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Issue #726 Sept/Oct 2017




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Borneo Sucker In Search of Borneo Suckers
“Could that be a sucker?” I asked ...
Author: Avik De

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Algae Eaters in the Marine Aquarium
 The perpetual growth of the unwanted ...
Author: James W. Fatherree
Bottom of the Tank: Driftwood Catfish
Driftwood catfish, also called wood cats, are ...
Author: Joshua Wiegert
Cichlids from Fast-Flowing Streams: Teleocichla and Retroculus
Teleocichla and Retroculus are two cichlid ...
Author: Radek Bednarczuk
Fantastic Freshwater Nano Fish
The most significant trend in the fishkeeping ...
Author: Mark Denaro
Freshwater Oddballs from Around the World
Most of us start out in the hobby by keeping ...
Author: Mark Denaro
Splendid Species for Novice Marine Fishkeepers
Entering the world of marine fishkeeping is ...
Author: Richard Aspinall

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 About the Cover

The spotted archerfish (Toxotes chatareus) on this issue’s cover was, according to photographer Mo Devlin, “hands down one of the most difficult fish” to capture on film. Its eyesight and reflexes were so keen that it would turn away during his camera’s split-second infrared pre-flash. These traits serve archerfishes well in the wild, where they use jets of water to target and shoot down prey well above the waterline.
 
Photo credit: Mo Devlin


 

 

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To protect valuable specimens, set up their tank with two heaters, each rated at half the required wattage. If one sticks on, the other will stay off, and the water will not overheat as much or as quickly.

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