New cephalopod book from PFK contributor


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Practical Fishkeeping contributor Colin Dunlop has just written a new book about keeping cephalopods in the aquarium.

The book, which Dunlop co-authored with Texas-based cephalod enthusiast Nancy King, has just been published by TFH.

Cephalopods: Octopuses and Cuttlefishes for the Home Aquarium is a 239-page hardback guide which covers the keeping of octopuses and cuttlefish in aquariums, as well as touching upon the less common cephs, such as argonauts, squid and Nautilus.

"The book is intended for the intermediate to advanced home aquarist and assumes at least some experience on your part in keeping a saltwater tank. It will give you the information you require to choose the right species and to provide a good environment for a healthy octopus or cuttlefish", the authors wrote in the preface.

Both Dunlop and King are active members of the specialist website TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online.

Dunlop, an all-rounder who is as skilled with marines as much as freshwater species, reported one of the first documented natural spawnings of the Clown loach in October 2007.

Look out for a full review of the book in a future issue of Practical Fishkeeping magazine.