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Issue #721 Nov/Dec 2016




Feature Articles

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Algae Eaters in the Marine Aquarium
 The perpetual growth of the unwanted ...
Author: James W. Fatherree

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10 Fab Fish for a Planted Tank
A beautiful planted tank is an achievement ...
Author: Alan de Velasco
Attack of the Green Munchers! 10 Plant-Shredding Fish (FULL)
A well-planted tank is a beautiful thing: a ...
Author: Amanda Wenger
Colorful Corals for a Dazzling Tank
Out of the thousands of coral species in the ...
Author: Jeremy Gosnell
Reef-Friendly Invertebrates (Part II)
In the second part of his two-part series on ...
Author: Scott W. Michael
Rockwork in the Reef Aquarium: A How-To Guide (FULL)
When it comes to reef aquariums, the building ...
Author: James W. Fatherree
Setting Up and Maintaining a Planted Tank
While many freshwater hobbyists aspire to ...
Author: Kate Barrington
Tips and Tricks for Keeping Tangs (FULL)
Tangs are a mainstay of the saltwater ...
Author: Richard Aspinall

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  About the Cover

The beautiful, regal discus (Symphysodon spp.) have long been considered the kings of freshwater fish, but in days past meeting their water chemistry and other needs was difficult enough to label them “for experts only.” With their widespread captive propagation, however, has come increased resilience and tolerance for typical aquarium conditions, meaning that modern-day discus now available are much more easily keepable by intermediate and even conscientious novice aquarists. Learn more about these colorful Amazonians in Alesia Benedict’s “Beginning with Discus” (p. 62).

 


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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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