CORAL Magazine New Issue “HARDY BIGGER FISHES” Inside Look

05 Jul, 2018

The cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 15, Issue 4 – HARDY BIGGER FISHES – July/August 2018. On the cover: Sunset Wrasse, Thalassoma lutescens. Gary Bell ©OceanwideImages.com. In the background: Pachyseris rugosa, Janine Cairns-Michael.

The cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 15, Issue 4 – HARDY BIGGER FISHES – July/August 2018. On the cover: Sunset Wrasse, Thalassoma lutescens. Gary Bell ©OceanwideImages.com. In the background: Pachyseris rugosa, Janine Cairns-Michael.

CORAL Magazine‘s 4th issue for 2018 could be considered a bit retro, revisiting some of the big, bold, beautiful, and easy-to-care-for marine aquarium fishes that may have had their heyday back when bleached coral decor was the norm.

Considering that small to tiny fishes are more often kept in the modern reef tank era, it’s easy to forget some of the most personable and robust saltwater fishes, some of which become family pets and thrive for decades. CORAL Senior Editor Scott Michael shares all and will have you wanting to install a 500-gallon aquarium in short order.

In addition to featuring large, gaudy fish best suited for large FOWLR (Fish Only With Live Rock) aquaria, our newest issue offers colorful corals and a look at the role that amino acids play in a reef tank. Readers can travel along to visit the reefs of Cuba, learn about changing the RO membrane in a reverse osmosis water filtration system, and learn all about the SPS corals of the Pocilliporidae: Pocillopora, Stylophora, and Seriatopora, truly corals for all reefs and reasons according to reefkeeper Felicia McCaulley.

Ret Talbot’s hard-hitting investigative journalism returns to the pages of CORAL, reporting on the latest developments surrounding the once heralded, now debunked cyanide test for wild-caught marine aquarium fishes.

The magazine is printed and on its way to subscribers, local aquarium shops, and select bookstores—on sale July 10th, 2018, 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.


The Table of Contents for the May/June 2018 edition of CORAL Magazine, HARDY BIGGER FISHES. You can view an online copy of the Table of Contents here.

The Table of Contents for the May/June 2018 edition of CORAL Magazine, HARDY BIGGER FISHES. You can view an online copy of the Table of Contents here.

KORALLE editor Daniel Knop discusses the many forms of "cleaner" relationships among reef fishes in his Letter From Europe.

KORALLE editor Daniel Knop discusses the many forms of “cleaner” relationships among reef fishes in his Letter from Europe.

 

"Not one of us wants a fish whose collection has damaged a coral reef or poisoned a fishing family in a Third World island village," writes James Lawrence, CORAL Editor and Publisher, as he discusses the cyanide quagmire of the saltwater aquarium industry.

“Not one of us wants a fish whose collection has damaged a coral reef or poisoned a fishing family in a Third World island village,” writes James Lawrence, CORAL Editor and Publisher, as he discusses the cyanide quagmire of the saltwater aquarium industry.

 

Perhaps the Red Sea holds the secret for warmth tolerant coral reefs? Find out more about this and other noteworthy discoveries in this issues Reef News column.

Perhaps the Red Sea holds the secret for warmth tolerant coral reefs? Find out more about this and other noteworthy discoveries in this issue’s Reef News column.

 

Our first double-feature opening spread for Coral Visions features the newest introduction from Jason Fox Signature Corals and a stunning Herpolitha being cultured by LiveAquaria in Rhinelander, WI. Turn the pages to discover what else awaits!

Our first double-feature opening spread for Coral Visions features the newest introduction from Jason Fox Signature Corals and a stunning Herpolitha being cultured by LiveAquaria in Rhinelander, WI. Turn the pages to discover what else awaits!

 

Big, Bold, Beautiful: Scott Michael introduces us to the ultra-hardy fishes we love for larger aquariums.

Big, Bold, Beautiful: Scott Michael introduces us to the ultra-hardy fishes we love for larger aquariums.

 

Don't set up your next large fish-only marine aquarium without first consulting Scott Michael's top 50 candidate species.

Don’t set up your next large fish-only marine aquarium without first consulting Scott Michael’s top 50 candidate species.

 

Often overlooked, it is high time that we revisit the under-appreciated and often easier-to-keep corals of the family Pocilliporidae, popularly known as the Cauliflower, Birdsnest, and Cat’s Paw corals. Felicia McCaulley will help you get reacquainted.

Often overlooked, it is high time that we revisit the under-appreciated and often easier-to-keep corals of the family Pocilliporidae, popularly known as the Cauliflower, Birdsnest, and Cat’s Paw corals. Felicia McCaulley will help you get reacquainted.

 

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about over amino acid supplements? You'll find the answers in this article from Stefan Tripke & Dr. Dieter Brockmann.

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about over amino acid supplements? You’ll find the answers in this article from Stefan Tripke and Dr. Dieter Brockmann.

 

Americans can travel to Cuba...Americans can't travel to Cuba...maybe save yourself some headaches and dive into the pages of CORAL Magazine with Werner Fiedler as he brings you to some new dive sites in Cuba.

Americans can travel to Cuba…Americans can’t travel to Cuba…maybe save yourself some headaches and dive into the pages of CORAL Magazine with Werner Fiedler as he brings you to some new dive sites in Cuba.

 

Island life can make reefkeeping a bit more challenging. Michael Preissler shares his saga of keeping an Indo-Pacific reef aquarium while living on Spain's Canary Islands.

Island life can make reefkeeping a bit more challenging. Michael Preissler shares his saga of keeping an Indo-Pacific reef aquarium while living on Spain’s Canary Islands.

 

Stop putting off replacing your RO membrane. Daniel Knop shares a simple trick that will help you avoid forgetting this important maintenance task.

Stop putting off replacing your RO membrane. Daniel Knop shares a simple trick that will help you avoid forgetting this important maintenance task.

 

Do not miss Ret Talbot's latest installment, A CYANIDE MAELSTROM: Unveiling the Suspicious Science Used by Anti-Aquarium Forces, exclusively in the new edition of CORAL Magazine.

Do not miss Ret Talbot’s latest installment, A CYANIDE MAELSTROM: Unveiling the Suspicious Science Used by Anti-Aquarium Forces, exclusively in the new edition of CORAL Magazine.

 

Not sure where to find your next fish or coral? Check out the very best LFSs around the county in our Sources directory. If they're smart enough to carry CORAL Magazine in their shops, you know they value the same things that make you a CORAL reader!

Not sure where to find your next fish or coral? Check out the very best local fish shops around the county in our Sources directory. If they’re smart enough to carry CORAL Magazine in their shops, you know they value the same things that make you a CORAL reader!

 

Find CORAL Magazine for sale as single issues at the VERY BEST aquarium retailers. Our sources list is always available online, which is handy when you're looking for a new local fish shop in your area!

Find CORAL Magazine for sale as single issues at the VERY BEST aquarium retailers. Our sources list is always available online, which is handy when you’re looking for a new local fish shop in your area!

 

 


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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 36 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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