Aquarium Fish International - January 2012 - Volume 24, #1
24 A PLETHORA OF POLYCHAETES
Animals in the class Polychaeta can be beneficial (and sometimes beautiful) additions to the home aquarium.
By Scott W. Michael
30 UARUS: GENTLE GIANTS
The rare uarus from South America are peaceful cichlids for your aquarium.
By David A. Lass
36 GO WITH THE FLOW
How water flow works and why it’s needed in our aquariums.
By James B. Wood, Ph.D.
40 MACNA 2011
The Greater Iowa Reef Society dazzled participants with its well-organized contribution to the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America pantheon.
By Clay Jackson
42 AQUARIUM PLANTS IN NATURE
The plants we see in our aquariums can grow differently in the wild.
By Oliver Lucanus
86 RED-TOOTHED TRIGGER FISH
Odonus nigeris one of the calmer trigger fishes that you can try to “train” to be reef-safe.
By Bob Fenner
92 CHOOSING A NEW SALTWATER TANK
There are many decisions to make before setting up a saltwater tank — so be sure to make the right ones.
By Scott Vallembois
102 MAKING AND USING SPAWNING MOPS
Increase your fish breeding success with homemade spawning mops.
By Mike Hellweg
6 Freshwater Q&A
10 The Aquabotanist
14 Reef Aquarist
16 Adventures in Fish Breeding
46 Saltwater Q&A
49 In the Fish Room
112 Aquarist’s Notebook: Yeast for CO2 Reactors/Aquarist of the Month
1 Editor’s Corner
3 Flotsam & Jetsam
3 Reader Reward
50 Buyer’s Guide
52 Aqua Bucks
54 Livestock Section (Wholesale Only)
56 Online Marketplace
106 Dealer & Classified Advertising
108 Aquarium Clubs & Societies
111 Ad Index
From the pages of Freshwater and Marine Aquarium
66 Aquatic Maestro
70 Sand Mail
72 Wet Vet
76 The Mariculturist
80 Popular Freshwater Tropicals
82 Freshwater Forum
104 Species Profile: Foxcoral
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