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Aquarium Gazette issue 11

We have yet another Issue packed with almost 100 pages of beautifully written and illustrated articles and news:-

A PORTFOLIO OF GOLDFISH AT AQUARAMA 2009
By Dick Mills

THE GLORY OF GOLDFISH
By Karel Zahradka

MY ADVENTURES WITH ARCHOCENTRUS SAJICA
By Ian Fairweather

NOTES ON THE SPAWNING OF THE “BLACK PHANTOM” - ASPIDORAS SP. C035
By Allan James

ON BUYING PLANTS - PART 2
By Jeff Walmsley

DISNEY WORLD FOR AQUARISTS
By Dr. David Ford

YASUHIKOTAKIA SPLENDIDA
By Mark Duffill

IN THE COILS OF THE NAGA
By Richard Freeman

BARBUS HULSTAERTI - IT’S A MAN THING?
By Alan P. Vaissiere

PORTFOLIO - BARBUS HULSTAERTI
By Karel Zahradka

THE SILVER DOLLARS
By David Marshall

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GOODEIDS
By Dr. David Ford

MY EXPERIENCES IN KEEPING GOODEIDS
By Ivor Hilton
 

Disc form available in both Word 2000 and PDF formats. PDF format will transfer to e-books

Aquarium Gazette issue 12

We have yet another Issue packed with almost 100 pages of beautifully written and illustrated articles and news:-

GUPPIES - THE HOBBY AND THE BUSINESS
By Karel Zahradka
(this article contains contributions from 4 leading Eastern European guppy breeders and top showing people.  Published for the first time in the English language it is THE definitive article on guppies)

APHANIUS - THE EURPOEAN KILLIFISH
By Matt Ford

INTRODUCING HEMICHROMIS ‘SPECIES’ MUANDA
By Bede Kerrigan
(First article on this new Jewel cichlid)

PLANTS - DAFT THINGS YOU READ - PART 1
By Jeff Walmsley

HERONS - A VERY DIFFERENT FISHKEEPING PROBLEM
By Dennis Godfrey

BLOODWORMS  - NATURES GREAT GIFT TO FISH
By Majid Ali

THE WONDEROUS WORLD OF PUNTIOPLITES FALCIFER
By Andy Rushworth and David Marshall

AQUARIUM RE-VAMP FOR BRISTOL ZOO GARDENS
By the staff of Bristol Zoo Press Office

THE HEADSTANDER
By Dr. David Ford

A CHARACIN WITH BITE - LEPORINUS
By David Marshall

HEMIGRAMMUS SP. CF SILIMONI
By Karel Zahradka
(the first article on and photographs of a new characin specie)

THE BEAUTY OF THE GLENWHAN GARDENS
By David Marshall

SEA-GODS AND AMPHIBIANS FROM OUTER SPACE?
By Jonathan Downes

Disc form available in both Word 2000 and PDF formats. PDF format will transfer to e-books.

Aquarium Gazette issue 13

ASSESSMENT OF ARTISANAL FISHERIES IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON

By Philip Gregor

Philip’s article covers, in great detail, the Authors recent work helping with freshwater conservation programmes in Peru.  Includes listings of all of the various species of fish encountered, beautiful photographs and is a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in South American characins.

 

THE RUMMY-NOSED TETRA

By David Marshall

David’s article starts with advice on how to tell the three characin species, that are available in the hobby as Rummy-nosed tetra, apart.  He then goes on to cover the keeping and breeding of these wonderful little fish.

 

AN  INTRODUCTION TO LAKE PETEN ITZA

By John Heaton

John opens his unique series of articles on the fish and other aquatic fauna of Guatemala with a general look at the waterways and people of the Lake Peten Itza area. Beautifully illustrated.

 

THE RED DEVILS

By Dr. David Ford

Dr. Ford unravels the confusion surrounding the identity of the Red Devil Cichlids. This very interesting article takes us into the realm of Asian Parrot Cichlids. Dr. Ford’s account of keeping a Red Devil makes fascinating reading.

 

BREEDING TROPICAL FRESHWATER FISH  - THE FIRST STEPS

By David Marshall

David puts a new angle onto the breeding of both egglaying and livebearing fish species. A brilliant starting point for readers who are thinking of breeding  tropical freshwater fish for the first time.

 

ARTIFICIAL SPAWNING MOPS

By Paul Barrow

Paul’s step-by-step guide to making spawning mops shows readers how to make one of the most essential tools in the fish breeders locker.

