Pantanal flooded forest, Mato Grosso, Brasil

132th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2019

Turkey. Kerem Okuroğlu

Volume: 27 L
Dimensions: 30x30x30 cm
List of fishes: Hyphessobrycon amandae, Corydoras hastatus, Otocinclus affinis
List of plants: Echinodorus argentinensis, Echinodorus tenellus, Sagittaria subulata, Lemna minor, Pistia stratiotes, Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Description of decorations: Crossed Flame Woods, Walnut Leafs, Beige River Sand
Description of equipment: HaYang Hanging Filter 300lt/h 4W Leds
Water parameters: 26°C
Additional info: I do water changes per week.


Description of the area surrounding the biotope: Pantanal is an area in Brazil that covers the largest tropical wetland in the world. It is located in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and extends into parts of Mato Grosso and Bolivia and Paraguay. It spreads over an area of 195,000 to 140,000 square kilometers. Pantanal is a home for over 400 variety of fish and upon thousands of invertebrates. Fish population contains about %80 of characiform.

Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: Area have so much plants and a few driftwoods a few rocks the sand is small grained.

Description of the parameters of the habitat: Water is transparent. The average temperature is 9.5°C, but in the summer it is 18°C. pH varies from 7.6 to 8.1 depending on the season. TDS is 235.

List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: Apistogramma Trifasciata, Apistogramma Borelli, Nannostomus Anduzei, Marginatus, Beckfordi, Hyphessobrycon Amandae, Nematobrycon Palmeri, Corydoras Sterbai, Hastatus, Geryi, Ancistrus sp.

List of plants found in the nature biotope: Cabomba variaties,Echinodorus variaties,Pistia Stratiotes,Lemna Minor,Hydrocotyle Leucocephala,Ludwigia variaties

Threats to the ecology: The aquarium was created in order to draw attention to the conservation of small reservoirs, which are characterized by shallow depth, but very clear water and a diverse underwater world of inhabitants and vegetation. The environmental threat in the face of vacationers is a widespread threat of today. Garbage (plastic bottles, bags), bonfires, gasoline are what a person leaves after resting on Osered River. To show how people harm the Osered biotope is partly the task of this work.

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Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2019