Issue #688 July 2013
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About the Cover
Cichlids are at the top of many hobbyists’ lists, and there are good reasons why. Not only are they gorgeous—coming in practically every color of the rainbow—they also exhibit fascinating behaviors, especially when breeding. For the annual cichlid issue, this gorgeous red peacock is a great example of the beauty found in the cichlid family. Learn more about these incredible fish, like the latest research on the myths surrounding Malawi bloat (p. 62), how to create a peaceful cichlid community (p. 52), and how to choose the best target and dither fish for your setup (p. 20) in this issue! Photograph by Bluehand/Shutterstock.
Tip of the Month:
That some fish, like snakeheads of the genus Channa, can drown? Some species are so dependent on breathing air to supplement their gill respiration that if they are prevented from reaching the surface of the water, they will die from lack of oxygen.