Lagoon El Remate, Campeche, Mexico

54th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

mexico Mexico. Victor Manuel Ortiz Cruz

Aquarium Volume: 200 L
Fish and invertebrates: Torichthys meeki, Rocio octofasciata, Trichromis salvini, Poecilia velifera
Plants list: Eleocharis sp. Nymphaea sp.
Biotope description: It is a fresh eye and clear water flowing through a channel having a length of eight kilometers; the flow of water eventually flows into the sea. The waterhole is surrounded by the jungle where there are different types of vegetation that grows in the form of rings, such as palms, tulares and red mangrove jungle embrace this center, serving as shelter for small birds. In the margin there is the presence of some coastal grasses such as Eleocharis sp, Typha domingensis and Thalia geniculata; as strict aquatic plants are present Nymphoides indica and Nymphaea blanda. As for the aquatic fauna, there have been the following fish:. Torichthys meeki, Rocio octofasciata, Trichromis salvini, Mayaheros urophthalmus, Poecilia velifera, Astyanax sp .; there are also crabs river. with regard to the type of rock margin and background, is more or less hard gray, composed mainly of calcium carbonate and clay, color is the result of the activity of blue-green algae periphyton and its marine origin, as for the sand is a mixture of elements of white and gray, being clear coated with organic material (debris) and leaves in degradation of terrestrial vegetation and Lily pads own.

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