AMAZONAS “Planted Worlds” Issue Inside Look

29 Jan, 2016

Preview of the cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 5, Number 1, and editorial from Editor-In-Chief Hans-Georg Evers. On the cover, "Autumn River", an aquascape from AGA 2015 Competition created by Chaiya Choowa of Bangkok, Thailand.

IT’s in the mail: cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 5, Number 2, and Editorial Page from aquatic explorer, Editor Hans-Georg Evers. On the cover, “Autumn River,” a winning aquascape from the Aquatic Gardeners Association 2015 Competition created by Chaiya Choowa of Bangkok, Thailand.

The March/April 2016 Issue of AMAZONAS Magazine is printed and now delivering to print magazine subscribers, local aquarium shops better bookstores.

On sale date: February 9th, 2016

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NOTEBOOK: Peter J Unmack and Michael P. Hammer share concerns that AU's Burdekin Rainbowfish is on Verge of Demise; The Australian and New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) isn't sitting idly by. Discover their plans to secure the species before it's gone.

NOTEBOOK: Peter Unmack and Michael Hammer connected with AMAZONAS to express concerns that AU’s Burdekin Rainbowfish is on verge of demise, being done-in by aquarium hobbyists playing god and releasing fish into wild streams. The Australian and New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) isn’t sitting idly by. Discover their plans to secure the species before it’s gone.

COVER STORY: Hoping to observe freshwater stingrays in the wild, Jennifer O. Reynolds joins an expedition to the tiny fishing village of Daracua on the middle Rio Negro of Northern Brazil.

RAYS GALORE: Hoping to observe freshwater stingrays in the wild, professional aquarist Jennifer O. Reynolds joins an expedition to the tiny fishing village of Daracua on the middle Rio Negro of Northern Brazil. Do not miss her report on envenomation and why stings are so dreaded by native villages and fishermen.

COVER STORY: Stingrays play an elite, specialty role in the aquarium world, and the few aquarists who deal intensively with South American stingrays have a limited number of available species.  Hans-Georg Everes provides some background knowledge about these cartilaginous fishes in "Stingrays of South America"

RAYS Special Section: Stingrays play an elite, specialty role in the aquarium world, but there are relatively few South American stingrays suited to long life in captivity. Hans-Georg Evers provides armchair ray lovers a portfolio of images (many by Enrico Richter) and background knowledge about these cartilaginous fishes in “Stingrays of South America.”

COVER STORY: Several species of freshwater ray are somewhat common in the aquarium trade and hobby and, depending on how a decision to include them under the CITES convention is structured, listing could have a significant impact on these species' availability in the coming years.  Michael J. Tuccinardi tells you what you need to know in "Stingrays Under Fire"

Marine sharks and rays are woefully overfished for human consumption, and new efforts are afoot to protect them. AMAZONAS Senior Editor Michael J. Tuccinardi reports that some freshwater rays may end up included under the CITES convention which could have a significant impact on these species’ availability in the coming years. Read what you need to know in “Stingrays Under Fire.”

 

In our frenetic, warp-speed lives, moments of rare joy are sometimes found unexpectedly in small, utterly calm, primitive worlds of lush foliage and ancient stone and gnarled driftwood. There is magic in planted aquariums; we reveal it in "Worlds of Grace: AGA 2015" by Cheryl Rogers

In our frenetic, warp-speed lives, moments of rare joy are sometimes found unexpectedly in small, utterly calm, primitive worlds of lush foliage and ancient stone and gnarled driftwood. There is magic in planted aquariums; we explore it in “Worlds of Grace: AGA 2015” by Cheryl Rogers

Reportage: Climbing Cats from Tanzania by Martin Grimm - a look at Amphilius catfishes.

Hardly beautiful, the fast-water-loving Amphilius spp. catfishes charm their keepers with intelligence, droll looks and unusual behaviors says expert breeder Martin Grimm.

it may be hard to believe, but we know virtually nothing about Corydoras geoffroy, the type species of the genus Corydoras. Ernst-Otto von Drachenfels chases down this enigmatic catfish in French Guiana and brings us his adventure.

Hard to believe, but we have known virtually nothing about Corydoras geoffroy, the type species of the genus Corydoras. Ernst-Otto von Drachenfels chases down this enigmatic catfish in French Guiana and finds adventure and an unforgettable catfish everyone is going to want to own.

After decades of quietude, exciting things are happening in the worlds of the genera Danio and Devario, giving us new ideal aquarium species from the rice fields and shallow waters of Myanmar and India.  Learn more in "New Heyday for Danios" by Ralf Britz

After decades of quietude, exciting things are happening in the worlds of the genera Danio and Devario, giving us some ideal new aquarium species from the rice fields and shallow waters of Myanmar and India. Learn more in “New Heyday for Danios” by Ralf Britz as describes a blizzard of taxonomic changes in the world of exotic minnows.

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