If the availability and affordability of “Bread-and-Butter” species of reef fishes—the hardy, bold and vividly eyecatching—are essential to the future of the marine aquarium hobby, we have much to celebrate as the calendar rolls over and we enter an exciting New Year for reefkeepers.
Devario sondhii, the Fireline Danio, is one of the species new to the aquarium trade that is starting to flourish in the wake of Myanmar’s government reforms and the restoration of trade with the world outside Burma.
“The ORA article was purely a puff piece for them with lots of eye candy and a catalog of their corals from which to place an order….”
It is with great pleasure that MASNA announces this year’s MASNA Student Scholarship recipients who will receive their awards on September 5, 2015 at the MACNA Saturday Banquet.
Entirely new species may also be the rewarding surprise, as Dr. Sven Kullander of the Swedish Museum of Natural History found when collecting wild danios in an effort to build a DNA barcode reference library of the genus Danio. Working with Mizanur Rahman of the University of Banglash, and a team of Swedish and Bangladeshi researchers, Kullander found a fish that fit no known genetic profile and has now described it as Danio annulosus.