Although Coral is classified as being a magazine, it would be more accurately described as a journal. Rather than having the ephemeral content associated with magazines, each issue of Coral contains in-depth information on the featured species along with world class information in the accompanying articles making it a reference work you’ll go back to time and again.
This bibliography features the available back issues published by EcoSystem.
DOTTYBACKS Volume 5 Number 4 August/September 2008
Exploring the Red Sea Iron Essentials Moon Jellies
FLUORESCENCE Volume 5 Number 3 June/July 2008
Underwater Zanzibar Nutrient Ratio Basics Sea Hares
BLENNIES Volume 5 Number 2 June/July 2008
Blennies, takes a look at these endearing fishes with articles from Bruce Carlson, Daniel Knop, and Elen Thaler. Additional articles include “Keeping Moon Jellies”, “Artificial Coral Reefs”, an interview with Rudie Kuiter, and much more.
FIRE CORALS Volume 5 Number 1 February/March 2008
Underwater Sulawesi Spider Crabs How Fishes Move
SHRIMP GOBIES Volume 4 Number 6 December 2007/January 2008
Exploring the Lesser Antilles Colour Enhancers Competition for Space
SAND BED FILTERS Volume 4 Number 5 October/November 2007
Sand Bed Filters, delves into the subject of how Sand Bed Filters work with articles from Dr Ron Shimek and Anthony Calfo. Dieter Brockmann continues his look at Nitrate in the aquarium, this issue discussing Denitrifying filters. Dr Katharina Fabricius explores the Ecology and Nutrition of Azooxanthellate soft corals. Additional articles include a look at the Bluespotted Ray.
CORALLIMORPHARIANS Volume 4 Number 4 August/September 2007
Corallimorpharians, focuses (naturally enough) on the Corallimorpharians, or as they’re more familiarly referred to – Mushroom Anemones. Following on from The Large Reef Aquarium issue there’s a look at aquascaping large aquaria. Dieter Brockmann looks at Nitrate in the aqaurium. Additional articles include a look at Moorish Idols and Filefishes.
GREAT BARRIER REEF Volume 4 Number 3 June/July 2007
Great Barrier Reef, focuses on the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. Articles feature the reef itself, look at research on the reef, and at management of the reef. Additional articles include a look at The Sexy Shrimp, Weedy Sea Dragons, and Iodine use in the reef aquarium.
LARGE REEF AQUARIUMS Volume 4 Number 2 April/May 2007
Large Reef Aquariums, focuses on the recent trend for public aquariums to build very large reef aquaria. The systems featured include the 76000 litre reef aquarium at Atlantis Marine World, Long Island, The Dome Aquaree, in Berlin, Germany, and the new Pacific Barrier Reef exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium in the USA, a stunning 625 000 litres. Additional articles include a look at Ricordea florida, mushroom anemones, and there’s a feature from Professor Ellen Thaler on Wrasses in the aquarium.
DAMSELFISHES Volume 4 Number 1 February/March 2007
This issue of Coral focuses on those ubiquitous small fishes the Damselfishes of the family Pomacentridae with articles by Frank Schneidewind, Torsten Luther, and Professor Ellen Thaler. This includes discussion of how this category of fishes is often misunderstood in terms of aquarium suitability. A secondary feature looks at Tubeworms with articles by Dr Lutz Gohr and Kai Velling. Also in this issue Dieter Brockmann looks at the interlinked processes of photosynthesis and calcification.
GORGONIANS Volume 3 Number 6 December 2006/January 2007
This issue of Coral focuses on those most beautiful of corals, the Gorgonians, with articles by Daniel Knop, Dieter Brockmann, and Todd Gardner. Additionally Scott Michael looks at the commensal animals that live in association with Gorgonians. Daniel Knop visits Raja Ampat, the centre of marine species diversity in Indonesia. Additional articles look at colour variations in Angel and Butterflyfishes,the propagation of Convict Blennies in the aquarium, and the part of Phosphate in the reef aquarium; plus much more besides.
FROGFISHES Volume 3 Number 5 October/November 2006
This issue of Coral focuses on those bizzare beauties the Frogfishes of the family Antennariidae with articles by well-know Frogfish fanatic Scott Michael, Frank Schneidewind, and Professor Ellen Thaler. There’s a secondary feature looking at Sponges with articles by Daniel Knop and Kai Velling. Also in this issue we have the second part of the article on pathogenic bacteria in the saltwater aquarium, this time looking at bacterial contamination of Frozen Foods. Additional articles look at Zoanthids and Phosphate in the reef aquarium; plus much more besides.
