Bank of the Komoé River, Cote d’Ivoire

The 34th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2015

russian_federation Russia. Evgenia Moiseeva

Volume: 20 L
List of fishes: Aphyosemion australe, Hymenochirus boettgeri
List of plants: Bolbitis heudelotii, Nymphaea sp.
Biotope description: The Komoé River flows through the territory of Komoé National Park in the north-east of Côte d’Ivoire. The park is a World Heritage Site because of the diversity of plants on the banks of the river, including the untouched areas of rainforest that are usually found only further to the south. In the aquarium a part of the slowly flowing river is shown, where Aphyosemion australe lives at the bank covered with plants. This fish also lives in shallow ponds, drying up in times of drought. Eggs, layed into the soil, survive the drought, and after the rains fry come out from them.