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Issue #707 February 2015

Feature Articles

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

5 Reef Cherubs: Exquisite Angels of Note
The world-renowned reef fishes authority ...
Author: Scott W. Michael
A Glimpse Inside Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is home to a whale shark and ...
Author: Iggy Tavares
A Guide to Fragging, Part 1: Zoanthids (Full Article)
Frag swaps and frag sales have become common ...
Author: Richard Aspinall
Admiring Aphyosemion australe (Full Article)
Sometimes life can take some really strange ...
Author: Tony Pinto
Hypancistrus contradens: Pretty as a Picture (Full Article)
Although I have always enjoyed keeping all ...
Author: Ruben Lugo
One Fierce Fish: The Black Piranha in the Home Aquarium
The black piranha (Serrasalmus rhombeus) is a ...
Author: Seth Gibson


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Cichlid World
A cichlid fanatic offers fascinating tips ...
Going Nano
Bob Fenner details the different varieties ...
Author: Bob Fenner
Import Report
Fish importer Oliver Lucanus profiles six ...
Author: Oliver Lucanus
Into the Labyrinth
A fish importer and former president of the ...
Author: Mark Denaro
Life with Livebearers
A professional fish farmer who has a love for ...
The Planted Tank
Plant-keeping expert Amanda Wenger explains ...
Author: Amanda Wenger
The Salt Mix
Renowned marine aquarist James Fatherree ...
Author: James Fatherree

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About the Cover

The regal angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus) greeting readers on this month’s cover was photographed in Egypt’s Red Sea, and as Scott Michael explains in this month’s “5 Reef Cherubs: Exquisite Angels of Note” (p. 68), regal angel specimens from this area are more prone to eat in the aquarium than those found in the Pacific. They tend to be shy fish, especially when first introduced, and may nip at some soft and stony corals, as well as zoanthids and clam mantles. All in all though, if you can provide for its needs, the beauty of this fish more than speaks for itself. 

Photo credit: serg_dibrova/Shutterstock


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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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