AMAZONAS Magazine “MARVELOUS MEDAKA” Inside Look

28 Sep, 2018

AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 7, Number 6, MARVELOUS MEDAKA, serves a definitive look into the coming wave of ornamental Japanse Ricefish, poised to be a huge hit worldwide. On the cover: Colorful new varieties of Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Images by F. Bitter

AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 7, Number 6, MARVELOUS MEDAKA, serves a definitive look into the coming wave of ornamental Japanse Ricefish, poised to be a huge hit worldwide. On the cover: Colorful new varieties of Medaka(Oryzias latipes). Images by Friedrich Bitter

The November/December 2018 Issue of AMAZONAS Magazine is printed and arriving at the homes of magazine subscribers, local aquarium shops, and better bookstores. On sale October 9th, 2018.

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


Our Table of Contents for the November/December 2018 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine: your guide for finding cover-to-cover must-read content and exciting features from expert contributors. Read the TOC online here.

Our Table of Contents for the November/December 2018 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine: your guide for finding cover-to-cover must-read content and exciting features from expert contributors. Read the TOC online here.

 

AMAZONAS Executive Editor Ann Whitman looks towards fall and winter and introduces the new column by Hans-Georg Evers, What’s Up? The inaugural installment features a collecting adventure in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

AMAZONAS Executive Editor Ann Whitman looks towards fall and winter and introduces the new column by Hans-Georg Evers, What’s Up? The inaugural installment features a collecting adventure in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

 

Why Japanese Ricefish? AMAZONAS Editor-In-Chief Friedrich Bitter explains: "We are devoting part of this issue to detailed coverage of the Japanese Ricefish, which has an ever-increasing number of fans, and not only in its native land. This colorful killifish is an ideal subject for stocking seasonal outdoor containers." And that's just the start of it!

Why Japanese Ricefish? AMAZONAS Editor-In-Chief Friedrich Bitter explains: “We are devoting part of this issue to detailed coverage of the Japanese Ricefish, which has an ever-increasing number of fans, and not only in its native land. This colorful killifish is an ideal subject for stocking seasonal outdoor containers.” And that’s just the start of it!

 

You thought you knew Sturisoma. Well, welcome Sturisomatichthys to your arsenal. And that's just the beginning of our Aquatic Notebook! Turn the pages for stories about miniature Sleeper Gobies and rare Corydoras catfishes.

You thought you knew Sturisoma. Well, welcome Sturisomatichthys to your arsenal. And that’s just the beginning of our Aquatic Notebook! Turn the pages for stories about miniature Sleeper Gobies and rare Corydoras catfishes.

 

The Japanese Ricefish (Oryzias latipes) is not among the challenging aquarium fishes. These small, colorful fish take virtually anything in their stride and reward you with offspring without too much coaxing. Interested? Read "Introducing Medakas, A fish for many interests", by Friedrich Bitter.

The Japanese Ricefish (Oryzias latipes) is not among the challenging aquarium fishes. These small, colorful fish take virtually everything in stride and reward you with offspring without too much coaxing. Interested? Read “Introducing Medakas, A fish for many interests”, by Friedrich Bitter.

 

When is the last time you thought about how a fish would appear when viewed from above? "View from the top: Multicolored Medakas," illustrates how these diminutive jewels are ready to fill the growing niche for paludarium and patio pond fish.

When is the last time you thought about how a fish would appear when viewed from above? “View from the top: Multicolored Medakas”, illustrates how these diminutive jewels are ready to fill the niche with the growing demand for paludarium and patio pond fish.

 

Author Fumitoshi Mori takes you on a tour of noteworthy Japanese Medaka breeders to learn their secrets and viewpoints in "Three Medaka breeders, three different approaches".

Author Fumitoshi Mori takes you on a tour of noteworthy Japanese Medaka breeders to learn their secrets and viewpoints in “Three Medaka breeders, three different approaches”.

 

"Mexico is large and, from the aquarist's viewpoint, offers a multitude of destinations and habitats. Every one of them is worth a trip, and many are home to their own special cichlids. The rivers around the village of Matías Romero in southern Mexico are one such rewarding destination." Join Michael Pilack as he transports you to the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca in search of unique Central American Cichlids.

