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Issue #728 Jan/Feb 2018




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Bottom of the Tank - Clown Plecos for the Planted Aquarium Bottom of the Tank - Clown Plecos for the Planted Aquarium
Placing loricariid catfish into a planted ...
Author: Joshua Wiegert

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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 Inverts!
Freshwater invertebrates are on the rise in ...
Author: Chris Lukhaup
Borneo Sucker In Search of Borneo Suckers
“Could that be a sucker?” I asked ...
Author: Avik De

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  About the Cover

Planted tanks are soaking up much of the limelight in today’s aquarium hobby, with fishkeepers worldwide discovering the joy of using plants and natural hardscape materials to aquascape verdant freshwater mini-habitats for their fish and inverts. This Planted Tank Special issue’s cover features a view of one of the innovative driftwood-based layouts (p. 38) by the late master of the Nature Aquarium, Mr. Takashi Amano. .
 
Photograph by Takashi Amano


 

 

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Tip of the Month:

That while most fish are either freshwater or marine, with a small number of species regularly inhabiting brackish estuarine habitats, a few fishes are at home in water of any salinity, including hypersaline - saltier than seawater! Some of these species, like the bull shark Carcharhinus leucas, are not potential aquarium specimens, but the group includes the popular sailfin molly Poecilla spp. and the much underappreciated native American sheepshead minnow Cyprinodon variegatus. These can be kept under fresh, brackish, or marine conditions.

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