Igarapé Daracuá, Rio Negro, Brazil

42th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

brazil Brazil. Flavio Henard Jorge de Freitas

Aquarium Volume: 36 L
Fish and invertebrates: Paracheirodon axelrodi
Plants list: None
Biotope description: The venue for inspiration and reproduction was the Igarapé Daracuá. Located in the town of Barcelos, a Brazilian municipality in the state of Amazonas, belonging to micro-region of Rio Negro. In this genuine habitat Paracheirodon axelrodi, water is tea-colored, composite substrate basically leaves and trunks and the following water parameters: PH – 4.5, GH – 1, Temperature – 28 ° C, Transparency – 3 meters (Sechi disc), Nitrite, nitrate and ammonia – 0 (zero), Electrical conductivity – 10 microsiemens / cm. In fishing Paracheirodon axelrodi, the instrument used is the rapiche (handmade mesh). two meshes are used simultaneously with their openings facing facing each other, where the fish are pushed to the right of the mesh into the left mesh that is supported on the substrate. Parameters of this tank: pH – 5.5, GH – 1, Temperature – 30 ° C, Nitrite, nitrate and ammonia – 0 (zero).

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Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

The aquarium is harmonious, despite the fact that it is rather small. Reflections in the side walls have a positive effect on the perception of the layout. The author managed to put a big world in a small aquarium.

Yuriy Yancher (Ukraine)