Rio Orinoco, Shallow clear waters, Venezuela

The 50th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2015

USA. Danett Williams

Volume: 110 L
List of fishes: Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, Hyphessobrycon sweglesi, Pristella maxillaris, Poecilia wingei, Corydoras habrosus
List of plants: Echinodorus grisebachii, Najas guadalupensis, Echinodorus tenellus, Cabomba aquatica, Lemna minor, Ludwigia sedioides, Pistia stratiotes, Egeria densa, Hydropogonella gymnostoma
Biotope description: This biotope was based upon the Rio Orinoco, representing a side pool of clear water. Here, tetras school with the ever present corydoras that fill the south american waters. The very peaceful ram cichlid swims among them. Here some baby rams have recently been born into the clear waters. Floating plants grace the top of the water providing shelter to fry.