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 the splash tetra Copella arnoldi lays its eggs out of the water! The pair jumps out of the water and lay its eggs on the underside of an overhanging leaf. When spawning is over, the male splashes the eggs periodically to keep them wet. The fry fall into the water when they hatch.