CORAL New Issue “DARTFISHES” Inside Look

03 Sep, 2020

Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 17, Issue 5 – DARTFISHES – September/October 2020. On the cover: Lined Dartfish, Ptereleotris grammica: Yoshi Hirata/BluePlanetArchive.com. Background: Sea grapes algae, Caulerpa lentillifera: Kitzcorner.

Cover of CORAL Magazine Volume 17, Issue 5 – DARTFISHES – September/October 2020. On the cover: Lined Dartfish, Ptereleotris grammica: Yoshi Hirata/BluePlanetArchive.com. Background: Sea grapes algae, Caulerpa lentillifera: Kitzcorner.

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


Table of Contents for the July/August 2020 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.

Table of Contents for the July/August 2020 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online.

 

From across the Atlantic, KORALLE editor Daniel Knop pens his Letter From Europe, discussing how the calcium carbonate substrates in our reef tanks can initially bind massive amounts of phosphates, but once their capacity is exhausted, the green invasion [of problematic algae] will arrive, and with it come frustration and perplexity.

From across the Atlantic, KORALLE editor Daniel Knop pens his Letter From Europe, discussing how the calcium carbonate substrates in our reef tanks can initially bind massive amounts of phosphates, but once their capacity is exhausted, the green invasion [of problematic algae] will arrive, and with it come frustration and perplexity.

 

CORAL Editor in Chief James Lawrence makes the case for common names (and common sense). You can read a full excerpt and offer your opinions online!

CORAL Editor in Chief James Lawrence makes the case for common names (and common sense). You can read a full excerpt and offer your opinions online!

 

Reef News presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Horseshoe Crabs are the sole natural source of Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL), a critical component of vaccine safety testing; what does this mean for the species in the era of a COVID pandemic? Also, new understandings of how light affects the sleep patterns of fishes, Australian coral harvest sustainability brought into question, and giant clams as climate archivists.

Reef News presents findings and happenings of note in the marine world. In this issue: Horseshoe Crabs are the sole natural source of Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), a critical component of vaccine safety testing; what does this mean for the species in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic? Also, new understandings of how light affects the sleep patterns of fishes; Australian coral harvest sustainability brought into question; and giant clams as climate archivists.

 

REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted in the current aquarium trade. Beautiful Ricordea yuma photographed at Quality Marine kick off the column in this issue! In a column first, we showcase a second heartstopping coral photo in a full two-page spread...a surprise awaits in the pages of CORAL Magazine!

REEF VISIONS: A portfolio of extraordinary reef life spotted in the current aquarium trade. Beautiful Ricordea yuma photographed at Quality Marine kick off the column in this issue. In a column first, we showcase a second heart-stopping coral photo in a full two-page spread, and a surprise awaits in the pages of CORAL Magazine!

 

Sr. Editor and Contributor Scott Michael brings us our cover story; PLAYING WITH DARTS: The Ways and Captive Care of Dartfishes, Family Ptereleotridae. The story begins with a striking photograph of the Beautiful Dartfish, Ptereleotris kallista.

Sr. Editor and Contributor Scott Michael brings us our cover story, PLAYING WITH DARTS: The Ways and Captive Care of Dartfishes, Family Ptereleotridae. The story begins with a striking photograph of the Beautiful Dartfish, Ptereleotris kallista.

 

If one word can raise alarms for aquarists, it is “algae.” Dr. Dieter Brockmann examines the causes and resolutions to many forms of algae plagues in the modern reef aquarium.

If one word can raise alarms for aquarists, it is “algae.” Dr. Dieter Brockmann examines the causes and resolutions to many forms of algae plagues in the modern reef aquarium.

 

Carl DelFavero tackles one of the most fundamental scourges of the marine aquarium, addressing the mystery of the green hair algae. Learn how to remove the green mask and reveal the aquarium you once knew.

Carl DelFavero tackles one of the most fundamental scourges of the marine aquarium, addressing the mystery of the green hair algae. Learn how to remove the green mask and reveal the aquarium you once knew.

 

While international travel remains a challenging affair in the ongoing pandemic, CORAL Magazine will bring you to the stunning coral reefs of the Red Sea, and all you need is a magazine in your hands or a digital subscription! Join Werner Fieldler in the waters off Marsa Alam, Eqypt.

While international travel remains a challenging affair in the ongoing pandemic, CORAL Magazine will bring you to the stunning coral reefs of the Red Sea, and all you need is a magazine in your hands or a digital subscription! Join Werner Fiedler in the waters off Marsa Alam, Egypt.

 

Aquarium-keeping can be a lifelong pursuit, providing ever-changing challenges—and a sure way to keep in contact with living nature. This issue's installment of Aquarium Portrait takes you through Thomas Frerichs' 555-gallon "Escape Portal".

Aquarium-keeping can be a lifelong pursuit, providing ever-changing challenges—and a sure way to keep in contact with living nature. This issue’s installment of Aquarium Portrait takes you through Thomas Frerichs’ 555-gallon “Escape Portal.”

 

Stenopus cyanoscelis, the Yellow Banded Boxing Shrimp (also known as the Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp) steals the Species Spotlight in this issue. Pay close attention and don't confuse with the outwardly similar Stenopus scutellatus from the Caribbean; S. cyanoscelis is from the Indo-Pacific and has blue legs!

Stenopus cyanoscelis, the Yellow Banded Boxing Shrimp (also known as the Yellow Banded Coral Shrimp), steals the Species Spotlight in this issue. Pay close attention and don’t confuse it with the outwardly similar Stenopus scutellatus from the Caribbean; S. cyanoscelis is from the Indo-Pacific and has blue legs!

 

Why do corals need current? Daniel Knop addresses this and many other questions in the second installment of our Reefkeeping 101 series on water flow in the marine aquarium.

Why do corals need current? Daniel Knop addresses this and many other questions in the second installment of our Reefkeeping 101 series on water flow in the marine aquarium.

 

More important than ever, support your local fish store (LFS) during the ongoing pandemic! You'll find a list of some of the finest marine aquarium shops in the country in our CORAL sources directory! Be sure to tell them CORAL Magazine sent you!

It is more important than ever to support your local fish store (LFS) during the ongoing pandemic. You’ll find a list of some of the finest marine aquarium shops in the country in our CORAL sources directory. Be sure to tell them CORAL Magazine sent you!

 

We round out each issue with the Advanced Aquatics section. This time around, CORAL Sr. Editor Matt Pedersen shares an interview with Sean Tadjeran and Greg Chernoff from AlgaeBarn, revealing how the humble refugium and particular types of macroalgae can play a decisive roles in winning the war on problematic algae in the reef aquarium.

We round out each issue with the Advanced Aquatics section. This time around, CORAL Sr. Editor Matt Pedersen shares an interview with Sean Tadjeran and Greg Chernoff from AlgaeBarn, revealing how the humble refugium and particular types of macroalgae can play decisive roles in winning the war on problematic algae in the reef aquarium.

 


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Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen

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.

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