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Cichlids | Collecting | Freshwater | Killies | Livebearers | Marine | Miscellaneous
Plants | Ponds | Predatory Fishes | Reef | Science     

Cichlids

12 Years and 150 Fish Later… September
A Dwarf Pike Hat-Trick [Cichlidophiles] February
An Old Hand Rediscovers One Cool Beginner's Cichlid, Part 1 [Cichlidophiles] September
An Old Hand Rediscovers One Cool Beginner's Cichlid, Part 2 [Cichlidophiles] October
Cichla sp. "Venezuela," A New Peacock Cichlid From the Rio Orinoco, Venezuela [Top of the Food Chain] July
Cichlid Breeder Francine Bethea [Meet the Hobbyist] July
Cyphotilapia gibberosa, A New Species of Cichlid from Lake Tanganyika, Africa July
Discus Primer, Part 1: Acquiring Discus July
Discus Primer, Part 2: Basic Discus Care September
Discus Primer, Part 3: Populating the Discus Tank October
Discus Primer, Part 4: Breeding and Health November
Female Krib in my Planted Tank [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Honduran Red Point [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Introducing Two New Pelvicachromis Species from Guinea, West Africa July
Kiss My Fishy Blue Lips [Through a Small Window] November
Now Here's a Pond! [Cichlidophiles] April
Orange-Blotch Polychromatism in Cichlids July
Pelma and Louise [Through a Small Window] October
Planted Discus Tank [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Spawning Crenicichla vittata [Cichlidophiles] June
The Bloody Deepwalker, Part 1 [Through a Small Window] July
The Bloody Deepwalker, Part 2: Keeping Tilapia bythobates [Through a Small Window] August
The Cichlid With No Name Finally Gets One! [Cichlidophiles] March
The Midas Cichlid Species Complex of Nicaragua July
The Red Tiger Cichlid Parachromis motaguensis July
These Are Not Your Father's West African Cichlids [Cichlidophiles] December
Three New Species of Geophagus from Venezuela [Cichlidophiles] August

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Collecting

Aquarium Science: Mollies in Maya Land November
Collecting in the Wild, Wild South (Uruguay)—Part 1 March
Collecting in the Wild, Wild South (Uruguay)—Part 2 April
Collecting in the Wild, Wild South (Uruguay)—Part 3 June
Collecting Wild Mikrogeophagus ramirezi in the Venezuelan Llanos August
Collecting with Kids January
Fish Collecting In India September
From River to Home: The Journey of a Cardinal Tetra [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Legends and Beasts of the Peruvian Amazon January
Monster Killies! Introducing the Orestias of Lake Titicaca May
Return to Venezuela: An Endler's Update November
Zacapu Revisited March

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Freshwater

A Look at Australian Rainbowfishes November
A New Botia! January
Book Spotlight: Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes, 10th Edition December
Browns' Betta—Betta brownorum August
Fascinating Freshwater Invertebrates [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Freshwater "Barracudas" August
Hoplosternum littorale: Decoy Nest Builders? June
Interesting Plants and Fishes from my Home Aquarium [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Photo Essay: Glittering Gold August
The Blues, Man, You Just Ain't Seen the Blues… [Through a Small Window] May
Through a Small Navel… [Through a Small Window] January

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Killies

Aphyosemion geryi: Breeding a Wild Killie May
Breeding Nothobranchius May
Photo Essay: Jewels of the Rainforest May
Singa Songa Praise for Epiplatys singa [Through a Small Window] December
The AKA Convention—More Than an Annual Meeting! May
The Aphyosemion of Central Africa May
The Littlest Notho May
Why I've Never Kept Killies May

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Livebearers

ALA Convention 2004 March
Dambusia! March
Developing the Red-striped Zebra Platy June
Limias: the Caribbean Mollies March
Livebearers: They're Not Just for Feeders Anymore March
Photo Essay: A Walk on the Wild Side March
See It Before It's Gone! A Possibly New Species of Phallotorynus March

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Marine

8 Whys & Ways to Keep an Octopus August
13 Things to Look for in a Local Fish Store (MAC News) December
A Look at the Sweetlips March
A MACNA Preview October
An Aquarium Guide to Crabs [Ask the Reefer] August
An Exception to the Rule—No Live Rock for Dwarf Seahorses June
Atlantic Blue Tangs off Big Pine Key [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Can I Keep a Moray? February
Dispelling Myths about Keeping Jellyfish April
Four Simple Steps to a Sustainable Marine Aquarium Hobby [The Salt Creep] December
Identifying and Breeding the Peppermint Shrimps October
My Pet Pompano: Aquacultured for the Home and Public Aquarium February
Responsible Reefkeeping for a Self-Sustaining Hobby October
Star Gazing: Starfish in the Marine Aquarium November
The Retailer of the Years Gets Even Better with MAC Certification (MAC News) September
Trigger Happy October

