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Issue #676 July 2012

Feature Articles

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

KENT T 0712 A Family Trip to Find Fascinating Fish in Southeastern Peru
Author: Lawrence Kent
BELL T 0712 An Aquarist’s Journal: Creating a Nano Reef, Part 2: Completion and Stability
Author: David Bell
HORO T 0712 Fish Tank Kings: Living the Dream (Full Article)
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Author: Shari Horowitz
MADD T 0712 Golden Garden: Add Koi and Goldfish to Your Pond for a Pop of Color (Full Article)
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Author: Lea Maddocks
AMANO T 0712 Iwagumi Layout Created With Wabi-Kusa
Author: Takashi Amano
VELT T 0712 Myaka myaka: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Author: Troy Veltrop
DEVL T 0712 Paratheraps sp. "Coatzacoalcos" (Full Article)
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Author: Mo Devlin
ORSO T 0712 Retailer Spotlight: The Bowers Boys
Author: Tony and Rose Orso
DEVE T 0712 The Importance of Aquarium Water Testing
Author: Wesley Devers
DICK T 0712 To Save a Life: C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
Author: Klaus Steinhaus, Greg Steeves, and Pam Chin


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TSM T 0712 A Look at the Big Wrasses
Author: James Fatherree
AJ T 0712 Ask Jack
Author: Jack Wattley
LWL T 0712 Live Foods for Livebearers: Gammarus
Author: Charles Clapsaddle
AIA T 0712 Mr. Saltwater Tank's 235-Gallon Reef Challenge, Part 3
Author: Mark Callahan
CICH T 0712 Unexpected Dambas
Author: Ted Judy

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COVER T 0712

About the Cover

Coming in a myriad of shapes, colors, sizes, and aggression levels, cichlids are among the most popular fish in the hobby. Some species, like the ever-popular oscars and angels, are commonly kept and bred, but others are threatened in the wild and require protection in the hobby. One such example is the yellow lab (Herichthys labridens “yellow”) gracing our cover, which is cross breeding with an invasive species and wiping itself out of existence. Read about other fish that need your help in “To Save a Life: C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program” (p. 52). Photograph by Mo Devlin

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Species Profiles

FOM T 0112 Black molly
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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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