Herbivores – CORAL Printed Issue Preview – July/August 2015
02 Jul, 2015
The cover of HERBIVORES, our feature for the July/August 2015 issue of CORAL Magazine, examining The Best (and Worst) Grazing Animals for Your Reef!
Does your local retailer keep CORAL Magazine all wrapped up in a poly bag at the shop? Have you only experienced our Digital Edition? CORAL continues to publish a timeless, highest-quality print edition. For those who have a hard time thumbing through a print vesrsion, and we’re going to share the newest issue, the July/August 2015 issue of CORAL Magazine, in this hard copy preview. There is nothing else like it.
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The Table of Contents for Volume 12, Issue 4, of CORAL Magazine, can also be viewed on our website as a webpage at http://www.reef2rainforest.com/2015/06/30/coral-magazine-table-of-contents-julaug-2015/
The Letter From Europe: CORAL’s International Editor Daniel Knop introduces our Herbivores issue with a cautionary note – “If you already have an algae plague in your aquarium, algae eaters aren’t the best remedy; you will have to institute several changes and rehabilitate the tank by eliminating nutrients.”
This issue’s Editor’s Page features pioneering aquarium collector Rodney Jonklass, with historical background and insights as shared by James M. Lawrence and CORAL field correspondent Mike Tuccinardi.
Reef News returns with a cornucopia of news from the research community. In this issue, an investigation of biofilms in the role of the coral life cycle, the role of taste in reef health assessments by larval fishes and corals, the influence of planktonic urinary excretions on the nitrogen balance of seawater, and the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics which has direct implications for the marine reef aquarium hobby.
RARITIES in this issue include Rainbow Pectinia, Zebra Moray Eels, ORA’s captive-bred Variegated Sea Urchins, “Lush Life” Leptoseris, and Red Mycedium.
“Algae happen: When they do, what is the reefkeeper’s best response? The HERBIVORE DILEMMA and how to solve it.” – by Ronald L. Shimek, Ph.D. You can read an online version of this article right now at http://www.reef2rainforest.com/2015/06/15/algae-happen-they-are-everywhere-but-there-is-no-reason-to-panic/
Scott W. Michael’s latest contribution, “Fishy Grazers on the Reef”, covers the immense range of herbivorous fishes available to aquarists, including valuable insights on what they will (and won’t) eat!
“Marine Snails”, by Ronald L. Shimek, PH.D., is the must-have, don’t reef tank without it, guide to the grazing snails you’re likely to encounter in the aquarium trade. Learn which snails will truly help with your algae problems, and which are best never added to your tank!
Like what you’re seeing? Remember, all current subscribers can log into our digital edition or our apps to read this issue now. Print subscribers are receiving their copies soon, and local retailers should have this edition on sale now!
“BEST herbivores. Worst herbivores.” What biocontrols do CORAL readers really use to combat nuisance algae? We cover the time-tested animals used, and avoided, by experienced reefkeepers.
Our coverage of Dwarf Angelfishes continues with John Coppolino’s in-depth look at “A Giant among Dwarfs: The Japanese Pygmy Angelfish (Centropyge interrupta)”
Rules? What rules? An aquarist in the Netherlands finds unconventional success without water changes. Find out how in our AQUARIUM PORTRAIT: Dutch Synthetic Reefkeeping – by Glenn Fong
Daniel Knop investigates “Fragging a Beginner’s Coral”, which focuses on the plate coral Diaseris fragilis as well as Cycloseris. All in this issue’s Reefkeeping 101 column.
This issues Species Spotlight, by Daniel Knop, looks at the spectacular Lined Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus lineatus.
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We don’t always bother to point it out, but we’re actually rather proud of the CORALexicon, which defines technical terms that appear in articles in each issue. You might also enjoy our ever growing online Lexicon at http://www.reef2rainforest.com/glossary/
Sri Lanka: Looking back and ahead ad the island where the marine aquarium livestock trade got its start – CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazine contributor Mike Tuccinardi reports.
Our parting shot; A squadron of Caribbean Reef Squid, Sepioteuthis sepioidea, patrols the night reef. Image by the late Denise Nielsen Tackett, 1947-2015
We invite you to read this issue to understand why one CORAL Magazine editor says, “Anyone can publish anything online. We invest in only the best because we’re putting it in print!”
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About the author
Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.