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Issue #675 June 2012




Feature Articles

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

NUNZ T 0612 African Plant-Spawning Killifish (Full Article)
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Author: Charles Nunziata
BELL T 0612 An Aquarist's Journal: Creating a Nano Reef, Part 1: Setup (Full Article)
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Author: David Bell
WING T 0612 Exploring the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Author: Kenneth Wingerter
JUDY T 0612 Father's Day in the Ozarks
Author: Ted Judy
JECK T 0612 Mosquito Larvae
Author: Peter Jekel
HELL T 0612 The Fundulus of Missouri
Author: Mike Hellweg
WENG T 0612 The Latest Buzz: Freshwater Bee Shrimp (Full Article)
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Author: Amanda Wenger
Using Unzan-seki Stones to Create a New Impression in the Nature Aquarium
Author: Takashi Amano

Columns

Available exclusively to TFH Magazine subscribers (print and digital)

CICH T 0612 Apistos: The Ideal Dwarf Cichlids
Author: Eric Hanneman, PhD
ITL T 0612 Climbing Gouramis (Anabas spp.)
Author: Mark Denaro
PT T 0612 Evolution in the Hobby
Author: Rhonda Wilson
GN T 0612 Going Wabi-Sabi
Author: Lea Maddocks
AIA T 0612 Mr. Saltwater Tank's 235-Gallon Reef Challenge, Part 2
Author: Mark Callhan
TSM T 0612 My 55-Gallon Stony Coral Aquarium
Author: James Fatherree

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COVER T 0612

About the Cover

With their myriad of colors and patterns, killifish look as if their bodies were hand painted by an artist. Their vivid appearance is part of their appeal, as are their interesting reproductive habits-many live only for a year, and their eggshave to be incubated in peat moss before hatching. Others, like month's cover killie and the emblem of the American Killifish Association-the blue gularis (Fundulopanchax sjostedti "Niger Delta")-can live for many years and spawn in foliage, as Charles Nunziata explains in his article "African Plant-Spawning Killies" on p. 58.


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Species Profiles

FOM T 0112 Black molly
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Tip of the Month:

That mudskippers, those amphibious gobies that scurry around on the shore and climb mangrove roots to get insects, cannot breathe air? They carry water in a pouch around their gills, keeping those organs wet, so they can continue to extract oxygen---sort of "wet-dry gills"!

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