davemill has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 4/10
February 19, 2007
I'm told this used to be a great magazine. Possibly, but no longer. I've picked up issues in the store where one article disputed another. The overall quality of the articles stinks. There doesn't seem to be any editorial control at all.
I recently bought the May 2004 FAMA with the Flowerhorn on the front. Well, I sit down for some reading and get finished very quickly. Why? I'll tell you why, out of 168 pages, I counted 116 (Including half page ads added together) advertisements. It's really pathetic that this is distributed, I paid $3.99 for ads. Less and less content and more ads, ads, ads. Last FAMA I buy.
this magazine has good info but has far to many short comeings to make me subscribe. many of the colminist rambel on about meeningless subjects (once, there was a colum on how to make out door "ponds" w/ plastic buckets. gimme a break!; and others ware grumpy old men talk about the "good old days."), the pictures are terrible, at least 1/2 the space is dedicated to adds, and they have some stupid colums (bettas and guppies). save your money and buy afm, tfh, or pfk (if you can find it).
FAMA is the least favorite of the 3 magazines that I subscribe to. The graphics are terrible (you don't know where an article begins and an ad ends)and the photography is amateurish.
The only plus is that there are several departments dedicated to certain types of fish.
has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 6.25/10
"good info; very hard to find though"
although fama has great inforamation but i find the mag is very poorly organized and any "continued on page #" are some times half back in the mag! as the other reveiwer said, they have a guppy forum and a bette forum which i think is a poor weast of paper, when (as he said again) they dont have enough cichlid couverage. also the publishers pics are very poor, and is is jammed full of adds.
Great publication if you're interested in all the latest Saltwater gadgetry. Heaping helpings of ads make finding actual info a bit of a chore. If you're looking for in-depth freshwater info you're going to have to plod through all the ads and saltwater stuff, it's there, but not in large quantities. Their Cichlid coverage is very poor, but if you like guppies & bettas they have monthly columns.
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