Freshwater stingrays were initially planned as inhabitants. Then I saw adult Melanotaenia boesemani in a shop, which I was allowed to take home after much pleading. Thus began my interest for rainbowfish.
With few exceptions, tetras from the Congo River are virtually unknown in the hobby. Best-known is “The” Congo Tetra, Phenacogrammus interruptus, whose glimmering beauty has made it a staple with commercial breeders. However, the African Tetra (Family Alestidae) includes a number of magnificent species that would also be very suitable for the aquarium.
A first look inside the print edition for the July/August 2014 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine.
Video of Sumer Tiwari’s 17 Gallon nano tank for Tanganyikan shell dwelling cichlids.
Once dominated by American and northern European aquarists, the contest has taken on a truly international flavor, with entrants from Croatia to Turkey to Vietnam, with Brazil making a particularly strong showing.