DiscusBook01-06 and Bleher’s Biotopes


A special choice of 7 “must to have” publications on aquatic biotopes in Nature, fishes, plants, crustaceans, their discovery stories, and how to keep them biotope correct, plus 1 year ADVANCED Membership to BAP Database with unlimited access to the biotope content.

DiscusBook €235.00

Is a milestone for nature lovers, explorers, Amazon lovers, for those who want to know about the newest discus and other Amazonian discoveries About 100 biotopes and 600 species described in detail.

Bleher’s Biotopes €106.00

Contains 460 pages of histories and field records of nearly half of Heiko Bleher’s 910 filed trips in about 50 countries, detailed description of 500plus rivers and lakes with approximately 2500 fish species mentioned and shown (with many new ones), and nearly 500 different aquatic plant names.

Free gift: ADVANCED Membership € 7.99/month

Complete access to BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Database to explore hundreds of BIOTOPES IN NATURE (BIN) and the related BIOTOPE AQUARIUM MODELS (BAM), researched and certified by BAP experts.

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DiscusBook01-06 Complete Set is full with prime photography exclusively by Heiko Bleher, Natasha Khardina and Aquapress Publishers, never published anywhere before.

One can find:

  • unique and truly new loricariid catfishes, from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela;
  • discovery of new discus variants, new angelfishes and an overview of the 9 angelfishes recognized by Heiko Bleher throughout South America;
  • new discoveries in never before explored Amazon regions;
  • re-discoveries;
  • first conversation with breeders never interviewed;
  • authentic biotope aquariums for discus into the last detail;
  • journey’s to untouched Amazon regions unknown to white man and much more.
ISSN 2038-971X | 116 pages | Limited edition

Bleher’s Biotopes is a timeless document for today, but also for future generations; it’s a must for anyone who wants to know more about past and present aquatic ecology.

It contains 460 pages and thousands of photos; it offers descriptions of about 50 countries and their aquatic environmental status today, with a detailed description of more than 500 rivers and lakes, including approximately 2500 fish species mentioned and presented in photos (with many new species) , and nearly 500 aquatic plants are cited. Heiko Bleher is also interested in the taxonomic problems of certain names and publishes the GPS data of almost every biotope, as well as the years of his visits and the dates of his species discoveries and/or their introduction into the hobby.

ISBN 978-88-909736-6-6 | 460 pages | Limited edition.

ADVANCED Membership allows you to have the full access to ALL THE LOCATIONS registered in the BAP Map:

  • ALL the articles about aquatic exploration by the best authors with hundreds of photos
  • All BIOTOPES IN NATURE with GPS locations and detailed description of the original environment, fishes and plants collected in a precise location, other aquatic inhabitants, water parameters, substrate, data on ecology
  • All BIOTOPE AQUARIUM MODELS, the best possible replications of BIOTOPEs In NATURE (lake, creek, river), correct water type and chemical parameters, correct biological community, correct décor material
  • FISHES, list of alternative fish species to each BIN/BAM
  • PLANTS, list of alternative fish species to each BIN/BAM

Additional information

Weight 12.50 kg
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 25 cm

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