AMAZONAS “ENDLER’S LIVEBEARERS!” Issue: Inside Look

04 Feb, 2017

It's in the mail: cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 6, Number 2, ENDLER'S LIVEBEARERS! On the cover: “Red Scarlet” Endlers: Poecilia wingei x P. reticulata hybrids, by Hans Georg Evers.

Wild Guppies in the Mail: cover of AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 6, Number 2, ENDLER’S LIVEBEARERS! On the cover: “Red Scarlet” Endlers: Poecilia
wingei x P. reticulata hybrids. Images by Hans-Georg Evers.

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The Table of Contents for the new issues will give you a first look at the comprehensive Endler coverage, and diverse content contained within the issue. You can read the TOC online here.

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

 

"[Endler's Livebearer] has become a big deal in the aquarium world in the last few years, even competing with its larger, highly bred cousin, the fancy Guppy...AMAZONAS author Claus Osche...keeps in close contact with Endler enthusiasts around the world, and in a series of candid interviews they offer a good look into the aquarium life of this fish. I am very happy that Claus agreed to work on this issue, and I think you’ll find it a really special one." - AMAZONAS Editor-In-Chief, Hans-Georg Evers, introducing the new issue.

“[Endler’s Livebearer] has become a big deal in the aquarium world in the last few years, even competing with its larger, highly bred cousin, the fancy Guppy…AMAZONAS author Claus Osche…keeps in close contact with Endler enthusiasts around the world, and in a series of candid interviews they offer a good look into the aquarium life of this fish. I am very happy that Claus agreed to work on this issue, and I think you’ll find it a really special one.” -AMAZONAS Editor-in-chief, Hans-Georg Evers, introducing the new issue.

 

Our Aquatic Notebook starts off with a historical perspective from author Nico Röhrs, writing "Remembering the first imports of Betta splendens."

Aquatic Notebook starts off with a historical perspective from author Nico Röhrs, “Remembering the first imports of Betta splendens.”

 

Aquatic Notebook always covers multiple shorter features, but an update from Andreas Tanke highlighting "Bad news from Brazil" warrants a special highlight deserving of your attention.

Aquatic Notebook roams the world, here featuring a Rio Xingu update from Andreas Tanke reporting “Bad news from Brazil.”

 

Get ready to be wowed by some of the most gaudy little fishes you've seen, as authors Claus Osche and Katja Tyka introduce you to "ENDLER’S LIVEBEARER; From wild forms to hybrids"

Be ready to be wowed by some of the gaudiest little fishes you’ve ever seen, as authors Claus Osche and Katja Tyka introduce you to “ENDLER’S LIVEBEARER—From wild forms to hybrids.”

 

If you are interested in livebearers, especially Guppies, you have probably heard of Michael Kempkes of Bocholt, Germany, one of the most distinguished experts in this field and one of the describers of Poecilia wingei. He is the author of the two-volume monograph The Guppies, published in 2010—reason enough for AMAZONAS writer Claus Osche to interview him for this issue.

Meet Michael Kempkes of Bocholt, Germany, one of the most distinguished livebearer experts in the world and one of the describers of Poecilia wingei. He is the author of the two-volume monograph The Guppies, published in 2010—reason enough for AMAZONAS writer Claus Osche to interview him for this issue.

 

Anyone looking on the Internet for Endlers and their variants will inevitably land on the websites of breeders Jef Pedro and Paul Eijkhout, as well as the Endler forum EndlersRus.eu and their group on Facebook. Claus Osche talked to Pedro and Eijkhout in Amsterdam and returned with insights from these prolific European breeders, shared in the interview "Endless Endlers."

Anyone searching the Internet for premium Endlers and their variants will inevitably land on the websites of breeders Jef Pedro and Paul Eijkhout, as well as the Endler forum EndlersRus.eu and their group on Facebook. Claus Osche talked to Pedro and Eijkhout in Amsterdam and returned with insights from these prolific European breeders, shared in the interview “Endless Endlers.”

 

"AMAZONAS senior editor Mike Tuccinardi takes readers on a tour of some Sri Lankan and Vietnamese Guppy farms, which provide the vast majority of mass-produced fancy Guppies and Endlers to the world’s aquarium shops." - Hans-Georg Evers. Learn more when you read "Beyond The Flash & Fins" in the current issue of AMAZONAS Magazine.

AMAZONAS Senior Editor Mike Tuccinardi takes readers on a tour of Sri Lankan and Vietnamese Guppy farms, which provide the vast majority of mass-produced fancy Guppies and Endlers to the world’s aquarium shops. Look for “Beyond the Flash & Fins” in the current issue of AMAZONAS Magazine.

 

In what has become an annual tradition, we once again are delighted to share the winning aquascapes from the Aquatic Gardeners Association's annual Aquascaping Content. The 2016 pictorial is introduced by the AGA Contest Chair, Bailin Shaw.

In what has become an annual tradition, AMAZONAS showcases the winning aquascapes from the Aquatic Gardeners Association’s annual Aquascaping Content. The 2016 pictorial is introduced by the AGA Contest Chair, Bailin Shaw.

 

When Johannes Graf received an invitation from the Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) to speak at their meeting, he took the opportunity to travel Australia, collecting rainbowfishes, with the goal of introducing many new varieties to the aquarium hobby.

When Johannes Graf received an invitation from the Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) to speak at their meeting, he took the opportunity to get out into the wild streams of Australia, collecting rainbowfishes with the goal of introducing many new species to the aquarium hobby.

 

Breeding the Hairy Pufferfish (Pao baileyi) is a remarkable feat, and author Ralf Britz returns with fresh insights that at times contradicted his initial observations a few years prior.

Breeding the Hairy Pufferfish (Pao baileyi) is a remarkable feat, and author Dr. Ralf Britz returns with fresh insights that at times contradict his initial observations from a few years ago.

 

Sergey Anikshteyn introduces readers to the "Captivating Callochromis: The lovable sand cichlids of Lake Tanganyika."

Sergey Anikshteyn introduces readers to the Captivating Callochromis: The lovable sand cichlids of Lake Tanganyika.

 

If you think locally-bred fishes can't compete with inexpensive imports, Hans-Georg Evers's visit with NK Tropical Fish, as shared in "LOCALLY BRED: A new movement toward quality fishes," should perhaps be required reading.

Think locally-bred fishes can’t compete with inexpensive imports? Hans-Georg Evers’s visit with NK Tropical Fish, as shared in “LOCALLY BRED: A new movement toward quality fishes,” offers proof that it can be done, and done amazingly well.

 

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

Find out what’s happening and where in the aquarium world. Have an event coming up? Send Janine Banks an email to make sure it gets posted online and in print.

 

What's new? What's hot? What's worth revisiting? AMAZONAS Magazine's Species Snapshots will keep you in the know with the latest freshwater fish in the aquarium industry. In this issue: Lizard Tetras (Iguanodectes spp.), the Eyespot Rasbora (Brevibora cheeya), the Pygmy Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia pygmaea), the Fasin Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fasinensis), Regan's Mouthbrooder (Chromidotilapia regani), and the Gabon Dwarf Mouthbrooder (Chromidotilapia nana).

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: Lizard Tetras (Iguanodectes spp.), the Eyespot Rasbora (Brevibora cheeya), the Pygmy Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia pygmaea), the Fasin Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fasinensis), Regan’s Mouthbrooder (Chromidotilapia regani), and the Gabon Dwarf Mouthbrooder (Chromidotilapia nana).


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About the author

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 35 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.

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