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Issue #715 Nov/Dec 2015

Feature Articles

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

A Journey into the Waters of Borneo: My Search for Betta taeniata and B. brownorum
Join an adventurous wild-betta keeper on his ...
Author: Avik De
At Home with Hermit Crabs(FULL)
“Tough,” “small,” ...
Author: Richard Aspinall
Book Excerpt: Animal Planet Freshwater Aquarium Problem Solver
This TFH exclusive book excerpt provides ...
Author: David E. Boruchowitz
Keeping and Breeding Fairy Cichlids (FULL)
Lake Tanganyika, the second largest ...
Author: José María Cid Ruiz
Kona Gold: The Yellow Tang of Hawaii
A marine fish connoisseur profiles the ...
Author: Bob Fenner
Takashi Amano (1954–2015): The Enduring Success of the Nature Aquarium
The Lisbon Oceanarium houses Takashi ...
Author: Aqua Design Amano
The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2015
 A look at the stunning aquascapes ...
Author: Aqua Design Amano
The Tetra Renaissance
Having lost some ground to newer, flashier ...
Author: Mike Hellweg


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Cichlid World
A cichlid fanatic discusses the keeping and ...
Author: Ted Judy
Bottom of the Tank
A devoted hobbyist reviews the desert goby, a ...
Author: Joshua Wiegert
Import Report
Fish importer Oliver Lucanus profiles six ...
Author: Oliver Lucanus
Into the Labyrinth(FULL)
The spectacular colors of licorice gouramis ...
Author: Mark Denaro
The Planted Tank
An aquatic plant enthusiast discusses ...
Author: Lea Maddocks
The Salt Mix
In part 2 of his series, renowned marine ...
Author: James Fatherree, MSc

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 About the Cover

This month’s cover pays homage to the master of the planted tank, Takashi Amano (1954–2015), whose legacy lives on in the aquascaping style he pioneered, the company and worldwide planted layout contest he founded, and his final project at the Lisbon Aquarium—Florestas Submersas (“Forests Underwater”)—which has earned the Lisbon Aquarium a 2015 “World’s Best” ranking from

Photo credit: Aqua Design Amano



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Species Profiles

Tip of the Month:

That some fish, like snakeheads of the genus Channa, can drown? Some species are so dependent on breathing air to supplement their gill respiration that if they are prevented from reaching the surface of the water, they will die from lack of oxygen.

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