AMAZONAS “Magical MEDAKA” Issue: Inside Look

28 Jul, 2016

It's in the mail: cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 5, Number 5. On the cover: Lamp Eye Congo Tetras, New cultivated forms of Japanese Ricefish, Oryzias latipes, images by Fumitoshi Mori.

It’s in the mail: cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 5, Number 5. On the cover: prized orange cultivated forms of Japanese Ricefish, Oryzias latipes. Images by Fumitoshi Mori.

The September/October 2016 Issue of AMAZONAS Magazine is printed and now on its way to print magazine subscribers, local aquarium shops, and better bookstores.

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"I do not want to predict whether [the Medaka] is going to be the 'next big thing'," writes Hans-Georg Evers, "but I'll bet that after reading this issue some of you will develop an appetite for it and run into your basements to revive a few neglected nano tanks."

“I do not want to predict whether [the Medaka] is going to be the ‘next big thing,'” writes Hans-Georg Evers, “but I’ll bet that after reading this issue some of you will develop an appetite for it and run into your basement to revive a few neglected nano tanks.”

Aquatic Notebook starts off with Stephan M. Tanner's look at new fish imports from Brazil. Also included in this issue are Zebra Corys, Blue-Headed Corys, a look at a large Malawi Cichlid aquarium at a Hamburg school, and a new Neon Goby from the Philippines.

Aquatic Notebook starts off with Stephan M. Tanner’s look at new fish imports from Brazil. Also included in this issue are Zebra Corys, Blue-Headed Corys, a look at a large Malawi Cichlid aquarium at a Hamburg school, and a new Neon Goby from the Philippines.

 

Hans-Georg Evers introduces us to the Zebra Cory, aka. Corydoras sp. "Bonita" / CW 111

Hans-Georg Evers introduces us to the Zebra Cory, aka Corydoras sp. “Bonita” / CW111

 

Friedrich Bitter offers a brief introduction to the Japanese Ricefish in "Magical Medaka", our cover feature this issue.

Friedrich Bitter offers a brief introduction to the Japanese Ricefish in “Magical Medaka,” our cover feature this issue.

 

Get ready to drool! Fumitoshi Mori and Friedrich Bitter introduce us to the best and brightest Japanese Medaka!

Get ready to drool! Fumitoshi Mori and Friedrich Bitter introduce us to the best and brightest Japanese Medaka!

 

Join Friedrich Bitter as he travels to Japan to visit several successful hobbyist breeders who specialize in Medaka.

Join Friedrich Bitter as he travels to Japan to visit several successful hobbyist breeders who specialize in Medaka.

 

Follow Steve Waldron as he heads into the jungle with nets! Biotpe: Costa Rica

Follow Steve Waldron as he and his wife head into the Central American jungle. Biotope: Costa Rica

 

Even fans of livebeares are susceptible to "Tigerduck" Cichlids—this happened to author Kay Urban when they moved into her fishroom and provided lots of offspring. Learn more about the husbandry of Cryptoheros altoflavus in the latest issue of AMAZONAS.

Even fans of livebearers are susceptible to “Tigerduck” Cichlids—this happened to author Kay Urban when they moved into her fishroom and provided lots of offspring. Learn more about the husbandry of Cryptoheros altoflavus in the latest issue of AMAZONAS.

 

Crytocoryne striolata, the Striped Crypt, only does well in soft, acidic water—at least that is the general consensus. However, Hans-Georg Evers had an entirely different experience with this beautiful plant.

Crytocoryne striolata, the Striped Crypt, only does well in soft, acidic water—at least, that is the general consensus. However, Hans-Georg Evers had an entirely different experience with this beautiful plant.

 

"One of the great things about our hobby is that many aquarists actively participate in the conservation of species threatened with extinction. A prime example is the captive-breeding of endangered Bermudian killifishes." Anton Lamboj, Anton Weissenbacher, and Roland Halbauer share their progress in the latest issue of AMAZONAS.

“One of the great things about our hobby is that many aquarists actively participate in the conservation of species threatened with extinction. A prime example is the captive-breeding of endangered Bermudian killifishes,” say Anton Lamboj, Anton Weissenbacher, and Roland Halbauer, who share their progress in the latest issue of AMAZONAS.

 

Mikro Brüger and Lutz Fisher report on "The chance breeding of the Silver Catfish, Schilbe intermedius", at the Klimahause Bremerhaven in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Mikro Brüger and Lutz Fisher report on “The chance breeding of the Silver Catfish, Schilbe intermedius,” at the Klimahause Bremerhaven in Bremerhaven, Germany.

 

Scobiancistrus are challenging loricariid catfishes to breed in captivity, but Rajanta Sinardja Rahardja has been having success. Learn more about his breeding of Scobiancistrus sp. L368.

Scobiancistrus are challenging loricariid catfishes to breed in captivity, but Rajanta Sinardja Rahardja has been having success. Learn more about his breeding of Scobiancistrus sp. L368.

 

"Lake Malawi and the surrounding area are very interesting to natural-history tropical-fish buffs, who, with a little luck, might even experience a close encounter of the acoustic variety." Find out what Martin Grimm is hinting at when you read "Memories of Matema".

“Lake Malawi and the surrounding area are very interesting to natural-history tropical-fish buffs, who, with a little luck, might even experience a close encounter of the acoustic variety.” Find out what Martin Grimm is hinting at when you read “Memories of Matema.”

 

The latest AMAZONAS Magazine Aquarium Calendar. Have an aquarium event? Send Janine Banks an email to make sure we know about it!

The latest AMAZONAS Magazine Aquarium Calendar. Have an aquarium event? Send Janine Banks or Ray Lucas an email to make sure we know about it!

 

Looking for a single-issue copy? Try one of the many excellent local aquarium shops who carry AMAZONAS Magazine.

Looking for a single-issue copy? Try one of the many excellent local aquarium shops that carry AMAZONAS Magazine.

 

This issue’s “Species Snapshots” examines a new Cherry Red Tetra (Alestopetersius brichardi), the related Alestopetersius nigropterus, an African catfish that can be found in Lake Malawi going by the name Chiloglanis sp. "Senga Bay", a beautiful African tetra called Phenocogrammus sp. "Lefini", the Paragua Torrent Tetra (Piabarchus torrenticola), and a Tanganyikan cichlid from Congo that's similar to the commonly seen Neolamprologus caudopunctatus—Neolamprologus leloupi.

This issue’s “Species Snapshots” examines a new Cherry Red Tetra (Alestopetersius brichardi), the related tetra Alestopetersius nigropterus, an African catfish that can be found in Lake Malawi that goes by the name Chiloglanis sp. “Senga Bay,” a beautiful African tetra called Phenocogrammus sp. “Lefini,” the Paraguay Torrent Tetra (Piabarchus torrenticola), and a Tanganyikan cichlid from Congo that’s similar to the commonly seen Neolamprologus caudopunctatus—Neolamprologus leloupi.

 


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Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC, including AMAZONAS & CORAL Magazines. Matt has kept aquariums for 34 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized as the 2009 MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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