Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: TFH, October, 1994
Hans J. Mayland is one of Europe's leading explorers, photographers, breeders and authors of books dealing with aquarium fishes. Having travelled thousands of miles through jungles, swamps and plains, searching for discus, Mr. Mayland has written this autobiography.
There has never been a book as honest and revealing as this one. If you are a discus fan this is MUST reading... but be warned! It is difficult to read this book and not call your travel agent for a ticket to Brazil to catch your own.
Not only does Mr. Mayland write about discus... he also writes about all the other fishes he meets along the way. He also writes about people and how helpful the jungle people were to him and to other strangers.
This is an adventure story which can be read and enjoyed by every aquarium fish hobbyist. Almost all the photos in this book were taken by the author!