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14 Cichlid World
Juan Miguel Artigas Azas
18 Planted Tank
24 Reef and Coral Corner
James W. Fatherree
28 Bottom of the Tank
34 Import Report
4 Publisher’s Note/
6 Freshwater Q&A
10 Saltwater Q&A
93 Parting Shot
95 Ad Index
The spotted archerfish (Toxotes chatareus) on this issue’s
cover was, according to photographer Mo Devlin, “hands
down one of the most difficult fish” to capture on film. Its
eyesight and reflexes were so keen that it would turn away
during his camera’s split-second infrared pre-flash. These
traits serve archerfishes well in the wild, where they use jets of
water to target and shoot down prey well above the waterline.
Read about this and other fishy phenomena in “Strange and
Wonderful Specialized Adaptations in Freshwater Fish” (p. 68).
Photograph by Mo Devlin