I don't know anything about the E-book...I am a skeptic when if comes to things like that....but I did want to say-that there are lots of different methods to keep and breed this species of fish as well as fish keeping in general-each person has to find what works for them-once you have an understanding of that species needs and water quality- it is just a matter of observation, logic and common sense....some important things that I have learned over the years...
(I am sure there is more..but off the top of my head)
*Freshwater fish thrive with fresh water
*To be a good keeper of fish you must first be a good keeper of water
*Understand your source water
*Your fish are the best water pram tester-by observation-look, listen, feel, smell
*Understand how the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, KH, GH, DOC's affect the fish/water
*Understand normal behavior of the species
*Know the spawning triggers
*The aquarium is not a sterile environment
*No two tanks are alike
*When in doubt change the water
*Clean water and good nutrition
*Research more than one source that is not selling anything
*Less is often better than more
*Don't treat/medicate unless you know what you are treating
*When you start a treatment finish it
*Don't over treat
*There is no quick fix or magic pill
*Don't get in a hurry
*Trust your instincts and don't believe everything you hear
*Join a forum
*Join a local aquarium club
*Read as much science based information you can find related to the subject at hand
*Wash hands before and after tending to aquariums
*Enjoy the hobby...its suppose to be fun........
Over time you gain more experience and confidence-this is an awesome hobby to be a part of and it changes all the time as research and science grows...like a lot of things....fish keeping is not an exact science....and it sure is fun learning all the new and updated theory, science, opinions, experience and chatting with like minded folks......
I use more natural method to treat, breed/spawn and keep aquatic creatures that work for me and other use more traditional methods that work for them and some use a little of both......and we are all successful in our methods........
Last edited by Oldfishlady; 11-04-2010 at 06:39 PM.