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Issue #708 March 2015

Feature Articles

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

A Guide to Fragging, Part 2: Mushrooms (Full Article)
In Part 1 of my series on fragging, I touched ...
Author: Richard Aspinall
Aquarium Society News: Ray Lucas, the Man Behind Kingfish Services
In this special edition of Aquarium Society ...
Author: Shari Horowitz
Frogfishes: Masters of Mimicry
An avid diver examines how the enigmatic ...
Author: Francesco Ricciardi
It’s Electric: Sciaenochromis fryeri in the Home Aquarium (Full Article)
Sciaenochromis fryeri is a popular, ...
Author: Seth Gibson
Practical Experience in Spawning and Rearing Cryptocentrus cinctus
A marine fishkeeper explains how he overcame ...
Author: José María Cid Ruiz
Touring the Export Facilities of Manaus
In the final installment of his series ...
Author: Mike Tuccinardi


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10 Big, Beautiful Barbs for Larger Aquariums (Full Article)
Barbs have long been popular among aquarists, ...
Author: Mark Denaro
Cichlid World
A cichlid fanatic discusses the Apistogramma ...
Author: Ted Judy
Import Report
Fish importer Oliver Lucanus profiles six ...
Author: Oliver Lucanus
Into the Labyrinth
A fish importer continues his focus on leaf ...
Author: Mark Denaro
Life with Livebearers
A professional fish farmer examines how ...
Author: Charles Clapsaddle
The Planted Tank
Plant-keeping expert Amanda Wenger explains ...
Author: Amanda Wenger
The Salt Mix
A marine aquarist gives insight into the ...
Author: James Fatherree, Msc

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 About the Cover

The group of roseline or Denison’s barbs (Sahyadria denisonii) on this month’s cover are currently the subject of some taxonomic confusion, a situation the species’ variable size and color pattern doesn’t make any easier. What we do know for sure is that these colorful fish make a stunning addition to a suitable tank, especially one that is well planted. As active swimmers that prefer to be kept in schools, these fish are best suited to larger aquariums of 75 gallons (284 liters) or more, as Mark Denaro explains this month in “10 Big, Beautiful Barbs for Larger Aquariums.” 

Photo credit: jacek Klonowicz


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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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