AMAZONAS Magazine “KILLIFISH CRAZE” Inside Look
28 Nov, 2022
AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 12, Number 1, KILLIFISH CRAZE. On the cover: Top: Aphyosemion labarrei, Middle: Nothobranchius furzeri, Bottom: Aphyosemion ottogartneri. Photos: Friedrich Bitter
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AMAZONAS Magazine Back Issue Shop. The Table of Contents for the January/February 2023 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine. You can view this TOC online! In the Letter from the Editor, Courtney Tobler gives us a nice overview of the lives of the killies we’re about to explore. The AMAZONAS Aquatic Notebook presents short stories of relevance to the freshwater aquarist from around the globe. In this issue: At last: Dario sp. ‘Black Tiger’ has been scientifically described; Big Battle Over Small Fish (the delisting of the Snail Darter); Three CW-Coded Corydoras Receive Formal Names; Rubricatochromis, a New Genus Name for Jewel Cichlids. Our first cover story, from Friedrich Bitter, provides practical advice for maintaining and breeding the small and colorful African killifishes in the genus Aphyosemion. “Life in the fast lane” was the perfect title for this article by Rüdiger Schäfer, who provides a comprehensive look at the short-lived and absolutely gorgeous killifishes of the genus Nothobranchius, the largest genus of African seasonal killies. Veteran aquarist and consummate aquarium author Dr. Paul V. Loiselle revealed the lesser-known killifishes in the genus Pachypanchax that are endemic to the isolated and wildly unique island of Madagascar. Steve Ehrlich takes you along for an epic collecting trip to Kenya in search of killifishes, showing where to find these fishes and what it takes to collect and transport them legally. Marketed in the U.S. as the Chinese Neon Golden Stripe Shark, the Goldstripe Gudgeon, Sarcocheilichthys parvus, is making a splash in the aquarium hobby. Friedrich Bitter shares his experiences with this unique and colorful species from China. After you read M.C.W. Keijman’s article showcasing the African Butterfly Cichlids, Anomalochromis thomasi, you’ll be scrambling to set up another tank just for this precious, wonderful cichlid. The African Pike Characins, Hepsetus odeo, may well present one of the most unique and amazing breeding challenges an aquarium hobbyist could undertake. Sascha Thamm retells the remarkable tale of their captive propagation. Monster fish keepers take note, this is one impressive bubble-nest building fish! Uwe Werner offers a view of the mysterious and controversial Flowerhorn Cichlid. If you lack the room to tackle a massive bubble-nest building Characin, consider the Mekong River pufferfish, Pao palustris, as another amazing captive-breeding project for the intrepid aquarist. Matthew Proctor shows you how it’s done! Aquascapers and aquatic plant enthusiasts will delight in Rudolf Suttner’s aquarium plant portrait featuring the Horizontal Sword Plant, Echinodorus horizontalis. Check out Sources, our printed and online listing of local aquarium stores in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, and Chile, where you can buy AMAZONAS right off the shelf. Looking for a missing back issue for your collection? Ask the closest retailer to you before you buy online; maybe you’ll save on shipping and get to visit a superb aquarium retailer when you go pick up AMAZONAS! 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, we give Dr. Paul V. Loiselle the entire column to focus on a gorgeous new tetra that’s showing up in the trade, Hyphessobrycon micropterus.
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