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AMAZONAS Preview: January/February 2013

The first issue of AMAZONAS for 2013 will feature angelfishes and will have a publication date of December 4, 2012.

29 Oct 3:39 PM 1 Read More...

AMAZONAS Nov/Dec 2012 Digital Edition

AMAZONAS completes its first year of publishing in English with an issue covering discus breeding and husbandry with contributions from an international array of experts:

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Belo Monte: Protests mount against “Monster Dam” on Brazil’s Rio Xingu

Biologists and human rights observers are calling it an epic disaster in the making, a massive river-damming complex in the heart of the Amazon basin that threatens tens of thousands of native rainforest dwellers and the fish populations that sustain them and enrich the aquarium world.

22 Sep 4:35 PM 3 Read More...

New Pike Cichlids from Argentina

Several species of pike cichlids from the Río Uruguay drainage in Argentina have begun to be exported in recent years. The most attractive of these, including Crenicichla minuano, C. hadrostigma, C. missioneira, and C. tendybaguassu, started to appear in 2006. Unfortunately, just five years later these lovely fishes had virtually disappeared into oblivion, despite the successful breeding of what was arguably the most interesting species, Crenicichla tendybaguassu (Big Lip Pike Cichlid), by Matthias Kählig in Hannover, Germany.

28 Aug 5:10 PM 1 Read More...

Licorice Gouramis

All the licorice gouramis of the genus Parosphromenus that are known live in stained blackwaters. Note, however, that blackwaters aren’t really black, but a dark red-brown color, produced in part by peat-like materials but mainly by the decomposing leaves of trees and scrub that grow close to the banks. These dead leaves accumulate in multiple thick layers and release numerous substances, especially humic substances, which prevent any noteworthy population of bacteria in the water. These substances are very important to the health and well-being of the resident fishes, and often even essential for their survival.

28 Aug 4:58 PM 1 Read More...