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Miscellaneous

A Boy, Mesmerized January
A Fish Adventure [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
A Small Multi-Rack System May
Aquaculture and the Aquarium Trade [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Book Review: The Toy Fish January
Crystal Springs February
Desktop Aquaria Review, Part 2 January
Fascinating Underwater Adventures [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Fishkeeping in the Classroom January
Goodeid Specialist John Mangan [Meet the Hobbyist] March
Helping Kids Take the Plunge [Taking the Plunge] January
How Old? May
Kids and the Hobby [Aquatic Gardener] January
Master Aquatic Gardener, Ghazanfar Ghori [Meet the Hobbyist] October
Master Killie Aquarist, David Koran [Meet the Hobbyist] May
My Fish [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Second Snakehead Scare Hits Washington Suburbs! August
The Blind Fishes from the Mo'ili'ili Solution Caverns in Honolulu, Hawai'I November
The Joy of Showing Fish [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Truly New: Red Zebras! January
Where Have All the Kids Gone? [Cichlidophiles] January
Zebra Mussels in the Aquarium? February

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Plants

6 Easy Steps to a Planted Aquarium [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
Cryptocoryne, Part 1 The Cryptocoryne Advantage [Aquatic Gardener] February
Cryptocoryne, Part 2 [Aquatic Gardener] March
Cryptocoryne, Part 3—The Cryptocoryne Code, Part 1 [Aquatic Gardener] May
Cryptocoryne, Part 4—The Cryptocoryne Code, Part 2 [Aquatic Gardener] June

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Ponds

160-Gallon Garden Pond [Young Hobbyist Contest] December
A Pond? No Thanks! April
An Illustrated Glossary of Koi Varieties April
Book Excerpt: The Super Simple Guide to Koi April
Book Excerpt: The Super Simple Guide to Landscaping Your Garden Pond March
Keeping Your Cool While Beating the Heat [Your Pond in…] August
Late-Season Installation and Maintenance Tips for Your Pond [Your Pond in…] November
Natural Ponds [Aquatic Gardener] April
Pond Feeding [Your Pond in…] May
Pond Practicalities April
Pond Predator Control [Your Pond in…] September
Pond Spawning [Your Pond in…] June
Seeing Green? Pond Algae & Their Control [Your Pond in…] July
Spring Pond Maintenance (Your Pond in...) April
The Awakening Pond [Your Pond in…] March
The Big Fall Clean-up [Your Pond in…] October

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Predatory Fishes

An Introduction to the Violet-line Piranha Serrasalmus geryi [Top of the Food Chain] September
Aquarium Maintenance of Large Predatory Freshwater Fishes, Part 1 November
Aquarium Maintenance of Large Predatory Fishes, Part 2 [Top of the Food Chain] December
Captive Care of Leopard Sharks Triakis semifasciata [Top of the Food Chain] June
Examination of Pygocentrus cariba [Top of the Food Chain] January
Examination of Pygocentrus piraya, Cuvier 1819 (Teleostei, Characiformes) [Top of the Food Chain] March
Experiences with Snappers & Grunts from Southern Florida [Top of the Food Chain] October
Marine Groupers, Part I: Review of Cephalopholis, the Coral Hinds (Perciformes, Serranidae) [Top of the Food Chain] February
Marine Groupers, Part 2: Review of Epinephelus, the Rock Hinds (Perciformes, Serranidae) [Top of the Food Chain] April
Nutritional Requirements and Proper Feeding Techniques of Captive Piranhas and Pirambebas [Top of the Food Chain] May
Review of Manuel's Piranha, Serrasalmus manueli [Top of the Food Chain] August
The Divine Tiger Fishes of Southeast Asia February

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Reef

"Regular Echinoids": Sea Urchins in the Aquarium [Ask the Reefer] September
A Very Annoying Anemone: Aiptasia in the Marine Aquarium [Ask the Reefer] April
Biological Aiptasia Control: Commercial Availability of Berghia verrucicornis October
Brain Corals [Ask the Reefer] October
Brittle Stars in the Marine Aquarium June
Commonly Occurring Coral Diseases and Maladies September
Goniopora and Alveopora: The Flowerpot Corals [Ask the Reefer] March
How Safe is "Reef Safe"? Part 1: The Fish [The Salt Creep] October
How Safe is "Reef Safe"? Part 2: Motile Invertebrates [The Salt Creep] November
Identifying the Common Species of Tridacnid Clams [Ask the Reefer] January
Lobo Brain Corals [Ask the Reefer] February
Making Sense of a Few Big Words [Ask the Reefer] June
Reefkeeping in the Future April
Reef-safe Fishes, Part 1 February
Reef-safe Fishes, Part 2 May
Reef-safe Fishes, Part 3 July
Reef-safe Fishes, Part 4 August
Still Life: Anemones, Tube Worms, and Corals September
The Stoloniferans: Clove Polyps, Star Polyps, and Pipe Organ Corals [Ask the Reefer] July
The Tube Worms [Ask the Reefer] November
The Zoanthids: Sea Mats, Yellow Polyps, and Button Polyps [Ask the Reefer] December
Toadstool Troubles [Ask the Reefer] May
Two-Trigger Reef [Young Hobbyist Contest] December

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Science

Sphaerichthys osphromenoides: A Practical Experience, Part 2: Spawning & Fry Care January
Determining the Age of Marine Aquarium Specimens July
From Cancer to Conservation—The Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center March
Monogamous Coral-Reef Fishes—Can We Add the Rockmover Wrasse, Novaculichthys taeniourus? June
Natural vs. Artificial Hatching and Rearing of Pink Convict Cichlids July
Selective Breeding for Orange Coloration in Koi Angelfish Pterophyllum domesticated sp. February
The Ins & Outs of Osmosis February

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