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Issue #669 December 2011




Feature Articles

Three select articles will be offered in their entirety each month, available to all visitors.

TAVA T 1211 Adapting to the Times: The Evolution of a Reef System (Full Article)
Al and Karen Schreiber, members of the ...
Author: Iggy Tavares, PhD
JUNG T 1211 An Introduction to Planted Ripariums
Author: Jacob Jung
WING T 1211 Aquarium Husbandry and Captive Breeding of the Epaulette Shark
Author: Kenneth Wingerter
DELK T 1211 Breeding the Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
Author: Michael Delk
GOLD T 1211 Community Fish Cautions
Author: Howard Goldstein
BEDN T 1211 Crenicichla compressiceps: A Miniature Rogue (Full Article)
Crenicichla compressiceps is a very desirable ...
Author: Radek Bednarczuk
SUNG T 1211 Fish Collecting Around the World
Author: Stan Sung

Columns

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GN T 1211 A 7-Gallon Ocean
Author: Bob Fenner
TR T 1211 A Look at Coralline Algae
Author: James Fatherree, MSc
An Aquascaping Challenge: A Layout for Fancy Goldfish, Part 2 (Full Article)
For years I had wanted to keep fancy ...
Author: Jeff Senske
PT T 1211 Anacharis
Author: Rhonda Wilson
AMANO T 1211 Aquascaping with Ryuoh-seki Stones
Author: Takashi Amano
AJ T 1211 Ask Jack
Author: Jack Wattley
IR T 1211 Import Report
Author: Mark Denaro
CICH T 1211 Tropheus: Often an Obsession
Author: Eric Hanneman, PhD

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COVER T 1211

About the Cover

While goldfish are often kept in glass bowls by kids (quite unfortunately, for both the fish and the inevitably heartbroken kids), true goldfish fanciers enjoy their beauty and fascinating behaviors in much more suitable settings. The original ornamental pet fish, goldfish have been kept and bred for many centuries. This month’s cover illustrates the spectacular result of a professional aquarium designer’s integration of aquascaping with goldfish keeping; read all about it in this issue’s “Adventures in Aquascaping” (p. 34).
Photograph by Jeff Senske


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Species Profiles

FOM T 1211 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus
Describer: (HASEMAN 1911)

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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