AMAZONAS Magazine, Volume 10, Number 5, GUDGEONS & GOBIES, on sale August 3rd. On the cover: Microphysogobio tafangensis, N. Chiang; Rhinogobius wuyanlingensis and R. henshuenensis, W.-C. Tseng and T.-C. Chang; Sicyopus multisquamatus, H.-G. Evers
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The Table of Contents for the September/October 2021 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine. You can view this TOC online!
Gudgeons & Gobies or Dungeons & Dragons? “In D&D, the “Dungeon Master” acts as the referee and narrator,” explains AMAZONS Exec. Editor Courtney Tobler. “This is a very similar role that you and I enact every day as aquarists.”
In Memoriam: we look back at the life and times of Wayne S. Leibel.
In Memorium: We reflect on the passing of Aleck Brooks.
Will you attend the Triple Crown Convention of the freshwater aquarium hobby in 2022? Rusty Wessel extends an invitation to join the American Cichlid Association (ACA), the American Killifish Association (AKA), and the American Livebearers Association (ALA) all in Louisville, Kentucky next summer!
Drake Shaw and Nathan Chiang report on Microphysogobio tafangensis. It has been known to science for over 85 years, however, it was only recently introduced to a marveling public in the autumn of 2020 via Internet photos and videos.
“Today, I am again looking for gobies…With my underwater camera setup in my right hand, I balance on a path of slippery rocks in the middle of a mountain creek. We are inland on Negros Island in the Visayas region of the Philippines.” – Klaus M. Stiefel
Sometimes available in the hobby from specialist importers, gobies of the genus Rhinogobius from East Asia are entertaining and striking aquarium occupants. Author Nathan Chiang introduces several species you may encounter originating from China and Taiwan.
In partnership with the Toronto Zoo, Oliver Lucanus has his sights set on breeding the endangered Joba Mena (Ptychochromis insolitus), and bringing it to the aquarium hobby this year.
Travel to the highlands of the Peruvian Andes and discover what secrets they hold (could it be rare catfish?!). Anja Katzschmann an Norman Behr return with the story, and pictures, to share their journey!
Flying fish from around the country, or importing from around the world, Andrew Bogott walks you through how it’s done, legitimately and legally.
Bailin Shaw doesn’t simply think CO2 for planted tanks works, he explains exactly why it’s mission-critical for planted aquaria and aquascapes. Plus, he provides a fundamental overview of the available options for carbon dioxide application in your home aquarium.
Live foods offer a wide array of benefits in the aquarium-keeping hobby, from getting hesitant fish to eat to stimulating fish to reproduce. In this issue, Friedrich Bitter presents two options that can be easily cultured outdoors with minimal effort.
Follow along as Hans-Georg Evers goes on the hunt for an enigmatic goby. Discover Sicyopus multisquamatus in the remote northern reaches of West Papua’s Bird’s Head Peninsula.
The cartoon series Weird Waters is bound to make a splash amongst our youngest readers. Here, we continue our coverage of the species behind the magical freshwater fishes and provide a brief guide on what it takes to keep Von Kutcha (the frontosa cichlid) and Mr. T. Tanic (a redtail shark), two characters from the show, in your home aquarium.
Finally, the AMAZONAS Events Calendar returns with ACTUAL EVENTS to share! Event organizers, as you start to “reopen” your clubs and swaps, be sure to notify Janine Banks ( email@example.com) so we can return to normal and start sharing these gathering opportunities once more! View our events calendar online, anytime, for the most up-to-date information we have available, but remember, check with any event organizer directly to learn the status of their event.
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We close out each issue with Species Snapshots, a look at rare and unusual fishes showing up in the aquarium trade and hobbyist circles. In this issue, we take the entire column to focus on one very special fish, the red melon dario (Dario hysginon), shared by Dr. Paul V. Loiselle.
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