AMAZONAS—FRESHWATER AQUARIUMS AND TROPICAL DISCOVERY
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HISTORY

In 2005, noted German natural-history publisher Matthias Schmidt invited freshwater aquarist and tropical adventurer Hans-Georg Evers, below, to join with him in creating a new and very distinctive aquarium magazine dedicated to freshwater and brackish water species and systems.

Hans-Georg Evers

Hans-Georg Evers, Editor-In-Chief, AMAZONAS Magazine

They set out to combine hands-on, cutting-edge aquarium advice with definitive and lavishly illustrated reports on fishes, invertebrates, and aquatic plants, field trips to tropical destinations, and the latest in husbandry and breeding breakthroughs by expert aquarists from around the globe.

With the guidance and involvement a team of pioneering freshwater aquarists and international aquatic scientists, AMAZONAS Magazine was launched by Matthias’ highly respected publishing house Natur und Tier-Verlag in Muenster, Germany.

In its first six years, the magazine has won accolades and enduring respect for the quality of its content, its production values, and its ability to bring together as contributors the leading aquarists and tropical aquatic biology experts from Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and many other far-flung places.

As Editor of AMAZONAS, Hans-Georg Evers, has developed a worldwide following among both aquarium enthusiasts and tropical fish breeders and researchers. He makes frequent trips to tropics for field trips with local collectors and scientists to visit the source waters for aquatic species that make their way into the freshwater aquarium trade.

English-Language Edition

Launching with the January/February 2012 issue, the English-language edition of AMAZONAS: Freshwater Aquariums & Tropical Discovery appeared and has rapidly attracted subscribers in more than 100 countries and distributors in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

AMAZONAS Magazine, English edition, March / April 2012 issue.

World’s leading freshwater-only aquarium magazine, read in more than 100 countries.

The English-language AMAZONAS is published by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC, a Vermont, USA-based company founded by four aquarists and aquarium professionals, including Editor & Publisher James M. Lawrence, who serves a similar role in publishing CORAL, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine.

In his role with MICROCOSM, Ltd., Lawrence has worked with many respected aquarium authors and photographers to produce a library of award-winning books, including a number of aquarium bestsellers.

AMAZONAS Magazine
MASTHEAD

Editor & Publisher English | James M. Lawrence
International Publisher | Matthias Schmidt
Editor-in-Chief | Hans-Georg Evers

Designer English | Linda Provost
Designer Germany | Michael Kolmogortsev

SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD | Dr. Gerald Allen, Svein A. Foss, Raymond Lucas, Dr. Paul V. Loiselle, Dr. John E. Randall, Julian Sprung, Jeffrey A. Turner

SENIOR EDITORS | Matthew Pedersen, Stephan M. Tanner, Ph.D., Michael J. Tuccinardi

CONTRIBUTORS | Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, Dick Au, Devin Biggs, Heiko Bleher, Eric Bodrock, Jeffrey Christian, Morrell Devlin, George Farmer, Ian Fuller, Adeljean L.F.C. Ho, Jay Hemdal, Neil Hepworth, Ted Judy, Ad Konings, Marco Tulio C. Lacerda, Neale Monks, Rachel OLeary, Mark Sabaj Perez, Ph.D., Ret Talbot, Sumer Tiwari, Steven Waldron

Translator | Stephan M. Tanner, Ph.D.

Designer | Anne Linton Elston
Associate Editors | Louise Watson
Alexander Bunten, Bayley R. Freeman

EDITORIAL & Business Offices | Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC140 Webster Road | PO Box 490Shelburne, VT 05482Tel: 802.985.9977 | Fax: 802.497.0768

Business Manager | Judy Billard | 802.985.9977 Ext. 3 | judy.billard@reef2rainforest.com

ADVERTISING SALES | James Lawrence | 802.985.9977 Ext. 7  | james.lawrence@reef2rainforest.com

Accounts | Linda Bursell
Newsstand | Howard White & Associates
Printing | Dartmouth Printing | Hanover, NH

Customer Service | Service@amazonascustomerservice.com Call toll-free: 844.204.5175
Subscriptions | www.amazonasmagazine.com
Web Content | www.reef2rainforest.com

Amazonas, Freshwater Aquariums & Tropical Discovery, is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC, 140 Webster Road, PO Box 490, Shelburne, VT 05482.
Periodicals postage paid at Shelburne, VT, and at additional entry offices. Subscription rates: U.S., $29 for one year. Canada, $41 for one year. Outside U.S. and Canada, $49 for one year.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: AMAZONAS,PO Box 361, Williamsport, PA 17703-0361

ISSN 2166-3106 (Print) | ISSN 2166-3122 (Digital)

Amazonas is a licensed edition of AMAZONAS Germany, Natur und Tier Verlag GmbH, Muenster, Germany.
All rights reserved. Reproduction of any material from this issue in whole or in part is strictly prohibited.

