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Issue #700 July 2014

Feature Articles

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

A New Iwagumi Layout with a Large Group of Sansui Stones
The master aquascaper describes how sansui ...
Author: Takashi Amano
Fishing with the Piabeiros of Brazil’s Rio Negro (Full Article)
   In late January of this year, I ...
Author: Mike Tuccinardi
Keeping the Green Terror Cichlid (Andinoacara rivulatus)
An aquarist who has kept a variety of fish ...
Author: Seth Gibson
Marine Aquarium Basics, Part 12: Common Problems and How to Fix Them
In the final installment of his series on ...
Author: Philip Hunt
Planning the Perfect Pico Pond, Part 1: Preparation and Setup
An aquatic-plant enthusiast explains how to ...
Author: Lea Maddocks
The Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides) (Full Article)
   The genus Apistogramma is one of ...
Author: Mike Hellweg
The Panda Uaru (Uaru fernandezyepezi)
A longtime fishkeeper and breeder details the ...
Author: Radek Bednarczuk


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Poecilia latipinna, the Sailfin Molly
This month, Life with Livebearers is a ...
Author: Charles Clapsaddle
A Look at Some Dragonets
July's edition of The Salt Mix takes a look ...
Author: James Fatherree
Echinoderms: Sea Stars, Brittle Stars, Sea Lilies, and Sea Cukes for Small Marine Systems (Full Article)
Surprising to many people is just how many ...
Author: Bob Fenner
Tank Strains
This month, Ted Judy discusses tank strains ...
Author: Ted Judy
The Lovely Ludwigia
In this installment of Planted Tank, aquatic ...
Author: Amanda Wenger
The Noble Gourami
July's Into the Labyrinth features Ctenops ...
Author: Mark Denaro

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July 2014 Cover
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The placid waters of the Rio Negro in the Brazilian Amazon are the source of tetras, catfish, cichlids, and countless other aquarium fish that have been collected for generations by the piabeiros, the South American fishers of ornamental species for the aquarium trade. Importer Mike Tuccinardi joined the piabeiros of the tiny village of Daracua, Brazil to see firsthand the traditional methods by which they collect many of the fish that we enjoy in our home aquariums. The sustainable methods employed at this very first step of the tropical fish supply chain are detailed in this month’s “Fishing with the Piabeiros of the Brazilian Amazon” (p. 74). Photograph by Mike Tuccinardi

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Species Profiles

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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