Aquarium Fish International - February 2012 - volume 24, No. 2
24 MONSTER FISH, MONSTER REQUIREMENTS
Before buying monster fish, learn what’s in store for you after they grow to adult size.
By Mike Wickham
32 MARINEFISH FEEDING GUILDS
To provide the best care for your captive reef fish, know what they eat and how to feed them.
By Scott W. Michael
40 GOBIES AND PISTOL SHRIMP
Observe the hidden life of gobies and their pistol shrimp associates in their burrows.
By Johannes Duerbaum, M.Sc.
48 THE LIKEABLE BOTIA LOACHES
Learn about loaches in general, as well as nine popular species to look for in your local fish store.
By Joshua Wiegert
54 PARKINSON’S RAINBOW FISH
The hardy Melanotaenia parkinsoni may be bland as a juvenile, but it bursts with beauty when it comes of age.
By David A. Lass
58 MOVING A REEF AQUARIUM
There are six keys to successfully moving a reef aquarium with much less stress on you and your fish.
By Steve Bitter
100 BUTTERFLYFISH AND CORAL COMPATIBILITY
Many butterfly fish are considered “reef-safe”— but there is always a chance your corals can get nipped.
By James Gasta
112 TWO TEMPTING TETRAS
The black skirt and Buenos Aires tetras from South America are great aquarium fish.
By Nathan Yates
6 Freshwater Q&A
10 The Aqua botanist
14 Reef Aquarist
16 Adventures in Fish Breeding
66 Saltwater Q&A
68 Fish Kidz
69 In the Fish Room
128 Aquarist’s Notebook: Salt in Freshwater Tanks/Aquarist of the Month
From the pages of Freshwater and Marine Aquarium
84 Aquatic Maestro
86 Sand Mail
88 Wet Vet
90 The Mariculturist
94 Popular Freshwater Tropicals
96 Freshwater Forum
120 Species Profile: Emperor angelfish
1 Editor’s Corner
3 Flotsam & Jetsam
3 Reader Reward
72 Aqua Bucks
74 LivestockSection (Wholesale Only)
76 Online Marketplace
122 Dealer & Classified Advertising
124 Aquarium Clubs& Societies
127 Ad Index
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