CORAL Magazine New Issue “BUILDING BOMMIES” Inside Look
23 Jun, 2016
The cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 13, Issue 4 – Building Bommies – July / August 2016
The July/August 2016 Issue of CORAL Magazine is printed and now delivering to subscribers, local aquarium shops and select bookstores. On sale date: July 5th, 2016 at the best marine aquarium retail stores and leading Barnes & Noble stores everywhere.
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HEREWITH: a sampling of articles and opening pages for readers curious about what the issue will bring.
“Reefs grow most rapidly when staghorns are the dominant reef-building corals,” reports Prof. John Pandolfi, but,”the very corals responsible for establishing the overwhelming mass of today’s tropical reefs are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other man-made stressors…” – Learn more in this issue’s Reef News section.
East Pacific fishes such as this Blacknosed Butterflyfish, Johnrandallia nigrirostris, lead off this issue’s “Rarities,” which also features hardy Spotted Seastars and Red Banded Lobsters, just to highlight a few.
CORAL Magazine interviews marine biologist Christiane Schmidt, founder of SAIA, the Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association, based in Germany. We discuss SAIA’s “All Eyes on Dory” campaign.
Gary Bell, one of Australia’s most accomplished underwater photographers, introduces our glorious cover feature, Bommies, starting out with the answer to “What is a bommie? (And why are we interested?) For aquarium aquascapers, this is a portfolio of inspiration from the Great Barrier Reef.
Johnny Ciotti explains the thought process behind his classic nano-bommie aquarium and provides stocking insights in Small Bommie Basics.
A visual feast of the latest coral imports awaits in Kaleidoscopic Coral Visions!
Reef fishes expert Scott W. Michael revisits the blue & yellow damselfish species in the genus Chrysiptera in search of the perfect Dory Double; electric-blue “Dory” alternatives suitable for beginners or the smaller saltwater fish tank.
“Most coral reef aquarists dream of keeping fast-growing stony corals that form various shapes and boast attractive colors.” Daniel Knop notes, “However, some species are better suited for beginners than others. Starting right means picking the best species.” Learn more inside the newest issue of CORAL.
Martin Kunzelnick’s “low maintenance” 260-gallon reef aquarium defines current “state-of-the-art” Euro reef design and management.
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