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Issue #701 August 2014

Feature Articles

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

A Layout That Portrays a Water’s-Edge Environment
The aquatic plants layout maestro details his ...
Author: Takashi Amano
Adventures While Collecting Fish in Chad
A frequent traveler and fish collector ...
Author: Béla Nagy
Brilliant Blues and Greens
An advanced marine fishkeeper profiles the ...
Author: Richard Aspinall
Building and Maintaining a Koi Pond (Full Article)
    A koi pond differs greatly ...
Author: Marijn van Haaren
Planning the Perfect Pico Pond, Part 2: Pondscaping and Adding Animals
Concluding her two-part article on setting up ...
Author: Lea Maddocks
The Cryptic Life of Ghost Pipefishes (Full Article)
Masters in the art of mimicry, ghost ...
Author: Francesco Ricciardi
Viral Diseases of Aquarium Fishes (Full Article)
As home aquarists gain experience they learn ...
Author: Jay Hemdal


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A Look at the Cuttlefishes
This month's The Salt Mix features the ...
Author: James Fatherree
Ask Jack
This month, discus breeder Jack Wattley ...
Author: Jack Wattley
Collecting Livebearers with Family in Port Aransas
Livebearer breeder and enthusiast Charles ...
Author: Charles Clapsaddle
Frogfishes: Some Great Small Choices
This month, Bob Fenner makes some suggestions ...
Author: Bob Fenner
Import Report
Mike Tuccinardi profiles some new imports ...
Author: Mike Tuccinardi
The Bacopa of the Americas
This month, Planted Tank features plants of ...
Author: Amanda Wenger
The Jewels of Lake Malawi
Eric Hanneman discusses his experiences with ...
Author: Eric Hanneman

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August 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 mudskippers, those amphibious gobies that scurry around on the shore and climb mangrove roots to get insects, cannot breathe air? They carry water in a pouch around their gills, keeping those organs wet, so they can continue to extract oxygen---sort of "wet-dry gills"!

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