The African Freshwater, or Dwarf Red Snout, Pipefish is exotic and rare enough that even expert aquarists assume it is more at home on a coral reef than in a clear freshwater stream 100 miles from the ocean. Now this sometimes brilliantly pigmented little species is being bred in captivity and is starting to enter the aquarium trade.
CORAL Magazine’s definitive captive-bred marine aquarium species list through 2012, compiled by MBI co-founder and marine fish breeder Tal Sweet.
Reef Fishes Series
A Guide to Their Identification, Behavior and Captive Care
By Scott W. Michael
Reef Fishes Volume 1: Moray Eels, Seahorses & Anthias
Reef Fishes Volume 2: Basslets, Dottybacks & Hawkfishes
Reef Fishes Volume 3: Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes
Reef Fishes Volume 4: Damselfishes & Anemonefishes (2008)
Reef Fishes Volume 5: Wrasses & Parrotfishes (2008)
Reef Fishes Volume…
Public Aquarist Jay Hemdal covers a diverse range of fish health and husbandry topics in this “odds and ends” report.
It is with some dismay that I read the responses of Watson, Moe, Wittenrich and Young regarding the article, “Crawling to Collapse: Ecologically Unsound Ornamental Invertebrate Fisheries,” by Rhyne et al. (2009).
A broader awareness of the fragile beauty sheltered within coral reefs and rainforest streams can only increase the desire to protect them for future generations.
SEAHORSES Issue: Volume 1, Number 1