AMAZONAS Magazine “Beguiling Gobies” Inside Look

24 Mar, 2017

Benthic Beauties in the Mail: cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 6, Number 3, BEGUILING GOBIES! On the cover: Vietnamese Rhinogobius sp. Images by Friedrich Bitter.

Benthic Beauties in the mail: cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 6, Number 3, Beguiling Gobies! On the cover: Vietnamese Rhinogobius sp. Images by Friedrich Bitter.

The May/June 2017 Issue of AMAZONAS Magazine is printed and now on its way to magazine subscribers, local aquarium shops, and better bookstores.  On sale April 4th, 2017.

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HEREWITH, A sampling of articles and opening pages for readers curious about what the issue will bring.


The Table of Contents: a first look at the comprehensive Goby coverage and diverse content throughout the issue. Read the TOC online here.

The Table of Contents: a first look at the comprehensive Rare Gobies coverage and diverse content throughout the issue. Read the TOC online here.

 

Many aquarists think that freshwater gobies are of interest to only a few enthusiasts, but this is a misconception.

“Many aquarists think that freshwater gobies are of interest to only a few enthusiasts, but this is a misconception.” – AMAZONAS Editor-in-chief, Hans-Georg Evers, introducing the new issue.

 

"In a group of young tank-bred Corydoras trilineatus, we noticed a fish with a black spot on its right side. On closer inspection, this “spot” turned out to be a second dorsal fin on that side." Aquatic Notebook begins with the curious tale of Siamese twins in Corydoras trilineatus.

“In a group of young tank-bred Corydoras trilineatus, we noticed a fish with a black spot on its right side. On closer inspection, this ‘spot’ turned out to be a second dorsal fin on that side.” Aquatic Notebook begins with the curious tale of “Siamese twins in Corydoras trilineatus,” as told by Dr. Klaus Horn and Wolfgang Dittmann.

 

Aquatic Notebook continues with "Rainforest Buying Power: New products that support Project Piaba and sustainable fishing in South America"

Aquatic Notebook continues with “Rainforest Buying Power: New products that support Project Piaba and sustainable fishing in South America.”

 

Aquatic Notebook highlights the "Charismatic New Brazilian Tetra Species found in Blackwater Reservoir," by by Willian Massaharu Ohara, Juan Marcos Mirande, and Flávio Cesar Thadeo de Lima and the AMAZONAS Staff.

Aquatic Notebook highlights a newly described small tetra with the potential to become popular with breeders and mainstream aquarium keepers.

 

More treasures await in our Aquatic Notebook, such as"Green Silver Dollars," by Hans-Georg Evers.

Hans-Georg Evers takes a closer look at some spectacular and unusual juvenile green Silver Dollars that have been spotted in recent import shipments.

 

"Some aquarium animals are encountered unexpectedly. This is exactly what happened to me in a remote mountain stream when I pulled up some species of fish in my net more or less by accident." Learn more in "RHINO GOBIES from Northern Vietnam," by Friedrich Bitter."

“Some aquarium animals are encountered unexpectedly. This is exactly what happened to me in a remote mountain stream when I pulled up some species of fish in my net more or less by accident.” Join Friedrich Bitter on a species-finding expedition to northern Vietnam.

 

"Wild Glossogobius concavifrons have proved to be excellent subjects for aquarium keeping. They’re fascinating to observe and fairly easy to breed, but not much is known about their reproductive biology." Learn more in this article by Andreas Wagnitz.

Meet the Timika Gobies: “…excellent subjects for aquarium-keeping. They’re fascinating to observe and fairly easy to breed, but not much is known about their reproductive biology.”

 

"The African sleepier gobies in the genus Kribia...are lovely predatory inhabitants with endlessly watchable behaviors for species tanks and nano-aquariums." Stanislav Kislyuk shares his experiences.

“The African sleepier gobies in the genus Kribia are lovely predatory inhabitants with endlessly watchable behaviors for species tanks and nano-aquariums.” Stanislav Kislyuk shares his experiences.

