Coastal zone of the Congo River

The 38th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2013

ukraine Ukraine. Alexander Galusha

Volume: 60 L
List of fishes: Phenacogrammus (Micralestes) interruptus
List of plants: Bolbitis heudelotii, Anubias barteri var., Anubias nana Engler, Nymphaea lotus, Pistia stratiotes
Biotope description: The aquarium was set up based on the coastal zone biotope of the Congo River. Congo is the largest river in Central Africa and is the most abundant river of the world after the Amazon. Despite the strong current, the river surprises with its rich aquatic vegetation. Along the steep banks of black lava, covered with Anubias and Bolbitis there are dense thickets of Tiger lotus. Among them flakes of very beautiful fish Congo tetra glitter.

Very nice set-up, near to an authentic biotope in the Congo River basin, but should definitely have more fish species and better description of the location and habitat.

Heiko Bleher (Italy)

This would be a very natural looking tank, but it is far too small for these fish! And it could use some structural bacground, made of the same materials of which the decorations inside the tank are made, put in a box behind the tank.

Piotr Kierzkowski (Poland)

I like very much all the setup but the tank is too small for these fishes.

Dimitris Ioannou (Greece)