Mouth of the unknown African river
The 8th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2013
Russia. Eugeniy Lukyanchikov
Volume: 250 L
List of fishes: Pelvicachromis pulcher
List of plants: Anubias barteri var. Nana Bonsai, Anubias afzelii, Anubias barteri var. barteri, Anubias barteri var. angustifolia, Anubias barteri var. glabra
Biotope description: The aquarium was set up based on a biotope of the African rivers whith a lot of Anubias species. Anubias barteri var. Nana Bonsai, Anubias afzelii, Anubias barteri var. barteri, Anubias barteri var. angustifolia, Anubias barteri var. glabra.
It was one of my favorites (as all of my 10 first Africa biotopes), unfortunately the description is poor and the fishes (only one species). In addition never so many Anubia species live in one single biotope – max. two. (And please give a more precise biotope location next time).
Amazing tank with Anubias in prime condition! However, I had some difficulties when judging it, because, even though it is a beautiful aquarium, I’m not sure if such composition can be found underwater… It’s actually more similar to “nature aquariums” created by ADA than to “real biotope” aquariums… Still – amazing work, and keeping all these Anubias free of algae must have been a difficult task requiring skillfull fishkeeper.