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Issue #683 February 2013

Feature Articles

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

DENA T 0213 A Visit to the Long Island Aquarium (Full Article)
I recently had the opportunity to speak at a ...
Author: Mark Denaro
PURS T 0213 Adding Color to the Freshwater Aquarium: Accenting With Black
Author: Phil Purser
MICH T 0213 Building a Heron Island Biotope, Part 2: Using Species Characteristics to Create a Biotope
Author: Scott Michael
AMANO T 0213 Creating an Unzan-seki Stone Layout That Can Be Enjoyed for a Long Time
Author: Takashi Amano
IAPLC 01 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2012 (Full Article)
Grand Prize World Ranking #1 Zhang ...
Author: ADA
LIM T 0213 The South American Silver Arowana (Full Article)
One of the most sought-after fish in the ...
Author: Tobias Lim Koon Li


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TSM T 0213 A Look at the Velvet Finger Coral: Montipora digitata
Author: James Fatherree
PT T 0213 Algae in the Planted Tank
Author: Amanda Wenger
AIA T 0213 An Elegant 5(1/2)-Gallon Nano: Part 2, Developing the Layout
Author: Frank Wazeter
AJ T 0213 Ask Jack
Author: Jack Wattley
CICH T 0213 Cichlids of Lake Malawi
Author: Eric Hanneman
IR T 0213 Import Report
Author: Mike Tuccinardi
LWL T 0213 The Cortes Swordtail (Xiphophorus cortezi)
Author: Charles Clapsaddle

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COVER T 0213

About the Cover

Beautiful, graceful, and elegant are all words that can be used to describe our iconic cover fish—the South American silver arowana. Although not as revered as its Asian cousins, the South American silver arowana has many excellent qualities, and you can legally acquire one in the United States. For fans of monster fish, these can be an excellent choice to put in your pond. Learn more about caring for these gorgeous animals from an expert arowana keeper on p. 82. Photograph by Hristo Hristov

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Species Profiles

FOM T 0112 Black molly
Describer: N/A

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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