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February 2012
February 2012

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Monster Fish, Monster Requirements
Before buying monster fish, learn what’s in store for you after they grow to adult size. More>>
By Mike Wickham

Marine Fish Feeding Guilds
To provide the best care for your captive reef fish, know what they eat and how to feed them. Bonus Content>>
By Scott W. Michael

Gobies and Pistol Shrimp
Observe the hidden life of gobies and their pistol shrimp associates in their burrows. Bonus content>>
By Johannes Duerbaum, M.Sc.

The Likeable Botia Loaches
Learn about loaches in general, as well as nine popular species to look for in your local fish store. More>>
By Joshua Wiegert

Parkinson’s Rainbowfish
The hardy Melanotaenia parkinsoni may be bland as a juvenile, but it bursts with beauty when it comes of age. More>>
By David A. Lass

Moving a Reef Aquarium
There are six keys to successfully moving a reef aquarium with much less stress on you and your fish. More>>
By Steve Bitter

Butterflyfish and Coral Compatibility
Many butterflyfish are considered “reef-safe” — but there is always a chance your corals can get nipped. Bonus Content>>
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By James Gasta

Two Tempting Tetras
The black skirt and Buenos Aires tetras from South America are great aquarium fish. Bonus Content>>
By Nathan Yates


  • Editor’s Corner
  • Flotsam & Jetsam
  • Freshwater Q&A
    By Mike Wickham
  • The Aquabotanist
    By Stephen G. Noble 
  • Reef Aquarist
    By J. Charles Delbeek, M.Sc.
  • Adventures in Fish Breeding
    By Mike Hellweg
  • Fresh Fish
    By Jim Walters
  • FishKidz
    By David A. Lass
  • Saltwater Q&A
    By Scott W. Michael
  • Species Profile: Fox Coral
    By Steven Bitter
  • Aquatic Maestro
    By Paul Speice
  • Wet Vet
    By Mark A. Mitchell, D.V.M., Ph.D.
  • Sandmail
    By Bob Goemans
  • Popular Freshwater Tropicals
    By Iggy Tavares, Ph.D.  
  • The Mariculturist
    By Tim Hayes
  • Freshwater Forum
    By Jeffrey C. Howe
  • In the Fish Room
    By David A. Lass
  • Aquabits
  • Aquarist's Notebook: CO2 Reactors/Aquarist of the Month
  • Product Showcase
  • Livestock Section (Wholesale Only)
  • Online Marketplace
  • Dealer & Classified Advertising
  • Aquarium Clubs & Societies
  • Ad Index

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