 

RIDDLE OF THE BURU, AND THE LUNGFISH LINK

By Dr. Karl Shuker

Dr. Shuker’s superbly written article, supported by artist drawn illustrations, investigates the possibility that an unknown lungfish has yet to be discovered in Asia. This discovery could explain the mystery of the Buru?

 

RUNNING IN - PLEASE PASS (MATURING A PLANTED AQUARIUM)

By Jeff Walmsley

Part 13 of Jeff’s unique look at creating the perfectly planted aquarium.  You will find no better articles on aquatic plants than these.  Beautifully illustrated.

 

A REPORT ON THE FEDERATION OF BRITISH AQUATIC SOCIETIES FESTIVAL OF FISHKEEPING 2009

By Dick Mills

Dick looks back at the 2009 Hayling Island event.  As you will see in the article, the vast majority of the leading showing fish from around the U.K. were on display.

 

MY STORY OF BREEDING THE SAMURAI GOURAMI - AS TOLD IN PICTURES

By Karel Zahradka

Karel tells the story of how he collected his pair of Samurai gourami in the wild and then went on, not only to keep these fish succesfully but also to breed them as well.  All told through superb photography.

 

GOURAMI CAPERS AT BRISTOL ZOO

By the Bristol Zoo Press Office

Will the arrival of a ‘new lady friend’ arouse the passion of the male Giant gourami at Bristol Zoo?.  Lovely little article.

 

MY EXPERIENCES IN KEEPING AMECA SPLENDENS

By Gerry Hawksby

Gerry’s article is the ultimate guide to keeping Ameca splendens.  Probably the most underrated viviparous livebearing specie in our hobby?

 

SINGAPORE PLATYS

By Karel Zahradka

Karel uses his expertise in keeping the aquarium-bred Platys of Singapore to produce an excellent pictorial guide to a variety of commercially bred colour forms.

 

COMMUNITY ZONE

Photo's of the Peace Tree from an article about the Ryedale A.S. Pickering Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival report.

Keeps readers up-to-date with all the news from various Aquatic Societies, has the 2009 report from the Centre for Fortean Zoology and tells of new microscopic pond life discovered in Dorset.

By David Marshall
David puts a new angle onto the breeding of both egglaying and livebearing fish species. A brilliant starting point for readers who are thinking of breeding tropical freshwater fish for the first time.

ARTIFICIAL SPAWNING MOPS
By Paul Barrow
Paul’s step-by-step guide to making spawning mops shows readers how to make one of the most essential tools in the fish breeders locker.

RIDDLE OF THE BURU, AND THE LUNGFISH LINK
By Dr. Karl Shuker
Dr. Shuker’s superbly written article, supported by artist drawn illustrations, investigates the possibility that an unknown lungfish has yet to be discovered in Asia. This discovery could explain the mystery of the Buru?

RUNNING IN - PLEASE PASS (MATURING A PLANTED AQUARIUM)
By Jeff Walmsley
Part 13 of Jeff’s unique look at creating the perfectly planted aquarium.  You will find no better articles on aquatic plants than these. Beautifully illustrated.

A REPORT ON THE FEDERATION OF BRITISH AQUATIC SOCIETIES FESTIVAL OF FISHKEEPING 2009
By Dick Mills
Dick looks back at the 2009 Hayling Island event. As you will see in the article, the vast majority of the leading showing fish from around the U.K. were on display.

MY STORY OF BREEDING THE SAMURAI GOURAMI - AS TOLD IN PICTURES
By Karel Zahradka
Karel tells the story of how he collected his pair of Samurai gourami in the wild and then went on, not only to keep these fish succesfully but also to breed them as well. All told through superb photography.

GOURAMI CAPERS AT BRISTOL ZOO
By the Bristol Zoo Press Office
Will the arrival of a ‘new lady friend’ arouse the passion of the male Giant gourami at Bristol Zoo?. Lovely little article.

MY EXPERIENCES IN KEEPING AMECA SPLENDENS
By Gerry Hawksby
Gerry’s article is the ultimate guide to keeping Ameca splendens. Probably the most underrated viviparous livebearing specie in our hobby?

SINGAPORE PLATYS
By Karel Zahradka
Karel uses his expertise in keeping the aquarium-bred Platys of Singapore to produce an excellent pictorial guide to a variety of commercially bred colour forms.

COMMUNITY ZONE
Photo's of the Peace Tree from an article about the Ryedale A.S. Pickering Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival report.

