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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby Deeda » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:05 pm

Has anyone received the new book yet?
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby noki » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:01 pm

Sounds like they had problems with the cost of printing. But you can now buy the book from Cichlid Press.

This is what the website says....
"Please note: This is a Print-On-Demand book which means that it is printed on non-glossy paper.
The photos in the book do not have the brilliance found in previous Cichlid Press books.
No other versions are planned."

Bummer :(
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby Deeda » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:35 am

That is why I asked, I am used to glossy paper and wanted to see if anyone was disappointed with the new book photos!
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby e-cichlid » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:37 am

noki wrote:Sounds like they had problems with the cost of printing. But you can now buy the book from Cichlid Press.

This is what the website says....
"Please note: This is a Print-On-Demand book which means that it is printed on non-glossy paper.
The photos in the book do not have the brilliance found in previous Cichlid Press books.
No other versions are planned."

Bummer :(


That's such a downer, I was looking forward to this book, but now I'll probably skip this edition.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby noki » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:21 pm

Deeda wrote:That is why I asked, I am used to glossy paper and wanted to see if anyone was disappointed with the new book photos!


Well, I've seen the book. The book is full of great info, but people will be immediately disappointed with the photos, compared to the other Konings books and Cichlid News. The book is essential and you will want the book, there is no other books to compete with, but the pictures are not as expected.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby Deeda » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:25 pm

Thanks Noki, just what I wanted to hear. Guess I'll put my order in soon.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby noki » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:44 pm

It is sad that they had to downgrade the print quality to such a degree. Wish there were a digital edition that would give the pictures the justice they deserve.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby DJRansome » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:27 pm

I got the book today and I was quite pleased with the photos, but only because I was warned and was expecting the worst! I can wait to read!
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Mon May 08, 2017 10:49 am

So are the photos/matte paper any reason to pass on this book? My wife actually asked me what I want for my birthday, lol, and thought this book would be perfect. I have the Malawi 4th edition. Great reference.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby noki » Mon May 08, 2017 11:29 am

Iggy Newcastle wrote:So are the photos/matte paper any reason to pass on this book? My wife actually asked me what I want for my birthday, lol, and thought this book would be perfect. I have the Malawi 4th edition. Great reference.


It's a very, very good reference book. The pics are useful. If you expect the same as the Malawi book, you will feel ripped off. The printing is odd, high res pics printed like newsprint style. Some pics work better than others, but subtle colours and lines don't come out very good at all, many dark pics are pretty bad. It's like a poor compression of a high res pic issue more than the actual paper that is disappointing.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Mon May 08, 2017 12:13 pm

Thanks for the info. Wonder why the pictures took a backseat, and the price remained similar. I certainly wouldn't be getting it for the photos, but always nice to have high quality ones. I've seen the book for sale at shows, but it's always wrapped so I could never check it out.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby Deeda » Mon May 08, 2017 2:15 pm

I did end up getting the book and as noted in above posts, the photos aren't comparable to previous editions but I can live with them. Overall, the reference material works for my uses.

This book is considered self published and Ad Konings decided to keep the price low enough for most aquarists to purchase as the cost of high quality photos would have increased the book price much, much higher.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby DJRansome » Mon May 08, 2017 11:22 pm

Still a must have.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby punman » Mon May 22, 2017 3:23 pm

I have the Back to Nature Guide to Tanganyika Cichlids 2nd edition copyright 2005 Cichlid Press and it is of the quality of the Malawi books. Only 192 pages though and smaller dimensions. I am glad I have it.
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Re: Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat 3rd edition

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:57 pm

Glossy Edition coming in May of 2019.....
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