CORAL Magazine New Issue “FROGFISHES” Inside Look

27 Feb, 2019

The cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 16, Issue 2 – FROGFISHES – March/April 2019. On the cover: Warty Frogfish, Antennarius maculatus by Scott W. Michael. Background: Disk Coral, Fungia sp. by Doug Perrine / SeaPics.com

The cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 16, Issue 2 – FROGFISHES – March/April 2019. On the cover: Warty Frogfish, Antennarius maculatus by Scott W. Michael. Background: Disk Coral,
Fungia sp.©Doug Perrine/SeaPics.com

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CORAL Magazine‘s second issue for 2019 puts the spotlight on a group of fishes so adept at deception that you’d probably overlook them unless you knew exactly what to look for: the Frogfishes (or Anglers). Bestselling Reef Fishes author Scott W. Michael furnishes an overview and species-specific review of the charmingly cryptic predators, and by the end, you’ll be hard-pressed to not consider setting up a tank to showcase one of these fishes in your home collection.

The free-living, solitary-polyp plate corals of the family Fungiidae are a fascinating addition to the sandbed of the modern reef aquarium. Renowned author and aquarist Robert M. Fenner shares everything you need to know before selecting one (or more) to add to your tank. And if that dream tank of yours might approach a volume of several thousand gallons, you won’t want to miss Werner Hoffman’s Evolution of a Mega Home-Reef, our AQUARIUM PORTRAIT for the issue.

An “Easy” Coral for Sexual Propagation?

The asexual propagation of corals through fragmentation has become the norm for coral aquaculture, but is it really the best way forward? Sexual coral propagation could offer a new path forward for the aquarium industry, and researcher Samuel Nietzer introduces you to a peculiar stony coral species that would allow just about any aquarist to try their hand at breeding corals at home, pretty much any day of the week. If you’re into coral propagation, this is a must-have issue.

With travel to Raja Ampat, new and rare coral and fish features, exciting reef news, and fresh looks at classics like the Harlequin Tuskfish or how to best set up a sump, there is something for everyone in this new issue of CORAL Magazine. We invite you to dive in!

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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 March/April 2019 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.

The Table of Contents for the March/April 2019 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.

 

Daniel Knop explains how so many of the advances in reefkeeping are tied to what happens outside of the display, which is why we'll focus on SUMPS in this issue's Reefkeeping 101.

Daniel Knop explains how so many of the advances in reefkeeping are tied to what happens outside of the display, which is why this issue’s Reefkeeping 101 focuses on SUMPS.

 

"We may be conjuring a vision, but there seems to be something in the air these days in the reefkeeping world. A moment of big change may soon be upon us, in this case something that could hardly have been imagined not so long ago...the next major milestone, we submit, may well be the sexual propagation of stony corals in home aquariums and on small, specialty aquafarms." - CORAL Editor-in-Chief James Lawrence

“We may be conjuring a vision, but there seems to be something in the air these days in the reefkeeping world. A moment of big change may soon be upon us, in this case something that could hardly have been imagined not so long ago…the next major milestone, we submit, may well be the sexual propagation of stony corals in home aquariums and on small, specialty aquafarms.” – CORAL Editor-in-Chief James Lawrence

 

Stories of a surprising hidden biodiversity hotspot on the Great Barrier Reef, Koi Zebrasoma Tangs, saying farewell to fish bags for shipping coral frags, an update on concerns over blue light having harmful side effects, male blennies that eat their young, and a revision of zooxanthellae taxonomy, all wait CORAL readers in this issues' Reef News column.

Stories of a surprising hidden biodiversity hotspot on the Great Barrier Reef, Koi Zebrasoma Tangs, saying farewell to fish bags for shipping coral frags, an update on concerns over blue light having harmful side effects, male blennies that eat their young, and a revision of zooxanthellae taxonomy all await CORAL readers in this issue’s Reef News column.

 

Whether it's the Nursalim Flasher Wrasse, unusual Heteractis anemones, the out-of-the-ordinary Wrinkle Coral, or the unheard of Bounce Eclectus Mushroom, CORAL's RARITIES column is sure to get your pulse racing.

Whether it’s the Nursalim Flasher Wrasse, unusual Heteractis anemones, the out-of-the-ordinary Wrinkle Coral, or the unheard-of Bounce Eclectus Mushroom, CORAL’s RARITIES column is sure to get your pulse racing.

 

Scott Michael clearly has Frogfish Fever and shares this warning: you may be lured in by this amazing family of oceanic oddities.

Scott Michael clearly has Frogfish Fever and shares this warning: you may be lured in by this amazing family of oceanic oddities.

 

Scott Michael presents an authoritative guide to the many Frogfish species you're likely to encounter as an aquarist.

Scott Michael presents an authoritative guide to the many Frogfish species you’re likely to encounter as an aquarist.

 

The allure of the solitary Fungiid plate and disc corals is something Robert Fenner completely understands, and explains, in a revealing overview of the group.

The allure of the solitary Fungiid plate and disc corals is something Robert Fenner completely understands, and explains, in a revealing overview of the group.

 

Werner Fiedler takes you on a journey to Raja Ampat, in the center of the Coral Triangle; the first installment of a 3-part series.

Travel photojournalist Werner Fiedler takes you on a journey to Raja Ampat, in the center of the Coral Triangle; this is the first installment of a three-part series.

 

When 3,170 gallons of reef tank wasn't enough, Werner Hoffmann did what any of us would do; made sure plan for an even larger tank in the new house! Check out the Evolution of a Mega Reef in our AQUARIUM PORTRAIT!

When 3,170 gallons of reef tank wasn’t enough, Werner Hoffmann did what any of us would do: he made sure to plan for an even larger tank in the new house. Check out the Evolution of a simply astonishing Mega Reef in our AQUARIUM PORTRAIT.

 

Your sump is the heart of a complex, modern reef aquarium system— and this heart leads a secret life. Daniel Knop illuminates these sump secrets in Reefkeeping 101.

Your sump is the heart of a complex, modern reef aquarium system—and this heart leads a secret life. Daniel Knop illuminates these sump secrets in Reefkeeping 101.

 

Choerodon fasciatus, the Harlequin Tuskfish, is one of the most iconic saltwater aquarium fishes. Daniel Knop provides an introduction to this amazing wrasse in our Species Spotlight.

Choerodon fasciatus, the Harlequin Tuskfish, is one of the most iconic saltwater aquarium fishes. Daniel Knop provides an introduction to this amazing wrasse in our Species Spotlight.

 

The sexual propagation of corals represents the cutting-edge of home aquarium coral propagation. Author Samuel Nietzer explains how one member of the offbeat genus Leptastrea may in fact be the ideal starting point for research and home-propagation efforts.

The sexual propagation of corals represents the cutting-edge of home aquarium coral propagation. Author Samuel Nietzer explains how one member of the offbeat, brooding genus Leptastrea may, in fact, be an ideal coral for research and home-propagation efforts.

 


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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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