The AKA publishes and/or distributes a number of book relevant to the killifish hobby. There are available from the online store on this web site or by writing to the Publications Chairman at:
4819 Candy Spots Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46237
The following books are currently available:
Killifish Excerpts fromFreedlaendische Suesswasserfische
See this page
for a description of this reprinted version of this classic publication.
World of Killies by Ruud Wildekamp, edited by Brian Watters. Vols 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Note that vol. 2, soft cover currently is out of print). This series of books deals with all of the species of killies known at the time of publication. Each species includes a line drawing of the fish, information about the type locality, common names, description, habitat and distribution, maintenance and breeding, and remarks. Maps are provided showing known localities. These books are an invaluable reference and should be in the library of every serious killie enthusiast.
Killifish Master Index by Ken Lazara. This book is a massive reference work on killifish nomenclature. It is the AKA's master reference for current names of these fish. Again this is an essential volume for serious hobbyists, but note that the book does not contain pictures of the fish or information on their care and breeding.
Wild Collections of Killifish: 1950-2003 by Roger Langton. This book is a reference work listing known collections of wild killifish. It is invaluable for sorting out correct and valid locality names. Future editions will be edited by Lee Harper.
Die Hechtlinge by Dr. Werner Neumann. This English translation of the German original deals with the pike-like species, Epiplatys, Aplocheilus, Pachypanchax, and Episemion.
AKA Beginners Guide 4th edition, edited by Edd Kray. This valuable little book is intended as a "Getting Started" guide for newcomers to the hobby. It is provided free to all new AKA members. Many experienced users will also find this booklet useful and it can be purchased from the online store.