Lotus Mountain Stream, Shanwei, Guangdong Province, China

91st place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2018

russia China. Vion Luk

Volume: 300 L
Dimensions: 150x50x35 cm
List of fishes: Aphyocypris lini
List of plants: N/A
Description of decorations: Creek stone, creek sands, dry branches, bamboo, eucalyptus roots, sinking roots, eucalyptus leaves.
Description of equipment: CF1200*2.
Water parameters: pH 6.9-7.2.


Description of the area surrounding the biotope: The fishes located in the upper reaches, middle reaches and lower reaches of the Lianhua mountain of Haifeng Conuty are different. The Aphyocypris lini is in the middle and lower reaches.

Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: Lini lives in the region where the brook naturally washes the branches and leaves, the water flow is relatively slow, and the natural barrier formed naturally causes them to move and multiply in this area.

Description of the parameters of the habitat: The water quality is about neutral water pH 7, and on the bottom there is mainly gravel there.

List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: Aphyocypris lini, Rhinogobius zhoui, Oryzias latipes, Paracheilognathus himantegus, Pseudogastromyzon laticeps, Macropodus hongkongensis, Rasbora steineri, Nicholsicypris normalis.

List of plants found in the nature biotope: Caldesia reniflrmis, Eremochloa ciliaris.

Threats to the ecology: The ecological damage is particularly serious in the middle and lower reaches of the decade. Commercial housing, tourism, farming and planting, most of the fish have disappeared. After ten years, the fishes in the middle and lower reaches are estimated to be disappeared.

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Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2018