered and which can serve as a guide for fish competitions all over the world, and Tail Patterns, a subject never covered as such. All in all, this is the most complete and up-to-date book on the subject of one of the world's most popular aquarium fishes. Its message is simply that these so-called 'beginner's fishes' are hardly for beginners, but are, in reality, for the most advanced and skillful hobbyist. $57.53 

Sworddtails Keeping and Breeding Them in Captivity RE-616 Sworddtails Keeping and Breeding Them in Captivity By Axelrod and Gordon paperback,  Focuses on keeping and breeding them in captivity. There's information by experts on aquarium set-up, water quality, feeding, varieties within a species, and the intricacies of breeding adults and raising fry.  $5.09

U-115 Livebearers by Whitern 1979, hardback, 93 pages $10.00

Live Bearing Aquarium Fishes U-64 Live Bearing Aquarium Fishes by Jacobs Covers 156 species, 1971, hardback, 460 pages. $30.00

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