Aquarium Fish International - June 2012 - Volume 24, No. 6
22 MARINES AND-DWELLERS
From garden eels to soles, you can keep fish from the sand slope biotope.
By ScottW. Michael
30 ART OF THE PLANTED AQUARIUM SHOW
This international planted aquarium show in Germany continues to grow.
By Oliver Lucanus
32 FOUR POPULAR TYPES OF CATFISH
While there are many South American catfish, these peculiar species are worth a closer look.
By Neale Monks
38 SHOPPING FOR THE HOBBY
Make better aquarium shopping choices by looking before you buy.
By Miller Morgan
46 ODDBALL FISH
Set up an aquarium for one of these oddballs — but only if you’re a dedicated long-term hobbyist.
By Iggy Tavares, Ph.D.
Mexican blind cavefish aren’t the only blind fish — there are many different species around the world.
By Oliver Lucanus
92 AQUATIC PESTS TURNED PETS
If you find a hitchhiker, consider setting up an aquarium for it rather than destroying it.
By Scott Caufield
6 Freshwater Q&A
10 The Aquabotanist
14 Reef Aquarist
16 Adventures in Fish Breeding
54 Saltwater Q&A
56 Fish Kidz
57 In the Fish Room
112 Aquarist’s Notebook: What Are Gravid Spots?/Aquarist of the Month
1 Editor’s Corner
3 Flotsam &Jetsam ?SEND MAIL, EMAILS
3 Reader Reward
58 Aqua Bucks ? VALUABLE COUPONS!
61 Buyer’s Guide
62 Livestock Section (Wholesale Only)
64 Online Marketplace
106 Dealer & Classified Advertising
108 Aquarium Clubs & Societies
111 Ad Index
From the pages of Freshwater and Marine Aquarium
70 Aquatic Maestro
72 Sand Mail
78 The Mariculturist
80 Popular Freshwater Tropicals
82 Freshwater Forum
104 Species Profile: Pennant butterflyfish
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