Well-known enthusiast Mark Duffill has produced two colourful and informative books about his passion – loaches. There is renewed interest in this somewhat neglected group of fishes as more species of loaches, and Asian fish in general, appear in the trade. One book is devoted to the Balitorid family (the river loaches) and the other to the Botiid family (true loaches).
Both books are slim – running to 24 and 36 pages respectively. They are however jam-packed with information on loach biology and husbandry and both books are profusely illustrated with colour photographs. The decision to publish in paperback rather than hard cover has kept the costs down and both can be had for a combined price of just £16.
If loaches are your thing, or you just want to find out more about these lovely fish, then I heartily recommend these books.
Available from The International Loach Association website.