Herbivores, the frontline warriors in the never-ending battle between aquarists and algae, headline the July/August 2015 issue of CORAL Magazine, with additional features on fragging Plate Corals, a no-water-change Dutch Reef Aquarium, and more of our extended Dwarf Angelfish coverage!
If you are like most people who have just set up a new aquarium, the pristine tank—even without the first fish—fills your soul with unadulterated joy. you are exercising Zen patience and letting things run for a few days, and you can hardly wait to bring it to life. Then you realize it’s already alive! You see that first spot of green or brown, or possibly an attractive golden glow, edging out from the “sterile” base rock. What the hell is that? You haven’t added anything to the tank. Life has arrived on its own—but where did it come from?