AMAZONAS Magazine “RARE CATS!” Inside Look
06 Apr, 2018
AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 7, Number 3, RARE CATS!, an issue dedicated to the quirky species that breeding could one day make available to more hobbyists. On the cover: Pseudacanthicus sp. LDA 105 “Typhoon,” images by Hans-Georg Evers.
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HEREWITH, a sampling of articles and opening pages for readers curious about what the issue will bring.
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“It is time to feature Loricariids again—but those who expect the focus to be on L-number catfishes may be disappointed. Some of the most interesting species are rarely found in the aquarium trade, and it will take the kind of captive breeding progress reported in this issue for them to become obtainable and affordable for more aquarists.” Hans-Georg Evers, introducing the RARE CATS! issue.
AQUATIC NOTEBOOK brings you news from around the aquarium and scientific communities. In this issue, we map the global spread of invasive plecos, remember the life of Felipe Cantera, examine the hypothesis that Blind Cave Tetras may hold secrets to help sleep-deprived humans, and take a gamble on the new tetra Moenkhausia sp. “Yellow Kogal.”
Must-read insights for every pleco fanatic: Hans-Georg Evers and Jeffrey Christian report on the first success in breeding Pseudacanthicus sp. LDA 105 “Typhoon.”
Achim Werckenthin and Ingo Seidel present the Dwarf Needle Catfishes of the genus Acestridium, which are at times sensitive aquarium inhabitants that present a husbandry and breeding challenge for experienced aquarists.
There are numerous barbel-bearers among the catfishes in the family Loricardiidae, but the genus Rhadinoloricaria has been nothing more than a phantom in the minds of catfish lovers for a long time. Norman Behr and Anja Katzschmann explain how these mysterious fishes are finally being revealed.
Jeremy Basch shares his struggles and triumphs with the beautiful and unique Pinstripe Woodcat, Tatia strigata.
“There are some trips I will be talking about into old age,” starts Hans Georg Evers,”—for example, my adventures in the virgin forest of the Mamberamo in New Guinea, far away from the usual conveniences of our Western world. Almost everything went wrong on that trip—but this is one of the few remaining places on Earth where nature is still intact.”
As aquascapers around the globe are gearing up to compete in the Aquatic Gardeners Association’s annual international Aquascaping Content this fall, we look back at the best planted tanks to learn what it took to win in 2017.
Neotropical Cichlids have, at times, received a bad rap. Dr. Paul V. Loiselle writes in praise of worthwhile compact cichlids in a novel genus whose members were formerly known under more familiar names—Heros, Cichlasoma, Cryptoheros, and Archocentrus—and are now grouped as Amatitlania.
Michael Härtl and Dietmar Kecker interview Reinhard Schmid, owner of an aquarium fish hatchery in Ensdorf, Germany. Schmid is best known for his Cichlid production, and the hatchery is responsible for introducing aquarium strains such as the Iceberg Ahli and the hypomelanistic Turquoise Aulonocara.
Petra Fitz examines the science behind Catappa (Indian Almond) leaves as they’re used in the aquarium, and illustrates some alternatives as well.
Scott Fellman, “Chief Tint Officer” at Tannin Aquatics, embraces nature, discussing the humic and husbandry benefits of aquascaping with botanical litter from the tropics.
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AMAZONAS Magazine’s must-read Species Snapshots bring insight into the new, unusual, and under-appreciated in the aquarium hobby and trade. This issue’s installment shines a bright spotlight on Killifishes. Our coverage includes Wachter’s Killifish (Aphyosemion wachtersi), Maratecoara splendida, the Gabon Jewelfish (Aphyosemion cyanostictum), Poropanchax stigmatopygus, the Potosi Pupfish (Cyprinodon alvarezi), and, for the catfish lovers, the Super Schwartzi Cory (Corydoras sp. CW028).
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