Keeps readers up-to-date with all the news from various Aquatic Societies, has the 2009 report from the Centre for Fortean Zoology and tells of new microscopic pond life discovered in Dorset.

Aquarium Gazette issue 14

MAKING A MARK WITH PENCILFISH - PART 1

By Alan P. Vaissiere

The master Nannostomus breeder reveals his secrets. Information on keeping Nannostomus. Beautifully illustrated article.

 

THE STUDLAND SEAHORSE PROJECT

By Julie Hatcher

The Dorset Wildlife Trust are fighting hard to maintain local Seahorse populations.

 

LABYRINTHS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH  - PART 2

By David Armitage

An exploration of labyrinth fish habitats in China and Sri Lanka. Includes photographs of rarely seen labyrinth species.

 

ACUARIOS PUBLICOS PARA TURISMO BRITANICO

By Dr. David Ford

A look at the marine-based Public Aquariums of Barcelona and Valencia.

 

THE MAN WHO PUT THE ROUGE IN BATON - PURDIN KOI FARM

By Nigel Craddock

Nigel tells us all about one of the World’s leading Koi producing farms and their plans for the future.

 

MY VIEWS ON AQUATIC SHOWS - A GRAND DAY OUT?

By Bernard O’Neill

Bernard puts forward his views on Open Shows and auctions in the U.K.

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO LORICARINS

By David Marshall

The author combines his experiances with Loricarins with a beautiful selection of photographs. Together they form the ultimate guide to Plecs and their relatives.

 

PLANTED AQUARIUM TANK

By Jeff Walmsley

Jeff continues his unique look at the world of planted aquaria.

 

A VISIT TO THE AQUAWORLD FISH FARM IN SINGAPORE

By Karel Zahradka

A visual tour of the farm that produces many of the guppies, mollies and platys available in the U.K.

 

OF WIZARDS AND MONSTERS

By Jonathan Downes

Jonathan’s unique eye-witness account of how he came to view the unknown creature(s) that live in a lake in Ireland.

 

TIPS ON FISH STOCKING LEVELS & FILTRATION FOR THE FRESHWATER AQUARIUM

By Dr. David Ford

The ultimate guide to both of these subjects.

 

TROTTERS WORLD OF ANIMALS

By David Marshall

Sue and David visit one of the U.K.’s best wildlife parks.

Aquarium Gazette issue 15

AN INTRODUCTION TO LAKE PETEN ITZA PART 2 - OUR AMAZING CICHLIDS

By John Heaton

World exclusive - John’s amazing illustrated article, probably the most comprehensive article on the cichlids of Lake Peten Itza ever to be published, sets the tone for another wonderful Issue.

 

BREEDING BADIS SPECIES ‘BHUTAN

By Ivor Hilton

World exclusive - Comprehensive illustrated article on the spawning of these amazing little fish. See how a female treats her male during spawning?

 

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO BACK INTO THE WATER?

By Jonathan Downes

Climatic change is bringing many species of non-native aquatic creatures to U.K. coastal waters. As Jonathan explains many of these creatures are a mixed blessing.

 

ARE THE NATURALLY OCCURING MARINE CREATURES FOUND AROUND THE U.K.’S COASLINE IN DECLINE?

By Richard White, Devon Wildlife Trust

World exclusive - In the wake of climatic change and exploitation of certain species Richard voices his fear for the future of many of the U.K.’s native marine creatures

 

OUR VISION FOR LIVING SEAS

By Nicky Hoar, on behalf of Dorset Wildlife Trust Press Office

Nicky explains how the DWT are taking measures to protect the native marine creatures in their area of the U.K.

 

A FIRST VISIT TO THE LAKE DISTRICT COASTAL AQUARIUM, MARYPORT

By Paul Barrow

World exclusive - The LDCA is home to probably the best collection of native marine species in the U.K. Paul looks at the wonderful exhibits in detail.

 

BETTA PUGNAX

By David Marshall

David takes a look at his favourite labyrinth fish. Beautiful spawning sequence photographs taken by K.A. Webb

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONSTRUCT A POND IN SEVEN DAYS?

By Dr. David Ford

When Dr. Ford was given 7 days to construct a new pond he found many ways to complete the work in time. Each step is well illustrated to form a comprehensive guide to pond building.

 

DRAGONS OF THE DEEP

By Richard Freeman

World exclusive - Reports of sea dragons may originate in ancient texts but continue to be made into the present day. Fascinating reading.

