CORAL Magazine
Volume 10, Number 5

From a virtual unknown in a remote archipelago in Indonesia, the Banggai Cardinalfish became an overnight sensation among marine aquarists and, now 20 years later, its striking beauty, bold attitude and fascinating breeding habits keep it in the perennial listing of top10 most-sold saltwater aquarium fishes.

CORAL Magazine September/October 2013 Issue. Click to enlarge.

CORAL Magazine September/October 2013 Issue. Click to enlarge.

The next issue of CORAL will bring a special report on the state of Pterapogon kauderni in its home waters, as seen by the Banggai Rescue Project Science Expedition composed of marine biologists from the United States and Indonesia. The fish is officially listed as “Endangered” by the IUCN, but what is really happening to wild stocks? Can small-scale breeding efforts by marine aquarists help lighten the impacts of wild collection? Look to the next issue of CORAL for an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming The Banggai Cardinalfish book.

Almost two years in the making, the book was writtten and photographed by a team of CORAL contributors, including Ret Talbot, Matt Pedersen, Matthew L. Wittenrich, Ph.D., Roy Yanong, V.M.D., and Thomas Waltzek, D.V.M., Ph.D. with Martin A. Moe, and a Foreword by Dr. Gerald R. Allen, the ichthyologist who rediscovered the Banggai Cardinalfish in 1994. Images by leading underwater photographers, including KORALLE Editor Daniel Knop, Scott Michael, Denise Nielsen Tackett, Roger Steene, and others.

Other issue highlights coming:

• Beautiful Brittlestars: Daniel Knop looks at the underappreciated and often astonishingly beautiful brittlestars that can make their way in reef aquaria.

• Coral Supplements: Murray Camp interviews Dr. Han-Werner Balling on the evolving art of stimulating coral growth and color.

• Clownfish Breeding: Dr. Rudiger Bless reports on successfully breeding the Cinnamon Anemonefish, Amphiprion melanopus.

• Underwater Lembeh Strait: Werner Fiedler takes the reader on a tour of the aquatic wonders of one of the world’s most revered dive destinations.

• Hydroids from Hell: Dr. Ron Shimek discusses a group that plagues many fishkeepers and breeders but that zoologists find irresistible.

Deadline for materials to be included in this issue: August 15th.  The issue has an on-sale date of September 10th.

The print edition of CORAL in English is  distributed in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, France, India, the Netherlands, Malta, and elsewhere.

The Digital Edition is read in more than 100 countries worldwide. To find a local or regional dealer who offers CORAL Magazine, visit our current Source Directory.

CORAL is published bimonthly by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC in Shelburne, Vermont, in partnership with Natur und Tier –Verlag GmbH and Matthias Schmidt Publishing, Muenster, Germany,

Founding Editor: Daniel Knop

English Edition Editor & Publisher: James M. Lawrence

Cover Images
Brooding male Banggai Cardinalfish: Mark Strickland /
Background Clavularia Clove Polyps: Scott W. Michael

The Banggai Cardinalfish will be published by Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC and exclusively distributed by Two Little Fishies. On sale date: August 27, 2013.

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