Paraná River backwater near the city of Goya, Argentina

60th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

russian_federation Aleksandr Polimonov

Aquarium Volume: 324 L
Fish and invertebrates: Pygocentrus nattereri
Plants list: None
Biotope description: Below there is a section of the river Paraná, where young Pygocentrus nattereri hiding from their adult relatives, as well as the larger predators. The aquarium shows a section of a flooded forest, not far from the coast. The plants were not used as recently it was the area of land. The water brings the remains of aquatic plants, dry leaves and twigs, all this is reflected in the top of the aquarium and provides an excellent, natural effect of the sun’s rays passing into the depths. Initially, this aquarium was not planned as a biotope, but I wanted to recreate the habitat of such popular aquarium fish like Pygocentrus nattereri. We often see in aquariums with piranhas skeletons, wrecks, etc. But we must understand that fish show its true beauty only in natural environment.

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