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Issue #711 June 2015




Feature Articles

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

A Different Kind of Killie: The American Flagfish
If you’re seeking a freshwater fish ...
Author: Mike Hellweg
Berlin Aquarium at the Berlin Zoological Garden
A world traveler describes the exciting array ...
Author: Iggy Tavares
Beyond Goldfish & Koi: Nontraditional Fish for Water Gardens
While goldfish and koi are the most common ...
Author: Mark Denaro
Book Excerpt: The Simple Guide to Marine
This brief look into the comprehensive ...
Author: Jeff Kurtz
Caribbean Reefs Under Stress (FULL)
I’ve been very lucky not only to be ...
Author: Richard Aspinall
Takashi Amano’s Lisbon Project: Building the World’s Largest Nature Aquarium - Part 1 (FULL
Known for its size and collection of species ...
Author: Takashi Amano
The Gold-Spot Pleco (Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus)
A longtime fishkeeper explains why the ...
Author: Seth Gibson
The Pygmy Killifish (Leptolucania ommata)
Hardy and colorful, the pygmy killifish is a ...
Author: Anthony C. Terceira

Columns

Available exclusively to TFH Magazine subscribers (print and digital)

Bottom of the Tank (Full)
Catfishes of the genus Corydoras and its ...
Author: Joshua Wiegert
Cichlid World
A cichlid fanatic discusses the keeping and ...
Author: Ted Judy
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
The Salt Mix
Renowned marine aquarist James Fatherree ...
Author: James Fatherree, Msc

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 About the Cover

Corydoras catfish, such as this orange laser cory (Corydoras sp. CW-010), are some of the most popular and familiar fishes in the aquarium hobby. As the number of known species grows, newly discovered Corydoras are assigned either a C or a CW alphanumerical code, similar to the L-numbers assigned to loricariid cats. Despite often being viewed as solitary bottom-feeders, Corydoras cats are schooling fish with important dietary needs, as explained by TFH Contributing Editor Joshua Wiegert in our new column, “Bottom of the Tank.”


Photo credit: Andrzej Zabawski


 

 

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Tip of the Month:

To protect valuable specimens, set up their tank with two heaters, each rated at half the required wattage. If one sticks on, the other will stay off, and the water will not overheat as much or as quickly.

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