AMAZONAS Magazine “CONSERVATION & AQUARIUMS” Inside Look!
05 Aug, 2022
AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 11, Number 5, CONSERVATION & AQUARIUMS. On the cover: Top to bottom: Misgurnus fossilis, F. Schäfer; Paretroplus nourissati, W. Staeck; Scleromystax sp. ‘C113’, R. Lechner; Parosphromenus sp., F. Schäfer
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AMAZONAS Magazine Back Issue Shop. The Table of Contents for the September/October 2022 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine. You can view this TOC online! In light of all the discussions going on around the potential Lacey Act amendments, we felt there would be no better time to shine a light on the importance of the aquarium hobby in conservation efforts. As always, we open with our Letter from the Editor, and Courtney explains how we chose to highlight various hobbyist-led organizations, fish conservation programs, and other means through which the aquarium hobby sustains populations of threatened fishes. AMAZONAS publisher Stephan Tanner addresses the subject of trade bans in other countries and why they’re often counterproductive to species conservation. Frank Schafer suggests that trade restrictions would be more effective if they took into consideration the reproductive strategies of the species they’re meant to protect. Aquatic Notebook includes an update on the freshwater tropical fish cartoon Weird Waters! Read the announcement in this special online excerpt! Are you a veteran aquarist with a treasure trove of old-shool slides that you’d like to digitize? Author Don Danko shares his latest photographic techniques for bringing old fish photo slides back to life in the digital realm. Throughout its nearly 70-year history, the Austrian Association for Vivaristics and Ecology (ÖVVÖ) has always placed value on the conservation breeding of species. In recent years, however, the Association has greatly intensified its efforts and has become more efficiently organized. The result: several successful fish conservation projects are in progress today. Wolfgang Staeck outlines the concepts and goals driving conservation efforts in the aquarium hobby and the history of aquarists protecting fish species globally in his latest AMAZONAS contribution, “Conservation in the aquarium hobby: concepts and goals.” Author Dominik Niemeier explains how constructive collaboration between aquarists and scientists is having a positive effect on the protection of snakeheads and their natural habitats. Kathrin Glaw has compiled an informative look at the role the aquarium hobby has played and continues to play in species and habitat conservation, including the conservation breeding of the Madagascan cichlids, Paretroplus menarambo. Roman Lechner details the husbandry and breeding of an endangered mailed catfish from Brazil, Scleromystax prionotus. AMAZONAS staff member, editor, and YouTube host Alex Rose showcases her diverse talents with her first article for AMAZONAS, detailing her search for Hawaii’s five waterfall-climbing freshwater gobies. This story has it all; a challenging search for native tropical fishes and breathtaking in-situ photography without leaving the country! AMAZONAS contributor and fish importer Oliver Lucanus has penned an exciting article about some of the beautiful new fishes being collected in northern Peru, including the stunning bright red pencilfish from the Rio Amaya. Patrick Doyle offers up a DIY solution to conceal a mattenfilter behind a lava rock wall. Hans-Georg Evers brings readers a fascinating look at the White Cloud Mountain Minnow genus, Tanichthys, starting with the incredible story of an unexpected importation of white cloud mountain minnows back in 2004 and what’s since become of them. AMAZONAS Executive Editor Courtney Tobler provides another installment of Keeping the Cast, our ongoing coverage of the cartoon series Weird Waters, where we meet Steady, the red cherry shrimp, and review their care requirements. The AMAZONAS Events Calendar keeps you apprised of aquatic happenings around the country and beyond our borders. Event organizers, be sure to notify Janine Banks ( email@example.com) for consideration in the print and online versions of this calendar. Keep a lookout for AMAZONAS at aquarium events around the U.S. this year, and please be sure to stop by and say hi! And be sure to check the online events calendar for the most current info, and events going beyond the current printed calendar! Check out Sources, our printed and online listing of local aquarium stores in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, and now CHILE, where you can buy AMAZONAS right off the shelf. Rumor has it, they probably have fantastic aquatics departments considering they have great taste in aquarium literature! We close out each issue with Species Snapshots, a look at rare and unusual fishes showing up in the aquarium trade and hobbyist circles. In this issue, Hans-Georg Evers showcases a treasure trove of rare aquarium fishes entering the trade from China: Macropodus opercularis and M. hongkongensis ‘Guangxi’, Phoxinus kumkang, Siniperca whitehensi, and Siniperca chuatsi. These species accounts are exclusively in the pages of AMAZONAS Magazine!
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