 

NEWS FROM THE CFZ FISH ROOM

By Jonathan Downes

Jonathan looks at two colour forms of Ram cichlid.

 

MAKING A MARK WITH PENCILFISH - PART 2

By Alan P. Vaissiere

Alan continues our mini-series on Pencilfish with some excellent information on the breeding of various Nannostomus species

 

AMAZING ANCISTRUS

By David Marshall

World exclusive - At the TAG office we would be thoroughly amazed if any of our readers could find a more lavishly illustrated article on the breeding of Bristlenose catfish.

 

BAMBOO IN THE AQUARIUM

By Majid Ali

Majid tells us how to prepare bamboo for use in the freshwater aquarium.

Aquarium Gazette issue 16

WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION – FISH WHICH FALL FROM THE SKY

By Jonathan Downes

A truly amazing look at the facts behind 'fish falls'

 

THE DUBAI MALL AQUARIUM

By Dr. David Ford

Dr. Ford visits the largest aquarium in the World.

 

BREEDING THE CHERRY BARB

By Mick Marks

A brilliant guide to spawning this very popular cyprinid.

 

MAKING A MARK WITH PENCILFISH PART 3 - NANNOSTOMUS BECKFORDI

By Ivor Hilton

Ivor recalls his breeding experiences with the Golden Pencilfish.

 

THE SWAN MUSSEL

By Majid Ali

Everything you need to know about keeping Swan Mussels in aquaria.

 

THE BRUIN SKREEUBER - SYNODONTIS ZAMBEZENSIS

By David Marshall

David recalls his research into a catfish with a very mixed personality.

 

PELVICACHROMIS TAENIATUS ‘MOLIWE’

By Ian Fairweather

Ian tells us about the joy and problems of breeding these amazing cichlids.

 

PANAQUE ‘SPECIES’ BRUNO

By David Marshall

David looks at the three loricarins that are sold under this name.

 

THE MONSTER OF PEMBROKE DOCK

By Richard Freeman

What strange creature made an appearance in Pembroke Dock?

 

THE PEARL GOURAMI

By David Marshall

All you need to know about keeping and breeding these popular labyrinth fish

 

LABYRINTHS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH – EXPLORATIONS OF ANABANTOID HABITATS. PART 3 – GHANA AND MADAGASCAR

By David Armitage

Which labyrinth fish is found in Madagascar? David's article has the answer.

 

MORE NEWS FROM ‘LIVING SEAS

By Nicky Hoar, on behalf of The Dorset Wildlife Trust

More project news from The DWT.

Aquarium Gazette issue 17

THE WINTER POND

By Dr. David Ford

With winter approaching Dr. Ford explains how to protect both your pond and its precious fish during the winter months. Beautifully illustrated.

 

THE VIETNAMESE CARDINAL MINNOW

By Ivor Hilton

Ivor explains how he spawned this newly available member of the White Cloud group. Excellent illustrations help guide the reader through the correct steps to take in order to spawn these fish themselves.

 

FARLOWELLA VITTATA - THE TWIG CATFISH

By Mark Walters

If you have ever considered trying to breed a member of the Farlowella genus then Mark’s article is a ‘must read’. Superbly illustrated with photographs of spawning parents, eggs and fry etc.

 

SOME REMINISCENCES OF HOW LARGE AQUARIUM FISH ARRIVED INTO OUR HOBBY

By Gerry Hawksby

Gerry recalls how large tropical freshwater fish first arrived into our hobby, how a friend managed to catch a gigantic anabantoid for showing purposes and warns of the hidden danger in keeping Oscar cichlids

 

RED-TAILED CATFISH RESCUE

By Richard Holland

Richard, who works for Sheffield Fish Rescue, recalls the day he had to rescue two large catfish. Anyone thinking of purchasing a large catfish is advised to read Richard’s article before proceeding.

 

THE GIANT GOURAMI - AN EXTRAORDINARY ANABANTOID?

By David Marshall

David presents one of the most comprehensive, and lavishly illustrated, articles on ‘a true giant of the aquarium hobby’ to be published in an aquarium magazine.

 

VICTORIAN FISHKEEPING

By Jonathan Downes

Jonathan’s research has uncovered some amazing facts as to how the aquarium hobby began. A ‘must read’ for all with an interest in the history of fishkeeping.

