CORAL New Issue “LEGACY FISHES” Inside Look
03 Jul, 2020
Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 17, Issue 4 – LEGACY FISHES – July/August 2020. On the cover: Hawaiian Longfin Anthias, Pseudanthias hawaiiensis (Randall 1979): Doug Perrine/Blue Planet Archive. Background: Acropora sp. Immo Gerber
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HEREWITH, a sampling of articles and opening pages for readers curious about what the issue will bring.
Daniel Knop suggests that our obsession with corals is a great opportunity to acquire knowledge, as many round-the-clock observations on benthic marine creatures can only be made in the aquarium, not in the natural habitat.
We remember John E. Randall: 1924–2020. The science world is still counting the number of fish species he described—somewhere north of 830—but Dr. John E. “Jack” Randall will be remembered as the father of modern marine ichthyology.
We say farewell to Robert (Bob) M. Fenner, 1952–2020. As a charter contributing editor with CORAL Magazine, Bob was finishing a piece with us on “FOWLR 2.0” aquarium plans in the days before his death.
Reef News presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: HOT FLASHES: Signs of struggle (and hope) for corals under stress; Bubble, bubble, Vibrio and trouble: Corals, clams, and warming seawater; World’s rarest living goby: Who can afford it?
REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted in the current aquarium trade. The fireworks may be pandemic-postponed or cancelled this year, but World Wide Corals puts on a show for everyone with their WWC Flame Tipped Clove Polyps as dusk falls over the reef tank!
Our understanding of evolution, ichthyology, and systematics may never again benefit from another naturalist as capable or driven as J.E. Randall, but it will have the advantage of standing on his shoulders. Aloha, Dr. Jack Randall: An Extraordinary Life, Lived Extraordinarily Well by Dr. Richard L. Pyle.
“To say that Jack was passionate about his work would be a huge understatement. He lived and breathed fishes for his entire adult lifetime,” writes Dr. Gerald R. Allen, who shares memories of his mentor in Legend & Legacy.
Words from Dr. Jack Randall himself: A Short History of Reef Fish Chasers, excerpted from the foreword to Reef Fishes Volume 1 by Scott W. Michael, and written in 1998.
BLUE WONDER! Keeping the beautiful but “impossible” Guaiagorgia anas, a firsthand account spanning years of success, by Daniel Knop.
Having only been collected for the aquarium trade in the last decade, the Ruby Red Dragonet has become a reefkeepers’ favorite. Learn all about Synchiropus sycorax in our Species Spotlight.
Reefkeeping 101 offers concise insight on topics of interest to all aquarists in a format accessible even to the first-time reefkeeper. In this issue, we start with Part 1 of a primer on water flow in the marine aquarium.
Find a directory of destination aquarium retailers with outstanding livestock, as well as your source for current and hard-to-find back issues of CORAL Magazine! You can view our sources list online anytime.
“When you boil it all down, being ‘conscientious’ is really very simple. Keep your fish alive. Keep your invertebrates alive. Do whatever it takes to keep all of your captive marine creatures alive. Alive is good. Dead is bad. It’s as black and white as the good guy/bad guy characters in a Disney movie. It is more attitude than hard work, more commonsense frame of mind than living by an imposed code of ethics.” Marine biologist Chris Turk remembers The Ultimate Conscientious Marine Aquarist: Bob Fenner (1952–2020)
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About the author
Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 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.