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Issue #689 August 2013

Feature Articles

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

A Layout that Emphasizes the Beauty of Composition Materials
In order to create an excellent-looking ...
Author: Takashi Amano
Automating Your Aquarium
Do you love fishkeeping but are terrified ...
Author: Jeremy Gosnell
Book Excerpt: Freshwater Aquarium Problem Solver (Full Article)
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Author: David E. Boruchowitz
Mad For Morays
Among the most distinctive fish in the world, ...
Author: Maddy Hargrove
Marine Aquarium Basics, Part 1: Water and Salt (Full Article)
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Author: Philip Hunt
The Ricefish: An Odd and Interesting Group (Full Article)
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Author: Mike Hellweg


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Cichlid World
To really know a cichlid, it is not only ...
Author: Eric Hanneman
Import Report
An importer profiles a variety of species, ...
Author: Mike Tuccinardi
Life with Livebearers
Blue isn’t a prominent color in mollies. ...
Author: Charles Clapsaddle
The Salt Mix
Anyway, while there are many, many types of ...
Author: James Fatherree

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July 2013 Cover

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With their snake-like form, scale-less skin, and lack of pelvic fins, moray eels—such as the star of this month’s cover, the yellow-mouth or starry moray (Gymnothorax nudivomer)—are quintessential cavity dwellers, occupying caves and rock openings in their natural reef environment. In the aquarium, they should be provided similar live-rock hiding places as well as the low lighting these shy, nocturnal creatures prefer. They often make a meal of sleeping fishes in their natural habitat, so make sure to keep them only with tankmates that won’t fit in their mouth. For more on moray eels in the wild and in the aquarium, check out this month’s “Mad For Morays” (p. 68). Photograph by Richard Whitcombe/Shutterstock

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Species Profiles

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.

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