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Reader Reviews

Aquarium Geographic?

“Wonderful. Like a National Geographic for aquarium topics. ”

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

5.0
2016-01-26T17:24:27+00:00

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

“Wonderful. Like a National Geographic for aquarium topics. ”

“Subscriber for life!”

AMAZONAS in English?!! You have me as a subscriber for life. I am thrilled to see that the English edition...

Tim Sinotte

5.0
2016-01-08T19:44:18+00:00

Tim Sinotte

AMAZONAS in English?!! You have me as a subscriber for life. I am thrilled to see that the English edition is not being watered down. We want Hofbräu, not Bud Lite.

“AMAZONAS is widely regarded as among the finest publications in the aquarium hobby…”

It’s fair to say that there currently exists no better publication for dedicated hobbyists ...

—Matt Ford, SeriouslyFish.com

5.0
2016-01-08T20:03:52+00:00

—Matt Ford, SeriouslyFish.com

It’s fair to say that there currently exists no better publication for dedicated hobbyists ...

“Best tropical fish magazine on the market…”

If you're mourning the loss of Aquarium Fish International, take out a subscription to AMAZONAS, pronto!...it's the best fish magazine...

Nicole Putnam, Amazon.com Reviews

4.0
2016-01-08T20:07:07+00:00

Nicole Putnam, Amazon.com Reviews

If you're mourning the loss of Aquarium Fish International, take out a subscription to AMAZONAS, pronto!...it's the best fish magazine on the market right now.

You have made me a happy man…

I have been getting the magazine since it first appeared, and I can’t read a word of German...The pictures alone...

Ray “Kingfish” Lucas

5.0
2016-01-09T05:06:35+00:00

Ray “Kingfish” Lucas

I have been getting the magazine since it first appeared, and I can’t read a word of German...The pictures alone are worth the price, but a version in English will be priceless for me.

A World Champion

If AMAZONAS in English is even half as good as CORAL from the same publisher in Vermont, it will be...

Matt Greene

4.0
2016-01-09T05:08:11+00:00

Matt Greene

If AMAZONAS in English is even half as good as CORAL from the same publisher in Vermont, it will be a world beater

“Dropped the rest…”

“Great magazine. Out of all the aquarium magazines I used to subscribe to this is the best and I have...

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

5.0
2016-01-26T17:15:52+00:00

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

“Great magazine. Out of all the aquarium magazines I used to subscribe to this is the best and I have dropped the rest.”

Wunderbar!

“Wunderbar! I know AMAZONAS from having family in Berlin, and it is simply the best freshwater magazine in the world....

Heike Koch, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

5.0
2016-01-08T18:25:14+00:00

Heike Koch, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

“Wunderbar! I know AMAZONAS from having family in Berlin, and it is simply the best freshwater magazine in the world. .”

Smart Standards

“Finally, a magazine for freshwater hobbyists that's also not "dumbed down" like some in the past. Very informative.”

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

5.0
2016-01-26T17:27:15+00:00

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

“Finally, a magazine for freshwater hobbyists that's also not "dumbed down" like some in the past. Very informative.”

Freshwater Best

“My rating of AMAZONAS: The best freshwater magazine. Keep up the great work. ”

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

5.0
2016-01-26T17:19:06+00:00

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

“My rating of AMAZONAS: The best freshwater magazine. Keep up the great work. ”

Long Wait Between Issues

“I know I'm beating a dead horse, but I wish AMAZONAS came out more often. Two months is a long...

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

4.0
2016-01-26T11:05:56+00:00

Amazonas Reader Survey 2015

“I know I'm beating a dead horse, but I wish AMAZONAS came out more often. Two months is a long time to wait sometimes.”
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