Japurá River at dawn, Colombia

38th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

russian_federation Russia. Artyom Filippov

Aquarium Volume: 180 L
Fish and invertebrates: Paracheirodon, Physa acuta
Plants list: Vallisneria, Digraphis arundinacea, Eleocharis
Biotope description: Japurá is a river in Colombia and Brazil, the left tributary of the Amazon. It starts in the southern part of the Central Cordillera of Colombia. In the upper reaches the river is full of rapids, and the Amazon region is wide and calm, in the lower reaches it forms numerous branches, channels and oxbow lakes. It is fed by rain. From March to July, there is flooding, making the river spreads wide, forming lakes. The water level in the river rises to 5-6 meters, the water is clear, soft and slightly acidic. There is a slow flow of water, fine sand and muddy trail among the rocks, among the submerged tree roots, with no large vegetation. Here a wide variety of fish lives and reproduces. This aquarium is designed on the basis of the river, its upper part.

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