CORALS: Sexual Propagation in the Aquarium Volume 3 Number 4 August/September 2006
This issue of Coral focuses on sexual reproduction of corals in the marine aquarium with articles by Dr Kirsten Micalek-Wagner, Anja Cargill, Dr Dirk Petersen, Professor Helmut Schumacher, and Daniella Stettler. (This may sound like a lot of academics but checkout the article about the SECORE project by Dirk Petersen – it’s really great stuff) There’s a secondary feature looking at Anthias with articles by Daniel Knop, Ellen Thaler, and Kai Velling. Also in this issue are articles covering pathogenic bacteria in the saltwater aquarium (an important topic, especially if you feed live foods) a look at the coral reefs around Yap; plus much more besides.PS, check out the overview of corals noted to have spawned in the aquarium. Yep, Tim’s got a mention again..
HAWKFISHES Volume 3 Number 3 June/July 2006
This issue of Coral focuses on Hawkfishes for the marine aquarium with articles by Frank Schneidewind and Professor Ellen Thaler. There’s a secondary feature looking at Anemones with articles by Daniel Knop, Andreus Neufeld, and Professor Daphne G. Fautin (including a look at Anemone propagation).Also in this issue are articles covering sweeper tentacles, MAC (Marine Aquarium Council), a look at the coral reefs around Vilamendhooin in the Maldives, a comparison of nutrient density in the wild and in the aquarium by Alf Jacob Nilsen; plus much more besides. PS, check out the EcoSystem ad on page 1 featuring a couple of Tim’s shark photos.
HERMIT CRABS Volume 3 Number 2 April/May 2006
This issue of Coral focuses on Hermit Crabs for the marine aquarium. It includes articles by Kai Velling and Proffesor Ellen Thaler. Also in this issue are articles covering trace elements, MAC (Marine Aquarium Council), a look at the coral gardens and reef walls of western Cuba, a look at the significance of ocelli in marine animals; plus much more besides.
LIVE FOODS Volume 3 Number 1 February/March 2006
This issue of Coral concentrates on the culturing and the value of live food for the marine aquarium. It includes articles on culturing phytoplankton and zooplankton by Wolfgang Mai, a look at copepods and their importance in raising larval marine fishes. Continuing the food theme, Scott Michael looks at the hunting strategies of carnivorous reef fishes. Also in this issue are articles covering aquarium photography, travel to Bali, Ricordia florida by Daniel Knop; plus much more besides.
This issue of Coral magazine features J. E. N. Veron writing on coral taxonomy and evolution. Also in this issue are: Julian Sprung on Seagrass Aquariums, Spawning the Spotted Mandarin by Wolfgang Mai, Scott Michael on the aquarium of Leng Sy, travel: the Celebes Sea, my interview with Scott Michael (I even got my name spelt correctly this time!!), plus much more besides.
ANEMONEFISHES Volume 2 Number 5 October/November 2005
This issue of Coral has everyone’s favourite reef fishes, the Anemonefishes, as the featured species, includes articles on breeding by Wolfgang Mai and Joe Lichtenbert. Also in this issue are articles covering Peanut Worms, Sea Stars by Daniel Knop; plus much more besides. (Not to mention my interview with Chris Buerner of Quality Marine – unfortunately credited to my non-existent brother Tom!)
SEA URCHINS Volume 2 Number 4 August/September 2005
Calcium Reactors Elba & Giglio The Guinea Fowl Puffer
SURGEONFISHES Volume 2 Number 3 June/July 2005
This issue of Coral has Surgeon Fishes as the featured species, includes articles by Alf Jacob Nilsen and Scott michael. Also in this issue are articles covering Cleaning Behaviour and Skin Parasites in Fishes, both by Professor Ellen Thaler; a report about pest Acoel Worms; Dr. Elizabeth Wood on the Impact of the Tsunami on Indonesian Coral Reefs part 2; plus much more besides.
LEATHER CORALS Volume 2 Number 2 April/May 2005
This issue of Coral has Leather Corals as the featured species, includes articles by Alf Jacob Nilsen. Also in this issue are articles covering the Clown Triggerfish, a great article on Phytoplankton – the Ultimate Food, by Ron Shimek; Part VII of Nutrients in the Reef Aquarium; Dr. Elizabeth Wood on the Impact of the Tsunami on Indonesian Coral Reefs; plus much more besides.
OCTOPUSES Volume 2 Number 1 February/March 2005
This issue of Coral has Octopuses as the featured species, includes articles by Alf Jacob Nilsen. Also in this issue are articles covering the Leafy scorpionfish, the second part of an article looking at dealing with the problem of Aiptasia, Part VI of Nutrients in the Reef Aquarium, Julien Sprung on setting up a Monaco system aquarium, plus much more besides.
PYGMY ANGELFISHES Volume 1 Number 6 December 2004/January 2005
Also included are articles covering the propagation of Carpet Anemones, the first part of an article looking at dealing with the problem of Aiptasia, Part V of Nutrients in the Reef Aquarium, plus much more besides.
NUDIBRANCHS Volume 1 Number 5 October/November 2004
Atlantis Found Lowering Nitrates Martin Moe Interview
LIONFISHES Volume 1 Number 4 August/September 2004
Caribbean Biotopes Biological Filtration Rarities
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