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Back to Nature guide to Nano Aquaria
Title: Back to Nature guide to Nano Aquaria
Author: Kjell Fohrman, José Kienjet, Ralph Töning
Publishing year: 2010
Number of pages: 160
Format: 170x240 mm.
Hardcover: Yes
Number of color photos: More than 490

Chapters: The History of the Nano Aquarium, The Aquarium, The Water, Equipment and décor, Maintenance, Quick Start Guide, Examples of Nano Aquaria.

Species descriptions: The History of the Nano Aquarium, The Aquarium, The Water, Equipment and décor, Maintenance, Quick Start Guide, Examples of Nano Aquaria

Shrimp section: Shrimps in your aquarium, What are shrimps, How many shrimps, Several species together, Acclimatisation, Nutrition, The moult, Reproduction, Diseases species sections: Caridina and Neocaridina; Fan shrimps; Glass-shrimps; Long-armed shrimps.
Crayfish section: Crayfishes - species section
Crab section: Crabs - species section
Snail section: Snails - species section
Fish section: Nano-rules, Acclimatisation, Shrimps and fishes, Fishes with crayfishes, crabs, and snails,
Species sections: Cypriniforms; Poeciliid livebearers; Killies; Labyrinthfishes; Rainbowfishes; Tetras; Catfishes; Cichlids; Other fishes.
Plant section: Siting plants, Ligthing, Plant fertilizers, CO2, Plants and shrimps.
Plants - species section

Published in: English, German, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian.

Distributor of respective language:
Swedish - Imazo AB, Sweden
Norwegian - Nye Kri Zoo, Norway
German - Dähne Verlag, Germany
Dutch - Fohrman Aquaristik AB, Sweden
Danish - Eldorado, Denmark.
Finnish - Suomen Akvaariotukku Oy, Finland
English - American continent - Cichlid Press, USA,
 - Great Britain - J&K Aquatics Ltd
 - Other countries - Fohrman Aquaristik AB

In the last few years so-called “nano aquaria” have became very popular. The main reason for this is probably that they are small and will fit almost anywhere. Many beautifully-designed and functional nanos have been produced and numerous colourful freshwater shrimps and small fishes have been introduced into the aquarium hobby as well.
This book gives many examples of beautiful freshwater nano aquaria and also provides useful and adequate information on how to set up and maintain a nano. It also covers the fishes, shrimps, crayfishes, crabs, snails, and plants that can be kept in such a small aquarium.
This book contains approximately 490 excellent colour photos (by 41 photographers from nine countries) and species descriptions with information on and photos of more than 75 crustaceans (shrimps, crayfishes, crabs) and snails, 180 fishes, and 60 plants that are suitable for a nano aquarium.

Information about the authors:
Kjell Fohrman (Sweden) has more than 30 years experience of keeping and breeding aquarium fishes, both as a hobbyist and a professional. He has been chairman of several aquarium clubs, as well as trade organisations. Nowadays he publishes aquarium books and runs a Swedish aquarium website ( that has more than 5,000 visitors daily.
Ralph Töning and José Kienjet (Netherlands) have more than four years experience of keeping and breeding shrimps and crayfishes. They run a Dutch shrimp forum ( and a website (, and they also organize events dealing with shrimps and crayfishes. They are the authors of the first Dutch book about keeping shrimps (Aan de andere kant van het glas).

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