 

"The 'Nature Aquarium,' that enchanting artist’s garden of stone, wood, and aquatic plants introduced by Takashi Amano, is today drawing newcomers into the freshwater aquarium hobby as never before." Steve Waldron's new series, Creating Nature, will help you find the path to Nature Aquarium success.

“The ‘Nature Aquarium,’ that enchanting artist’s garden of stone, wood, and aquatic plants introduced by Takashi Amano, is today drawing newcomers into the freshwater aquarium hobby as never before,”  says Steve Waldron in starting his new series, Creating Nature, to help AMAZONAS readers find a path to planted tank success.

 

Get way outside your comfort zone and experience "Life in the Dark: Exploring Cave Rivers," by Dante Fenolio, Ph.D., with a introduction by Michael J. Tuccinardi.

“Get way outside your comfort zone and experience,” says cave river explorer Dr. Dante Fenolio, with a introduction by Michael J. Tuccinardi.

 

"Brazil still has great potential to provide the aquarium world with beautiful new species of fish, as seen in this sampling of schooling jewels that have recently become available." Learn more in "Tetras from the Rio Tapajós," by Hans-Georg Evers with image by F. Wang.

AMAZONAS Editor Hans-Georg Evers documents the potential of Brazil to provide endless exciting new fish species discoveries—if the country doesn’t desecrate its own aquatic natural resources in a rush to build dams.

 

Are you up to the challenge? Holger Zinke shares his "Trials and tribulations with Neolamprologus pectoralis."

Are you up to the challenge? Holger Zinke shares his experiences with a fiercely territorial African cichlid, Neolamprologus pectoralis.

 

Pleco lovers, get acquainted with "Ancistrus sp. 'Inambari Dwarf,' A new pygmy bristlenose cat from Peru;" Anna-Sophie Hawranek makes the introduction.

Pleco lovers, get acquainted with Ancistrus sp. “Inambari Dwarf”: A new pygmy bristlenose cat from Peru that has caught the attention of amateur breeder Anna-Sophie Hawranek.

 

"No one calls Gerhard Wessely by his real name...In the last few years I’ve heard a number of people say, “If I am ever in Franconia, I will have to go to Dürrwangen.” So when I found myself in that area on a summery Friday afternoon, I decided to pay a visit to “Wessy,” the object of this enthusiasm." Have a visit with the legendary “Wessy” in "A life with fishes" by Hans-Georg Evers."

Get to know the legendary “Wessy,” whose breeding aquariums fill every nook of his Bavarian home—even the family bathroom, where the author spotted courting catfish during an unforgettable afternoon visit.

 

AMAZONAS Magazine's must-read Species Snapshots keeps an eye on the newest and most interesting freshwater fish coming into the aquarium trade. In this issue: Roux’s Pygmy Goby (Pandaka rouxi), Black Neon Ricefish (Oryzias woworae “Black”), the new Blue Punk Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi “Blue Punk”), Gabon Dwarf Cichlid (Parananochormis gabonicus), the rare West African Parananochromis brevirostris, and the Samurai Puffer (Dichotomyctere etythrotaenia).

This issue’s must-read Species Snapshots zeroes in on new animals coming into the aquarium trade, among them: Black Neon Ricefish (Oryzias woworae “Black”), the new Blue Punk Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi “Blue Punk”), the Samurai Puffer (Dichotomyctere etythrotaenia) and others.

 

The latest Underwater Eye features the beautiful Tiger Stripe Silver Dollar as photographed by Morrell Devlin. Learn more about this great aquarium species as it closes out the issue.

Closing the issue is a beautiful Tiger Stripe Silver Dollar as photographed by Morrell Devlin, who says this peaceful shoaling species looks spectacular when kept in groups in a large aquarium—something for the rest of us to dream about.

 


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Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC is the publisher of award-winning magazines and books in the fields of aquarium keeping, aquatics, and marine science. It is the English-language publisher of CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazines and is based in Shelburne, Vermont, USA.

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