 

THE AQUARIUM AT THE WORLD MUSEUM, LIVERPOOL

By David Marshall

David and Sue were amazed by the native and tropical marine exhibits they found at one of Europe’s leading Museums.

 

INTRODUCING APISTOGRAMMA ‘SPECIES’ ROTFLECKEN (RED-FLECKED)

By Ian Fairweather

Ian sheds new light onto the debate about the true identity of this beautiful Dwarf cichlid.

 

DO YOU KNOW OF THE HARTLAND POINT SEA-SERPENT?

Question asked by Jonathan Downes

Jonathan is searching for information on one of the U.K.’s least documented sea-serpent encounters.

 

SOME TIPS ON DECORATIONS FOR THE FRESHWATER AQUARIUM

By Majid Ali

A well-written and beautifully illustrated guide to the various décor that can be used to enhance the look of the home aquarium.

 

MORE NEWS FROM ‘LIVING SEAS

By Nicky Hoar, on behalf of Dorset Wildlife Trust Press Office

Those hard working folk at the Dorset Wildlife Trust up-date readers on the progress of various native marine and freshwater conservation projects.

Aquarium Gazette issue 18

MORE NEWS FROM ‘LIVING SEAS

By Nicky Hoar on behalf of Dorset WT

See how the DWT are using new satellite technology to map the sea floor. Amazing still photographs.

 

THE FORGOTTEN CHARACINS OF AFRICA

By David Marshall

Often overlooked for their South American cousins the characins found in Africa are every bit as diverse. This beautifully illustrated article covers the cute, the ugly and the extremely nasty African characins available in the hobby.

 

TIGERFISH IN SOUTH AFRICA

By Korrie Broos

You will never have the chance to read such a wonderful natural history article on Tigerfish as this one is. Superbly illustrated it covers all of the major Tigerfish populations in Southern Africa. To add to the interest covers such topics as the annual Clarias run.

 

AN ENGLISH POND IN MADRID?

By Dr. David Ford

Dr. Ford continues his series on ponds with a very different article.

 

THE BRACKISH AQUARIUM

By David Marshall

Here we have what we believe to be the most comprehensive guide to starting a brackish aquarium ever published in an aquarium magazine. Superbly illustrated it covers both the setting-up of and fish to consider for such an aquarium.

 

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MOLLIES

By Dr. David Ford

The most iconic brackish water livebearing fish is covered in great detail.

 

THE AQUATIC ATTRACTIONS OF GT. YARMOUTH

By David Marshall

Within a few minutes walk of each other are three excellent tourist attractions that give great insight into the aquatic world.

 

ANCISTRUS CLARO

By David Marshall

How to care for one of the most beautiful loricarins in the aquarium hobby.

 

AQUATIC ATTRACTIONS AT BRISTOL ZOO

By David Marshall

The grounds of Bristol Zoo are a paradise for fishkeepers. This superbly illustrated article will help the reader to plan a future visit well in advance

 

AQUA 2010

By Dr. David Ford

A beautifully illustrated report on the U.K.’s newest aquatic trade show.

 

FROZEN FOODS

By Majid Ali

This lovely article explains how to use frozen foods for fish in a responsible manner.

 

IS NESSIE A GIANT EEL?

By Jonathan Downes

Could Giant eels be responsible for many of the Lake Monster sightings that are reported throughout the World each year? The Author puts forward his views in this amazing piece of work.

Aquarium Gazette issue 19

Please note that, due to the high number of MB involved in bringing you the very best production possible, the Editorial team have taken the decision to make Issue 19 available in the disc format only. E-mail format subscribers were informed and will receive their Issue on disc this time around.

 

MY EXPERIENCES IN KEEPING AND BREEDING MONOCIRRHUS POLYACANTHUS - THE SOUTH AMERICAN LEAF FISH

By Phil Blackburn

Phil’s excellent article is illustrated with close to 30 beautiful photographs that graphically illustrate what we believe to be the first full spawning sequence of Monocirrhus polyacanthus ever to be published in an aquarium magazine.

 

A REPORT ON THE F.B.A.S. FESTIVAL OF FISHKEEPING 2010

By Dr. David Ford

A comprehensive, and well illustrated, review of Hayling Island 2010

 

THE AQUARIUM AT MADRID ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

By Dr. David Ford

Dr. Ford takes us on a comprehensive tour of one of the European mainland’s leading tropical marine public aquariums.