“Mexico is large and, from the aquarist’s viewpoint, offers a multitude of destinations and habitats. Every one of them is worth a trip, and many are home to their own special cichlids. The rivers around the village of Matías Romero in southern Mexico are one such rewarding destination.” Join Michael Pilack as he transports you to the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca in search of unique Central American Cichlids.

 

Johannes Graf tells the tale of joining Gary Lange, Wim Heemskerk, Henni Ohee, and Marten Luter Salossa for a journey deep into the wilderness of Indonesia's West Papua in search of long-lost rainbowfishes and new species as of yet undiscovered. What did they find?

Johannes Graf tells the tale of joining Gary Lange, Wim Heemskerk, Henni Ohee and Marten Luter Salossa for a journey deep into the wilderness of Indonesia’s West Papua in search of long-lost rainbowfishes and new species yet undiscovered. What did they find?

 

Hans-George Evers introduces a host of new L-number plecos from the Andes in the first installment of his new "What's Up?" column, an AMAZONAS exclusive!

Hans-George Evers introduces a host of new L-number plecos from the Andes in the first installment of his new “What’s Up?” column, an AMAZONAS exclusive!

 

Altolamprologus calvus could be one of the most emblematic Tanganyikan cichlids. They're always in demand, so Wilhelm Klaas ensures that you'll be prepared to succeed with these special cichlids.

Altolamprologus calvus could be one of the most emblematic Tanganyikan cichlids. They’re always in demand, so Wilhelm Klaas ensures that you’ll be prepared to succeed with these special cichlids.

 

"If ever there was an aquarium fish that deserves to be called 'classic' it is the Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis)." Get a definitive look at this perennial favorite in the second installment of our Century Species series.

“If ever there was an aquarium fish that deserves to be called ‘classic,’ it is the Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis).” Get a definitive look at this perennial favorite in the second installment of our Century Species series.

 

Maike Wilstermann-Hildebrand shares the secrets of "Recognizing nutrient deficiencies in aquarium plants", sure to become a handy reference for every aquascaper!

Maike Wilstermann-Hildebrand shares the secrets of “Recognizing nutrient deficiencies in aquarium plants”, sure to become a handy reference for every aquascaper!

 

As fall and winter arrive, these aquarium events are a great excuse to get out of the house and reinvigorate yourself in the company of fellow fish geeks! Discover what’s happening in the aquarium world through our print and online Aquarium Calendars. Have an event coming up? Send Janine Banks an email so we can let your fellow AMAZONAS readers know about it.

As fall and winter arrive, these aquarium events are a great excuse to get out of the house and reinvigorate yourself in the company of fellow fish geeks! Discover what’s happening in the aquarium world through our print and online Aquarium Calendars. Have an event coming up? Send Janine Banks an email so we can let your fellow AMAZONAS readers know about it.

 

The next time you're wondering where you should shop for your next fish, consider the retailers that offer AMAZONAS. They clearly share similar tastes, and they're a great source for single copies and hard-to-find back issues. You can view this list online as well.

The next time you’re wondering where you should shop for your next fish, consider the retailers that offer AMAZONAS. They clearly share similar tastes, and they’re a great source for single copies and hard-to-find back issues. You can view this list online as well.

 

AMAZONAS Magazine’s Species Snapshots bring you the newest, hottest and most arcane freshwater aquarium fish from around the globe. Setting the international benchmark for what's in, this issue's installment includes Badis laspiophilus, Ambassis interrupta, the sleeper goby Mogurnda cingulata "Mimika", the Chain Danio (Danio sysphigmatus), the Gulf Coast Pygmy Sunfish (Elassoma gilberti), and an interesting relative of the White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys sp. "Da Nang". Get all the details exclusively in the newest issue of AMAZONAS Magazine.

AMAZONAS Magazine’s Species Snapshots bring you the newest, hottest and most arcane freshwater aquarium fish from around the globe. Setting the international benchmark for what’s in, this issue’s installment includes Badis laspiophilus, Ambassis interrupta, the sleeper goby Mogurnda cingulata “Mimika”, the Chain Danio (Danio sysphigmatus), the Gulf Coast Pygmy Sunfish (Elassoma gilberti), and an interesting relative of the White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys sp. “Da Nang”. Get all the details exclusively in the newest issue of AMAZONAS Magazine.


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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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