reefs magazine

Summer 2011

Editor's Note - Summer 2011

Reefs Magazine’s Summer issue comes to you as an appropriate swelter grips much of the nation. Perhaps we are just the distraction you need, to help beat the heat. This issue marks the end of three long running series as Chris Jury winds up the seminal “Great Temperature Debate” series with some surprising recommendations. Rich Ross wraps up his “Skeptical Reefkeeping” series with a look at “expert” advice among other things and Matt Wandell offers up some intriguing goby species as his final look at “Shoaling Fishes.” Readers should not worry, however, as all three illustrious authors will be back plying other waters of aquatic interest in the future.

With endings there are also new beginnings, and we are happy to present part one of a technical look at the “Aesthetics of Aquascaping”, by Paul Whitby. Jake Adams gives us some insight into the illusive and amazing masked angelfish Genicanthus personatus which has very recently shown up in the trade to much fanfare.

Our feature is a very special one from Allison Petty an aquarist at Atlantis Marine World who has successfully reared in captivity the Flamboyant Cuttlefish Metasepia pfefferi —quite possibly the coolest animal on the planet! It is a remarkable achievement and we are very pleased to be the ones to bring you the story.

I’d also like to take a moment to acknowledge our sister publication – Submerge(d) the official blog of for their continued growth and success over the past few months. If you haven’t checked it out, there is daily, high-quality content offered up for free from some of the best writers in the industry.

Well, there you have it. Stay cool. Enjoy.