Cuvery River Habitat, Near Mysuru Town, Kanataka Province, India

72nd place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

india India. Bharadwaz Putta

Aquarium Volume: 340 L
Fish and invertebrates: Melanoides Sp., Planorbarius Sp., Paleomonetes Sp. Ghost, Caridina Sp. Rainbow, Caridina Sp. Yellow Stone, Lepidocephalus thermalis, Puntius vittatus, Badis badis and Aplocheilus lineatus
Plants list: Sagittaria Sp. Giant, Hygrophila Sp., Ceratophyllum Sp., Hydrilla, Potamogeton Sp., Nymphaea Sp., Bacopa Sp., Azolla Sp., Rotal Sp., Najas marina, Spirodela polyrhiza, Salvinia sp., Lemna sp., Eriocaulon sp. and Marsilea quadrifolia
Biotope description: This biotope is inspired by and represents the small piece of area at the margins of the Cuvery river. Substrate is a mixture of mud and bright sand. Rocks are dark colored with algae growth on them where a large variety of organisms thrive. The river here is shallow, moderate flowing,water is clear, well oxygenated with pH of 6.2 and TDS of 270. Wood include tiny to large pieces from live and dead trees which grow on the margin of the river. Leaf litter include bright to dark colored leaves from the trees and plants that grow on the margins of the river. Thick marginal and isolated patches of vegetation found along the river. Animals include a variety of snails, shrimps, fish and other organisms.

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