The next morning, though, we were greeted with a surprise. We saw gorgeous fishes radiating bright red all over their bodies, with a hint of pink and bold black edgings to the fins.There was no longer any trace of pop-eye! Had it been the long period of transportation or the pure oxygen I had put in the bags at the meeting? We had no idea—the main thing was, they were healthy. We both sat in front of the tank and celebrated like small children, even after several decades together in the aquarium hobby.
Here’s a short, instructive video on creating an “Iwagumi” (rock garden) aquascape by Oliver Knott, the European planted aquarium rock star.
An inveterate world traveler to the native waters of freshwater fishes, Evers has some 50 home aquaria and has “so far” bred more than 250 species in his own tanks. He has collected fish in many countries, including Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
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.
Jay Hemdal looks at the Hydrowizard for generating aquarium circulation and flow in large scale public aquarium applications.