 

CORYDORAS SIMILIS - THE ‘SMUDGE SPOT’ CORYDORAS

By Ivor Hilton

Ivor presents a comprehensive guide to the keeping and breeding of one of the most beautiful Corydoras available in the aquarium hobby.

 

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD - FISH FEEDING STRATEGIES

By Jonathan Downes and Richard Freeman

An amazing look at how various species of fish use a wide variety of tactics in order to obtain food.

 

THE USE OF WOOL CAVES IN AQUARIA

By Bede Kerrigan

Bede tells us about a new use for wool in freshwater aquaria

 

FISH TALES - ON THE TRAIL OF TRUNKO

By Dr. Karl Shuker

What was the strange creature that washed up on the South African coastline? Dr. Shuker has researched ‘Trunko’ for many years and puts forward his theories in this amazing, and beautifully illustrated, article

 

A BEAR ON THE BEACH?

By Jonathan Downes

Jonathan traces non-Zoo Polar bear sightings in the U.K. and finds these are not always what they appear to be?

 

MORE NEWS FROM ‘LIVING SEAS

By Nicky Hoar, on behalf of Dorset Wildlife Trust

Those hard working folk at the DWT have much to tell us about their latest aquatic conservation projects.

 

LESSER KNOWN LIVEBEARERS

By David Marshall

A comprehensive look at the world of livebearing fish. Ideal starting point  for those wishing to begin with livebearers and for experienced aquarists’ looking for something a little different for their aquaria

 

ADVENTURES WITH POECILIIDAE

By Max Blake

Max looks at members of the genus Limia and their close relatives

 

ASPISTOR QUADRISCUTIS - THE BRESSOU SEA CATFISH

By David Marshall

With the help of his friend Jackie Goulder the Author was able to study a remarkable catfish not often seen in aquaria

Aquarium Gazette issue 20

OUR EXPERIENCES IN KEEPING AND BREEDING THE HORNET TILAPIA

By Norman & Avril Banks

The aquatic history of the keeping of and the breeding of the Hornet Tilapia is all explained in this well illustrated article

 

DRAPED IN DRIFTWOOD

By David Marshall

We believe this well illustrated article to be the most comprehensive beginners guide to the South American Driftwood catfishes ever published in an aquarium magazine.

 

FISH TALES - THE ALASKAN LAKE MONSTER FISHES

By Dr. Karl Shuker

Did a recent television programme finally solve the cryptid mystery of the ‘unknown’ aquatic creatures which live in more than one Alaskan lake?

 

MORE NEWS FROM ‘LIVING SEAS

By Nicky Hoar, on behalf of Dorset Wildlife Trust

The conservation of Undulate rays is put under the spotlight plus much more

 

SYNODONTIS DEFENSIVE MECHANISMS

By Andy Washington and David Marshall

Two of our regular contributors combine their knowledge as we look at the ways in which these amazing African catfish defend themselves in both the wild and in aquaria.

 

THE CORRECT WAY TO CARE FOR SURINAME TOADS

By Richard Freeman

All you need to known about the captive care of Suriname toads. A beautifully written article

 

THE MYSTERY OF THE TORPEDO BARBS?

By Mark Duffill, Andy Rushworth and David Marshall

When three of our regular contributors talked of putting together an article on the Torpedo barbs the Editorial team suggested that they pool their knowledge. The result is an amazing piece of work

 

WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION - THE GULPER EEL

By Jonathan Downes

The ‘recent’ discovery of this amazing eel fascinated the World. We are proud to be the first aquatic magazine to publish a full-scale article on the Gulper eel.

 

NOTHING GETS IN THE WAY OF A POND BUILDING PROJECT

By Dr. David Ford

Is it possible to build a pond on sloping ground? The Author answers this question in spectacular fashion.

 

NATURE KNOWS BEST IN YOUR GARDEN POND - OR HOW TO COPE WITH A COMMON FROG INVASION?

By Sarah Williams, on behalf of Dorset Wildlife Trust

With Common frogs in the U.K. at the height of their reproductive cycle this timely article gives wonderful, and very practical, advice as how to care for spawn, tadpoles and froglets

 

WATER FEATURES AT THE JAPANESE GARDENS, IRISH NATIONAL STUD, EIRE

By David Marshall

A beautifully illustrated article which explains just why these Gardens are well worth a visit

 

XIPHOPHORUS PYGMAEUS GOLD

By Ivor Hilton

Our series on livebearing fish continues with a comprehensive look at the most popular small Swordtail in the aquarium hobby

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